• National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell close to receiving contract extension through 2024
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell close to receiving contract extension through 2024

The 58-year-old Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue in September 2006. Because the two sides have yet to formally agree to a new deal, the parameters and financial details surrounding the looming pact have yet to come to light. An NFL spokesperson, in a statement to HBO, said the league tried to engage the union in drafting a tougher policy but said...

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  • Cook's epic double ton piles on the pain
Cook's epic double ton piles on the pain

Former captain Cook brought up his fifty shortly before lunch and Root soon followed him to the milestone, posting a half-century for the 11th test in a row to equal the record in five-day cricket. On a true surface, the efforts of England's current and former captains reinforced the fear that this three-match series will be one-sided. The land...

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  • All Blacks claim they're wary of Wallabies
All Blacks claim they're wary of Wallabies

The fall-out for the Australian Rugby Union is stark, with its chief executive Bill Pulver announcing his resignation and more changes likely to follow. The woman concerned says she kept quiet to protect Smith's career. "I'm also sorry to my teammates, the NZRU and the New Zealand fans". The All Blacks team media manager refused entry to a ...

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  • CBO: Killing Cost-Sharing Subsidies Would Hike Silver Plan Premiums And Deficit
CBO: Killing Cost-Sharing Subsidies Would Hike Silver Plan Premiums And Deficit

Now the law requires insurers to hold down deductibles and co-payments for people who receive coverage through the Obamacare marketplaces and whose incomes fall below a threshold of roughly two-and-a-half times the federal poverty level. If Trump stops payment of the subsidies, the budget office said, insurers will increase premiums for midleve...

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  • FDA reports five deaths related to weight-loss balloons
FDA reports five deaths related to weight-loss balloons

The FDA is investigating after five people have died since 2016 following an anti-obesity procedure involving silicone balloons, the Washington Post reports . The FDA said that they also received two other reports of fatal cases in the same period which were associated with potential complications linked to balloon treatment.

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  • Why Vijay Rupani is spot on about Congress' fortunes in Gujarat
Why Vijay Rupani is spot on about Congress' fortunes in Gujarat

The news was confirmed by Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala who took to Twitter to share the pictures of the incident. Rahul Gandhi said that the state government has failed to provide relief to the affected people. Desperate to regain some ground, the Congress sent Rahul Gandhi to Gujarat , in the hopes that the Gandhi scion's presence ...

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  • Florida confirms sexually transmitted Zika case, first of 2017
Florida confirms sexually transmitted Zika case, first of 2017

Health officials are asking everyone to take precautions if you or your partner have traveled to any location where Zika is active. Mosquito control is responding to the neighborhood. Furthermore, Zika virus has been detected in the semen of men exposed to the virus in seven separate studies. At Gov. Rick Scotts direction, all county he...

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  • Four Of Five New Hampshire Juvenile Lifers Await Resentencing
Four Of Five New Hampshire Juvenile Lifers Await Resentencing

To punish youths with the same severity as adults and to then make those sentences mandatory - taking away any discretion to weigh each offender individually - fails to consider that difference or the potential for rehabilitation, the court said in determining that no-release sentences are unconstitutional for all but the rare juvenile whose crimes...

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  • First Gene Editing In Human Embryos In The US
First Gene Editing In Human Embryos In The US

In a step that some of the nation's leading scientists have long warned against and that has never before been accomplished, biologists in OR have edited the DNA of viable human embryos efficiently and apparently with few mistakes, according to a report in Technology Review .

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  • Saudi airstrike in Yemen leaves 20 civilians dead
Saudi airstrike in Yemen leaves 20 civilians dead

Coalition-backed forces recaptured the port of Mokha earlier this year as part of a major ongoing offensive to drive rebels from Yemen's lengthy coastline. "If there is no accountability, if groups that are fighting think they can use their political influence - and if they're powerful enough and rich enough, then they can get away with killing a...

