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The Big One is going to happen, no matter how much you want to deny it, California scientists say

SEOUL, South Korea — Fear of earthquakes is part of life in California. But people experience this anxiety in different ways. For some, the fear prompts them to take steps to protect themselves: strapping down heavy furniture, securing kitchen cabinets and retrofitting homes and apartments. For others, the fear prompts denial — a willful ignorance […]

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Ethiopian Elected to Head World Health Organization

Ethiopian official Tedros Adhanom Gheybreysus has been elected director-general of the World Health Organization. Tedros won the post in two rounds of balloting Tuesday, defeating Dr. David Nabarro of Britain and Dr. Sania Nishtar, a Pakistani cardiologist. The vote by 185 member states took place by secret ballot after the candidates made last minute pitches. […]

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Reactions, sidebars to Trump’s Israel visit

AIPAC commends Trump’s statements on U.S. – Israel relationship WASHINGTON, D.C. (Press Release) — AIPAC commends President Donald J. Trump’s historic visit to Israel, which reflects the deep and enduring relationship between the two critical allies. We appreciate that the president went to the Jewish state as part of his first foreign trip in office—and […]

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FBI: Maryland University Killing is Possible Hate Crime

The FBI is investigating the murder of a young black man by a white University of Maryland student as a possible hate crime. Richard Collins III, 23, a student at Bowie State University was stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, while waiting for an Uber, police say. University of Maryland Police Chief David […]

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Six stages of reaction to bad medical news

Receiving an upsetting diagnosis and the six sequential reactions that follow By Natasha Josefowitz, Ph.D. LA JOLLA, California — Recently I noticed that things were getting a bit blurry, so I went to the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego to have it checked out. Guess what? Dr. William Freeman, Director of the Jacobs Retina Center, […]

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Yale University Dean Suspended Over Yelp Reviews

The dean of Pierson College at Yale University, June Chu, was placed on leave Thursday, after some racist reviews she had written on Yelp in the past started circulating among students of the Ivy League college. The reviews in question were directed toward some restaurants located in New Haven, Connecticut, the Daily Meal reported. For […]

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Netanyahu blasts Hebrew U over report it nixed Hatikvah to avoid offending Arab students

Responding to censure, Jerusalem institution says graduation ceremony has followed same format for years, and that anthem is always aired at the state ceremonies it holds By Stuart Winer View of the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus seen from Jerusalem’s Old City, on June 10, 2015. (Hadas Parush/Flash90) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and politicians lined […]

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What will humans look like in 1,000 years? [VIDEO]

In 1,000 years time, humans have come to radically transform Earth’s landscape with the help of technology. In another 1,000 years, technology will radically transform another impressive entity: the human species itself. It’s difficult to envision what humans might look like in a century, let alone in a millennium but this recent video produced by […]

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UCSB defeats, CSULB adopts BDS resolution

SANTA BARBARA, California (Press Release) — The Associated Students at UC Santa Barbara (ASUCSB) overwhelmingly rejected a hateful resolution to divest from certain companies doing business with Israel on May 11, 2017. After a contentious debate lasting almost 10 hours, divestment was crushingly defeated with a vote of 0 in favor, 16 against, and 7 […]

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Israel, U.S. leaders both subjects of probes

By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — בלגנים Balaganim The word means situations of confusion, mess, or chaos, and it applied to several features of the US and Israel as we departed one and headed towards the other. According to professional sources, “balagan” came to Israeli Hebrew from our Persian cousins as well as some other regional […]

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17 Egyptian mummies uncovered in ancient burial chamber

Cairo (dpa) – Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed an ancient burial site with at least 17 mummies, antiquities officials said Saturday, in the latest in a series of historical discoveries in Egypt. The minister of antiquities, Khaled al-Enany, announced the discovery on the site in the city of Minya, around 250 kilometres south of Cairo. The […]

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Michelle Obama slams Trump administration’s school lunch change

Washington (dpa) – Former first lady Michelle Obama on Friday slammed a move by the Trump administration to loosen rules for nutrition in school lunches, in a rare comment on the policies of her husband Barack’s successor. “Why don’t you want our kids to have good food at school?” Obama asked at a health summit […]

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Alberto Fujimori Is Hospitalized For Heart Problems

Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who is serving a 25-year sentence, has been admitted to a hospital after suffering cardiac problems. According to AP, his personal physician informed the various ailments that Fujimori suffers. “Here is a heart problem that has to be well diagnosed and resolved,” he said. The now inmate could remain hospitalized […]

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DR Congo: Ebola outbreak confirmed

At least one person has died from the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the country’s Health Ministry. The last outbreak of the disease killed at least 11,300 people in West Africa. Tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in the […]

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