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Pre-existing conditions complicate health care replacement
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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CHICAGO (AP) As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the most difficult to replace: the guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. The challenge of providing insurance for Americans who have no other alternative has some congressional Republicans considering whether to ask the ...>>
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Lake created by coal waste landslide floods Bosnian highway
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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The lake overflowed Saturday morning following heavy rain overnight, forcing the closure of a busy highway connecting the capital of Sarajevo with the central town of Zenica. Fahrudin Solak, a Civil Protection official, said emergency crews have redirected drivers to alternative roads and were struggling to defuse the lake's flooding threat by channeling its water into drainage ducts.
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Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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LAS VEGAS (AP) The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. "Las Vegas needs to consistently reinvent itself to remain relevant to the up-and-coming generation," said Seth Schorr, CEO of Fifth Street Gaming and a member of the board of directors of Millennial Espor ...>>
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Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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[...] the Supreme Court's task is deciding whether the law, meant to prevent communications between sex offenders and minors via social media, is so broad that it violates the Constitution's free-speech protections. The law addressed websites that might allow sex offenders to gather information about minors, the state court said. Groups including the libertarian Cato Institute and the ...>>
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Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin. Friday's revelation by Malaysian police that the banned chemical weapon VX ...>>
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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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Environmental groups had argued that the bottom-dwelling fish's population loss in the northwest Atlantic Ocean was considerable enough to afford it protections set aside for endangered animals. Animal Welfare Institute and Defenders of Wildlife called on the federal government to offer the fish Endangered Species Act listing, which could've led to habitat protection or new fishing rest ...>>
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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens one for each eye in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision. While eSight's headsets don't require the approval of health regulators they fall into the same low-risk category as dental floss there's not yet firm evidence of their benefits. The latest vers ...>>
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New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone. LG also redesigned the phone's interior to separate the two main sources of heat the main processor and the display driver and turned other components into heat sinks to dissipate heat. Even though the company hasn't had the types of f ...>>
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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy (AP) Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. The new machine can remove more water from sap, leaving a higher sugar content in half the time and energy it takes to heat into syrup. Producing maple syrup is an old New England cottage industry based on tradition, so some maple sugarers are wondering if fa ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-2-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Sharp vision: New glasses help the legally blind see
Technology
Published in 25-2-2017
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The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens one for each eye in a way that beams the video into the wearer's peripheral vision. While eSight's headsets don't require the approval of health regulators they fall into the same low-risk category as dental floss there's not yet firm evidence of their benefits. The latest vers ...>>
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Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanup
Technology
Published in 25-2-2017
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Three years after BP-owned Atlantic Richfield Co. shut down the Anaconda smelter in 1980, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated 300 square miles surrounding it as a Superfund site because of the risk to human health and the environment. Niland, Myers and Phillips are among dozens of residents in this small company town next to Anaconda who say federal officials have botched the envi ...>>
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Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists
Technology
Published in 25-2-2017
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The caller warned him not to involve police or security forces, said the worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters. Police special forces and a special investigative team for kidnappings have been searching around the village of Jenjela in the state of Kaduna, where gunmen on Wednesday abducted Professor Peter Breunig and his associate, Johann ...>>
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NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's 1st flight
Technology
Published in 25-2-2017
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The space agency's human exploration chief said Friday that his boss and the Trump administration asked for the feasibility study. The space agency's William Gerstenmaier said if adding astronauts postpones the first flight beyond 2019, it would probably be better to stick with the original plan. Under that plan, Gerstenmaier said, nearly three years are needed between an unmanned flig ...>>
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New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands
Technology
Published in 25-2-2017
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land." The careful construction of this pipeline will address the energy demands of 142,000 customers in Cape May and Atlantic coun ...>>
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