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Breastfeeding protects infants from antibiotic-resistant bacteria

49 minutes ago   |   Science Daily

A new study shows that infants that are breastfed for at least six months have less antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their gut compared with babies breastfed for a shorter...
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White House's Kudlow says Trump not demanding Fed policy change

49 minutes ago   |   Reuters

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said on Wednesday that U.S. President Trump was not demanding a policy change at the Federal Reserve after Trump heaped more criticism...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

59 minutes ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump mischaracterized the plight of children who were taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the...
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Can Facebook Posts Reveal Who Will Develop Depression?

Can Facebook Posts Reveal Who Will Develop Depression?

1 hour ago   |   Psych Central

A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Stony Brook University recently developed a new algorithm which was able to identify which Facebook users would be...
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Reintroduction of Wolves to Yellowstone Led to Unexpected Ecological Response

1 hour ago   |   Newsweek

Mark Boyce has spent 40 years studying the park's ecosystems and says wolf reintroduction has been fascinating.
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Big Facebook investors call for ouster of Zuckerberg as chair

Big Facebook investors call for ouster of Zuckerberg as chair

1 hour ago   |   New York Post

Big public investment funds are throwing their weight behind a push to oust Mark Zuckerberg from the helm of Facebook's board. Four large institutional investors - including...
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Australian govt lambasted after supporting ‘It's OK to be white' meme as policy

1 hour ago   |   RT

A 4chan meme nearly became official Australian policy after the country's ruling party backed a motion that declared “It's OK to be white.” The government claims it mistakenly...
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Why Canada Believes It Can Lead Global AI Innovation

2 hours ago   |   Fortune

While Americans tend to think of Silicon Valley as the de facto hub for technology, neighbors to the north believe it can lead the charge of one of the most promising...
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Revolutionary Microscopy Technique Nets Most Lucrative Prize in Science

2 hours ago   |   Scientific American

The Breakthrough awards, each worth U.S. $3 million, honor advances in the life sciences, physics and mathematics
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Sidewalk Labs CEO says ‘vast majority' of privacy questions have been answered

2 hours ago   |   National Post

TORONTO - The leader of an organization behind plans for a high-tech Toronto community says the “vast majority” of people's privacy concerns around the project should be...
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Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Plane carrying Melania Trump forced to turn around over smoke in cabin

Melania Trump's Philadelphia-bound plane was forced to return to Joint Base Andrews on Wednesday morning after a “mechanical issue” caused smoke to waft though the cabin... Read more ...

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring After Nearly 50 Years

WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday... Read more ...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at...

12-year-old boy electrocuted while climbing fence to retrieve ball at football practice

"This young man was where he needed to be. He was doing what he loved, he was doing what was tied to his passion, which was playing football." Read more ...

'You should die in a locked closet,' judge tells man found guilty of killing...

'You should die in a locked closet,' judge tells man found guilty of killing 4-year-old girl

The man was convicted of capital murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter. Read more ...

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canada is now the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Canadian leaders say the goal is to better reflect society's changing opinion about marijuana and bring black market operators into a regulated system. Read more ...

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

Bills name veteran QB Anderson to start in place of Allen

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. - The Buffalo Bills are turning to newly signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson to fill in for injured rookie starter Josh Allen. Read more ...

Brewers, Dodgers tied after 9 innings in NLCS Game 4

Brewers, Dodgers tied after 9 innings in NLCS Game 4

LOS ANGELES - The Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Dodgers are tied 1-1 after nine innings in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series. Read more ...

Shad Khan drops bid to buy Wembley Stadium amid opposition

Shad Khan drops bid to buy Wembley Stadium amid opposition

LONDON - The English Football Association has dropped its plans to sell Wembley Stadium after American sports magnate Shad Khan withdrew his offer amid opposition. Read more ...

20 lottery winners who lost every penny

20 lottery winners who lost every penny

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached a record high $868 million after nobody won on Tuesday. While it may be tempting, buying a lottery ticket is almost certainly not worth... Read more ...

Senior Treasury Department employee charged with leaking to media about...

Senior Treasury Department employee charged with leaking to media about suspicious financial activity reports on Manafort and Gates

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged a senior Treasury Department employee with leaking suspicious financial activity reports to the news media. Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards... Read more ...