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His parents entered him in Gerber's Spokesbaby contest after a relative pointed out an ad looking for submissions. Lucas is the first child with Down syndrome to win the title since the contest began in 2010. Bill Partyka, CEO and president of Gerber , says Lucas's smile and happy expression captured the hearts of the Gerber team. The boy has Down syndrome - the first to earn the coveted honor.
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    Researchers are investigating whether a change in diet could help patients with breast tumours after studies in mice showed that asparagine, a compound first identified in asparagus but present in many other foods, drives the spread of the disease to other organs.
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    Trump calls Democrats 'treasonous' for not applauding his SOTU address

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    US President Donald Trump described lawmakers who did not applaud his State of the Union address as unpatriotic and treasonous Monday. Speaking at an OH hydraulic cylinders manufacturing plant the president took some time to share his hurt feelings when Democrats did not clap for him at the State of the Union address last week.
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    FDA: Kratom Compounds Contain Opioid Properties

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    The DEA warned in 2016 that kratom has a high potential for abuse and has no now accepted medical use in treatment in the United States and announced plans to place the active chemicals of the plant - Mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine - on the agency's Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act in December 2016 .
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    Amtrak train collision has Arizona connection

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    Sumwalt said the accident could have been avoided if a federal safety system, under consideration for years, had been in place. "You could clearly tell the train was coming off the track". The NTSB said it was working to confirm that. Amid the renewed calls for action, Schiavo said it's well-past time for positive train control to become a reality for all of the country's passenger rail systems.
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    Copeland pointed to Matthew 8:17 once again and suggested that it was evidence that Christians weren't meant to get the flu. "We've already had our shot". As reported by USA media, Copeland and her family have expressed skepticism and / or competition over vaccines and medicines in the past. It's NOT a Season! "Do you want to do that, or do you want to sit in here on a Saturday morning, hear the word of God, let faith come into your heart and be healed?" Shelley, of Arlington, Texas, fears ...
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    However two democratic lawmakers from NY have suggested going one step further and want to make a new state law to force detergent manufacturers to avoid making products that look like candy. "You don't need them to look like gummy bears in order for consumers to use them", Holyman said. Both are Democrats from New York City. "There's no easy way to spin it other than to say the people who are participating in this trend are old enough to know laundry detergent is not safe for consumption, ...
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    Alabama Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer

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    The state is seeking to hold Purdue Pharma financially accountable for an addiction epidemic. Including Alabama, at least 13 states have sued opioid manufacturers in response to the epidemic; numerous cities and counties have done likewise.
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    Sva Plumb Wealth Management Llc decreased Coca Cola Co Com (KO) stake by 37.37% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock was sold at an average price of $71.00, for a total value of $13,712,301.00. Its down 0.15, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 55 investors sold ABBV shares while 640 reduced holdings. 132 funds opened positions while 462 raised stakes.
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    The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite was up 0.8 per cent to 7,022. With Monday's declines, the S&P 500 erased its gains for 2018 and is now down 0.9 percent in 2018. The pace of the sell-off quickened on Friday, after strong U.S. jobs data prompted investors to reassess the pace of interest rate rises from the Federal Reserve , before descending into panic in late USA afternoon trading yesterday.
  • Two Indian Institutes Ranked Among Top 50 Asian Universities

    Two Indian Institutes Ranked Among Top 50 Asian Universities

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    In world rankings , 42 Indian institutes were included in the overall list, while two higher education institutes could make it in first 500 spots. Mr Phil Baty, Editorial Director, Global Rankings, Times Higher Education , said, "Congratulations to NUS for holding the number one position in Times Higher Education's Asia University Rankings for the third successive year".
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    The official explained that Jadhav has multiple cases against him in which he had been indicted on terror- and sabotage-related charges. The cases were progressing, he said, emphasizing the one relating to spying had only concluded. The Pakistani government has, meanwhile, demanded access to Jadhav's whole network from India while expanding the scope of investigation. Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said Pakistan was in no hurry to execute Jadhav as he still had his mercy ...
  • Lauri Love case: Hacking suspect wins extradition appeal

