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Hawaii lawmakers pass bill raising smoking age to 21

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By Malia Mattoch McManus HONOLULU (Reuters) - Hawaii lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that would raise the legal smoking age statewide to 21, positioning it to become the first state in the country to do so. The bill, which passed the state Senate by a...(more) 



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West Africa battles mystery of 'post-Ebola syndrome'

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As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors. There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has...(more) 



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Europe pushes Greece in bogged down debt talks

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European ministers heaped pressure on Greece to speed up negotiations to unblock critically needed bailout funds and avert a dangerous default, showing frustration after months of bogged down talks. The eurozone's 19 finance ministers ended a meeting in Riga without a breakthrough to unlock 7.2 billion...(more) 




Japan's war history will shadows PM's US visit next week

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan wants to look to the future but can't shake off its past. When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. next week, he will be promoting a regional free trade pact and stronger...(more) 



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Police arrest man over drone landing at Japan PM office

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese police arrested a man who admitted to landing a drone on the roof of the prime minister's office, officials said Saturday. 



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Thousands gather at Gallipoli to mark centenary of WW1 battle

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By Dasha Afanasieva and Matt Siegel GALLIPOLI, Turkey, SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of people from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey gathered on Saturday on the shores of Gallipoli for dawn services commemorating the 100th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War One. The...(more) 



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Alibaba, China Telecom tie up to sell phones

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Chinese e-commerce leader Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and state-owned China Telecom Corp Ltd have tied up to sell inexpensive smartphones aimed at boosting mobile commerce in smaller cities and rural areas. The phones, dubbed "Tianyi Taobao Shopping Handsets", will come installed with either an app for...(more) 



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Hubble just turned 25. Here’s what it was like to grow up with it.

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Twenty-five years ago today, the 25th of April, the improbable and incomparable Hubble Space Telescope was launched into space. Eleven months later — to the day! — I was born. Coincidence?!?! Well, yeah. Raised by two rational atheist astrophysicists, I can’t really pretend otherwise. But...(more) 



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Canadian Henderson upstages birthday girl Ko to lead Classic

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Canadian Brooke Henderson upstaged fellow teenager and birthday girl Lydia Ko by firing a tournament record seven-under 65 on Friday to take a two-shot lead at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. The 17-year-old Henderson, a long hitter who still needs sponsor exemptions to enter tournaments, reeled...(more) 



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Feeling grateful may improve health for heart failure patients

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By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters Health) - Feeling grateful may help heart failure patients heal both physically and emotionally, say U.S. researchers. Gratitude was linked to better sleep and mood, as well as lower levels of inflammation in people coping with heart failure in a California study....(more) 



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Mysterious X-37B Military Space Plane to Fly Again Next Month

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The United States Air Force's X-37B space plane will launch on its fourth mystery mission next month. The unmanned X-37B space plane, which looks like a miniature version of NASA's now-retired space shuttle orbiter, is scheduled to blast off atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V...(more) 



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We are so good at causing earthquakes that the government is starting to forecast them

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Humans have gotten very good at causing earthquakes. Humans who work for the oil and gas industry, that is. They’ve gotten so good, in fact, that the U.S. Geological Survey has decided that it needs to start forecasting human-caused earthquakes in addition to the natural...(more) 



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