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Seattle Sees Unexpected Consequences From $15 Per Hour Min. Wage
 
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Low wage workers in Seattle who spent months agitating for a city-wide $15-per-hour minimum wage were quite successful in their quest. But many have suddenly found that the new rate has had unexpected consequences. Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with rent. There have been other unforeseen consequences to the higher wage. Some restaurants are tacking on a 15 percent surcharge onto customer’s bills in order to avoid firing workers. Other stores, restaurants, and small businesses are simply closing down because they can’t afford the wage hike. By March of this year, for instance, restaurant closings increased at a much higher than average rate in Seattle. Many restaurants noted that the new wage put labor costs at nearly 50 percent of operating costs, and that made profit margins disappear. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/24/seattle-sees-unexpected-fallout-from-15-per-hour-min-wage/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Why Does Mexico Celebrate ​St. Patrick’s Day In A Big Way?
 
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In the U.S., St. Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with lots of parades and even more beer. Mexico shows its Irish pride in a different way. The day is celebrated as a sort-of military holiday, in honor of El Batallón de los San Patricios. Saint Patrick’s Battalion was a group of European immigrants and expatriates, overwhelmingly Irish, who had defected from the United States army to fight alongside Mexico during the U.S.-Mexico War of 1846-48. Their reason for deserting is largely attributed to religion. The U.S. and its army, was majority Protestant, and the Catholic servicemen felt marginalized and reminded of their experience under Protestant British rule in Ireland, so they fled to the Catholic confines of Mexico. http://fusion.net/story/282037/st-patricks-battalion-mexico-ireland/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Surprise! 7-week Old Baby Says "Hello"
 
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Most babies usually wait until they are at least one year old before they utter their first word. So a mother from Northern Ireland remained speechless recently, when her seven-WEEK-old son did this: ][ The surprised mom, Toni McCann, said she sensed her son Cillian was trying to mimic her before ultimately uttering "Hello". "If I hadn't videoed it, I’m sure people wouldn't have believed me", she told the Daily Mail, adding that she probably wouldn't have believed it herself. null http://www.wochit.com
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Goldman Sachs Limits Interns to 17 Hour Workdays
 
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Memo to Wall Street interns: go home and get some sleep. Goldman Sachs told its summer interns — all 2,900 of them — when they started their gigs this summer that they can’t be in the office between midnight and 7 a.m.. The 17-hour work day restriction is an attempt by the banking giants to curb some of their junior staffers’ long and grueling hours. One young banker told Atlantic writer Kevin Roose last year that the “banker 9 to 5” is 9 a.m. until 5 a.m. the next day. And 22-year-old Sarvshreshth Gupta complained to his father about regular 100 hour work weeks before he died earlier this year. Earlier this year, Bank of America told its staffers that they’ll be required to take a minimum of four weekends off per month. Goldman Sachs has also encouraged its staffers not to work on weekends, and began offering analysts full-time contracts instead of two-year contracts to relieve some of the pressure. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tGnTl615qMg/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Instant Karma For Manhattan Attorney's Viral Racist Rant
 
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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is getting a heavy dose of payback for recent actions. Schlossberg was videotaped this week at a Fresh Kitchen near his Madison Avenue law office Where he was berating restaurant employees.and diners for speaking Spanish Schlossberg even threatened to call immigration authorities. The next day, his face landed on the front page of the New York Daily News. It was positioned above a Spanish headline which translated to: "Screw you, idiot." And there's more video emerging, showing Schlossberg accosting another pedestrian. And to top it all off, 2 NYC lawmakers have filed a formal complaint against him. "What we witnessed in the vile video from Mr. Schlossberg, which has since gone viral, is a humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the civil rights movement. We watched Aaron's video and we were disgusted." Rubén Díaz Jr. and Rep. Adriano Espaillat. The 42 year old Schlossberg is now laying low, (hopefully) learning a lesson about verbally attacking innocent bystanders. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-politicians-file-formal-complaint-against-lawyer-whose-racist-n875006?cid=public-rss_20180517 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Lying Comment Earns Kellyanne Conway Unintented Laughter
 
