U.S. to dismiss charges against 129 people in Trump inaugural protests

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department intends to dismiss criminalcharges against 129 defendants in connection with the protests that took place during President Donald Trump‘s Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, according to a court filing on Thursday. More than 200 people were arrested in connection with the protests in downtown Washington, during which black-clad activists smashed store windows, blocked traffic and fought with police. A jury had already […]

 
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Breastfeeding for 6 months or more may halve diabetes risk

Breastfeeding for six months or longer can reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by nearly half for women throughout their childbearing years, according to a study. Women who breastfed for six months or more across all births had a 47 percent reduction in their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes compared to those […]

 
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While Trump’s critics keep talking, our president is fulfilling his promises

Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft. President Trump promised in his first inaugural address that his administration would be guided by one “crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.” He went […]

 
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One year ago: Women’s marches across the globe

One year ago, millions of people around the world participated in women’s marches and protests, timed as an answer to U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration. A second set of marches is planned for Jan. 20, 2018. Here we look back on the best images from the 2017 events around the nation and the world. (Pictured) […]

 
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Comey to teach course on ethical leadership for College of William & Mary

Former FBI director James B. Comey is joining the faculty of his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, and plans to teach a course on ethical leadership at the school’s Washington center starting in the fall. Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington Post Comey, whom President […]

 
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This anti-ageing protein may increase longevity and combat obesity, cancer

Scientists have revealed the three-dimensional (3D) structure of an anti-ageing protein, that may not only increase human lifespan but also help develop therapies for age-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cancers. The Klotho proteins — alpha and beta — named after the Greek goddess Clotho, who spun the thread of life, play an important […]

 
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Classrooms thinned by flu, Russellville cancels school

A large number of absences for students with flu-like symptoms prompted the Russellville School District to cancel classes today. School district spokesman Ashley Snellenberger said an average of about 16 percent of the district’s more than 5,200 students have been absent this week. The normal absentee rate is 5 percent to 7 percent, she said. […]

 
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Hot or not? Bikram no more beneficial than any other yoga, says vascular study

While the popularity of practising yoga in sweltering rooms is booming around the world, researchers say benefits to blood vessels are the same whether the moves are performed in the heat or not. Bikram yoga was founded by controversial instructor Bikram Choudhury and involves 26 poses and two breathing exercises, performed in a room heated […]

 
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Mother and daughter shot dead while immunising kids from polio in Pakistan

Gunmen have shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were immunising children against polio in Pakistan’s south-western city of Quetta. The attack took place as hundreds of polio teams, many of them volunteers, were out working on a campaign against the disease, police official Naseebullah Khan said. Sakina Bibi, 50, and her 20-year-old […]

 
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Second measles scare in a week at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

CHICAGO — Another case of measles exposure has been reported at O’Hare International Airport, the second instance there in recent days. This case involves a patient who was at the International Terminal on Jan. 9 and who may have exposed others to the highly contagious virus. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health insists there […]

 
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Potential male birth control pill has deadly origins

In an effort to produce the first-ever male birth control pill, scientists have discovered that a plant extract once used by African warriors as a heart-stopping ingredient in their poisonous arrows could be the key. The natural product is called ouabain and it’s found in two plants native to Africa  the acokanthera schimperi, or arrow […]

 
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Study Reveals The Devastating Effects Of America’s Obesity Epidemic

There’s no question that America is faced with multiple health crises, none of which are easy to solve. Two of those – opioids and obesity – have been varyingly suggested as reasons why the US death rates year on year aren’t improving. Although we still can’t be certain, a new study highlights the damaging role […]

 
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Flu season causes school closings, not yet reached its peak

Several area schools recently cancelled classes as the influenza virus continues to spread. Kiowa Public Schools, Quinton Public Schools, Lakewood Christian Schools, McAlester Christian Academy, Stuart Public Schools and Canadian Public Schools all canceled classes within the past week due to the influenza virus — causing students and faculty to become absent. Quinton, Lakewood, McAlester […]

 
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Second measles scare in a week at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

CHICAGO — Another case of measles exposure has been reported at O’Hare International Airport, the second instance there in recent days. This case involves a patient who was at the International Terminal on Jan. 9 and who may have exposed others to the highly contagious virus. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health insists there […]

 
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U.S. Report: Medical cases of ADHD in young women are skyrocketing

The number of young, adult women medicated for ADHD has skyrocketed over the last decade – jumping by 344%, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report points out that these women are of reproductive age, and that there is almost no research on the safety of medications […]

