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350 More U.S. Troops to Iraq, White House Announces

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An additional 350 U.S. troops will go to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel stationed in Baghdad, the White House announced today. The State Dept. had requested extra military personnel for security, and after the Department of Defense reviewed that request and recommended it be granted,...

Wes Welker Suspended After Testing Positive for Amphetamines

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Wes Welker Suspended After Testing Positive for Amphetamines
The Denver Broncos wide receiver will sit out four games
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Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors

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IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl.

Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful

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PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hurt her shoulder, a sheriff's report released on Tuesday said.


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Ukraine, ISIS loom large as Obama starts Europe trip

President will reassure Baltic leaders nervous about Ukraine crisis and seek to shore up allied support for fight against ISIS

Japanese Prime Minister Selects 5 Women in New Cabinet

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Japanese Prime Minister Selects 5 Women in New Cabinet
PM Shinzo Abe has set a goal of having women in 30% of leadership positions by 2020

Israel lobbies U.S. anew as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is lobbying world powers anew against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technologies, a senior Israeli ... more

Isis threatens to kill British hostage next live updates

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Isis threatens to kill British hostage next  live updates
US journalist Steven Sotloff murdered on new videoMilitants vow to murder a British hostage nextDavid Cameron to chair emergency committee Continue reading...

CVS stops selling tobacco products a month early

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CVS stops selling tobacco products a month early
Heather RecordsWOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Starting Wednesday, CVS Caremark plans to stop selling tobacco products at its stores.

Ireland reaches best ranking in Global Competitiveness Index for five years

Ireland reaches best ranking in Global Competitiveness Index for five years
Ireland has moved up three places to 25th position in the latest World Economic Global Competitiveness Index.

Coca-Cola tops brand survey for tenth year in a row

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Coca-Cola tops brand survey for tenth year in a row
Coca-Cola is Ireland’s biggest selling grocery brand, according to a survey by Checkout magazine.

Israel lobbies U.S. anew as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is lobbying world powers anew against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technologies, a senior Israeli ... more

US stock market ends slightly lower

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US stock market ends slightly lower
Concerns over weaker global growth appeared to overshadow strong reports about the US economy, nudging the stock market to a small loss.

U.S. bank regulators set to adopt liquidity, swaps margin rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. bank regulators plan to adopt on Wednesday rules forcing big banks to hold more assets that they could sell easily in ... more

Leaked Lumia 830 images reveal a mix of Nokia designs on eve of launch

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Leaked Lumia 830 images reveal a mix of Nokia designs on eve of launch
Images of Microsoft’s upcoming Lumia 830 handset leaked first in early July, but new photos today reveal that the device will be a mix of the ... more

Boot up: iCloud hack update, NFC iPhone?, Anonymous in depth

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Boot up: iCloud hack update, NFC iPhone?, Anonymous in depth
Plus the lithium breakthrough for longer battery life, Ouya eyes buyout, Facebook's teen app hero, and more Continue reading...

Google satellite executive reportedly leaves to work with SpaceX

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Google satellite executive reportedly leaves to work with SpaceX
Google Satellite executive Greg Wyler has left Google and has reportedly been seen frequenting the SpaceX office, according to The Wall Street Journal. Neither Wyler nor ... more

Naked celebrity pics and the James Foley video: how many have clicked?

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Naked celebrity pics and the James Foley video: how many have clicked?
How many viewed the gruesome beheading or private images of Jennifer Lawrence? Online data gives us a fair estimate Continue reading...

Nearly two dozen fish species off U.S. West Coast deemed sustainable

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Nearly two dozen species of fish have been deemed sustainable seafood options once again after rampant overfishing left areas off the U.S. West Coast devastated, ... more

Joc Pederson just might be what the Dodgers need for final push

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Joc Pederson just might be what the Dodgers need for final push
The Dodgers' future swaggered into the starting lineup at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night, just in time to push aside ... the Dodgers' future?

Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals

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Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals
Sandy Koufax made a rare visit to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and you couldn't blame him if he felt as if he was looking into ... more

Brent Tate calls time on gutsy NRL career

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Brent Tate calls time on gutsy NRL career
Tate hangs up boots after 229 games for three NRL clubsWill stay with North Queensland Cowboys in off-field roleFollowing medical advice after a fourth serious ... more

Brisbane Lions' Lewis Taylor wins AFL Rising Star award

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Brisbane Lions' Lewis Taylor wins AFL Rising Star award
Taylor receives one vote more than Marcus BontempelliSt Kilda captain Danny Frawley casts deciding voteBrisbane teenager Lewis Taylor has won the AFL Rising Star Award ... more

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw helps on offense in 4-1 win over Nationals

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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw helps on offense in 4-1 win over Nationals
KEY MOMENT: Clayton Kershaw is more than just the best pitcher in the National League, he's also a good hitter and a daring baserunner, two ... more

Joc Pederson just might be what the Dodgers need for final push

published less than 1 hour ago
Joc Pederson just might be what the Dodgers need for final push
The Dodgers' future swaggered into the starting lineup at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night, just in time to push aside ... the Dodgers' future?

Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals

published less than 1 hour ago
Clayton Kershaw does it again in victory over Nationals
Sandy Koufax made a rare visit to Dodger Stadium on Tuesday and you couldn't blame him if he felt as if he was looking into ... more

Why real life St Trinians is welcoming boys but teaching them separately

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Why real life St Trinians is welcoming boys  but teaching them separately
Boys join the school that inspired the fictional all-girls school. But Simon Armitage says core subjects will still be single sex Continue reading...

Anthony Davis leads U.S. past New Zealand at Basketball World Cup

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Anthony Davis leads U.S. past New Zealand at Basketball World Cup
American players paused from their warmups to stand and face their New Zealand opponents as they performed the haka, their traditional war dance challenge.

Angels' C.J. Wilson is hit hard in 8-3 loss to Astros

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Angels' C.J. Wilson is hit hard in 8-3 loss to Astros
The Angels are fully prepared to use a bullpen relay team to fill the rotation spot vacated by the injured Garrett Richards. They did not ... more

Fluorine Used In Toothpaste Formed In Dying Stars

published Fri, Aug 22 2014 23:55 GMT
Fluorine Used In Toothpaste Formed In Dying Stars
John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online From ancient, dying stars to our toothbrushes, the chemical element fluorine which is used in toothpaste was ... more
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Channel axes Cee Lo Green show

Channel axes Cee Lo Green show
Cee Lo Green's reality TV series has been axed.

Barlow offers tax row 'apoplogy'

Barlow offers tax row 'apoplogy'
Pop star Gary Barlow has finally broken his silence to “apologise” on Twitter following damaging tax-dodging allegations.

​Cee Lo Green apologizes for "idiotic" tweets

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Singer doesn't actually acknowledge he posted the now-deleted comments, which came after he pleaded no contest to slipping drug in woman's drink

All eyes on Kim at awards for men

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All eyes on Kim at awards for men
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do – designed to celebrate men.

Israel lobbies U.S. anew as another Iran nuclear deadline looms

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is lobbying world powers anew against any Iranian nuclear deal that would let Tehran retain potential bomb-making technologies, a senior Israeli ... more

Federal judge's ruling blocks shutdown of Texas abortion clinics

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Another ruling in Louisiana also puts on hold a restrictive law in that state -- one that would require abortion providers have admitting privileges at ... more

Novel polypill increases patient adherence to treatment following heart attack

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New research shows a novel polypill increases patient adherence to treatment following a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, according to new study results reported ... more

Percentage of women undergoing double mastectomy increased, shows survey

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Among women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in California, the percentage undergoing a double mastectomy increased substantially between 1998 and 2011, although this procedure was ... more

Aging healthily: an interview with Dr. Jack Watters, Vice President for External Medical Affairs, Pfizer

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Get Old was developed by Pfizer in 2012 to challenge misperceptions about aging and foster a candid conversation around aging. Our goal for the program ... more

Biochemists discover proteins that could lead to better treatments for life-threatening infections

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Two Kansas State University biochemists have discovered a family of proteins that could lead to better treatments for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogenic bacterium that can ... more