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After a series of bizarre television appearances in which her messaging conflicted with the White House, it seemed that Kellyanne Conway was in the Trump Dog house. But now, Conway is back in the public eye. While speaking at D.C.'s Newseum during an examination of journalism in the Trump era, Conway said - without a hint of irony - "You can turn on the TV... and people literally say things that just aren't true." The crowd immediately erupted in laughter, and Kellyanne had to wait several moments before resuming, nodding and smiling as if to note that she, too, was in on the joke. And in another memorable moment from Conway's interview, moderator Michael Wolff referenced the Washington Post's tagline, saying "I'm going to tell you, when they say 'democracy dies in darkness,' you're the darkness," after which Conway paused again for the audience's laughter, before responding "I'm not the darkness." A fitting answer for the woman who coined the term "alternative facts." http://www.elle.com/culture/career-politics/news/a44507/kellyanne-conways-newseum-panel/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Despite Opposition, Elvis Presley's Private Planes Will Remain at Graceland
 
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The Associated Press reports that Elvis Presley's custom-designed airplanes – the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II – will remain permanent fixtures at Graceland. The late singer's Memphis estate issued a statement on Sunday confirming the plans – a change from previous arrangements to relocate Presley's tricked-out private jets to a nearby lot. The Lisa Marie, a Convair 880 named after the rock legend's daughter, features a red-white-and-blue exterior, gold-plated bathroom fixtures, a stereo system, a conference room and bed. According to a Julien's auction listing from January, Presley bought the jet from Delta Air Lines for $250,000 in April 1975; refurbishing brought the total to over $600,000, and he first boarded the craft in November of that year. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/despite-opposition-elvis-presleys-private-planes-will-remain-at-graceland-20150427 http://www.wochit.com
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Actress Olivia De Havilland Talks Sibling feud
 
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Legendary actress Olivia de Haviliand is celebrating her 100th birthday today. In a rare interview, De Havilland is finally breaking her silence on Hollywood's most famous sibling rivalry. De Haviliand is a two-time Oscar winner and last living remnant of Hollywood's Golden Age. In the interview she finally talked about her true feelings about her late sister Joan Fontaine, revealing that she calls her "Dragon Lady." De Havilland said the "legend of a feud" with her sister was first created by an article entitled "Sister Act" in Life Magazine . The article followed the 1942 Oscars, where both sisters were nominated for an Academy Award. Joan Fontaine, at that time, was the lesser known sister. She won for the movie "Suspicion". De Havilland, meanwhile, had been nominated for "Hold Back the Dawn." De Haviliand said "A feud implies continuing hostile conduct between two parties. I cannot think of a single instance wherein I initiated hostile behavior. But I can think of many occasions where my reaction to deliberately inconsiderate behavior was defensive." http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2016-07-01-EU--France-Olivia%20de%20Havilland/id-68ac2116a18f4c48b0953182c030edb1 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Why the U.S. Military Pushed Helicopters Overboard in the Vietnam War
 
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In the final year of the Vietnam War, a series of offensives by the North Vietnamese led to the fall of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon on April 30, 1975. As the North Vietnamese Viet Cong approached Saigon, South Vietnamese citizens and American personnel fled before them, and the U.S. government began a program of mass evacuations. People were helicoptered away, sometimes under fire, to waiting American warships. The final phase of the evacuation was code-named Operation Frequent Wind. This included a map of Saigon showing areas where they would be picked up when the signal was given. Frequent Wind was carried out on April 29 and 30. Such was the speed of the evacuation and the number of people involved that the ships became overwhelmed with people and the helicopters that had brought them. Orders were given to push surplus helicopters over the sides of the ships to make room for more. Some pilots were told to drop off their passengers, then ditch their machines in the sea, bailing out at the last moment to be picked up by waiting rescue boats. Over 7,000 people were evacuated in Operation Frequent Wind. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dPc28CAsJQE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Yoshinori Ohsumi Wins Nobel Prize In Medicine For His Work On Autophagy
 
