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Plattsburgh Organization Holds Immigration Support Training

My Champlain Valley – by Rebecca Reese Plattsburgh, NY – Thousands of immigrants are going through the Plattsburgh area to illegally cross the border into Canada. They’re expecting to able to stay and have a better life, but it may not … Continue reading

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Homeless encampment set to close Tuesday

NBC 5 News – by Jennifer Sheahen BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Burlington homeless encampment is set to be cleared Tuesday. Late last month, people living at the Sears Lane homeless encampment were served with an eviction notice. When NBC5 first spoke … Continue reading

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New bike program aims to help elderly with memory loss

Moms Everyday – by Pam Tauscher Who was holding the back of your bike when you learned to ride? Chances are, it was a parent. Now a special cycling program is giving some children the opportunity to return that favor to … Continue reading

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Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show

CBS News According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous … Continue reading

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Canada open to completing NAFTA talks in short order

CBC News Canadian negotiators are open to working on a timeline proposed by the U.S. to complete NAFTA renegotiations before the end of the year, CBC News has learned. A government source, speaking on background, tells CBC News that Canada is … Continue reading

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Henry Kissinger

Start at (31:13) Henry Kissinger speaks about World Order and International Order and Charlie Rose speaks about New World Order…. Charlie Rose Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, shares his thoughts on resolving the North Korea crisis, the U.S. relationship … Continue reading

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A Very Short History of Vaccines in America

PBS – by Michelle Minzer The battle over whether to enforce vaccination is not new. In fact, it’s older than the United States itself. In early colonial America, the smallpox virus spread quickly among growing populations, killing as many as half … Continue reading

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India’s national ID program raises privacy concerns

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80-year-old former Marine used sickle to defend herself from rabid bobcat

New Hampshire Union Leader – by Dave Solomon SUNAPEE — An 80-year-old Georges Mills woman is recovering at home after being jumped by a bobcat in an attack that required 50 to 60 stitches to her face, back and arm … Continue reading

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Engineering Vaccines for Newborns

Northwestern University – by Amanda Morris Called the “window of vulnerability,” the first year of a newborn baby’s life is when they are highly susceptible to infectious diseases. This window could narrow or even close completely, if it were possible … Continue reading

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‘Human Project’ study will ask 10,000 to share life’s data

Reading Eagle – by Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — Wanted: 10,000 New Yorkers interested in advancing science by sharing a trove of personal information, from cellphone locations and credit-card swipes to blood samples and life-changing events. For 20 years. … Continue reading

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The U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself, While the Rest of Us Die

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UVM Medical Center Pushing Life Saving Tools

My Champlain Valley – by Rebecca Reese Burlington, Vt. – According to the Department of Homeland Security, a person bleeding can die from blood loss after just five minutes. This makes it crucial to be able to stop bleeding as … Continue reading

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CARMA Therapeutics Closes Initial Funding to Advance Chimeric Antigen Receptor Macrophages (CARMA) to Treat Solid Tumors

What could go wrong with this? Business Wire PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CARMA Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company developing cellular immunotherapies, co-founded by the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), announced today that it has closed an initial financing. The financing was co-led by AbbVie … Continue reading

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Community works with elders to learn traditional remedies for cancer patients

CBC News – by Priscilla Hwang Melinda Laboucan lost her mother to cancer a few years ago. Today, she’s out on the land with elders collecting spruce gum, buds and chaga mushrooms to help cancer patients in her community find traditional … Continue reading

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In WWI Trenches, Instant Coffee Gave Troops A Much-Needed Boost

NPR – by Jeff Koehler On April 6, 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and formally entered World War I. By late June, American infantry troops began arriving in Europe. One thing they couldn’t do without? Coffee. “Coffee was … Continue reading

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Inside your backside: Giant inflatable colon helps demystify colon cancer

BBC News Hundreds were welcomed to explore a nearly 13-meter long inflatable colon – complete with unhealthy polyps and lesions – on Saturday in Kahnawake, a Mohawk reserve near Montreal. The colon, which was outside of the Knights of Columbus Club, is on tour with the Colorectal … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia Archives is recruiting online volunteers to transcribe documents to make the past searchable

CBC News Lovers of handwriting have long cursed computers for spelling the end of the ancient craft, but a new crowdsourcing program from the Nova Scotia Archives lets them put their passion for penmanship to work in deciphering historic documents. … Continue reading

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Hawthorn: good for tea, jelly, and of course, leprechauns

NCPR – by Paul Hetzler My earliest memory of St. Patrick’s Day is how angry it made my mother, who holds dual Irish-American citizenship and strongly identifies with her Celtic roots. It was not the day itself which got her … Continue reading

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Slammer Sale: States find closed prisons can be a tough sell

NPR ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) States are finding out the hard way that closed prisons can be a tough sell. A recent national study found at least 94 state correctional facilities have been shut down since 2011, and only a few … Continue reading

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