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Solar eclipses occur during a new moon when the moon's shadow is cast on earth. Here in CT we will not be in the path of totality (you'll have to wait until 2079 for that) but there is still plenty to see! In Southwest Florida, people will see a partial eclipse .
  • Sister Pfau, German Nun Renowned for Treating Pakistan's Lepers, Dies at 87

    Sister Pfau, German Nun Renowned for Treating Pakistan's Lepers, Dies at 87

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    She was also known for rescuing children with leprosy, who had been banished to caves and cattle pens for years by their parents, who were afraid of contracting the disease themselves. The government must ensure provision of necessary resources and assistance to the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center, founded by the late Dr Ruth Pfau. In 1979, the Pakistani government appointed her Federal Advisor on Leprosy to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
  • Death toll in dengue rises to two, in swine flu to eight

    Death toll in dengue rises to two, in swine flu to eight

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    Official sources said a person had died of dengue at SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack , where another died of swine flu, official sources said. However, the number of dengue patients is rising by the day with people mostly from Bhadrak and Balasore districts getting admitted to the hospital, said an official of the hospital.
  • Donut Shop Responsible For Infecting 300 With Norovirus

    Donut Shop Responsible For Infecting 300 With Norovirus

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    While most people recover after just a few days of illness, it can be fatal for the very young or very old, or those with compromised immune systems. Mama C's is under the jurisdiction of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, but they did not publish any information after knowing the news the day before.
  • Newspaper: Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status

    Newspaper: Mehbooba opposes repeal of Kashmir's special status

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    At the same time, he said the stand of his party, the BJP, on Article 35A as well as Article 370 is well known but the matter is sub-judice. How would extending such gestures to a very few decorated families would change the demography of J&K or dilute the identity of people of J&K (Kashmiris) is not understood.
  • Explorer's 100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'

    Explorer's 100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'

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    Images of the fruitcake, as well as details about it and the restoration process, were published by the Antarctic Heritage Fund . Wrapped in paper and the remains of a tin, the dessert , made by the biscuit company Huntley & Palmers, was most likely left there by British explorer Robert Falcon Scott during his Terra Nova expedition from 1910-1913.
  • America's drinking problem is spiraling at a rapid rate

    America's drinking problem is spiraling at a rapid rate

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    Authors did note some limitations in the study though, primarily that the surveys lacked any sort of biological testing for substance use. Women, older adults, racial minorities and those with lower levels of education and income experienced the greatest increase in drinking rates.
  • Obesity Balloons Alert: FDA Finds 5 Deaths Within a Month

    Obesity Balloons Alert: FDA Finds 5 Deaths Within a Month

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    In a report , the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care providers about the liquid-filled balloon weight loss system created to fight obesity , announcing that since 2016, there have been five people dead after using it.
  • North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

    North Korea Guam missile strike plan 'ready by mid-August'

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    Eddie Calvo said there's no change in the threat level to Guam, and he encouraged the public to remain calm. "It seems the U.S.is one step closer to engaging in military conflict with North Korea ". "My heart is pumping right now". North Korea's military officials said they were "carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12", according to a statement read by the state-run ...
  • Arkansas highway littered with frozen pizzas

    Arkansas highway littered with frozen pizzas

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    The crash happened around 1 p.m.in a westbound lane of the highway about a mile east of Interstate 430. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said the truck and a auto were both going west when the vehicles "sideswiped into each other", and the truck crashed.
  • Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus

    Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus

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    Health officials in Perth County have issued an alert to residents after mosquitoes in a trap in northeast Mitchell tested positive for West Nile virus. Maintain neglected swimming pools. Tips on how to protect yourself from West Nile, and how to help with the prevention of mosquitoes, can be found here.
  • Marijuana ups risk of death from hypertension

    Marijuana ups risk of death from hypertension

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    The study's methodology has been questioned by other cannabis researchers. In 2005-2006, they were asked if they had ever used marijuana. Marijuana can also function as a pain reliever that's helpful for those who can't use opioid painkillers.
  • Mylan slashes earnings forecast on USA generics price cuts

    Mylan slashes earnings forecast on USA generics price cuts

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    Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Mylan N.V. from $52.00 to $36.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a research note on Monday. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 799,855 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $31,994,200. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link .
  • Australia's Ruling Party Refuses Vote on Gay Marriage Bill

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    I hope they don't boycott", he said. Reverend Matthew Jones, of St Mary's Anglican Church in Ballina, said the debate around marriage equality posed as "an interesting issue in the time of the church". The government is recommitting its rejected plebiscite bill to the upper house on Wednesday. However, if the result is "no" the government won't take any action, leaving it to renegade Liberal MPs and Labor to bring on a bill for debate if they want to pursue it.
  • Dr Ruth Pfau

    Dr Ruth Pfau " Pakistani Mother Teresa" has passed away

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    Expressing deep grief and sorrow over her death, President Mamnoon Hussain said the whole Pakistani nation salutes Dr Pfau for her exemplary services for the country. The Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center is the first private leprosy center in Pakistan. Pfau to the more challenging task of eliminating the disease. It registers 500 leprosy cases every year, hospital officials said.
  • Library hosts eclipse-themed events with free eclipse glasses

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    The next like it, with a path in the US, isn't predicted to occur for nearly three centuries, on January 25, 2316. "It's not an especially wide path of totality , but it crosses the USA and no other country". There, the solar eclipse starts at 11:58 a.m. CDT and totality begins at 1:27 p.m. CDT, lasting for a little under two minutes. Google has already partnered with others, like the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and NASA , to bring two million pairs of eclipse glasses to around ...
  • New Zealand opposition leader Andrew Little steps down ahead of election

    New Zealand opposition leader Andrew Little steps down ahead of election

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    Mr Jackson said Labour's approach to Māori issues is good but, but Mr Davis's election shows an appreciation for Māori from the party. It's something that I've wanted, and others have wanted, for years and years. Instead the focus was just on Andrew Little not faring well at the polls". "I am determined to make sure that Labour fights this campaign with the greatest of resolve, because far too much is at stake for far too many New Zealanders".
  • 14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases

    14 juvenile lifers resentenced in DE cases

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    The state Supreme Court recently upheld three consecutive life sentences for Mahdi Hassan Ali, who killed three people in a Minneapolis market in 2010. No so-called juvenile lifers have been released on parole. He was given a life sentence for the fatal beating of a man in 1982, when Blizzard was 17 years old.