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Chicago to start testing water in homes where children have been poisoned by lead

April 5, 2016


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By Michael Hawthorne Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — With public officials across the nation under fire for downplaying the health risks posed by lead water pipes, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is moving to start testing tap water in the homes of children poisoned by the brain-dama...

Homeless college student shows true grit in her pursuit of a home, degree

March 3, 2016


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By Tony Briscoe Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — On a frigid winter morning, Latia Crockett-Holder, 23, emerges from her tent beneath a crumbling overpass in her stocking feet. In the dim viaduct, where the streetlights are out and water drips from melting icicles like stalactites in a cavern, Cr...

Texas A&M investigating reports of racial slurs aimed at Dallas high schoolers during campus visit

February 16, 2016


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By Claire Z. Cardona The Dallas Morning News (TNS) DALLAS—Sen. Royce West and the Texas A&M University president condemned reports of racial slurs hurled at a group of Dallas-area students during a campus tour. About 60 juniors from Uplift Hampton Preparatory in Red Bird were visiting A&M on T...

Thirsty continents are slowing down expected sea level rise, scientists say

February 16, 2016


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By Sean Greene Los Angeles Times (TNS) Despite the accelerated melting of glaciers and ice sheets, sea levels aren’t rising quite as quickly as scientists anticipated. The reason: Continents are absorbing more of the water before it flows into the seas, according to a new study. Scientists at NASA...

Chase to offer ATM withdrawal by smartphone

February 11, 2016


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By Becky Yerak Chicago Tribune (TNS) Chase will introduce ATMs by the end of the year where customers can withdraw cash using their smartphones as well as debit cards. For Chase’s cardless ATMs, customers will tap their smartphone onto the ATM, use a fingerprint and type a PIN onto the ATM pad, accord...

US babies should be tested for Zika virus, CDC says

February 11, 2016


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By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — An obscure mosquito-borne virus that has already prompted warnings in Central America to avoid getting pregnant and is thought responsible for thousands of birth defects in Brazil has now reached the United States, according to health o...

Facebook expanding ‘like’ to ‘haha,’ ‘wow’ and more in coming weeks

February 11, 2016


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By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Facebook Inc. plans to carefully launch in the coming weeks the first major revamp of its signature “like” feature since its introduction seven years ago. The social media giant’s 1.55 billion users will be able to automatically respond to posts with e...

Your doctor is arriving now

Your doctor is arriving now

February 4, 2016


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By Jennifer Van Grove The San Diego Union-Tribune (TNS) SAN DIEGO — The doctor will see you now. But not where you think. Thanks to on-demand health care app Heal, your next doctor’s visit could take place on your turf — home, office, hotel, even coffee shop — and on your terms. The web a...

5 things Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have in common

February 4, 2016


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By Anita Kumar McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — Despite their differences, Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have plenty of things in common. Here are five of them: —Obama’s 3rd term Clinton and Sanders are embracing President Barack Obama, whose approval rating...

Tourism officials alarmed by new Zika cases in Caribbean, Latin America

February 4, 2016


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By Franco Ordonez McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) MIAMI — With billions of tourism dollars at stake, Caribbean and Central American business and health officials are scrambling to protect an industry under threat from the Zika virus. The Pan American Health Organization on Monday added Jamaica an...

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

Momentum swings to Miami as venue for trial of ‘El Chapo’

January 14, 2016


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By James Rosen and Jay Weaver McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) WASHINGTON — U.S. and Mexican officials are engaged in high-level talks to determine whether Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will be tried in Miami or New York on drug-trafficking charges following his anticipated extradition to the ...

Germans questioning migrant welcome in wake of New Year’s Eve chaos

January 14, 2016


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By Matthew Schofield McClatchy Foreign Staff (TNS) BERLIN — The tales coming out of German cities about what happened New Year’s Eve keep getting worse. First there was Cologne, where as many as 1,000 men thought to be between 18 and 35 years old descended on a central square, breaking into p...

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