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U.S. Marshal shot and killed outside Arizona house

The Marshals Service says the federal agent was the first deputy U.S. marshal to be killed in the line of duty in Tucson in 66 years.

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Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to 'map' their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research. For the study, researchers measured brainwaves produced when newborns kick their limbs during rapid eye movement sleep, finding that fast brainwaves -- a brainwave pattern typically seen in neonates -- fire in the corresponding hemisphere.

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Merkel flies to G-20 on commercial airliner after jet 'malfunction'

The military-operated Airbus A340 had to land in Cologne just an hour into its journey to Buenos Aires.

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Inside Trump's Gitmo, which is scheduled to stay open another 25 years

In his first broadcast interview, Guantanamo's Rear Adm. John Ring says without funding from Congress, he'll have trouble caring for aging detainees.

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Ukraine bans Russian men from entering the country

President Petro Poroshenko imposed martial law this week amid fears of a potential Russian invasion after three naval ships were seized in the Sea of Azov.

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Inside Trump's Gitmo, which is scheduled to stay open another 25 years

In his first broadcast interview, Guantanamo's Rear Adm. John Ring says without funding from Congress, he'll have trouble caring for aging detainees.

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Ukraine bans Russian men from entering the country

President Petro Poroshenko imposed martial law this week amid fears of a potential Russian invasion after three naval ships were seized in the Sea of Azov.

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Teen with autism recruited to play basketball at Kent State

As a child, Bennett was told he may never walk or talk.

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U.S.-based photographer vanishes in China

“The reality in China is you never know if you’re going to get into trouble because there are no written rules,” he said in an interview last year.

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U.S.-based photographer vanishes in China

“The reality in China is you never know if you’re going to get into trouble because there are no written rules,” he said in an interview last year.

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Mueller casts 'dark cloud' over Trump's trip to Argentina

As world leaders gather in Buenos Aires, can the president keep his domestic troubles from dogging his foreign policy pursuits?

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Dwight Howard might need surgery on his gluteus muscle

Things haven’t worked out that well in D.C. for veteran big man Dwight Howard.

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Laine scores his 100th NHL goal — and is still too young to drink in U.S.

Patrik Laine hit 100 goals in what is his 179th career regular-season game, and eventually added another in Winnipeg’s 6-5 win against Chicago on Thursday.

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Triple combination cancer immunotherapy improves outcomes in preclinical melanoma model

In adoptive cell transfer immunotherapy, T cells able to recognize a tumor are harvested, expanded in the laboratory, and then reintroduced to attack the tumor. However, they often do not persist long enough to finish the job. A triple combination regimen of adoptive T cell transfer, a PIM kinase inhibitor, and a PD1 inhibitor improved T cell persistence and tumor control in a mouse model of melanoma, report investigators.

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An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico -- and the US may be partly responsible

Though opioid use in Mexico has been low, national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists. Many of these factors may have originated in the US, making this a potential joint US-Mexico epidemic. The authors of this analytic essay came to this conclusion based on a study of published academic literature, Mexican federal documents and guidelines, and news reports pertaining to opioid use in Mexico.

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More pregnant women are using meth and opioids, study finds

Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties.

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Certain state lawmakers aim to loosen childhood vaccine requirements, but legal barriers persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.

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Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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When good macrophages go bad

Researchers have discover how some cancer cells communicate with macrophages to protect tumors.

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How prions invade the brain

The spread of prions to the brain does not occur by direct transmission across the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study. As noted by the authors, insights into how prions enter the brain could lead to the development of effective strategies to prevent neurodegeneration, even after infection outside the nervous system has already taken place.

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Soil compound fights chronic wasting disease

A major compound in soil organic matter degrades chronic wasting disease prions and decreases infectivity in mice, according to a new study.

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How HIV DNA is blocked from entering the cell nucleus

Multiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit HIV-1 infection, according to a new study.

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Some blood cells have a surprising source: Your gut

The human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of blood cells in circulation from its own reservoir of blood-forming stem cells, a surprising new study has found.

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Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the start of the study.

