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The Trump administration on Friday named Georgia public health Commissioner Dr Brenda Fitzgerald to lead the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Fitzgerald fills a spot held temporarily by the agency’s deputy director following the January resignation of Dr. Tom Frieden, an infectious disease expert who was appointed by the Obama administration
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The state of Virginia executed a man on Thursday convicted of the 2006 killings of a security guard and a sheriff’s deputy, despite claims that he was mentally ill and questions over whether the execution drugs would work as planned. William Morva, 35, was pronounced dead at 9:15 p.m. EDT, Virginia Department of Corrections spokeswoman
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LONDON A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has struck 9 km (5.6 miles) southeast of Lincoln, Montana, at a shallow depth of 4.3 km, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Thursday. The Pacific Tsunami Warning center earlier reported the quake with a magnitude of 6.0. (Editing by Toby Chopra) ‘); $(‘.second-article-divide’).append($(‘.slider.slider-module’)); $(‘.third-article-divide’).append(”); var median = (relatedItemsTotal /
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NEW YORK The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed total volume marked a slight decline from current levels
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By Alexander Cornwell and Daren Butler | DUBAI/ISTANBUL DUBAI/ISTANBUL The United States has lifted the in-cabin ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on U.S.-bound flights from Dubai and Istanbul, Emirates [EMIRA.UL] and Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) said on Wednesday. The announcements come three days after restrictions were lifted on Etihad Airways’ hub Abu Dhabi
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By Jessica DiNapoli | NEW YORK NEW YORK Federal prosecutors on Monday asked a U.S. judge for a gag order muzzling former drug company executive Martin Shkreli, on trial for securities fraud charges, arguing that his statements to media could taint the jury and disrupt the case, court papers show. Shkreli’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, asked
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By Dave McKinney and Karen Pierog | CHICAGO CHICAGO In an action-packed Fourth of July holiday session, the Illinois Senate quickly overrode Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of fiscal 2018 spending and tax hike bills aimed at ending an unprecedented budget impasse that threatens to push the state’s credit rating to junk. In his veto message,
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Americans will celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday with fireworks, acts of gluttony and escapes to the beach, even for people in New Jersey where legislators brokered a last-minute deal to reopen state parks. In keeping with tradition, cities across the country will launch fireworks after dark, perhaps the most emblematic way to commemorate July 4,
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