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Yoshinori Ohsumi is a biologist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and this year’s winner for the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Ohsumi has received the prize for his work on autophagy, a method for breaking down and recycling large pieces of cellular junk, such as clusters of damaged proteins or worn-out organelles. To keep recycling machinery in good condition is crucial for the cells' health. Not enough recycling can cause cellular trash to build up and lead to neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and too much recycling has been linked to cancer. According to biologist Maria Masucci of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Ohsumi‘s discoveries helped reveal the mechanism and significance of a fundamental physiological process. She said, “There is growing hope that this knowledge will lead to the development of new strategies for the treatment of many human diseases.” https://www.sciencenews.org/article/deciphering-cell%E2%80%99s-recycling-machinery-earns-nobel http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sweden celebrates king's 70th with ABBA's 'Dancing Queen', the Beatles
 
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Sweden celebrated King Carl XVI Gustaf's 70th birthday with ABBA's hit 70s pop song 'Dancing Queen'. At Stockholm City Hall, the king was greeted by a choir singing the Beatles hit "All You Need Is Love" — with the audience joining in. Guests included the former Dutch queen, now Princess Beatrix, of the Netherlands, Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos, Denmark's Queen Margrethe and Japan's Princess Takamado. Born on April 30, 1946, Carl XVI Gustaf ascended the throne in 1973 and married German commoner Silvia Sommerlath three years later. They have three children and five grandchildren, with Crown Princess Victoria next in line to the throne. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/4e67281c3f754d0696fbfdee0f3f1469/Article_2016-04-30-EU--Sweden-Royal%20Birthday/id-7379a318e8bd432d9270f8328c2ada48 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Identify Treatment of Glioblastoma Brain Tumor
 
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Researchers say they have identified a protein -- tyrosine phosphatase receptor type Z, or PTPRZ, -- as a drug target for patients with glioblastoma. Glioblastoma has been classified by the World Health Organization as the highest grade glioma, a type of brain tumor that is difficult to treat with the median survival rate of patients with glioblastoma is 14 months. There has been a lack of effective treatment options has spurred researchers to look for other treatment options. The study also showed that the allosteric inhibitor of PTPRZ known as NAZ2329 suppressed stem cell-like properties in glioblastoma cells in cultures and tumor growth. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/07/18/Scientists-identify-drug-target-for-treatment-of-glioblastoma/6421500394895/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Neil Young's Model Trains Make A Killing At Auction
 
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Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction. This along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon. Young has been a model train enthusiast for decades. He offered more than 230 pieces at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles from his collection of Lionel trains. These included a custom-painted Commodore Vanderbilt 4-6-4 locomotive that sold for $10,000. Several cars that Young owns were also sold. The auction house said on Saturday, a 1953 Buick code 76X Roadmaster Skylark convertible with a steering wheel hub that says, “Customized for Neil Young,” went for $400,000. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/entertainment/~3/UALvHqtSvNM/singer-neil-youngs-model-trains-fetch-nearly-300000-at-auction-idUSKBN1E40RD http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Charming Prince Harry Helps Adorable Little Girl With Errant Shoe
 
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While meeting with locals in New Zealand on Friday, the 30-year-old Prince Harry was snapped enjoying a very special moment with one little girl. Kensginton Palace's official Instagram posted the precious pic on Instagram today. The accompanying sweet snapshot shows Harry offering the little girl one of her shoes, which appears to have fallen off her foot. Prince Harry is finally concluding his long trip Down Under. After training with Australian troops, he's been touring New Zealand. He recently visited the Turn Your Life Around youth development center in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand where he played pool and meet with local youths. The prince also participated in traditional Maori customs and learned about the Maori people of New Zealand. http://www.eonline.com/news/657125/prince-harry-plays-prince-charming-while-meeting-adorable-little-girl-in-new-zealand-see-the-cinderella-pic?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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Why Did Jamie Lee Curtis Return To Halloween
 
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The reason Jamie Lee Curtis had to return to the Halloween franchise is very simple, according to director David Gordon Green. http://screenrant.com/halloween-2018-jamie-lee-curtis-director/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pope 'Suffers' Little Sophie Cruz To The Popemobile
 