 
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Mystery deepens over mass die-off of antelopes

More than 200,000 saiga antelopes collapsed and died suddenly in 2015, wiping out most of the global population. The deaths were found to be caused by a bacterial infection. However, new data shows other factors were involved too, including unusually high humidity and temperatures. Researchers think changing environmental conditions could be a trigger for the […]

 
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Flu kills third-grade Pike Road student

A Pike Road Schools student died of the flu Tuesday night, the school system superintendent confirmed Thursday. Third-grade Pike Road Elementary student Zainab Momin stayed home from school Tuesday with flu symptoms, said Pike Road Schools Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter, who has been in contact with the girl’s parents. Recounting details shared by Momin’s parents, Ledbetter said Momin’s fever […]

 
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New report suggests lowering legal BAC level that determines impairment

AA LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is calling for the legal blood alcohol content level for drivers to be lowered. The 489-page report first suggests that the legal limit be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05 to stop drunk driving related deaths. “Well, I mean […]

 
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Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

TRENTON, N.J. — Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. The plan, announced Thursday, follows years of shortages of generic injected medicines that are the workhorses of hospitals, along with some huge price increases for once-cheap generic […]

 
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New report suggests lowering legal BAC level that determines impairment

AA LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A newly released report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, is calling for the legal blood alcohol content level for drivers to be lowered. The 489-page report first suggests that the legal limit be lowered from 0.08 to 0.05 to stop drunk driving related deaths. “Well, I mean […]

 
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Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown

The mother of a mentally ill woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital on a frigid night wearing only a flimsy gown and socks says the 22-year-old daughter was denied care by medical professionals and left to face life-threatening conditions on the street. Cheryl Chandler said she was only made aware of her missing […]

 
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Doctor Sij Hemal delivers baby on international flight

(CNN)This definitely wasn’t what Dr. Sij Hemal was expecting when he booked a flight with Air France from India to the United States. Hemal was tired. The second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling. He started in New Delhi, stopped in Paris and was now […]

 
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Forget concussions. The real risk of CTE comes from repeated hits to the head, study shows

For more than a decade, researchers trying to make sense of the mysterious degenerative brain disease afflicting football players and other contact-sport athletes have focused on the threat posed by concussions. But new research suggests that attention was misguided. Instead of concerning themselves with the dramatic collisions that cause players to become dizzy, disoriented or […]

 
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Could this be a better way to build a flu vaccine the United States?

(CNN)As a deadly flu season continues to ravage the United States, scientists are scrambling to find new ways to fight the virus, including building vaccines that offer stronger protection against the most aggressive flu strains and last longer than just one season. One new study offers a novel approach to developing such a vaccine. Scientists […]

 
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Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease. Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. UK experts said it was “enormously exciting”. Tumours release tiny traces of their mutated DNA and proteins they make into the bloodstream. ‘Exciting’ […]

 
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Johns Hopkins-Led Team Develops Blood Test to Detect Multiple Early-Stage Cancers

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University has developed a test that analyzes circulating DNA and proteins for the detection and possible localization of multiple early-stage cancer types. In a study published this week in Science, the researchers reported a multi-analyte blood test that can detect eight common […]

 
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Scientists Edge Closer To A Blood Test To Detect Cancers

Researchers say they have taken a step toward developing a blood test that would detect eight common cancers, possibly even before symptoms appear. As they report Thursday in the journal Science, they’re hoping their idea would eventually lead to a $500 test that can screen for cancer and identify people with the disease when it’s […]

 
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The Fix Analysis The Democrat Trump should fear in 2020

More than half of Americans are uninterested in keeping President Trump around for a second term, according to a new poll. But to be fair, considering his historically low approval ratings, this is not that surprising. But what is surprising is who Americans want as the next president — and who they don’t. A recent Quinnipiac poll […]

 
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Toronto man charged in deaths of two missing men

Bruce McArthur, 66, has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection to the disappearance of Andrew Kinsman and Selim Esen. Mr McArthur, a local landscaper, was arrested on Wednesday after police said they uncovered new evidence. Local authorities added they believe there may be more victims. Toronto police detective Hank Idsinga […]

 
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Trudeau fields questions in Quebec City as town hall tour continues

The Canadian Press Published Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:35PM EST Last Updated Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:33PM EST QUEBEC – Canada must do a better job of welcoming newcomers and never forget that diversity is the country’s strength, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a crowd at his latest town-hall event in Quebec City on Thursday. […]

