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NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of season

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Earnhardt is still going to be around the sport, mentoring younger racers, and continuing to be involved with his JR Motorsports team. In the midst of a career shakeup in the Cup Series, Jr also started a NASCAR Xfinity Series team, JR Motorsports, in 2006 just before the economic struggles began in the United States. Read More »

Ghana, Kenya, Malawi chosen to test first malaria vaccine

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In 2015, approximately 429,000 people died from malaria, the majority of them were young children in Africa. The region hosted 90 percent of the 212 million cases recorded around the world in 2015, and 92 percent of malaria deaths in the same year occurred in Africa. Read More »

Wikipedia founder aims to 'fix the news' with crowd-funded website

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Impossible says on its website that it builds "tools for grassroots communities, and support [s] projects that we think are solving fundamental world problems". They will then shape the topics that Wikitribune will cover as well as offer up fact-checking duties-again, the work of a typical newsroom. Fake news isWhat Is Fake News and How Does It Spread So Quickly? In February this year, Wales published an op-ed in The Guardian which slammed the age of "fake news" we now live in, an ... Read More »

Former President HW Bush to remain hospitalised till weekend

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This marks the third hospital stay for Bush this year. After several days, the Bush family spokesperson, Jim McGrath, said Bush was getting plenty of rest and his spirits remained high. "Once President Bush is home, we will continue aggressive respiratory treatments to help minimize the effects of the chronic bronchitis". He spent two weeks in the hospital with pneumonia in January, then returned with the flu in February - a visit that was initially kept quiet. Read More »

African countries chosen to test 1st malaria vaccine

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World Health Organization said that since 2001, more than 663 million cases have been averted in sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90 per cent of the global malaria burden. RTS, S was developed by the British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative and a network of African research sites in seven African countries. Read More »

American Airlines employee challenges passenger to FIGHT

One of them says that he's 'not going to sit here and watch this.' and then gets up and walks to the front of the plane to confront flight attendants. "You don't know what the story is". "She was looking for space when the male attendant tried to take it away from her... and she said she told him the other attendant had told her it was OK to look". Read More »

Diet drinks linked to increased stroke and dementia risk

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Still, even the authors of the diet drink study say were surprised that the beverages were linked to strokes and dementia. In fact, researchers found that men and women who drank as little as one diet soda a day were at nearly 3 times the risk for stroke or dementia. Read More »

Got the Dot raises awareness on organ donation

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The organization was established in 1987, and is an official Donate Life organization accredited by the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). He became living proof what organ donation can do. Second chances often create entirely new meanings. Speaking on the Jill Bennett show, Harrison says that after waiting months for a donor, her condition worsened. Read More »

Richland 2 students, faculty join Relay For Life effort Saturday

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And this is why when University of San Diego students, staff, faculty and administrators state why they "Relay", it indicates they're fully invested in being part of USD's annual spring Relay for Life event . Why are you participating in Relay for Life? "We also will add a" Paint the town Purple" event the week of the Relay. Money raised by the relays fund cancer research and support education that helps reduce cancer risk. Read More »

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr realized there is a lot of basketball remaining, and the Warriors are going to play it safe when it comes to Durant's health. The Warriors are up 2-0 as the series shifts to Portland and are 1-0 without Durant in the lineup so far this series. James needs one more victory to become the first player to win 21 consecutive first-round games since the current playoff format began in 1984. Read More »

Tennessee student found safe, teacher arrested in California

But Barry and some acquaintances eventually became suspicious, noting that Cummins was driving a vehicle without any license plates, and that Cummins' companion spoke few words for herself. Cummins told the caretaker that he was 44 years old and that the young woman with him was 22. In a news conference today , authorities said Thomas looked to be healthy and physically unharmed, but measures would be taken to make sure the 15-year-old is sound of mind and spirit. Read More »

Chicago officials dismiss Justice Dept

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The DOJ sent letters to officials in the state of California and eight localities: New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee and Sacramento. Emanuel, a White House chief of staff in the Obama administration, has beefed up the city's efforts to protect immigrants living in the country illegally, including establishing a legal fund with taxpayer money to help those facing deportation. Read More »

Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

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Numerous leaders who do not attend do so because of internal issues", although "one or two" leaders may not be able to attend. "On 29th April which is the actual summit, we will have all 10 [ASEAN] leaders meeting up at the PICC and we'll have a retreat at the Coconut Palace", he added. Read More »

Trump to Meet Italian Premier Ahead of G7 Meeting in Italy

Gentiloni said Rome would abide by its commitments to increase defence spending under a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation agreement, despite budgetary constraints that have kept it from spending 2% of gross domestic product on defence. The 100-day assessment started with President Franklin D. Roosevelt. And White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said money for Trump's border wall must be part of the legislation passed to fund the federal government, along with money to hire more ... Read More »

