Top NFL official acknowledges link between football and brain disease

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  • Mar 15, 2016
A top NFL official acknowledged for the first time on Monday a link between football-related concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the degenerative brain condition caused by repeated blows to the head.The statement came from the Natio...
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Man arrested in Vermont with equivalent of 1,400 bags of heroin in his body: police

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  • Mar 30, 2016
A New York man was charged with drug trafficking and other crimes after authorities in Vermont discovered the equivalent of more than 1,400 bags of heroin hidden in his body, state police said on Wednesday.Fernando Estrella, 41, of the Bronx was pulle...
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Facing losses and grain glut, U.S. farmers to plant more corn

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  • Mar 29, 2016
MANHATTAN, Ill. Three years into a grain market slump, U.S. farmers are set to plant more corn, taking a calculated gamble that higher sales will help them make up for falling prices without triggering even more declines.Forecasts suggest that at curre...
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Government proposes 1.35 percent rise in 2017 Medicare Advantage payments

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  • Feb 20, 2016
NEW YORK The U.S. government on Friday proposed raising payments by 1.35 percent on average next year to the health insurers who offer Medicare Advantage health benefits to elderly and disabled Americans.Payments to insurers will vary under the 2017 Me...
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UPDATE 1-Australia's AWE rejects $311 mln bid from Lone Star fund

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  • May 11, 2016
(Updates shares, adds recent deals)MELBOURNE May 11 Australian oil and gas company AWE Ltd said on Wednesday it had rejected a A$421 million ($311 million) takeover approach from U.S.-based private equity fund Lone Star, calling the offer too cheap.The...
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BRIEF-Camurus signs distribution agreement with R-PHARM US for episil

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  • Apr 21, 2016
April 21 Camurus AB : * Says have granted R-PHARM US the exclusive license and distribution rights for episil oral liquid in the US Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom) ...
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Houston boy, 4, killed by SUV during pickup from daycare

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  • Mar 23, 2016
A 4-year-old boy waiting to be picked up from his Houston daycare was struck and killed on Tuesday by a sports utility vehicle operated by an elderly woman retrieving her grandchild, law enforcement said.The 81-year-old woman, who intended to give a r...
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Smartphone Batteries Can Now Be Tracked Through HTML5

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  • Aug 06, 2015
We hope you’re not strict on privacy as a new finding shows that even your smartphone battery could be used to track you. Thanks to a group of researchers, we’re now learning about HTML5 and what it could potentially do when it connects to your batter...
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Managing Saudi's new energy mega-ministry may bring challenges

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  • May 08, 2016
RIYADH Managing Saudi Arabia's new energy mega-ministry, set to oversee over half the economy and designed to cut through a tangled bureaucracy to make government more coherent and efficient, will be a formidable challenge.The new Energy, Industry and ...
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Shooting rampage in Houston leaves two dead, six wounded

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  • May 30, 2016
Police in Houston killed a gunman on Sunday in a chaotic shootout that left one other person dead, six wounded - including two officers - and set off a fire at a nearby gas station when bullets struck a gas pump, authorities said.Witnesses reported tha...
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