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Preliminary CDC data published by the New York Times shows USA drug overdose deaths surged 19 percent to at least 59,000 in 2016. In 2016, The New York Times estimates that that figure lies somewhere between 59,000 and 65,000 deaths, with the most precise prediction being 62,497 deaths.
  • Vets warn of highly contagious dog flu in Georgia

    Vets warn of highly contagious dog flu in Georgia

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    Cases of canine influenza were confirmed in SC, the University of Florida's Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program announced Tuesday. Health officials believe the flu was spread at two dog shows , including one in Perry, Ga., and another in Deland, Fla.
  • Comey: President Trump Asked For Loyalty, End Of Flynn Probe

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    From a geopolitical perspective, he said , "my personal take is that the American decision can be interpreted as a factor in the erosion of the moral and political leadership of the United States ". The remaining participants must cooperate to ensure that America's withdrawal does not demoralize developing and other countries in their efforts to cut down global warming gas emissions and thus make the worldwide agreement a dead letter.
  • $700M Natural Gas Facility Planned For Superior

    $700M Natural Gas Facility Planned For Superior

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    Dairyland Power Cooperative held their 76th annual meeting today at the La Crosse Center. Dairyland Power Cooperative has revealed its plans to jointly build a 525-550MW combined-cycle natural gas facility with Minnesota Power in the U.S.
  • Trump urges House to pass VA Accountability legislation quickly

    Trump urges House to pass VA Accountability legislation quickly

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    S.1094 would allow the VA Secretary to remove, demote or suspend employees whose misconduct or performance warrants such action. It passed a bipartisan bill. "Now they will be, under the new law". The bill will now go to the House. The two released statements on Wednesday pressing the House to take up the legislation without delay.
  • UK PM May's lead remains 1 percent point: Survation poll

    UK PM May's lead remains 1 percent point: Survation poll

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    In mid-April, May called for a general election and overstepped earlier pledges of not doing so before 2020. "It can be run in the interests of the majority; not the political and corporate elites". "Or something different", Corbyn told supporters in Colwyn Bay, north Wales, to cheers and applause. She has portrayed Corbyn as the weak and hapless leader of a spendthrift party that would hit voters with a "tax bombshell", crash the economy and flounder in the Brexit negotiations.
  • Attorney for Steven Avery files post-conviction motion in the case

    Attorney for Steven Avery files post-conviction motion in the case

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    Eight pieces of DNA evidence, the majority of which were collected from Halbach's vehicle, were subject to new tests. Steven Avery is serving a life sentence after a jury convicted him in 2007 of killing 25-year-old Teresa Halbach in his family's Manitowoc County salvage yard in 2005.
  • Things to know about ex-FBI head's James Comey's testimony

    Things to know about ex-FBI head's James Comey's testimony

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    Another Twitter outburst questioned the performance of Attorney General Jeff Sessions's Justice Department in handling Trump's proposed ban on travelers from some Muslim countries, now frozen by the courts. "The tone, the exact words that were spoken and the context are so important". "The President himself appears to have been engaged in an effort to influence or co-opt the director of the FBI", Warner said.
  • Senegal recalls Qatar ambassador, backs Saudi in Gulf row

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    Corker, who has previously said he wished Trump's iPhone would be taken away from him, emphasized the importance of the major USA air base in Qatar "to the activities we have going on in the region". False or not, other nations did not take the news well and shortly after it was published , Saudi Arabia, Egypt , the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed diplomatic relations with the Qatar and cut air, sea and land links.
  • Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

    Comey Opening Statement For Senate Intelligence Hearing, Annotated

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    Christopher Wray, 50, would step into a job where the president controversially fired his predecessor and a special counsel is now conducting a separate investigation of his own. While Warner said he didn't know Wrap personally, he noted the former Justice official has a good reputation. Trump had considered current and former politicians, including former Sen.
  • Sporadic gunshots as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

    Sporadic gunshots as Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri

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    But Lt. -Col. Kinsley Samuel, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Department, said that the situation was under control. The Borno state government has called for calm following the attack on a town in Born by Boko Haram fighters. He added that residents of the area who had planned to flee their homes were reassured with rapid response of Nigerian troops. Wednesday attack is the first in recent time that Maiduguri would be coming under siege of the Boko Haram terrorists though there ...