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  • Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad For Your Waistline and Your Heart
Artificial Sweeteners May Be Bad For Your Waistline and Your Heart

Past research on these sweeteners shows a mixed bag of results , including links to weight gain, as well as links to weight loss , according to the authors of the new review . Health sciences Prof. Meghan Azad was one of them, reaching for the low-calorie choices until she started researching them in detail. When we also consider that a 20...

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  • Sen. John McCain Has Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Above Eye
Sen. John McCain Has Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Above Eye

The latest Senate bill, proposed Thursday, was on life support even before McCain's underwent surgery. After promising for years to repeal Obamacare , Senate Republicans can't even agree to debate the bill. Democrats want to increase enrollment, particularly among healthy people, to help drive down those rising exchange costs. A vote was tabled...

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  • A Microsoft Word font may bring down Nawaz Sharif government! Here's how
A Microsoft Word font may bring down Nawaz Sharif government! Here's how

Sharif said that the country has been going through ups and downs during the last 70 years and he will weather this storm for his country as well. The JIT was instituted by the Supreme Court in May to probe the financial transactions linked to the Nawaz Sharif family-owned properties in London.

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  • Sheldon Silver, Ex-NYS Assembly Speaker, Gets Corruption Conviction Overturned
Sheldon Silver, Ex-NYS Assembly Speaker, Gets Corruption Conviction Overturned

Silver was convicted in 2015 of honest services fraud, extortion and bribery and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. In one scheme, for example, prosecutors accused Silver of pulling strings to award state money to a mesothelioma researcher at Columbia, who would then route mesothelioma victims to his own law firm, netting him millions in ref...

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  • Floyd Mayweather on Conor: 'Racism Still Exists' But I'm No 'Boy'
Floyd Mayweather on Conor: 'Racism Still Exists' But I'm No 'Boy'

It's not just McGregor's Tuesday press conference where he said , " Dance for me, boy! ". He also hit out at his dress code once again. "Floyd is 40 years of age, he's been around the fight game, I think the two of them are having a lot of fun with it.

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  • Trump and Xi have 'conciliatory' meeting after White House gaffe
Trump and Xi have 'conciliatory' meeting after White House gaffe

Mr Xi's real title is president of the People's Republic of China , the one-party Communist state set up after Mao Zedong's victory in the Chinese civil war in 1949. Beijing and Washington have agreed to hold the first round of comprehensive economic dialogue on July 19, one of four high-level dialogue mechanisms initiated during the Mar-a-Lago ...

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  • High Court judge asks Charlie Gard's parents for new evidence
High Court judge asks Charlie Gard's parents for new evidence

The re-opening of the case at London's High Court may allow Charlie to receive the experimental treatment at his current hospital or overseas. On Friday, however, GOSH said it had applied for a new court hearing "in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment for his condition".

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  • Commuters get their first taste of MTA's 'Summer of Hell'
Commuters get their first taste of MTA's 'Summer of Hell'

Despite a little crowding on some trains, most NJ TRANSIT riders arriving at Penn Station had no complaints about the morning commute. Track and signal work at Penn in July and August will curtail operations for Amtrak and its tenants, the Long Island Rail Road and NJ Transit commuter lines.

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  • Pakistan probe panel to file final report : Panama Papers case
Pakistan probe panel to file final report : Panama Papers case

He said they will present their objections before the Supreme Court on the JIT report. The JIT report suggests that a reference should be filed against Prime Minister Sharif and his sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz , as well as daughter Maryam Nawaz , under Section 9 of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ordinance 1999 , the daily...

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  • Brooklyn Nets Acquire DeMarre Carroll From Toronto Raptors
Brooklyn Nets Acquire DeMarre Carroll From Toronto Raptors

Wojnarowski reported the move was a salary dump for Toronto, who would have owed Carroll $30 million over the next two seasons. Entering the roster as a relatively unknown player who the Jazz picked up after he was waived by the Denver Nuggets, Carroll had somewhat of a breakout year in his next season in Utah in 2012-13 where in limited minu...

