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  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • One of the biggest icebergs has broken away from Antarctica
    One_of_the_biggest_icebergs_on_record_has_broken_away_from_antarctica 2017-07-19 03:43:30 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion ton iceberg, measuring 5,800 squar...
  • 105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
    105-year-old_japanese_doctor_who_was_still_working_died 2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
    TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105. Born in 1...
  • California: Monsanto Weed-Killer Roundup Causes Cancer
    California-_monsanto_weed-killer_roundup_causes_cancer 2017-06-27 18:10:30 UTC
    Glyphosate, an herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto Co's popular Roundup weed killer, will be added to California's list of chemicals known to cause cancer effective July 7, the state's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (...
  • Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
    Large_crowds_turned_out_for_pride_marches_in_san_francisco___new_york 2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringin...
  • America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
    America's_bad_health_care_system_is_getting_worse 2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance. Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsur...
  • LIVE: Millions Watched As Giraffe Gave Birth To A Baby Boy
    Millions_watched_as_giraffe_gave_birth_to_a_baby_boy 2017-04-16 22:44:08 UTC
    NEW YORK — After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue even...
  • Dutch researchers: Common risk factors for depression change over the years
    Dutch_researchers-_common_risk_factors_for_depression_change_over_the_years 2017-04-14 07:21:13 UTC
    Different types of problems are most likely to afflict people at different times of life, so common risk factors for depression change over the years, too, Dutch researchers say. But when a risk factor is uncommon among peers – like widowhood o...
  • No More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Improves Breast Cancer Survival
    No_more_than_8_hours_of_sleep_improves_breast_cancer_survival 2017-04-09 19:23:30 UTC
    HEALTH — IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL — Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests. Compared to wome...
  • GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
    Gop_healthcare_plan_forcing_us_hospitals_to_cut_costs__freeze_hiring 2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
    By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, ...
  • Lead poisoning across California
    Lead_poisoning_across_california__ 2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
    By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell | NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
  • Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
    Italian_designer_giorgio_armani_stunned_milan's_fashion_week 2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
    By Giulia Segreti | MILAN Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week. As with his Emporio line, shown on...
  • Trump rolls back transgender protections
    Trump_revokes_transgender_student_rights_guidance 2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
    President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama. Obama ...
  • States' rights? Not for retirement
    Retirement_ 2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
    By Mark Miller | CHICAGO So much for states’ rights. The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
  • Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
    Living_near_heavy_traffic_exhaust_causes_higher_risk_of_heart_disease_ 2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
    People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests. High-dens...
  • Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
    Repeal_of_obama's_affordable_care_act__will_place_a_heavy_financial_toll_on_millions_of_older_americans 2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
    Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare. CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week. Repeal o...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
    Brazil_casts_aside_crisis_in_rousing_rio_games_opening 2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
    REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
  • Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
    Humpback_whales_feed_in_san_francisco_bay 2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
    San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy. Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on...
  • The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
    The_power_of_the_lgbt_community's_courageous_love 2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
    By Bob Schneider, The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
  • Muhammad Ali Timeline
    Ali--1 2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
    Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporar...
  • Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
    Germany-_91-year-old_woman_gets_run_over_by_train_and_survives 2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
    <blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i...
  • U.S. Defeated by Germany, 3-2, at Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
    2016_mwc-_usa_edged_by_germany_3-2 2016-05-16 05:14:41 UTC
    <i><h3>Germany have taken a huge step toward quarterfinal qualification with a 3-2 win over the United States. The deciding goal came just before the final buzzer in one of the thrillers of the tournament thus far.</h3></i>Germany went into the Gr...
  • Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
    Cancer 2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
    A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission. White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab...
  • Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
    Remembering_creative_mastermind_roger_willemsen 2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
    <h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3> Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer ...