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Cuba becomes first nation to eliminate mother-to-child HIV

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Cuba on Tuesday became the first country in the world to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization said. "Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health achievements possible," said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan. 



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Trump files $500 million lawsuit as pageant woes mount

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NEW YORK (AP) -- As fallout built over Donald Trump's remarks about immigrants from Mexico, the Republican presidential candidate answered back with legal action to match his trademark brashness, filing a $500 million lawsuit.... 



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Year into Sisi's power, Egyptians lament persistent hardships

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By Yara Bayoumy CAIRO (Reuters) - After a year in power, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's aura of invincibility may be fading as he comes under closer scrutiny from a public growing impatient with the same social inequalities that triggered a mass uprising in 2011. To...(more) 



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More than 135,000 refugees reached Europe by sea in 2015's first half: UNHCR

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By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 135,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea in the first half of 2015, with most of the burden being borne by countries in southern Europe, according to a new report by the United Nations High...(more) 



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Sleepy Hollow fire 'devastating and heartbreaking all at once'

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The only unscathed feature on Cindy Dominguez's property was a clean, white statue of St. Francis, surrounded by blackened trees. He still stood in the garden she planted after her son was killed in a car accident eight years ago. 



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Indonesia military plane crash deaths top 140

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More than 140 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area in the Indonesian city of Medan, crushing buildings and cars during its descent, officials said early Wednesday. 



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China passes national security law: officials

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China's rubber-stamp legislature passed a wide-ranging new national security law Wednesday, officials said, as concerns grow that Beijing is enforcing ever-tighter limits on rights. The National People's Congress standing committee passed the legislation by 154 votes to nil, with one abstention, officials said at the Great...(more) 



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Watch a F-16 shoot down a drone in the air

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Here’s a video showing an F-16 shooting down a drone in the air and popping off flares in a live fire exercise. One day, the drones will probably start fighting back as revenge for all these training exercises but until that day comes, let us enjoy...(more) 



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This amazing map is a guide to San Francisco’s hidden waterways

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The first time I went on one of Joel Pomerantz’s tours of San Francisco, we hiked up to one of the few remaining aboveground portions of Islais Creek, part of the city’s old freshwater system. The creek used to run through the Mission and out...(more) 




Albert Pujols is upset at whomever leaked information about Angels' meeting

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Albert Pujols was mad, but not just at the author of an Internet story whom he felt misrepresented his words and actions during a tense team meeting before Sunday's game. 



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PTSD tied to heart, stroke risk among women

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By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, suggests a new study. Women with the most symptoms were about 60 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, compared...(more) 




Accused Bronx baby killer avoids going to court AGAIN

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An accused Bronx baby killer who has spent the past four years at Rikers Island apparently found another way Tuesday to stall justice.  



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