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Five-year-old Sophie Cruz went to Washington with a letter for Pope Francis. Like thousands of people on Wednesday, she waited anxiously for the “people’s pope” to pass by on the National Mall. Francis had said he wanted to step out of the popemobile, spontaneously, and greet the American people. But the security threat was too great. As Francis passed, Sophie slipped past the barricade and started to walk toward the popemobile. The security guards stopped her in her tracks. But then the papal procession stopped, too; suddenly, the pope beckoned the little girl. A guard carried Sophie to Francis, and the “son of an immigrant family” – as the pope boldly called himself next to Barack Obama earlier in the morning – embraced the daughter of another immigrant family, in the middle of the street, in a moment instantly beamed across the world. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/23/pope-francis-sophie-cruz-letter-immigration http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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DNA Suggests A New Unknown Extinct Human Relative
 
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People from Papua New Guinea (shown) and Australia carry small amounts of DNA from extinct human relatives. New research suggests that the DNA may not come from Neandertals or Denisovans, but from a third, previously unknown extinct hominid. GENETIC HEIRLOOMS VANCOUVER — Traces of long-lost human cousins may be hiding in modern people’s DNA, a new computer analysis suggests. People from Melanesia, a region in the South Pacific encompassing Papua New Guinea and surrounding islands, may carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct hominid species, Ryan Bohlender reported October 20 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-data-offer-evidence-unknown-extinct-human-relative http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Secret Message In Abraham Lincoln's Pocket Watch
 
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In the 1850s Abraham Lincoln, then a successful lawyer, purchased a fine pocket watch from George Chatterton, a jeweler in Springfield, Illinois. In January 1861, South Carolina seceded from the Union, followed by six more states before Lincoln's inauguration. On April 12th, 1861, the American Civil War began with shots fired at Fort Sumter. The next day watchmaker Jonathan Dillon unscrewed the dial from Lincoln's watch and engraved a message with a sharp tool. Dillon then signed and dated the inscription and closed the dial. The inscription reads: "Jonathan Dillon... April 13th, 1861... Fort Sumter was attacked by the rebels on the above date... J Dillon, April 13th 1861, Washington... thank God we have a government." Lincoln never knew of the message he carried in his pocket. It is not known who added a carving of the name "Jeff Davis,' the leader of the Confederates. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/MQ-cuqDXc3c/ http://www.wochit.com
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Elon Musk Unveils the World’s Most Efficient Solar Panel
 
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Elon Musk is basically trying to save the world. Just a few days after announcing Tesla’s all-electric SUV called the Model X, his latest step is creating world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel. On Friday, SolarCity, the company he chairs, announced it will start producing panels with a module efficiency exceeding 22%. But thanks to the efficiencies, the panels will produce 30-40% more power than a standard issue solar panels despite being of comparable size. They will be available for most customers starting in 2017. The company also said the panels will be manufactured at its new Buffalo, New York facility, a unique feature given that almost all other solar panels are made in China. http://fusion.net/story/208036/elon-musk-solarcity-solar-panel-record/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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South Korean Team Wins Robotics Competition, Proving Disaster Relief Potential
 
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A small team of researchers, scientists and engineers from South Korea won $2 million at robotics competition after showing how robots can be used to save lives on rescue missions. Their victory wasn't fast or very dramatic, but the team's DRC-Hubo robot slowly and methodically proved that robots could take on the rough and dangerous job of disaster response. The members of the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology remotely guided and programmed DRC-Hubo through eight tasks for the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. program manager Dr. Gill Pratt, says the task environment modeled after the fukushima disaster aftermath. a competition to develop semiautonomous robots that can help with disaster-relief operations. There were many mistakes during the competition, with several robots falling over. Even the winner messed up, drilling a hole in the wrong material. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/nqT08GM9THE/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Barack Obama Joins Malia and Sasha in New York for Some Father-daughter Time
 
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It’s inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren’t that into their parents any more. President Barack Obama, parent to two teenage daughters, set out to combat that trend by hanging out with his girls in New York for the weekend. The trio, plus some of the girls’ friends, seemed intent on packing a lot into their 24 hours together in the city. But no one was out of the hotel door too early on a rainy Saturday morning after zigzagging around Manhattan in dad’s motorcade into the wee hours on Friday night. A Saturday afternoon Broadway matinee was in the offing, believed to be Hamilton, the hit hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/18/barack-obama-malia-sasha-new-york-father-daughter-time http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Dazzling Supertide Transforms France's Mont Saint-Michel Into an Island, Delighting Thousands
 
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A supertide has turned France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon. The so-called “tide of the century” actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it's especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, which is normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide. The high tide, said to rise at the pace of a horse's gallop, turned the Mont briefly into an island Saturday, while the day's low tide allowed people to walk on the expansive flat seabed. Tidal specialist Nicolas Pouvreau told France 24 the surge was a few inches short of expectations. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/world/~3/gP2Ubk0HhSE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Clones Of Giant Sequoias Planted To Fight Climate Change
 
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A small group of modern day Johnny Appleseeds believe that propagating California's giant sequoias and coastal redwoods will help reverse climate change. At least in a small way. The arborists climb the giant sequoias and then clip off the tips of young branches. The branches are then hand-delivered across the country, cloned in a lab and eventually planted in a forest in some other part of the world. Referencing the piece of tree he just clipped, Jim Clark said, "This piece of tissue ... can be rooted, and we have a miniature 3,000-year-old tree." The cloning expedition to was led by David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive. The Michigan-based nurseryman says his nonprofit group has cloned 170 types of trees and planted more than 300,000 of them in seven countries with willing landowners. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-07-20-US--Cloning%20Giant%20Trees/id-830fa72a6d3c45c1bae157981e54209d http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Spanish Bullfighter Dies On Live TV
 
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On July 9th a spanish bullfighter was killed on live television as the horn of the bull pushed into the chest and heart. The man's name was Victor Barrio and the 29 year old was carried out of the ring by other fighters after he was killed. Barrio first began training to become a bullfighter in 2010 in Madrid. He is the first bullfighter to be killed in the ring in over 16 years. On the same day another man was gored to death by a bull in a village in Spain called, Pedreguer which is near Valencia. A bull pierced his lung and his heart as he tried to help a fallen friend in a bull-race which are still popular in Spain. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/bullfighter-victor-barrio-fatally-gored-spanish-tv-during-live-fight-n606516 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Laundering Money On Giftcards?
 
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In 2011, amid a crackdown on international money laundering, the U.S. Treasury Department tried to close a loophole that authorities said allows drug cartels to move bulk cash across borders on gift and other prepaid cards. The department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed that money stored on these cards count toward a U.S. requirement to report cross-border movement of cash of $10,000 or more. But FinCEN later withdrew its proposed rule after pushback from the prepaid card industry, according to law enforcement sources. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/drug-cartels-continue-money-laundering-prepaid-cards-amid-industry-pushback-n627056 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Brain-Computer Interface To Help Paraplegics Walk
 
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A patient uses the Walk Again Project's exoskeleton after training with a virtual reality environment and a device to help relearn the motions of walking. 11 (UPI) -- Paraplegic patients who used a brain-machine interface regained movement, from organ control to using their arms or legs, after extended periods of training with the system, according to researchers. The Walk Again Project reports patients with significant spinal cord injuries expected to never recover used the brain-machine interface and experienced significant recovery of neurological function, according to a clinical report published in the journal Scientific Reports. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/08/11/Brain-machine-helps-paraplegic-patients-regain-movement/4091470940262/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Science May Have Found A Cure for the World's Most Common STD
 
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Many, many people around the world who have been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is incurable, and it strikes nearly every sexually active human at some point in his or her lifetime. Right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans have the virus and doctors report roughly 14 million new cases every year in this country. Happily an HIV drug that’s been on the market since 2006 may hold the key to fighting the virus—and warding off its associated cancers. British scientists Ian and Lynne Hampson of the University of Manchester recently published results from a phase 1 clinical trial in the peer-reviewed journal Plus One—which suggest that a cure is looking more promising than ever. 23 Kenyan women were given Lopimune, a combination of the anti-viral HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, for two weeks. According to Fusion, twelve weeks after the trial began, the researchers found that HPV infection levels had declined in 19 of the 23 women. Not only that, but in 12 of the 23 women, no virus could be detected at all. http://fusion.net/story/289715/hpv-cure-worlds-most-common-std/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. FILE PHOTO: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this snapshot of Mars 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth on August 26, 2003. REUTERS/J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)/NASA/File Photo The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/G2w8Gcj_2A4/underground-lake-found-on-mars-raising-possibility-of-life-idUSKBN1KF1Z8 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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People are Drowning Tortoises After Confusing Them With Sea Turtles
 
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A new bulletin from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reminding tourists and Floridians that all turtles are not equal. The commission received three reports in March from "helpful" samaritans that accidentally mistook a gopher tortoise for a sea turtle, releasing them into the ocean where they are less likely to end up as dinner for the many dangers that lurk on the beaches. Unfortunately, gopher tortoises can't swim. The land-dwelling tortoises often nest in beach dunes that are adjacent to the beaches where sea turtles nest, which can lead to the confusion. The two shelled creatures can be distinguished by their limbs. Gopher tortoises have toes with a claw on each toe, and sea turtles have flippers, for swimming. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/tH7-WESCQqM/ http://www.wochit.com
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Thousands Marry in Mass Wedding at 'Moonies' Church in South Korea
 
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3,800 couples from more than fifty countries exchanged vows on Tuesday at a mass wedding ceremony held by the South Korean Unification Church near Seoul. The majority of participants had already been married and simply wanted to renew their vows as full members of the church. But 800 young couples had met just a few days earlier, among them twenty year old Londoner Michael Schroder who was matched up with twenty-one year Atsumi Sato from Japan. The church’s mass weddings began in the early 1960s, and many of the couples were personally matched by the founder Sun Myung Moon, who claimed that romantic love leads to dysfunctional societies. Moon preferred cross-cultural marriages but was criticized for often matching couples with no common language. Since his death three years ago, his widow Hak Ja Han has taken the reigns and started officiating the weddings. null http://www.wochit.com
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The Less Obvious, Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
 
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When you think of Parkinson’s disease, you probably picture tremors and Michael J. Fox, but a more telling early indicator is handwriting that suddenly gets much smaller. According to Reader's Digest, a 2013 Israeli study found handwriting analysis was able to identify patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s more than 97 per cent of the time. Other early indications of the condition can include a loss of smell. If you stop noticing pungent cologne and aren’t drawn to the aroma of mouth-watering food, pay attention. Intense dreams that cause you to thrash and kick in your bed can also be an indicator. When any of these symptoms last more than a couple of weeks, see a neurologist. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, and the sooner you get control of the symptoms, the better your quality of life will be. http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/10-red-flag-symptoms/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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NBC Hit With Criticism After Ignoring Olympic Swimmer's Partner
 
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On Tuesday NBC received even more flack regarding their coverage of the Rio Olympics after commentators failed to mention or acknowledge the relationship between British diver Tom Daley and Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black even after cameras lingered on Black's crew for some time. Viewers went off on Twitter asking NBC why their commentators "can't get anything right?" NBC responded saying, "“With more than 11,000 athletes at the Games, it isn’t always possible to identify every competitor’s significant other, regardless of their sexual orientation.” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/LssMntHeWmg/rio-olympics-nbc-slammed-twitter-918611 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Three Amazing Things To Do In Ottawa During The Frigid Winter
 
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Ask any American to suggest things to do in Ottawa in the winter, and chances are you'll be met with a big, fat "Huh?" But for Canadians, “Skating the Rideau Canal” will most likely be the first response. Nevertheless, visitors to Ottawa are often disappointed to find that when it's too warm, the canal is only partially open--or even closed--during their winter visit. But Readers Digest reports the open-air, refrigerated Ottawa City Hall Sens Rink of Dreams is usually good to go. Admission is free, but be sure to bring your own skates. Dominion Arboretum is one of Ottawa’s lesser-known cold-weather tourist stops. It has prime slopes once the snow falls. Admission is free, and if you don’t have a toboggan--but you do have a few free nights and approximately $400--you can sign up to make your own at the Ottawa City Woodshop, located a short drive away in Little Italy. Now that’s a souvenir! Finally, the ever-popular Gatineau Park is 20 minutes from Ottawa proper, but you can use its free ski trails along the Ottawa River. http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/canada/things-to-do-in-ottawa-winter/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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'Phantom Limb' Pain Can Be Relieved Through Brain Training
 
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People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there. It's a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain." But now, researchers say they've figured out a way to rewire the brain and reduce pain coming from a phantom limb. According to a new study, the technique essentially involves distracting the brain from mixed signals it may receive as a result of losing the limb. According to UPI, the research team used a brain-machine interface to decode the neural activity of the mental action needed for a patient to move their "phantom" hand, then linked those signals to a robot prosthetic limb. Patients experienced an increase in phantom pain if they tried to control the prosthetic arm by willing the movement of their missing arm. But patients' phantom pain decreased if they were trained to move the robot arm using the "wrong" side of the brain. For example, researchers said patients missing the left arm experienced reduced pain if they moved the prosthetic arm through neural signals associated with their right arm. Study co-author Ben Seymour says he hopes this research will provide an alternative to painkillers for people experiencing phantom limb pain. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/27/Brain-training-may-curb-phantom-limb-pain/4131477600155/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck
 
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A major rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants are feared to have drowned on Sunday, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled to Europe. According to reports, the accident happened 60 miles off the Libyan coast and 120 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, after the migrants saw a merchant ship in the distance, scrambled to attract its attention - and over-balanced their boat. Italian coastguards have retrieved dozens of survivors so far. But based on numbers given by survivors, the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said that up to 700 more could still be in the water. Only last week, 400 immigrants drowned in a similar incident, and those deaths prompted fresh calls for Europe to reinstate full-scale search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/19/700-migrants-feared-dead-mediterranean-shipwreck-worst-yet http://www.wochit.com
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Rare Herd of Bison Found in Utah
 
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Researchers have confirmed that the Henry Mountains of southern Utah are home to a rare, genetically pure bison herd. The team included Utah State University scientists who analyzed tissue samples from the bison. Dr. Johan du Toit, professor of ecology and large mammal conservation at USU, said that the herd is even more unique than other populations of bison that have not interbred with cattle. He added, "We’ve got a very, very special case in that the Henry Mountains bison is actually in fact the only population of bison in existence which is now both genetically pure and is free of the disease brucellosis and is free-ranging on public land co-mingling with cattle and is legally hunted. So, we have this very unique population which is one of a kind." http://upr.org/post/genetically-pure-bison-found-utah http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Implanted Defibrillators Can Deliver Inappropriate Shocks, Driving Up Huge Bills
 
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Implanted defibrillators can deliver a potentially lifesaving shock to a heart that's beating erratically. However, a new study shows that patients often wind up in the emergency room or the hospital needing medical procedures afterwards. According to UPI, that was the case whether the shock was needed or not--and in 38 percent of cases, the researchers added--it wasn't. Inappropriate shocks occur when the device mistakes an irregular heartbeat for ventricular arrhythmia, a condition that can cause the patient to die from cardiac arrest if not corrected. Cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating. Aside from pain, anxiety and discomfort for the patient, there is the issue of money. The researchers found the average cost of health care following a shock was nearly $5,600 for an appropriate shock--and nearly $4,500 for an inappropriate shock. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/02/15/Shocks-from-implanted-defibrillators-trigger-health-costs-of-their-own/4231487189250/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Nicaragua Volcano Erupts For the First Time Since 1905
 
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Last night a Nicaragua volcano named Momotombo started its first eruption since 1905. The vigorous Strombolian eruption produced an impressive lava fountain along with a dark ash plume over the area near Lake Managua. Local reports suggest that people started feeling tremors and noticing steam plumes from Momotombo over the past few weeks. Then, late on Monday night, a new eruption began, sending incandescent volcanic debris cascading down the slopes of the volcano. Momotombo has rumbled occasionally since its last confirmed eruption in 1905. As recently as 2003-2011, the volcano experienced a series of small seismic swarms that suggested magma moving in the system beneath the volcano. http://www.wired.com/2015/12/nicaraguas-momotombo-volcano-erupted-for-the-first-time-in-100-years/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Nutritionists Weigh In On The Best Food Apps Around
 
