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The Philippines , which is No. 27 in the FIBA rankings, swept the preliminary round with impressive wins over defending champion China (96-87), Iraq (84-68) and Qatar (80-74) to proceed directly to the quarterfinal round. South Korea blew the game open to start the fourth quarter, turning a one-point lead into a 16-point advantage by forcing Japan into a string of turnovers and scoreless offensive possessions.
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    Taylor, 27, released a statement after the verdict was announced thanking the judge, jury, her lawyers and "anyone who offered their support throughout this four-year ordeal and two-year long trial process". Immediately after the jury declared that Mueller was guilty on Monday, the singer-songwriter turned to her mother and said she hoped the verdict would inspire other victims of assault.
  • Trump condemns KKK, white supremacists and neo-Nazis in Charlottesville rally

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    The spread of cholera has slowed significantly in some areas compared to peak levels but the disease is still spreading fast in more recently affected districts, which are recording large numbers of cases. WHO said its response includes working with partners to set up cholera treatment clinics and rehabilitation facilities, the delivery of medical supplies and support for the national health effort.
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    Most cases of the plague in the US occur in Western states like New Mexico, Arizona, southern Colorado, California, southern OR, and far western Nevada, according to the Centers for Disease Control . It's after three people needed hospital treatment after contracting the plague 400 miles away east in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, in June. Symptoms of plague in humans generally appear within two to six days following exposure and include fever, chills, headache, weakness, muscle pain, and ...
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    President Donald Trump and CNN reporter Jim Acosta had a tense exchange Monday afternoon regarding Trump's response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, with both accusing each other of being "fake news". "And why are we not having a press conference today? ". As he was leaving, Acosta shouted a question at Trump about Charlottesville, wondering when he was going to hold a press conference on the tragedy.
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