• KSU data suggest Lone Star ticks common in Kansas
KSU data suggest Lone Star ticks common in Kansas

Allergic reactions associated with alpha-gal range from mild symptoms like hives or stomach pains, to more severe reactions like difficulty breathing or losing consciousness. While the tick is most commonly found in the southeastern and south central areas of the USA, data has tracked its movements as far north as Duluth, Minnesota, and Hanover...

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  • Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary
Support for gay marriage surges, even among groups once wary

The Pavan v. Smith opinion noted, "As this Court explained in Obergefell v. Hodges , the Constitution entitles same-sex couples to civil marriage 'on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples.'" Obergefell was the 2015 decision that said states could not ban same-sex couples from obtaining marriage licenses the same as opposite-s...

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  • China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole

Liu Xiaobo, who won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize from behind bars, was for decades a vocal champion of democracy and human rights until Chinese authorities locked him up for speaking out. An advocate for human rights and democracy, he was convicted in 2009 of engaging in activities created to overthrow the government. "Otherwise it would be legally i...

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  • Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill
Republican senator has 'very serious' concerns on USA health-care bill

As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line. Thirty-one states have expanded Medicaid to include those whose income is up to 38 percent above the poverty level. "We don't have enough information", said Sen.

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  • US top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms
US top court set to rule on religious rights; travel ban looms

Action is expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision is due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. "I'm not surprised at all that Neil Gorsuch is right in there with Thomas and Alito , wanting to pretty much tell the president, 'You just go right ahead, impose a Musli...

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  • GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward
GOP senator: 'No way' health care bill should move forward

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a closed meeting with Senate Republicans on June 22, 2017. Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine said on ABC's "This Week": "It's hard for me to see the bill passing this week, but that's up to the majority leader".

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  • US eyes arms for YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa's fall
US eyes arms for YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa's fall

And he also sounded a cautionary tone when asked if all the weapons would be returned. Speaking to reporters on his way to Germany Monday to meet with European allies, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke broadly about the USA military's future operations against the Islamic State in the Euphrates River Valley, adding that it will take "more p...

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  • Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week
Nevada Taxation Department prepares to license recreational pot purveyors this week

The fate of the recreational program has been in limbo since a Carson City judge ruled Tuesday that the ballot measure voters approved requires that alcohol wholesalers have exclusive rights to pot distribution licenses for 18 months. "I think there will be long lines", Whiteman said. Farley is also optimistic about the program because Nevada has...

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  • CBO to release analysis of Republican Senate health care bill
CBO to release analysis of Republican Senate health care bill

Minutes after the report's release , three GOP senators threatened to oppose a pivotal vote on the proposal this week, enough to sink it unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , R-Ky., can win over some of them or other GOP critics.

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  • Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment
Questions raised about Liu Xiaobo's prison medical treatment

Liu is now being treated in a hospital in north China's Shenyang city for late-stage liver cancer, having been granted medical parole, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Charter 08 , which was posted online, specifically demands the abolition of subversion as an offence in China's criminal code - the very crime for which Liu has been jailed.

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  • Joseph County clerk still impacted by meningitis outbreak
Joseph County clerk still impacted by meningitis outbreak

Prosecutors say Cadden authorized the shipment of drugs before their sterility was confirmed. Prosecutors said Cadden, the compounding center's head pharmacist, ran the company as a criminal enterprise, selling substandard and non-sterile drugs produced in filthy conditions to medical facilities nationwide.

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  • Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order
Supreme Court revives parts of Trump travel ban order

President Trump signed an executive order that would ban refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days and would suspend a refugee program for 120 days. "How individuals will prove such a ( bona fide) relationship , and whether the burden of proof will be on the government or the individua...

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  • Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims
Study links legalized pot with increase in car crash claims

Researchers looked at traffic data in two states that have legalized the recreational use of marijuana: Washington and Colorado . "Three years after recreational marijuana legalization , changes in motor vehicle crash fatality rates for Washington and Colorado were not statistically different from those in similar states without recreat...

