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  • Good chance for showers and storms on Saturday

    Good chance for showers and storms on Saturday

    Drier weather will be moving in soon, but until we get there, a lot of us will have to dodge rain and storms. Winds are almost calm and lows are in the upper 40s except downtown, where it holds in the lower 50s. As we roll into Friday , expect some normal showers. Next week brings the heat back into the area, where mid to upper 80s are likely with a mostly sunny sky.

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  • Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

    Ebola: WHO declares outbreak in DR Congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo last had an Ebola outbreak in 2014, according to reports from The Guardian , which was less extensive and shorter than the one affecting Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. According to the official World Health Organization announcement on the case, Dr. Kalenda stated, "Of the five blood specimens taken from suspected cases and analyzed at INRB, one has tested positive for Ebola virus (Zaïre serotype) using real-time polymerase chain reaction".

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  • Brazil declares official end to Zika virus epidemic

    Brazil declares official end to Zika virus epidemic

    Panic over the quick spread of the virus deepened as Brazil prepared to host the Olympics in 2016. One of those defects, microcephaly, cases babies to be born with abnormally small heads. Travel warnings were issued in countries across the globe, including in the United Kingdom, with pregnant women urged to consider postponing non-essential trips to affected areas.

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  • Final day of campaigning for party leaders in BC election

    Clark has a packed schedule on the final day of the four-week campaign, with stops scheduled across the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. - This election has 87 seats up for grabs, but at dissolution the Liberals held 47 seats in the legislature, the NDP 35, and there were three Independents including Weaver, the first Green to be elected to the house.

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  • Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion law

    Iowa Supreme Court blocks new abortion law

    According to the lawsuit, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland provided over 2,100 medication abortions and over 1,200 surgical abortions in Iowa in the past year. Other states with similar policies are Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Utah. He said the measure, Senate File 471, would protect the unborn by banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and empower women to make informed decisions by requiring ultrasounds of an unborn child and a 72-hour waiting period for ...

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  • Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

    The drawback of playing without a point guard is that it would put more of a burden on Butler defensively, as he'd likely need to guard Celtics star Isaiah Thomas more. But the Celtics played with an urgency and a confidence not seen in the first two games and outscored the Bulls 32-22 in the third quarter to regain control.

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  • VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

    VP Pence meets Indonesian president on Asia tour

    Connelly wrote on Lowy Institute's Web site last March. The Asean summit in November would be the first time Trump would meet Duterte if he does not attend the Belt and Road Summit in China in May. They will return to PICC for the rest of the meetings. Paynor said that with "Multilateral meetings of this sort, you usually expect 100% attendance".

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  • No housing measures that could boost demand: Morneau

    No housing measures that could boost demand: Morneau

    Sousa has also mused about a tax on foreign buyers or vacant homes, as well as looking at ways to speed up more supply becoming available. "We've developed a comprehensive action plan to help stabilize the housing market, informed today by my colleagues".

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  • More Than 1 In 5 Adults Has Cancer-Causing HPV, CDC Reports

    More Than 1 In 5 Adults Has Cancer-Causing HPV, CDC Reports

    The study noted that some high-risk strains of HPV infected 25.1% of men and 20.4% of women. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent roughly 90 percent of all cervical cancers as well as other cancers and sexually transmitted infections caused by the virus, has faced an uphill climb since its introduction more than a decade ago.

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  • Srikanth, Praneeth Advance to Semis, Sindhu Loses at Singapore Open

    Srikanth, Praneeth Advance to Semis, Sindhu Loses at Singapore Open

    To reach the final, Srikanth managed 21-13, 21-14 win over Indonesian Anthony Sinisuka Ginting. Praneeth coasted into his maiden Superseries final after defeating South Korea's Lee Dong Keun 21-6, 21-8 in 38 minutes. In the second game, Srikanth continued his high jump smashes as he raced to a 9-1 lead. The 21-year-old, who won the French Superseries title last year, came close to winning the All England Championships last month after beating Lin in the semi-final but the world number ...

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  • USPSTF Drafts Prostate CA Screening Recommendations

    USPSTF Drafts Prostate CA Screening Recommendations

    Prostate screening has been a contentious issue ever since the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test became available some 30 years ago. Men's Health Network (MHN) is encouraged by the latest recommendations from the U.S. "We remain particularly concerned about the striking absence of evidence to guide these high-risk men specifically as they make decisions about screening", she said.

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  • 'India's growth to bounce back to 7.4% in 2017-18'

    'India's growth to bounce back to 7.4% in 2017-18'

    The Indonesian government set aside Rp 416.1 trillion ($31.2 billion) for education in the 2017 state budget. "Continued high growth will require a rebound in remittances and higher exports". Southeast Asia is forecast to accelerate further, with almost all economies in the region showing an upward trend. "However, concern over possible global trade disruption and the impact of the normalisation of U.S.

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