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How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you

An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be hijacked and used by some viruses to avoid immune detection. There's also good news. The same team also defined how much viral genetic material is needed to reverse the process and instead activate the immune system against the virus.

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With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used distinguish between bacterial and viral forms of pneumonia. The technology could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the infection.

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How sounds going into our ears become words going through our brains

In a new study, researchers were able to see where in the brain, and how quickly -- in milliseconds -- the brain's neurons transition from processing the sound of speech to processing the language-based words of the speech.

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Decoding sleeping sickness signals could aid quest for treatments

Scientists have discovered how the parasite that causes sleeping sickness initiates a physical change in order to spread the disease.

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Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus

Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

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Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: Researchers summarize the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The main issues: diagnosing those who are unaware of their HIV infection and treating them.

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Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths

Researchers are looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.

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Promising lead in genetic approach to treating glioblastoma

Scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation's effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.

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New research could fine-tune the gene scissors CRISPR

When researchers and doctors use the tool CRISPR to correct genetic errors, it may have side effects on the human genome. Now, researchers have learned how the molecular machinery behind CRISPR works and thus expect to be able to fine-tune CRISPR and remove the undesired effects.

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Discovering a new compound that illuminates the sulfur cycle

Researchers have discovered a new compound that helps us better understand how microbes keep the sulfur cycle turning, making it possible for us to enjoy ocean views and survive near the water.

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When it comes to using birth control, both intention and attitude matter

A new study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. Rather, their attitudes toward becoming pregnant also play a role.

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Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure

New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure.

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It's not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.

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Adoption of mobile payment shifts consumer spending patterns, habits

Paying for goods with a smartphone not only increases the overall transaction amount and frequency of purchases by consumers, it also effectively replaces the actual, physical credit cards in their wallets.

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Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headache for some patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a new article.

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Fall in twin stillbirth rates: What about singleton births?

A leading expert in fetal medicine has warned that there is 'little room for complacency' over a fall in twin stillbirth rates as the reason for this phenomenon are complex.

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HIV in liver cells found to be inactive, narrowing potential treatment targets

In a proof-of-principle study, researchers revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren't likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a regimen containing combinations of HIV-targeting drugs that prevents the growth of the virus but does not eradicate it.

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Safer and cheaper 3D medical imaging

A new study has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of X-rays that has the potential to revolutionize 3D medical imaging and make screening for early signs of disease much cheaper and safer.

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Triple combination cancer immunotherapy improves outcomes in preclinical melanoma model

In adoptive cell transfer immunotherapy, T cells able to recognize a tumor are harvested, expanded in the laboratory, and then reintroduced to attack the tumor. However, they often do not persist long enough to finish the job. A triple combination regimen of adoptive T cell transfer, a PIM kinase inhibitor, and a PD1 inhibitor improved T cell persistence and tumor control in a mouse model of melanoma, report investigators.

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An opioid epidemic may be looming in Mexico -- and the US may be partly responsible

Though opioid use in Mexico has been low, national and international factors are converging and a threat of increased drug and addiction rates exists. Many of these factors may have originated in the US, making this a potential joint US-Mexico epidemic. The authors of this analytic essay came to this conclusion based on a study of published academic literature, Mexican federal documents and guidelines, and news reports pertaining to opioid use in Mexico.

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More pregnant women are using meth and opioids, study finds

Amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased substantially over the last decade in the United States, a new study finds. And a disproportionate rise occurred in rural counties.

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Certain state lawmakers aim to loosen childhood vaccine requirements, but legal barriers persist

An analysis of proposed vaccine legislation between 2011 and 2017 shows that although the majority of proposed bills would have allowed more parents to exempt their children from school immunization requirements, those that favored vaccines were more likely to become law.

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Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death

Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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When good macrophages go bad

Researchers have discover how some cancer cells communicate with macrophages to protect tumors.

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How prions invade the brain

The spread of prions to the brain does not occur by direct transmission across the blood-brain barrier, according to a new study. As noted by the authors, insights into how prions enter the brain could lead to the development of effective strategies to prevent neurodegeneration, even after infection outside the nervous system has already taken place.

