• Obama points to Jim Crow roots of restrictions to voting rights
Obama points to Jim Crow roots of restrictions to voting rights

The news conference also came after the president's decision to largely commute the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, an army intelligence analyst convicted of a massive 2010 leak. "We have a whole bunch of people who are eligible to vote who don't vote", the president said. "I worry about that". "And so the idea that we put in place a ...

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  • Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India, says Oxfam
Richest 1% own 58% of total wealth in India, says Oxfam

Wealth is defined as all assets (financial and real i.e. housing) minus debts. And Stephen Harris, a professor of public policy at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, said wealthy business owners have more power to lobby the government than the majority of everyday Canadians, which contributes to inequality .

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  • Mulvaney failed to pay $15k in taxes for nanny
Mulvaney failed to pay $15k in taxes for nanny

The analogy with Mulvaney is with Tom Daschle - they were similar". But the source close to Mulvaney pushed back at the comparison to Daschle, saying "is a stretch to say the least", noting the amount of the unpaid tax by Daschle was significantly higher than the $15,000 Mulvaney paid after he discovered his mistake".

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  • Q4 Rev, EPS Beat, 2017 Profit View Tops Consensus — IBM Rising
Q4 Rev, EPS Beat, 2017 Profit View Tops Consensus — IBM Rising

Cloud revenues alone were $13.7bn for the year, an increase of 35 per cent. IBM reported earnings per share minus items of $5.01, beating the consensus estimate of $4.88 and rising 3.5% year over year. However, revenue for cloud services jumped 33 per cent to $4.2bn. Systems revenues of $2.5bn were down 12.5 per cent as IBM's hardware bus...

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  • Inactive Lifestyle in Older Women causes fast-ageing Body Cells
Inactive Lifestyle in Older Women causes fast-ageing Body Cells

Doctors have warned sitting is the new smoking - with the average Brit now spending a staggering 8.9 hours every day sitting down. Previous research has already linked too much sitting to health problems such as obesity, higher levels of "bad" cholesterol, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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  • Repeal and replace, or repeal and run? Neither is insurance for all
Repeal and replace, or repeal and run? Neither is insurance for all

While Price gave some indication of Trump's plan, he carefully made sure not to overstep the president-elect by speculating or providing extensive detail before Trump announces his plan. Some Democrats believe that the Republicans could still hurt their chances of re-election by ignoring their constituents. Trump sent shockwaves through the polit...

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  • Court Records: Teen Who Was Kidnapped as a Baby Knew About Abduction
Court Records: Teen Who Was Kidnapped as a Baby Knew About Abduction

An arrest warrant affidavit filed in the case Wednesday says the girl, living under the name Alexis Manigo in SC, knew a year and a half ago that she'd been kidnapped as a baby from a Florida hospital and was listed as a missing person. "From that one mistake, I was given the best life". "I understand that what she did was wrong, but just don't loc...

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  • Skin Cancer Cream Killed Dogs, FDA Says
Skin Cancer Cream Killed Dogs, FDA Says

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning alerting pet owners and veterinarians that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to the topical cancer medication Fluorouracil Cream USP 5 per cent (5-FU) intended for use in people.

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  • Vaping accident leaves gruesome wounds
Vaping accident leaves gruesome wounds

An Idaho man shared gruesome images of the injuries he reportedly sustained after his vape pen exploded in his face, forcing intensive care doctors to pull chunks of plastic from his throat. There have been rising reports of vaping devices or e-cigarette accessories blowing up over the recent years. But that's not all: The U.S. Fire Administratio...

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  • Madigan Sues Sallie Mae, Navient for Alleged 'Student Loan Abuses'
Madigan Sues Sallie Mae, Navient for Alleged 'Student Loan Abuses'

In addition to the CFPB lawsuit , the IL and Washington state attorney general's offices have both filed suit against the company. "Navient has systematically and illegally failed borrowers at every stage of repayment", CFPB Director Richard Cordray told reporters on a call, per the Post.

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  • Soft robot wraps around your heart to help it beat
Soft robot wraps around your heart to help it beat

The actuators distort and constrict the sleeve in a motion comparable to a beating heart. Unlike the now used ventricular assist devices (VADs ) which help the heart by pumping blood, the soft robotic sleeve is a heart compression device.

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  • $460 Million Pledged to Vaccine Initiative To Help Tackle Emerging Infectious Diseases
$460 Million Pledged to Vaccine Initiative To Help Tackle Emerging Infectious Diseases

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations plans to "outsmart" emerging epidemics through the development of vaccines that can be "deployed rapidly to contain outbreaks, before they become global health emergencies", the coalition's website said in a media release.

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  • Tweeter-in-Chief: Trump to Maintain Personal Handle After Inauguration
Tweeter-in-Chief: Trump to Maintain Personal Handle After Inauguration

Because President-elect Trump is known for sending outrageous tweets at all times of the day and night, Mr. Trump's Twitter account is certainly viewed as a newsworthy location. While Trump continues to tweet away, his transition team preps for the Inauguration where he will take the reigns from Obama after eight years in office.

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  • European Commission welcomes end to Amazon, Apple exclusive audiobook deal
European Commission welcomes end to Amazon, Apple exclusive audiobook deal

Audible and Apple's iTunes store are two of the world's largest distributors of downloadable audiobooks to consumers. Audible, owned by Amazon since 2008, is the world's largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks. In addition, the agreement will allow Apple to source audiobooks from new suppliers and will allow publishers to enter into ...

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  • CBS 60-Minutes Interview: Barack Obama, Eight Years In the White House
CBS 60-Minutes Interview: Barack Obama, Eight Years In the White House

Obama noted how she made a point to thank each player individually because of what the World Series win meant to her personally. This is what the Oval Office looked like during the days of the Roosevelt Administration. If all of this sounds like too much work for a five-hour time period, think again - there's even more to be done. When Donald...