 
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EXPLORERS IN MEXICO DISCOVER WORLD’S LARGEST UNDERWATER CAVE AND IT’S FILLED WITH ANCIENT MAYAN TREASURES

Divers in Mexico have discovered the largest known underwater, flooded cave in the world. The discovery could reveal more about the pre-Hispanic, ancient community that existed in the region. The Yucatan Peninsula, where the cave is located, still holds treasures from the ancient Mayan community. The cave is made of two massive underwater caverns that are connected. The […]

 
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Nervy nuke-armed nation fires missile with 5,000km range

India has successfully tested a surface-to-surface ballistic missile. The nation was kind enough to announce the test on Thursday, revealing that its Agni-5 “was successfully flight tested for its full range … from Dr Abdul Kalam Island, Odisha. This was the fifth test of the Missile and the third consecutive one from a canister on […]

 
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Calais migrants: UK and France sign new treaty

France and the UK have signed a treaty to speed up the processing of migrants in Calais, French President Emmanuel Macron announced on his first UK visit. After talks with UK PM Theresa May at Sandhurst military academy, he said the treaty would offer a “more humane approach” and be “more efficient”. But he suggested […]

 
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Russia, US spar on Iran, North Korea, Syria

(CNN)The UN Security Council meeting was supposed to be about confidence-building in an age of widening nuclear proliferation. However, the session featured once again a big power showdown between Russia and the United States. For fans of political theater, it was thought the most dramatic showdown would be between visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov […]

 
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U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019

The Trump administration is moving faster than expected to transfer the American Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv by 2019, senior officials said Thursday, despite insisting last month that the move would not happen until the end of President Trump’s term. The administration’s plans, following Mr. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, […]

 
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U.S. backpedals on new Kurdish force as Turkey prepares for war

BEIRUT — The Trump administration has backed away from its description of a planned security force in northeastern Syria amid escalating threats by Turkey to launch a cross-border assault against the Kurdish group involved. But Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday the new language being used to describe what was originally billed as a […]

 
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DROUGHTS MAY FORCE CAPE TOWN TO SHUT PUBLIC WATER SUPPLY

After more than three years of continual droughts, Cape Town’s water supply may soon completely run out, making it the first city in the world to experience this. And the day that this could happen is not in the distant future, but rather a few months away. “There are 95 days left before we reach Day […]

 
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FBI looking into whether Russian banker gave money to NRA to support Trump: report

The FBI is reportedly looking into whether a top Russian banker illegally gave money to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to help President Trump during the 2016 presidential race. Two sources familiar with the matter told McClatchy that FBI counterintelligence investigators are looking into Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank. […]

 
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Before Trump administration blocked Haitians from getting work visas, his businesses welcomed their labor

President Trump’s administration is blocking Haitians from obtaining certain temporary work visas — and the move could leave his family’s businesses with a diminished employee pool. The Department of Homeland Security in a regulatory filing said Haiti was removed from the list of more than 80 countries eligible for the H-2B as well as the […]

 
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She wore the weapon in a photo with a friend — then killed her with it

It was just past midnight when the two friends huddled for a photo in March of 2015. Cheyenne Rose Antoine’s right arm is outstretched, but disappears at a sharp angle — the telltale sign of a selfie. Brittney Gargol, with auburn hair draped across her shoulder, produces an upturned smirk. And in the left bottom […]

 
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Man fools officers with car made of snow, gets fake parking ticket

A man in Canada and local police had a good laugh after the Montreal resident fooled officers with a full-size car made entirely of snow. According to CBS affiliate WGCL-TV, Simon Laprise sculpted a life-size model of a DeLorean DMC-12 in the middle of a local snow removal zone. The “car,” made famous by the “Back […]

 
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U.S. won’t pay $45 million pledged for Palestinian food aid for now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal led by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. The State Department had said on Tuesday that Washington would […]

 
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At least 15 injured as car drives into crowd at Rio’s Copacabana Beach

A car drove onto the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, injuring at least 15 people, Brazilian authorities said Thursday night. The Associated Press, Brazilian national TV and the national newspaper O Globo, which is based in Rio, reported that the driver had been taken into custody. The AP quoted a […]

 
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reveals she is pregnant

(CNN)New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Friday that she and her partner, Clarke Gayford, are expecting their first child in June. “Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we’ll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats,” she said […]

 
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Pope Francis Has Defended a Chilean Bishop Accused of Covering Up Sex Crimes

(SANTIAGO, Chile) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country. Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was […]

 
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