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  • Portuguese star leaves Real Madrid
Portuguese star leaves Real Madrid

Pepe won 13 trophies across 10 seasons at Real Madrid including the La Liga title and Champions League. Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann had urged the Reds to sign Pepe after Real Madrid released him. The defender, capped 86 times by his country, struck against Mexico in the Confederations Cup third place play-off to help Portugal emerge triump...

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  • Charlie Gard case: May says hospital will consider any offers
Charlie Gard case: May says hospital will consider any offers

Rare-disease specialists at Vatican-owned Rome children's hospital Bambino Gesù are working with other worldwide experts to map out an experimental treatment protocol for Charlie, hospital chief Mariella Enoc said. Enoc said Yates "appears set to stop at nothing" after a British court ordered her son's treatment to be stopped. The Pontifical Ac...

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  • Illinois Legislature to Miss Midnight Deadline to Pass Budget
Illinois Legislature to Miss Midnight Deadline to Pass Budget

IL has already been warned, it will be the first state ever to be downgraded to junk bond status if it can't reach a deal before the end of the fiscal year. "I think it's a good step forward, a step that we can build upon", Madigan said following the vote. "We had great momentum yesterday in this chamber", Mr.

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  • Small plane crashes on Los Angeles freeway; two injured
Small plane crashes on Los Angeles freeway; two injured

Witness Cassie Corsaro said immediately after the crash, she saw bystanders rush to the scene. He did say the victims were both in their 60s and were showing vital signs when they were taken out of the plane. Scariest thing I've ever seen! John Wayne Airport, which is located in Orange County, confirmed that the plane was Cessna 310 aircraft and ...

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  • Donald Trump pushes for golden age of American energy dominance
Donald Trump pushes for golden age of American energy dominance

I don't buy that. As ABC News reported , Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday the Trump administration is confident officials can "pave the path toward us energy dominance" by exporting oil, gas and coal to worldwide markets, and promoting nuclear energy and even renewables such as wind and solar power.

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  • Patients Have Died Under CA Right-to-Die Law
Patients Have Died Under CA Right-to-Die Law

California became the fifth state in the nation to pass such a law. According to the report, between June 9 and December 31, 2016, 191 people who had six months or fewer to live, received life-ending prescriptions . But opposition to the law remains. The vast majority of people who took the drugs - 102 out of the 111 - were white, with Asians ma...

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  • May 'concerned' towers fail safety tests
May 'concerned' towers fail safety tests

The Grenfell Tower blaze, which trapped dozens of people in their beds, has become a focus of public anger at the Conservative government's austerity cuts and the perceived slow response in trying to look after those who escaped. Following the Grenfell Tower fire , local authorities across the United Kingdom have scrambled to identify other buildi...

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  • Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance
Cavs target George to challenge Warriors dominance

It is nearly certain that a third team would be needed in a trade because the Pacers do not value Kevin Love enough and the Cavaliers do not have the future assets to deal alongside Love. "If the Cleveland Cavaliers win a title and dethrone the Warriors , Paul George really has to consider his initial basis of trying to get to LA", Haynes s...

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  • Cumberland County reports mosquito positive for West Nile
Cumberland County reports mosquito positive for West Nile

The news accompanies the discovery of new mosquito pools that have tested positive for West Nile virus in the following counties: Reno, Shawnee, and Johnson. When the water warms, they hatch and produce more mosquitoes which continue the cycle. "Even small amounts of stagnant water in flower pots, old tires, buckets, and other outdoor containers ...

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  • AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio
AP analysis finds partisan map-making advantage in Ohio

The news organization scrutinized the outcomes of all 435 U.S. House races and about 4,700 state House and Assembly seats up for election past year, using a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage called the "efficiency gap".

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