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  • 'Many dead' in ski resort hotel as avalanche buries building
'Many dead' in ski resort hotel as avalanche buries building

Rescuers said at least 20 tourists and seven staff had been inside the Rigopiano hotel when it was hit by the avalanche. "We don't know yet how many people are unaccounted for or dead", he wrote on his Facebook page. Lone passenger films Northern Lights from 10km up in the sky Aryeh Nirenberg who found himself on an empty flight from NY to Reykja...

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  • In Australia, bees and wasps are more unsafe than spiders and snakes
In Australia, bees and wasps are more unsafe than spiders and snakes

In South Australia, spiders ranked second - with 1,500 hospital admissions, snakes also sent 500 people to hospital; ants, ticks and jellyfish were the least "harmful" of the lot. According to the team, the last documented death from a spider in Australia was a redback spider bite in 1999 . "Australia is known as the epicentre of all things veno...

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  • Rep. Gallagher holds roundtable on health care
Rep. Gallagher holds roundtable on health care

Democrats repeatedly slammed Republicans for having no alternative plan, and they said a repeal will jeopardize the health care of 30 million Americans. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Plano, supported House passage of a budget tool January 12 to begin the process of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare...

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  • Spread of 'nightmare bacteria' raises fear in the US
Spread of 'nightmare bacteria' raises fear in the US

CRE ( carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae ) were previous year branded " nightmare bacteria " by CDC director Dr Tom Frieden after proving immune to many last-resort antibiotics. A team of researchers discovered a wide spectrum of CRE species and a wide variety of genetic traits enabling CRE to resist antibiotics. It would be bad news ...

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  • Sibley Community Blood Bank Blood Drive
Sibley Community Blood Bank Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center reported that it was short by 500 units the weekend of January 14 and 15 due to Winter Storm Jupiter, a shortage on top of the blood emergency the organization declared last month. It is recommended that you eat and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. If you must miss an appointment to donate, reschedule when ...

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  • FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200000 Over Illegal Flights
FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200000 Over Illegal Flights

Under the terms of the agreement, SkyPan will pay a $200,000 civil penalty. It's worth noting that although $200,000 isn't exactly pocket change, the company is getting off the hook relatively easy, as the FAA originally proposed in October 2015 that it fork over a $1.9 million civil penalty, which is the largest civil penalty the agency has prop...

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  • Fed Chief Yellen Expects Three Rate Hikes Annually Through 2019
Fed Chief Yellen Expects Three Rate Hikes Annually Through 2019

The economy is near being able to run on its own with Fed ease, but it's all the way there yet, says Janet Yellen . "We expect - along with a very large caveat - that our interest rate expectations will change as our outlook for the economy changes", she said.

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  • Bomb threat reported at Gordon Jewish Community Center
Bomb threat reported at Gordon Jewish Community Center

Many JCCs not affected last week took the opportunity to review their own security plans, and speak with local law enforcement. The scene has since cleared. "We want to assure our members and visitors that the JCC remains vigilant in monitoring situations such as this, both in the USA and around the world", Center wrote.

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  • Beijing Worried Trump Taiwan Call Indicator of US Policy Changes
Beijing Worried Trump Taiwan Call Indicator of US Policy Changes

Earlier in the weekend, a seperate Foreign Ministry spokesperson called the policy the "political foundation of Sino-U.S. relations". The administration of President Barack Obama has repeatedly reinforced the USA commitment to the "one China" policy, under which Washington acknowledges China's position of sovereignty over Taiwan, since Trump's ca...

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  • Acupuncture may help calm babies who cry excessively
Acupuncture may help calm babies who cry excessively

The claims for acupuncture as a treatment to ease the symptoms of colic are made by Swedish researchers in a paper published online in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine . The acupuncture treatment was carried out by 10 clinical practitioners, nine of whom were trained acupuncturists who had also received special training on colic-focused acupu...

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  • Blood drive in honor of Lauren Cunningham
Blood drive in honor of Lauren Cunningham

Because of this, eligible donors are being urged to donate blood or platelets if they are able. "Because of the winter weather, we were forced to cancel several of those", she said. Day to give the gift of life by donating blood to the Red Cross. "I have O negative so my blood can go to anyone", she said. Donation appointments and completion of...

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  • Theresa May Sets Britain On Course For a Hard Brexit
Theresa May Sets Britain On Course For a Hard Brexit

Currency markets certainly liked the sound of the speech , with the pound rallying hard in the aftermath, reversing all its declines from Sunday night as concerns about an uncontrolled Brexit diminish. Eurosceptic, far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Paul Nuttall broadly welcomed the speech, saying: "We want this done quickly". I want us...

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  • UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized during cancer treatment
UC President Janet Napolitano hospitalized during cancer treatment

Napolitano was diagnosed in August, officials said, and her treatment is almost complete. According to the university, Napolitano was hospitalized Monday, but "according to her physicians, she is doing extremely well". She will be released from the hospital in the next several days. She is among the highest-paid public employees in the state, rec...

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  • CDC: Influenza Incidence Rising Across the US
CDC: Influenza Incidence Rising Across the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends flu vaccine for all individuals six months of age and older. "The uptake in flu cases is, it's alarming", said Ilene Risk, Epidemiology, Salt Lake County Health Department. There is no cure for the flu, but some medications can help ease...

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  • Girl Scouts fire up their sales smarts for 100th cookie season
Girl Scouts fire up their sales smarts for 100th cookie season

The largest girl-led business in the world is celebrating with a brand new cookie this year, as well as all of your favorite flavors . "We also have Operation Cookie Share, where you purchase the cookies and it goes to soldiers overseas".

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