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Editor’s Choice: Washington, D.C. This city has an amazing number of historical buildings. Editor’s Choice: Washington, D.C. This city has an amazing number of historical buildings.
The capital of the United States of America is one place we definitely shouldn’t leave out of our tour of the world through Zonerama photos. This city has an amazing number of historical buildings. You might even call it a photographer’s heaven. Today’s selection has all the most famous sights, but also a few that are out of the ordinary. source:https://learn.zoner.com/editors-c...
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Washingtonian’s Best Longreads of 2018. Washingtonian’s Best Longreads of 2018.
11 great feature stories published in Washingtonian this year that are worth another read It seems like an eon ago now, but at the beginning of 2018, much of Washington was wondering one thing: Was the richest man in the world going to put his new Amazon headquarters here? We wondered that, too, of course, but what we really wanted to know was: What exactly does Jeff Bezos do when he’s in town?...
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Federal judge in Texas tosses Obamacare. Federal judge in Texas tosses Obamacare.
Obamacare is fatally flawed and should be considered null and void, a federal judge said Friday in a bombshell ruling that sides with state Republicans who argue the GOP-led Congress’ decision to gut the “individual mandate” penalty for going uninsured makes the rest of the program invalid. The court “finds the individual mandate, unmoored from a tax, is unconstitutional,” U.S. District Court J...
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FDA recalls blood pressure medication for cancer-causing risk. FDA recalls blood pressure medication for cancer-causing risk.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recall for the blood pressure medication Valsartan because it has the possibility to cause cancer. However, the FDA advises people to continue use of the medication until they can talk with their doctor, saying the risk of immediately stopping the pills is greater than the possibility of developing cancer. The recall is for Teva Pharmaceuticals A...
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Officials alarmed over long-term health effects from toxins in smoke from California wildfires. Officials alarmed over long-term health effects from toxins in smoke from California wildfires.
Cellphones, computers, refrigerators and cars — these are just some of the objects that have been vaporized in California’s deadly wildfires, and the chemicals and particles from the melted objects have blanketed the northern part of the state in endless smoke this month. “It literally felt like you were living in a cloud of fog, but it was not fog, it was smoke from the fire,” said James Steel...
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Minnesota A.G.-elect Keith Ellison resigning as DNC deputy chair. Minnesota A.G.-elect Keith Ellison resigning as DNC deputy chair.
Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison resigned from his role as second-in-command of the Democratic National Committee Thursday, amid allegations of abuse by a former girlfriend. The move comes just two days after Mr. Ellison defeated Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow to become the nation’s first Muslim attorney general. DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in an email that ...
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Retiring California Gov. Brown takes over management of iconic 'Doomsday Clock'. Retiring California Gov. Brown takes over management of iconic 'Doomsday Clock'.
California Gov. Jerry Brown has taken over management of a grim but iconic symbol of potential destruction: The “Doomsday Clock.” The Bulletinof the Atomic Scientists has announced that “California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.” has joined the nonprofit organization and will act as executive chairman. The organization has maintained the Doomsday Clock since 1947 — a symbolic timepiece that su...
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Twitter stock surges despite huge drop in users. Twitter stock surges despite huge drop in users.
NEW YORK (AP) - Twitter’s stock is surging before the opening bell as investors overlook a huge drop in monthly user numbers, and focus instead on stronger-than-expected profit and revenue in the third quarter. The San Francisco company is purging malicious and spammy accounts, and blocking the creation of those accounts. In the third quarter, it had 326 million monthly users, 9 million, or 2 p...
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Merck posts global sales of $11B in third quarter. Merck posts global sales of $11B in third quarter.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A big jump in U.S. medicine sales, particularly for its key cancer drug, helped Merck & Co. swing to a $2 billion profit from a small loss a year earlier due to large one-time charges. The maker of blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda and Januvia diabetes pills beat Wall Street profit expectations and raised its profit forecast for 2018. The Kenilworth, New Jersey, drugmaker...
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As Congo rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint. As Congo rolls toward election, voting machines a flashpoint.
BENI, Congo (AP) - A deadly Ebola outbreak grows. Rebels kill civilians in the streets. And yet the arrival of voting machines in this troubled corner of Congo has some especially worried as a long-delayed presidential election promises further upheaval. The machines now arriving by the thousands in this Central African nation are of such concern that the U.N. Security Council has come calling,...
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