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    Three different U.S. districts have filed indictments against the British national under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Authorities in America had been fighting for Mr Love, 33, from Stradishall, near Newmarket, to face trial on charges of cyber-hacking, which lawyers said could have meant a sentence of up to 99 years in prison if found guilty.
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    The stock decreased 7.09% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $6.55. About 10.07M shares traded or 40.00% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. Whitaker, SVP, sold 11,000 with an average share price of $66.53 per share and the total transaction amounting to $731,830.00. Pt Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BKRKF) was reduced too.
  • Delhi Congress Seva Dal worker shot dead after argument over rash driving

    Delhi Congress Seva Dal worker shot dead after argument over rash driving

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    According to reports, Mehra's auto was chased by the attackers, who later shot him dead. The incident took place when the 43-year-old was returning home after attending a marriage function at one of the banquets on GTK Road. Police was informed about the incident around 2.53 AM by a passerby, following to the call police reached the spot and rushed Mehra to Parmanand Hospital.
  • Cancer 'vaccine' successfully eliminates tumors in mice, clinical trials for humans underway

    Cancer 'vaccine' successfully eliminates tumors in mice, clinical trials for humans underway

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    One of the two agents has already been approved for human trials; the other has been tested for human use in several unrelated clinical trials, according to the study. The study says this approach could work for many types of cancer and provide a rapid and relatively cheap cancer therapy. The study, conducted by Stanford University School of Medicine, also found that the new treatment also eliminated untreated metastases, which are abnormal growths further away from the original tumor site.
  • Protesters block trains near Super Bowl, march on stadium

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    The 103 million number for the Patriots-Eagles, also makes it a very real possibility that viewership for next year's Super Bowl could dip below 100 million for the first time in almost a decade. To be fair, the NFL's ratings have been down all year, and trending downward . Mulhern said. "A lot of men say that, but I really am". One of the most exciting Super Bowls in league history actually saw a television ratings drop.
  • Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Chittagong pitch rated

    Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh: Chittagong pitch rated "below average"

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    Sri Lanka - who declared at a colossal 713 for nine in their first and only innings - criticised the pitch after the match. According to report published in cricbuzz , CEO Ashley de SIlva said: "CWI wanted a day night Test, but we (SLC) had told them that it has to be either the first or the last Test".
  • Up to a Foot of Snow Predicted for Wednesday

    Up to a Foot of Snow Predicted for Wednesday

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    In all, 1 to 3 inches of snow is possible, with locally higher amounts. One to three inches of snow will likely be in store for far southern Wisconsin Monday afternoon and evening. The overnight low will drop to around 3 degrees and wind chill factors will be well below zero. Thursday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 24.
  • Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection

    Pharmac widening access for Truvada for the prevention of HIV infection

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    Dr Myers says "we are also extremely heartened to see that PHARMAC took on board suggestions to expand funded PrEP access to include transgender men who are at high risk of HIV". "Condoms are fully funded on prescription and are highly effective, but rates of HIV infection are still increasing in New Zealand", she said. "Together with safe sex practice, early diagnosis and access to treatment, we expect that (it) will significantly reduce HIV transmission rates in New Zealand", Pharmac chief ...
  • Store-bought lettuce had a 3-inch lizard in it, Maine woman says

    Store-bought lettuce had a 3-inch lizard in it, Maine woman says

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    Ms Carr said she purchased the romaine lettuce from Shaw's supermarket and made it into a salad a few days later. The new mother of a 10-week-old newborn boy was enjoying a quick lunch on January 29 as she washed her lettuce, inverted it to drain, ripped it apart by hand and threw on some grape tomatoes, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Centre Allocates Rs 5252 Crore To Odisha For Infrastructure Development

    Centre Allocates Rs 5252 Crore To Odisha For Infrastructure Development

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    The much-hyped MUTP III, which aims to convert the entire fleet of suburban locals into air-conditioned ones, has received an allocation of Rs 1 crore to kickstart the work. By sanctioning funds for the key project of doubling Baiyappanahalli-Hosur and Yeshwantpur-Channasandra lines, the railways has finally recognised the importance of a long pending demand.