Lawmakers reach tentative agreement on roads funding package

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Speaker Brian Bosma and Senate leader David Long beamed with pride during a Thursday news conference on the compromise agreement reached this week. As for a shift of sales tax on gasoline dollars to pay for roads, Bosma says more of that money will be shifted and over a period of years. Read More »

Air Pollution Improvements Can Be Easily Undone, Report Says

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According to Lake County Aire Pollution Control Officer Douglas Gearhart, strong local support for clean air measures has enabled the county to comply in full with not only the Federal Clean Air Standards, but also with the more rigorous California Standards for ozone and other air pollutants for the past 26 consecutive years. Read More »

Pence: US won't rest until N. Korea gives up nuclear weapons

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United States officials say new sanctions could include an oil embargo, a global ban on North Korea's airline, intercepting cargo ships and punishing Chinese banks doing business with Pyongyang. Rather, the three parties agreed that China should collaborate with its neighboring countries to solve what made the deployment of such defense system necessary in the first place, namely, North Korea's continued missile provocations, including a failed missile test on April 16th, as well as ... Read More »

Man arrested after stalking, proposing to Malia Obama

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According to the Daily News , Obama White House staffers had expressed frustration with the way paparazzi photographed the eldest Obama daughter when she was out in public because they feared it could fuel the sort of behavior Cardoso exhibited. Read More »

Lawyer: Genital procedure on girls was part of 'religious practice'

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During the hearing, Nagarwala's attorney said the feds have it all wrong. According to the Detroit News , the children said the procedure was painful, they cried, and one said the pain extended to her ankles. "We understand that this is a very serious case", Smith said. Dr. Nagarwala performed the procedure in a closed and locked clinic as part of a religious Hindu religious ceremony. Read More »

Kenyans Kirui, Kiplagat win Boston Marathon; good day for US

A spectator at the tragic 2013 race, Keflezighi had moved from Eritrea to San Diego as a child, and the year after the bombings became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in more than three decades. Fellow Swiss Marcel Hug took the men's race in 1:18:04, also the fastest time ever. The winners' times on the point-to-point Boston course are considered a world best and not a world record because of the possibility of a supportive tailwind like the one on Monday. Read More »

Painkiller prescribed for Prince in another name

Some bottles were labeled as though they contained acetaminophen and hydrocodone, and one of these bottles contained fentanyl, "implying it was counterfeit", the Associated Press reported . Dr. Schulenberg has previously disclosed all information regarding his care and treatment of Prince to his former employer, law enforcement authorities and regulatory authorities in the course of his complete cooperation with the investigation of Prince's death. Read More »

Drop Off Prescription Drugs At Falmouth Police Station

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Gesell says the department has collected over 1,500 pounds of prescription drugs since starting the program more than five years ago. Hudson police will collect at the department and also in a Wal-Mart customer service area. Since inception of the Take Back Days, towns across Windsor County and the State have worked diligently to expand access to permanent drug collection units. Read More »

Egypt's Elmohamady endorses fearless approach for Hull City to survive

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Silva had been employing two central defenders in recent weeks but the reorganised trio of Michael Dawson, Harry Maguire and Andrea Ranocchia found life hard against two different Stoke tactics. Silva has more than doubled City's points during his short time as head coach, dragging the Tigers up from 13 points after 20 games to 30 after 32. Read More »

Vettel holds off late Hamilton charge to win Bahrain GP

By the halfway point, Vettel's lead was six seconds over Hamilton, who had just passed Bottas. On the restart, Vettel pulled away after initially defending from Bottas and then both the Finn and Ricciardo struggled, with Hamilton one of three cars - also including Raikkonen and Massa - to pass the Red Bull. Read More »

Trump Administration Drops NC LGBT Rights Lawsuit

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If the bill is passed , the validity of same-sex marriages would not be recognized in North Carolina. Equality NC, the state's largest LGBTQ advocacy group, praised the cities and states continuing to oppose the North Carolina law. "Sadly, this was not unexpected, now that anti-transgender forces are in charge of the departments of Justice and Education". That pro-transgender hostility towards biological heterosexuality is deeply unpopular among Americans, who prefer that civic society ... Read More »

Minn. health officials confirm 5 more measles cases

Measles is a viral infection that can result in pneumonia, brain inflammation, hospitalization and death. It also can cause miscarriages or premature delivery in pregnant women. There was one confirmed case a year ago of measles in MI. From 2001 to 2012, the average number of measles cases in the Unites States per year was about 60. Read More »

Swansea: Cork forced to sit out Watford clash

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For Swansea, though, the gloom deepens as they remain entrenched in the bottom three - the bright start to Paul Clement's tenure a distant memory - two points shy of fourth from bottom Hull. "We know that at this stage of the season, we have to deliver". "When you have gone six games and you have picked up one point, confidence can be affected and has been affected, but we have to deal with that". Read More »