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Soil compound fights chronic wasting disease

A major compound in soil organic matter degrades chronic wasting disease prions and decreases infectivity in mice, according to a new study.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2BFqtx0

How HIV DNA is blocked from entering the cell nucleus

Multiple components of the nuclear pore complex and nuclear import machinery enable a protein called human myxovirus resistance 2 (MX2) to inhibit HIV-1 infection, according to a new study.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2TXrYOg

Some blood cells have a surprising source: Your gut

The human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of blood cells in circulation from its own reservoir of blood-forming stem cells, a surprising new study has found.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2ABl8oH

Effective new target for mood-boosting brain stimulation found

Researchers have found an effective target in the brain for electrical stimulation to improve mood in people suffering from depression. Stimulation of a brain region called the lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reliably produced acute improvement in mood in patients who suffered from depression at the start of the study.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Pa18yu

How viruses hijack part of your immune system and use it against you

An enzyme intended to prevent autoimmune disease can be hijacked and used by some viruses to avoid immune detection. There's also good news. The same team also defined how much viral genetic material is needed to reverse the process and instead activate the immune system against the virus.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2RiPFPi

With these nanoparticles, a simple urine test could diagnose bacterial pneumonia

Researchers have now developed a nanoparticle-based technology that could be used distinguish between bacterial and viral forms of pneumonia. The technology could also be used to monitor whether antibiotic therapy has successfully treated the infection.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Q2d1vH

Decoding sleeping sickness signals could aid quest for treatments

Scientists have discovered how the parasite that causes sleeping sickness initiates a physical change in order to spread the disease.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2zuTPwE

Six antibodies produced to combat Zika virus

Researchers have generated six Zika virus antibodies that could be used to test for and possibly treat a mosquito-borne disease that has infected more than 1.5 million people worldwide.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Q2RQKh

Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: Researchers summarize the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The main issues: diagnosing those who are unaware of their HIV infection and treating them.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2QsWQah

Climate change and air pollution damaging health and causing millions of premature deaths

Researchers are looking at the effects of climate change on human health, and the implications for society.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Ro30WD

Promising lead in genetic approach to treating glioblastoma

Scientists hope they have made progress toward a next-generation drug that may slow tumor growth and boost radiation's effectiveness in patients with the deadly brain cancer.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2E19ibq

New research could fine-tune the gene scissors CRISPR

When researchers and doctors use the tool CRISPR to correct genetic errors, it may have side effects on the human genome. Now, researchers have learned how the molecular machinery behind CRISPR works and thus expect to be able to fine-tune CRISPR and remove the undesired effects.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Q7yWSA

Discovering a new compound that illuminates the sulfur cycle

Researchers have discovered a new compound that helps us better understand how microbes keep the sulfur cycle turning, making it possible for us to enjoy ocean views and survive near the water.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2RsZ5YF

When it comes to using birth control, both intention and attitude matter

A new study adds to the evidence that women's intentions around becoming pregnant don't fully explain whether and how they use contraception. Rather, their attitudes toward becoming pregnant also play a role.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Sn5e8J

Curry spice boosts exercise performance in mice with heart failure

New research suggests that curcumin, a main ingredient in curry, may improve exercise intolerance related to heart failure.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2TXVaV1

It's not a shock: Better bandage promotes powerful healing

A new, low-cost wound dressing could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient's own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2TXXueY

Functional nasal surgery relieves chronic headache for some patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a new article.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2AEBdd4

Fall in twin stillbirth rates: What about singleton births?

A leading expert in fetal medicine has warned that there is 'little room for complacency' over a fall in twin stillbirth rates as the reason for this phenomenon are complex.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2Ax4AxV

HIV in liver cells found to be inactive, narrowing potential treatment targets

In a proof-of-principle study, researchers revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren't likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART is a regimen containing combinations of HIV-targeting drugs that prevents the growth of the virus but does not eradicate it.

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Safer and cheaper 3D medical imaging

A new study has discovered a promising way to significantly lower doses of X-rays that has the potential to revolutionize 3D medical imaging and make screening for early signs of disease much cheaper and safer.

from Health & Medicine News -- ScienceDaily https://ift.tt/2BFAxpz

High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons

Medical physicists have combined magnetic resonance imaging with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy.

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How skin cancer cells sidestep the immune system

Researchers have discovered a new signal pathway employed by skin cancer cells to avoid attack by the immune system. In an animal model and through analysis of human tissue samples, researchers were able to demonstrate the significant role played by a specific protein called ICER. Tumors grow less rapidly when ICER is not present.

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Sweet lysine degradation

Researchers have gained fundamental new insights into the degradation of the amino acid lysine -- carcinogenic oncometabolites as intermediate products.

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Scuttled Trump Tower Moscow project back in limelight after Cohen guilty plea

Trump associate and convicted felon Felix Sater told NBC News that he discussed a plan with Cohen to give a penthouse in the proposed Moscow skyscraper to Putin.

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Facebook's Sandberg had company look into George Soros

"Something very harmful and maybe irreversible is happening to human attention in our digital age," Soros said.

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After congressional pressure, VA backtracks and commits to retroactively paying veterans

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie issued a statement saying that all student veterans would get their full monthly housing stipends under the Forever GI Bill rates.

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5 people who lied to Congress, and what happened to them

In the modern era, few individuals have actually been convicted of perjury or related charges for making dishonest statements to lawmakers.

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GOP Sen. Scott opposes Trump judicial nominee Farr, sinking nomination

The South Carolina senator became the second Senate Republican to publicly oppose controversial nominee Thomas Farr.

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Trump's new Russia deal defense: Just business as usual

Analysis: The president's take on his financial ties to Russia has changed, from "we've stayed away" to "there would have been nothing wrong" with pursuing a project.

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Senate committees scouring testimony for misleading statements in Russia probe

"This is a reason people shouldn't lie when they're in front of a congressional investigation," said GOP senator Richard Burr.

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How allegations that Manafort was Trump's mole will impact Mueller

These new developments have made the Manafort saga feel increasingly like the plot of a spy novel.

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His tunnel nixed, Musk doubles down on a subterranean dream

Musk's grand tunnel plan is news to many of the regulators who would very likely have to give it approval if it's ever going to see the light of day.

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Three killed, eight injured in crash following U.S. Border Patrol chase

The truck was carrying 11 people when it rolled over on rainy Interstate 8, about 5 miles north of the Mexican border.

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Cowboys defense baffles Saints in 13-10 victory

The Cowboys defense clamped down the Saints attack, allowing just 176 total yards as Brees, Alvin Kamara, Michael Thomas and company were kept hemmed in all night long.

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Flooding in California as rain hits wildfire-burned areas

"The water is coming up, so we want to make sure we get everybody out that we can," a sheriff's official said.

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High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons

Medical physicists have combined magnetic resonance imaging with a proton beam, thus demonstrating that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can indeed work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy.

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California Democratic Party chair to resign over misconduct allegations

Bauman served 18 months as leader of the state party, and was its first openly gay chair.

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Can't get your hands on avocados lately? Here's why

A grower's strike in Mexico has strained avocado supplies in the U.S.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., DJ Khaled to pay big penalties in cryptocurrency promotions

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the charges were the first it has ever brought involving initial coin offerings.

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AT&T details plans for its three-tiered Netflix rival

The company's chief financial officer said the company could sell its 10 percent stake in Hulu as part of its asset sales.

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Flooding in California as rain hits wildfire-burned areas

"The water is coming up, so we want to make sure we get everybody out that we can," a sheriff's official said.

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4 officers charged in connection with beating of undercover officer during protests

The indictment says the officers' text messages showed disdain for protesters, "It's gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these sh*theads," one text said.

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Michael Cohen's tough day in court, chaos at the border, instant ice, and more.

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Two children shot in car outside University of Mississippi hospital

"The individual pulled up to them, let the window down, put their arm outside the car and fired a shot into them."