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  • National Hockey League expansion draft: Blues available and protected list
National Hockey League expansion draft: Blues available and protected list

In about 30 minutes, the National Hockey League is set to approve and release protected lists for all 30 already-established National Hockey League teams. Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Roberto Luongo of the Florida Panthers stand out among the veteran goaltenders . Now begins the jockeying regarding some of those top player...

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  • White House Wants More Flexible Russia-Sanctions Deal From Congress
White House Wants More Flexible Russia-Sanctions Deal From Congress

The measure would strengthen existing sanctions targeting Russian energy projects, while imposing new sanctions on those involved in serious human rights abuses, supplying weapons to the Syrian government, carrying out malicious cyber activities and doing business with Russian intelligence and defense.

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  • New Zealand law student launches climate change court case
New Zealand law student launches climate change court case

Thomson made a decision to launch the lawsuit after being inspired by global climate change litigation, including the 900 Dutch citizens who filed a case against the Dutch government, and a United States case where 21 kids are taking on the Federal government and fossil fuel companies.

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  • South Africa beat England to win 2nd T20
South Africa beat England to win 2nd T20

The Proteas ODI captain was nowhere near his best during the Champions Trophy and failed to inspire his team in the three-match T20 global series against a pumped-up English side. Both of South Africa's teams were put under pressure in matches that could have gone either way. One of the most dynamic batsmen in the world at present, the 33-year-...

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  • US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Muslim Ban Case
US Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Trump Muslim Ban Case

People leave the U.S. Supreme Court building on Monday after justices issued their final rulings for the term. In the meantime, the administration can bar travelers from six majority-Muslim countries from the USA if they don't have a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship " with someone or some entity in the country.

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  • Virginia districts drawn to help GOP
Virginia districts drawn to help GOP

Republicans captured 67% of the overall Congressional vote in 2016, but won all four House seats that year. A separate statistical analysis conducted for AP by the Princeton University Gerrymandering Project found the extreme Republican advantages in some states were no fluke.

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  • Six insurers to offer plans in Obamacare marketplace next year
Six insurers to offer plans in Obamacare marketplace next year

Of course, our own Gov. Scott Walker was among those leading the cheers. This year in Florida, an estimated 1.7 million consumers signed up for 2017 coverage under the ACA. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, pointed out following the Anthem announcement, the insurance industry itself has called the continued Trump administration threats to eliminate Obam...

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  • Supreme Court hands Trump a partial victory on travel ban
Supreme Court hands Trump a partial victory on travel ban

Monday's decision in effect removes the stay on aspects of the ban that was introduced following judgments by several lower courts over the past few months. 'For individuals, a close familial relationship is required, ' the court said. A foreign national who wishes to enter the United States to live with or visit a family member.

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  • 'Pharma Bro' Refuses To Keep Quiet Before Fraud Trial
'Pharma Bro' Refuses To Keep Quiet Before Fraud Trial

Then presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused him of price gouging and vowed to curb the process. Shkreli is being represented by a high-powered legal team headed by Benjamin Brafman, whose past clients have included Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the International Monetary Fund chief who was accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

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  • Trump accuses Obama of hacking collusion
Trump accuses Obama of hacking collusion

A former Obama administration official recently told the Washington Post that the 44th president and his team "choked" in not reacting to Russian Federation before after the USA general election. Welker suggested those tweets were hypocritical given Trump's previous suggestion during the 2016 presidential campaign that Russian Federation should...

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  • Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban
Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

Four days after signing the original ban, Trump nominated Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated when Antonin Scalia died. But the other six kept blocking it as it applies to those traveling to the US on employment, student or family immigrant visas as well as other cases where the traveler can show a "bona fide" connection to the U.S.

