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Chatham's 2017 Relay for Life Raises Over $100000 for American Cancer Society

Chatham's 2017 Relay for Life Raises Over $100000 for American Cancer Society

Theme lap participants dress up and walk or run a lap based on the following themes: 4 p.m. Lawrence Welkome lap complete with bubbles; 5 p.m. Shatter the Darkness lap by wearing your brightest neon; 8:30 p.m. However, Zabala and Rigsby are still hopeful. Bristol said people come to the relay for three reasons: to help, to hope and to heal. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Read More

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World Health Organization stresses environmental impact of tobacco smoking

World Health Organization stresses environmental impact of tobacco smoking

According to the Department of Health the chances of miscarriage is 2-3 times for women smoking while pregnant. Though this statutory warning is printed on all cigarette packets, people continue to smoke their lungs out. It is also reported that Actor Amitabh Bachchan quit smoking nearly 35 years ago. He has been requesting the masses to quit smoking by quoting the effects on social media. Read More

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Philippines says may break Islamist militants' city siege soon

Philippines says may break Islamist militants' city siege soon

Officials have said that among the several hundred militants who seized the town on May 23, there were about 40 foreigners from Indonesia and Malaysia, and also fighters from India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Chechnya. Padilla said the government forces' top priority is to secure the arrest of alleged Islamic State (IS) emir in southern Philippines Isnilon Hapilon and Maute brothers Omar and Abdullah who are the frontrunners of the terror group now wreaking havoc in the city. Read More

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Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places

Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places

When the infection was in the second trimester, 5% of pregnancies resulted in a birth defect, and in the third trimeter, 4% of pregnancies were affected. "We must remain vigilant and committed to preventing new Zika infections". However, the authors of the new study noted that the number of birth defects was too small for them to be sure that the difference was real and not just a statistical fluke. Read More

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Putin: 'I like Senator McCain'

Putin: 'I like Senator McCain'

He's more serene on Showtime , where more than a dozen interviews that Stone conducted with the Russian president between 2015 and early this year unfold one hour per night for four nights starting Monday. The photos depict an often smiling Putin as he talks with the filmmaker, drinks tea, takes a stroll and even appears at a hockey game wearing a jersey, as can be seen in the photo gallery above or here. Read More

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Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

Texas grand jury indicts deputy, husband in death of man

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez hold a press conference with Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, Thursday, June 8, 2017 in Houston . According to a spokesperson for the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Chauna Thompson and her husband arrived at the restaurant with their three children on the night of May 28 and saw Hernandez, 26, urinating in the restaurant parking lot. Read More

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CT lawmakers approve new tribal casino

CT lawmakers approve new tribal casino

There are those who support the tribes' proposal in an effort to protect jobs at their southeastern CT casinos and other lawmakers who want to create an open casino-bidding process that could lead to other casino developers possibly building gambling facilities elsewhere in CT. Read More

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New Orleans Thursday weather: Gloriously sunny with blue skies

New Orleans Thursday weather: Gloriously sunny with blue skies

Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. Today . Sunny, with a high near 83 degrees. Winds could gust as high as 40 miles per hour. Calm wind becoming south around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. Friday: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Sunday will be partly sunny and around 80, Monday and Tuesday will be mostly sunny and around 85, and Wednesday will be in the low- to mid-80s under mostly sunny skies. Read More

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US dispensary selling marijuana pizza

US dispensary selling marijuana pizza

Ermont sold 200 of these pizzas in the past three weeks. The marijuana-infused pizzas or any of the other edibles are only sold to people with a valid state-issued medical marijuana ID card. Yaffe says if patients want toppings, they can add their own. "It makes medicating less scary and less a reminder of what they're psychologically trying to distance themselves from". Read More

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FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

The company said in a statement it is "evaluating the full range of potential options as we determine the appropriate path forward". The FDA noted that its decision was based on a review of all available postmarketing data, which demonstrated a significant shift in the route of abuse of Opana ER from nasal to injection following the product's reformulation. Read More

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Drug Overdose Deaths Surged in 2016, Preliminary Report Shows

Drug Overdose Deaths Surged in 2016, Preliminary Report Shows

Certain variations of fentanyl-such as carfentanil-can be up to 5,000 times more potent than heroin. The largest spikes appear to be in East Coast states like Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania and ME, but other states like OH have seen as much as a 25 percent increase in overdose deaths since just last year.it's gotten so bad in OH that they've been forced to store bodies in refrigerated trucks because there just isn't room at the morgue. Read More

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Reality star Danny Dias dead

Reality star Danny Dias dead

He was reportedly 33 years old. According to TMZ , law enforcement sources told the outlet that Dias was at his apartment with a friend on June 3. "There are no arrests and the investigation is ongoing". It was MTV's second reality show after The Real World . A year later, he appeared on MTV's The Challenge . Read More

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WatchOS 4: Top 4 new features announced at WWDC

Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story are now joining the selection of Disney watch faces already available on Apple Watch . There's obviously more watch faces , but they're actually a bit smarter than you may think. Apple improved the fitness capabilities of the watchOS . Apple chose to forego updating music features and instead will roll out a brand-new Music app in WatchOS 4. Read More

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Coal sector alone in celebrating USA exit from Paris Agreement

Coal sector alone in celebrating USA exit from Paris Agreement

PARIS , June 7 France will go beyond its initial global commitments to combat climate change following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of last year's Paris accord, a government spokesman said on Wednesday. The organization, known informally as "Climate Mayors", brings together the mayors of more than 200 US cities, with populations totaling more than 50 million. Read More

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Oklahoma Confirms First Sample of West Nile Virus carrying Mosquitoes

Oklahoma Confirms First Sample of West Nile Virus carrying Mosquitoes

Miller adds that 16 mosquito traps will be put out across the region next week. The virus can not spread from person to person. Already this season, health departments around the U.S. They also have not found the West Nile virus yet, but they expect that to change later in the summer. According to the health district, mosquitoes obtain the West Nile virus after feeding off of infected birds. Read More

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Trump Talks Health Care, Taxes With GOP Leaders

Trump Talks Health Care, Taxes With GOP Leaders

Crafting a bill that can pass the Senate, however, will be more hard and could meet significant delays, in our opinion. Chuck Schumer, the top Senate Democrat , said most members of his party supported the Iran bill, but that they would only agree to let it go ahead because they expected it would be amended to include "a strong package" of new sanctions on Russian Federation as well. Read More

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What we know about the London terrorists

What we know about the London terrorists

Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured when three attackers ran down pedestrians on the bridge, then stabbed passers-by in nearby Borough Market . Italian police seized his phone and several SIM cards but did not arrest him because he had not committed a crime. Both men lived in the same area of east London . Read More

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YG Clarifies Details Regarding BIGBANG TOP's Overdose

YG Clarifies Details Regarding BIGBANG TOP's Overdose

Popular South Korean singer and actor T.O.P of boy band BIGBANG has been hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, his Seoul-based agency said Tuesday. Details have since emerged that T.O.P had allegedly used marijuana last October with a female acquaintance, and following police investigations into the matter, the rapper reportedly denied any charges, saying he only smokes electronic cigarettes and was unaware he had ingested marijuana. Read More

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GYN helps veterinarians deliver baby gorilla

GYN helps veterinarians deliver baby gorilla

A baby western lowland gorilla was born at the Philadelphia Zoo with big eyes and a big smile, but he had no ordinary birth. Officials said the 5-pound gorilla baby and its mother were healthy following the surgery. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists Western lowland gorillas in the wild as critically endangered . Although several gorillas have been successfully delivered by C-section during the past few years, the most recent case of an assisted vaginal ... Read More

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British Columbia legislature to return June 22 to elect speaker, test government

British Columbia legislature to return June 22 to elect speaker, test government

British Columbia's political leaders exchanged duelling letters over the future of the Site C dam project on Tuesday, with Premier Christy Clark arguing that delays will cost hundreds of millions of dollars. In his reply, Horgan writes he was surprised to receive the letter from Clark. As a result of her assertion, she also demanded Horgan and Weaver tell her whether government should order a "tools down" request to B.C. Read More

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Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

Storm brings some relief to parched Cape Town

Roofs were blown off in Strand‚ Kalkfontein‚ Delft‚ Mfuleni and Mandalay‚ according to the City of Cape Town . The railway line between Wellington and Bellville was closed by Transnet Freight Services‚ disrupting commuter trains. On Wednesday, authorities urged residents to capture rain from the storm in containers for flushing toilets and other needs. "Residents living in informal settlements will probably be the hardest hit", Charlotte Powell, Cape Town city's disaster management ... Read More

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Piano-playing bear strikes viral chord at Colorado apartment

Piano-playing bear strikes viral chord at Colorado apartment

The responding officer inspected the home and found minor damage to the apartment and noted food was taken from the freezer. It was a visit from a black bear looking for food and maybe a chance to play a little music. The curious bear was a welcome distraction for some from negative news stories. The bear then left and is reported to still be roaming the forest outside of the condo. Read More

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'Moderate' drinking linked to brain damage

'Moderate' drinking linked to brain damage

USA guidelines suggest that up to 24.5 units of alcohol a week are safe for men, but the study found increased risk of brain structure changes in just 14 to 21 units a week. Still, at this point, "I wouldn't recommend light to moderate drinking as a strategy to avoid cognitive decline", Topiwala said. The new study casts doubt on that idea, suggesting harm from moderate drinking and no help from light drinking, she said. Read More

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Ossoff declines nationally televised debate with Handel

Handel needled Trump's budget proposal for cutting funding for science and cancer research. Democrat Jon Ossoff says Georgia's 6th Congressional District should make a change. She mockingly asked Ossoff who he'd be voting for, a dig at Ossoff's residence. Handel said she did her job at the foundation, which tasked her with helping to disengage from Planned Parenthood. Read More

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