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At least 5 middle school students taken to hospital after eating marijuana-laced gummy bears

The boy told authorities “a couple of different stories” about how he came into possession of the gummy bears, the Polk County sheriff said.

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School mourns death of abducted N.C. girl, as search for killer continues

"The wonderful memories of Hania ... will not be taken away by this senseless act of violence," Lumberton Junior High Principal SaVon F. Maultsby said.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr., DJ Khaled to pay big penalties in cryptocurrency promotions

The Securities and Exchange Commission said the charges were the first it has ever brought involving initial coin offerings.

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Ebola outbreak in Congo is now the world's second worst

WHO says 426 people have been infected, with no end in sight.

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Jim Jordan ends bid for top spot on congressional committee

Rep. Jordan got no respect from his fellow Republican lawmakers

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Trump will meet one-on-one with Putin at G-20, Kremlin says

Their last encounter drew criticism after Trump sided with Putin against American intelligence agencies over 2016 election meddling.

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Thousands brave cold to watch Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting

The 72-foot-tall Norway spruce is covered in 50,000 lights and topped by a new nine-foot-wide Swarovski star, designed by architect Daniel Libeskind

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Hugh Hefner's pipe, slippers, and famous robe are going on the auction block

"Everyone wants a piece of Hef,” said the head of the auction house.

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Trump and China's Xi get ready to tango in Buenos Aires

Trump's working dinner with the Chinese leader Saturday night holds the most obvious potential peril — and promise — for the United States at this week's G20 meeting.

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The Dead Sea is dying. A $1.5 billion plan aims to resurrect it.

Some experts believe the saltiest sea on earth will dry out by 2050, while others predict it will just end up a fraction of its current size.

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Why the GOP's decision to block the Mueller protection bill was the right call

Preserving Republican influence over the president remains the best way to prevent Trump from doing something reckless or stupid.

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Last election of 2018 gives Democrats cause for hope in 2020 — and despair. Here's why.

The party's unsuccessful bid for Senate this week in Mississippi revealed interesting findings about its challenges ahead in 2020.

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American loses to rival at World Chess Championship

This showdown followed a record-breaking streak of 12 drawn games of regular chess.

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The Dead Sea is dying. A $1.5 billion plan aims to resurrect it.

Some experts believe the saltiest sea on earth will dry out by 2050, while others predict it will just end up a fraction of its current size.

from NBC News Top Stories https://ift.tt/2BFLOWR

Trump and China's Xi get ready to tango in Buenos Aires

Trump's working dinner with the Chinese leader Saturday night holds the most obvious potential peril — and promise — for the United States at this week's G20 meeting.

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Last election of 2018 gives Democrats cause for hope in 2020 — and despair. Here's why.

The party's unsuccessful bid for Senate this week in Mississippi revealed interesting findings about its challenges ahead in 2020.

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The A's want to build new 'Teletubbies'-meets-'Blade Runner' stadium

Part of the proposal involves redeveloping the current Oakland Coliseum site, which would involve the demolition of almost the entire current stadium.

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LeBron James reportedly ignoring coach's playcalls

With LeBron James handling the ball more, an old issue has reemerged.

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LeBron James reportedly ignoring coach's playcalls

With LeBron James handling the ball more, an old issue has reemerged.

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Healthy? Stay fit to avoid a heart attack

Even if you are a fit and healthy person with no signs of any heart or blood vessel disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness could be a warning sign of future problems, according to a new study.

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Baby up at night? Inactivity may be a culprit

New research suggests babies who are less active get less sleep, something new parents may want to consider when looking for possible solutions for the long, sleepless nights.

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Children who start school a year early more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

Children who enter elementary school younger than their peers are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Children born in August in states with a Sept. 1 cutoff birth date for school enrollment have a 30 percent higher risk for ADHD diagnosis than peers born in September, which may reflect over-diagnosis.

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Scientists solve longtime mystery in innate immunity

Scientists have long wondered how one protein, NLRP3, can promote inflammation in response to a wide range of seemingly unrelated stimuli.

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