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If you're not already using a nutrition app, you might want to consider downloading one--or two. New York City-based nutritionist Kristen Carlucci tells Health.com that nutrition apps are some of the best tools to reach and sustain your long-term health goals. Carlucci suggests MyFitnessPal for its impressive built-in food library. But when you're travelling, healthy fare is much harder to come by. That's why Health's contributing nutrition editor Cynthia Sass loves Food Tripping, an app that guides you towards healthier eateries along your route. As for labels, nutrition labels are meant to demystify products, but we often find ourselves more confused by them. No longer. For an easy fix, the Fooducate app lets you scan nutrition labels for a quick assessment of how healthy something really is. Finally, although grocery stores have become more accommodating to shoppers with food allergies, it can still be difficult to find products that fit your specific needs. For those with dietary restrictions, the app Ingredient quickly identifies products within your diet plan. Just apply a filter for your specific allergy, and the app will locate those gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, or dairy-free foods in nearby stores. http://www.health.com/nutrition/best-nutrition-apps http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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2020 Summer Olympics Adds 5 New Sports
 
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The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will include surfing, skateboarding, and other new sports in an effort to attract younger athletes and viewers. Mariah Carey showed off her new E! docu-series ‘Mariah’s World’ for the Television Critics Association. Britney Spears fans are upset over her the cover art for her new album ‘Glory’. http://fusion.net/video/333557/summer-olympics-adds-new-sports-to-attract-younger-viewers/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Man donated blood every week for 60 years and saved the lives of 2.4 million babies
 
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Most people get a gold watch when they retire, but James Harrison deserves so much more. Harrison, known as the "Man With the Golden Arm," has donated blood every week for 60 years. After 1,100 donations, the 81-year-old Australian man "retired" Friday. According to the Australian Red Cross, he has helped save the lives of more than 2.4 million Australian babies. Harrison's blood has unique, disease-fighting antibodies needed to develop the medication Anti-D, which helps fight against rhesus disease. The condition occurs when a pregnant woman's blood starts attacking her unborn baby's blood cells. In the worst cases, it can result in death, for the baby. The Australian Red Cross, said: "Every batch of Anti-D that has ever been made in Australia has come from James' blood." Now that Harrison has given his last blood donation the Blood Service hopes people with similar antibodies in their blood will step up and donate. https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/11/health/james-harrison-blood-donor-retires-trnd/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Create Better Way To Study Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
 
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For bacteria, practice makes perfect: Adjusting to ever higher levels of antibiotics prepares them to morph into super resistant strains, and scientists can now watch it happen. According to Science News, a new device — a huge petri dish coated with different concentrations of antibiotics — makes this normally hidden process visible. Microbiologist Michael Baym and colleagues report in the Sept. 9th issue of 'Science' that the setup gives a step-by-step picture of how garden-variety microbes become antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Baym and his colleagues think the experimental setup could be used to study microbial evolution under other environmental and spatial constraints, like the availability of particular nutrients. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scientists-watch-bacteria-evolve-antibiotic-resistance http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sorry, Princess! Thai Prince Strips Wife of Royal Name
 
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Thailand's crown prince has revoked the royally-assigned family name of his wife, following the arrest of several of her relatives in a high-profile corruption case. News about the monarchy is heavily filtered by the palace, and under the lse-majest laws, the world's harshest, anything deemed an insult or a threat to the monarchy is punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The office of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn issued a statement on Friday ordering the Interior Ministry to strip the family of Princess Srirasmi of the royal-appointed surname Akharaphongpreecha. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn is the first in line for the Thai throne. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/40f9239a/sc/11/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cworld0Cthailands0Ecrown0Eprince0Estrips0Ewife0Eroyally0Eappointed0Efamily0Ename0En258351/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Following Bloody Scuffle, Disabled Teen Sues TSA And Memphis Airport
 
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19 year old Hannah Cohen is suing TSA agents after an incident in which the disabled patient was involved in a bloody scuffle at the Memphis airport. Cohen was flying home to Chattanooga on June 30th 2015 after receiving treatment at Memphis-based St. Jude, when she was injured and then arrested by security workers at an airport checkpoint. Attorneys say Cohen has an impairment from radiation and removal of a brain tumor, and is limited in her ability to talk, walk, stand, see and hear - and was disoriented by the alarm and the security workers' attempts to search her. Hannah's mother, Shirley Cohen, said she tried to tell TSA agents about her daughter's disability, but was kept away by police: "She's trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/disabled-teen-sues-tsa-memphis-airport-after-bloody-scuffle/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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