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The bill, backed by Republican President Donald Trump , would end for some time the fiscal policy squabbling that has consumed Congress for months. A sweeping bipartisan vote is expected on the measure, which is attached to a huge budget agreement , but the timing and outcome of a House vote are less certain.
  • IAF officer 'honey trapped' by ISI agents, shares secret documents

    IAF officer 'honey trapped' by ISI agents, shares secret documents

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    The police added that they have not found any proof of monetary exchange and that he was passing classified information on behalf of sex chats. The two allegedly even exchanged intimate messages. While police remained tight-lipped, sources confirmed to TOI that Marwaha was produced before the court of Deepak Sehrawat at Patiala House and taken on five days of police remand by the special cell.
  • In a first, human eggs completely grown in lab

    In a first, human eggs completely grown in lab

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    This had previously only ever been done with mouse eggs. " Being able to fully develop human eggs in the lab could widen the scope of available fertility treatments ", said Professor Evelyn Telfer of the School of Biological Sciences, who led the research.
  • A&E waiting times hit rock bottom in January

    A&E waiting times hit rock bottom in January

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    He added: 'We've got the flu outbreak which, although it's not an epidemic, is the worst we've had for many years'. I take responsibility for everything that happens in the NHS . PHE said flu levels remain high but are continuing to stabilise across the UK. Dr Nick Scriven, the president of the Society for Acute Medicine, said: "The last six weeks have seen the acute services of the NHS under a sustained period of stress due to "normal" winter pressures along with a surge in influenza".
  • Already bad flu season not quite over yet

    Already bad flu season not quite over yet

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    Experts will not know how effective the 2017-18 flu vaccine is until this season is over, but current predictions are around 17% for H3N2, BuzzFeed News previously reported. The overwhelming majority of people going to the hospital for the flu are in the Twin Cities metro region, but southeast Minnesota has the third highest total of hospitalizations with a total of 224.
  • Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions

    Seattle moves to wipe away old pot possession convictions

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    Seattle is overturning misdemeanor convictions for pot possession, following San Francisco's lead last month . In Pennsylvania, legislation is anticipated to be introduced shortly to vacate previous marijuana convictions for patients who have enrolled in the state medical marijuana program.
  • Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats

    Senate Leaders Reach Budget Deal After Months of Government Shutdown Threats

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    Lifts the statutory budget caps for defense and nondefense spending by a combined $296 billion over the next two years. Democrats are also conflicted because while the deal would increase spending for their favored domestic programs, the agreement does nothing to protect the DREAMers, the undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children.
  • High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals

    High Flu Activity Means Visitor Restrictions Continue At Hospitals

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    Nurse Manager Jenni Dalton said they will offer the flu shot until June 30th, since this is when their current batch of vaccines expires. On Tuesday, health officials revealed that a 5-year-old Kosciusko County child died from the flu . Byrne says this season has seen the most outpatient doctor's visits for flu-like infections since 2009, when the H1N1 virus was prevalent. Additionally, the vaccine effectiveness for A (H3N2) has generally been lower than other strains.
  • Cancer Will Be Prevented Soon With A Cancer Vaccine

    Cancer Will Be Prevented Soon With A Cancer Vaccine

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    This means that they only activate T cells inside the tumour, ones that have already recognised cancer cells as a threat. "All of these immunotherapy advances are changing medical practice", Levy explained . The vaccine is said to be composed of two immune-stimulating agents that are directly injected into solid tumors . She transplanted the same lymphoma cancer cells in two locations, and she transplanted a colon cancer cell line in a third location.
  • 'This Is Us' Returns to Earth After Post-Super Bowl Highs

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    This year's Super Bowl posted a slight decline in TV viewership versus a year ago, with the game pulling in $414 million in advertising sales to NBC - the second-biggest take in history. "With an all-time Top 10 audience, the Super Bowl once again proved that it's the most dominant and consistent property on television", said Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting & Sports, by way of heralding last night's ratings.
  • Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of U.S. baby food giant Gerber

    Boy with Down's Syndrome becomes face of U.S. baby food giant Gerber

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    The Gerber Baby photo contest has been going on since 2010, with a new victor chosen every year. As the Grand Prize victor, Lucas's family will receive $50,000, and Lucas will be given the coveted title of 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby. "We're hoping this will impact everyone - that it will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited", Lucas' dad Jason Warren told Today.
  • Tony Romo will compete in a PGA Tour event

    Tony Romo will compete in a PGA Tour event

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    Nantz told Golf.com he expected Romo to receive a sponsor exemption to a PGA Tour event in two months. The Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship will mark Romo's first tournament as an individual against PGA Tour professionals in the same competition.
  • Senate announces bipartisan budget breakthrough

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    The US Senate , in a rare display of bipartisanship, has reached a two-year budget deal to raise federal spending by nearly $US300 billion, in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for years.
  • European stocks recover as the global market sell-off pauses

    European stocks recover as the global market sell-off pauses

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    It was estimated that the rout has now wiped as much as $4 trillion from the market's value. Traders were still bracing for further volatility in the near future, as they tried to determine if the wild swings these past few days were the beginning of a deeper market correction, or just a temporary blip in the U.S.
  • Rapper pleads guilty to charges from 2017 AMP concert

    Rapper pleads guilty to charges from 2017 AMP concert

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    Travis was originally charged - under his real name Jacques Webster - with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct and endangering the welfare of a minor during the concert. "They overcharged him", attorney Doug Norwood told the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Norwood says he believes the charge can be expunged from his client's record later.
  • Donald Trump Goes After UK Health Service, Prime Minister Fights Back

    Donald Trump Goes After UK Health Service, Prime Minister Fights Back

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    In a post on Twitter Trump said Democrats want a universal health insurance system, but thousands protest in the United Kingdom because their universal health system is not working and is about to go bankrupt. Amid the backlash, the Prime Minister's official spokesman later insisted Mrs May had made clear that "the NHS is not for sale and it never will be" in previous comments made in February past year.