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  • Roger Federer wins Halle Open title
Roger Federer wins Halle Open title

Federer , whose first success at Halle came in 2003, has won 92 career titles from 140 finals. Wimbledon starts on Monday, 3 July. "Mentally, I'm fresh again and I've gotten used to match play". Federer claimed his 100th title by defeating Zverev in straight sets. Federer kept world number 12 Zverev on his toes and earned a second br...

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  • Trump, on Twitter, Targets Obama's Response to Russian Federation
Trump, on Twitter, Targets Obama's Response to Russian Federation

At the same time , Mr. Schiff said that Mr. Trump was "in no position to complain". While there is no evidence that Russian Federation changed the counts of voting machines, the investigations into Russia's hacking and disinformation campaigns are still ongoing.

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  • Bengaluru entrepreneur loses arm in crocodile attack
Bengaluru entrepreneur loses arm in crocodile attack

Dr Thomas Chandy, orthopaedics chief at Hosmat Hospital , where Mudit was treated, said: 'Mudit has been shifted to the Intensive Care Unit. The Indiranagar resident is, however, yet to overcome the shock, said doctors. It has electric fencing and many signboards warning people about the presence of crocodiles. "It's a miracle Dandwate escap...

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  • Pharmacy Head Gets 9 Years in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak
Pharmacy Head Gets 9 Years in Deadly Meningitis Outbreak

Prosecutors had asked U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns to sentence Barry Cadden , 50, the co-founder and former president of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center , to at least 35 years in prison. Some of the people who were sickened or had relatives who died urged Judge Stearns to give the maximum allowable punishment as a deterrent ...

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  • Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare
Senator Rand Paul says would consider partial repeal of Obamacare

Lawmakers in Washington are still reading through the finer details of the Senate GOP's new health care bill , but opponents are already warning it'll give states an impossible choice - either cut services or spend billions more on health care.

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  • China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide
China landslide site evacuated over concerns of 2nd slide

Another 15 people had been confirmed alive directly or through relatives, and 93 were still missing, with hopes fading of finding survivors, according to the local government's microblog. The provincial government of Sichuan today released the names of the 118 missing people. BEIJING • China's national observatory yesterday maintained an oran...

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  • White House pushing Republicans in the House to relax new Russian Federation sanctions
White House pushing Republicans in the House to relax new Russian Federation sanctions

Rand Paul, R-Ky. and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. voting against it. The bill provides for a legal level of sanctions imposed by the decrees of the former President of the United States Barack Obama in connection with the conflict in the Donbas and the annexation of Crimea by Russian Federation.

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  • Officials emphasize firework safety ahead of Fourth of July celebrations
Officials emphasize firework safety ahead of Fourth of July celebrations

Illegal-use fireworks include bottle rockets, sky rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, missiles, parachutes, sky flyers, display shells and aerial items. - If one of your fireworks fails to light, do not try to light it again. Never attempt to relight a "dud" firework. She said, the fire department also receives a number of calls from veterans w...

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  • Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set
Court partly reinstates Trump travel ban, fall arguments set

Trump contends the ban is necessary to protect the nation while the administration decides whether tougher vetting procedures and other measures are needed. Trump's first executive order on travel applied to travelers from Iraq and well as the six countries, and took effect immediately, causing chaos and panic at airports over the last weekend in...

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  • How to get free HIV testing in Ontario, San Bernardino on Tuesday
How to get free HIV testing in Ontario, San Bernardino on Tuesday

Vail says, when it comes to HIV cases in Michigan, Ingham County is at the top of the list. Medical advances and treatments have made it possible to have HIV and control the virus. If you test positive for HIV, you can take medicines to stay healthy and greatly reduce your chance of passing HIV to others - but the only way to know for sure if you...

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  • Netflix reveals teaser trailer for Spike Lee's series
Netflix reveals teaser trailer for Spike Lee's series "She's Gotta Have It"

The film, Lee's directorial debut, followed a sexually liberated Brooklyn woman dating three suitors at once - who all show up to dinner at her place. The film, starring Tracy Camilla Johns as a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors (Tommy Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell, Lee), signaled a change of how African Ameri...

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