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Qatar 2022 spending $500 million weekly

As reported by World Soccer's Jamie Rainbow , this will amount to more than $200 billion by the time the tournament rolls around. And to do that, Qatar is spending an eye-popping $500 million per week . Brazil struggled to get a lot of its stadiums prepared, however, Mr Emadi instructed reporters in Doha on Tuesday that Qatar had already awarded 90% of the contracts for 2022 tasks and that two-thirds could be delivered throughout the subsequent 24 months. Read More

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Weight Loss: Whole Grain Foods Reduce Calorie Absorption, Up Metabolism

The authors describe the extra calorie loss as being tantamount to half hour brisk walking. Although hunger and fullness were not statistically different between diets, results showed that participants who ate the diet with whole grains , which matched the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for fiber, lost almost an extra 100 calories per day than those on the refined grain diet which contained less fiber - equivalent to a brisk 30 min walk or enjoying an extra small cookie every day. Read More

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Study Reveals that E-cigarettes Used for 'Dripping' by Teens

Study Reveals that E-cigarettes Used for 'Dripping' by Teens

Dr. Krishnan-Sarin says many kids who are vaping are not smokers. Dripping may expose users to higher levels of nicotine as well as to harmful non-nicotine toxins, like acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, which are carcinogens. Experts warn the risky new fad, known as " dripping ", drastically increases one's risk of being exposed to toxins and nicotine, which is normally limited by the device. Read More

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National Wear Red Day is Friday

Lighting the building red is one way the County can shine a light on heart disease and raise awareness of the information and resources available. Additionally, they urge everyone to schedule a prevention appointment to review overall health, including blood pressure and cholesterol screens, and evaluate early stages of heart disease, stroke risks and other cardiovascular illnesses. Read More

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Trump drafting exec order seeking review of interrogation rules

Trump drafting exec order seeking review of interrogation rules

Trump noted again later in the exchange that he would follow the advice of Defense Secretary Gen. James Mattis and CIA Director Mike Pompeo when deciding whether to use torture techniques. But White House press secretary Sean Spicer pushed back Wednesday on reports of that draft , saying "it is not a White House document". A three-page draft of a proposed executive order that would pave the way to restarting interrogation programs using methods widely condemned as torture was circulating ... Read More

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The Disturbing Reason You'll Want to Avoid Alaskan Salmon at All Costs

Per the Food Safety Magazine , experts believe the Japanese tapeworm has always been in salmon near the Pacific coast. The main intent of the study , researchers wrote, was "to alert parasitologists and medical doctors about the potential danger of human infection with this long tapeworm resulting from consumption of infected salmon imported (on ice) from the Pacific coast of North America and elsewhere". Read More

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Meets With Trump To Discuss Time Warner Deal

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson Meets With Trump To Discuss Time Warner Deal

The Department of Justice will review the transaction. The merger will be subject to approval by the Justice Department, but may avoid scrutiny from the Federal Communications Commission. He had a confrontation with CNN reporter Jim Acosta at a Wednesday news conference and blasted the network again Thursday via Twitter. The deal would give AT&T , which already owns DirecTV, further control over the United States media by adding, among other properties, media giant CNN. Read More

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Cigna not covering EpiPen due to high cost

Cigna not covering EpiPen due to high cost

Both Adrenaclick and EpiPen give an emergency injection of epinephrine to treat a life-threatening allergic reaction, or anaphylactic shock. That often forces patients to fill new prescriptions even if they never used the old one. Mylan's stock price dropped more than 4%. Consumers will be able to purchase Adrenaclick beginning Thursday at any CVS pharmacy, and CVS will also still carry the traditional EpiPen , according to CVS Pharmacy President Helena Foulkes. Read More

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Dylann Roof attorneys want competency hearing pushed back one week

Dylann Roof attorneys want competency hearing pushed back one week

But something has changed in the time since he was last evaluated, according to his defense attorneys, who filed a motion for a new competency hearing ahead of his January 3 federal sentencing trial. This is the second time an evaluation will be conducted. After hearing about a mental health examiner's evaluation of Roof and about various legal arguments, Gergel ruled in November that the defendant was competent to stand trial and to represent himself. Read More

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Cat found with two pounds of fur finds new home

Fortunately her ordeal is over and she is now living with Mr Russell and getting used to be a normal cat again. That's where he discovered Hidey , and he said the scene was "almost like a horror movie". Caitlin Lasky, senior marketing communications manager for Western PA Humane Society, revealed: "It was two pounds of fur". "Even looking online, I had a hard time finding anything similar, so it's definitely a unique case". Read More

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Thursday forecast: sunny, high 58

Thursday forecast: sunny, high 58

Little or no snow accumulation expected. Thursday night: A 20 percent chance of snow after midnight. Tonight-Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Saturday night: Patchy drizzle before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 a.m. Read More

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Manhattan high-rise fire injures 24, including young girl, firefighters

Manhattan high-rise fire injures 24, including young girl, firefighters

Firefighters carried her out of the building. She was taken to street level, where she was revived and in good condition. He said that he had been cooking and did not notice that a fire had broken out because "no fire alarms went off". Some residents and concerned relatives sent frantic tweets as they waited for word that help was on the way. Leonard warned others that if your apartment is on fire, leave the apartment and make sure to close the door, then call 911. Read More

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This little boy just got adopted - and he's thrilled!

This little boy just got adopted - and he's thrilled!

Dezhianna, 17, from Phoenix, Arizona, tweeted the photos, and they were quick to go viral with over 55,000 retweets. Dezhianna said Michael's adoption day was "super exciting" for her and her family. His new mom told ABC News that the adoption "was meant to be". "He wakes in the morning and says, 'Mom, I so happy'". Sister Dea Brown is to credit for new little brother Michael's social media popularity. Read More

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Montgomery County girl found dead

The remains were identified as Packer's through dental records, and an autopsy officially ruled the death a homicide, Salavantis said. Detectives allege Sara Packer failed to tell Abington Police that her family was in the process of moving to Richland Township, Bucks County, when she reported Grace missing. Read More

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Planned Parenthood 'Violated Law' in Handling 'Fetal Tissue', Says Texas

The OIG says the "unedited video footage indicates that Planned Parenthood follows a policy of agreeing to procure fetal tissue, potentially for valuable consideration, even if it means altering the timing or method of an abortion". Texas officials warned at the time that a "final notice of termination" was impending. The health care organization says it will challenge the filing in court by seeking a preliminary injunction on a lawsuit filed in November of previous year when the state first ... Read More

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Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom Are Officially Divorced--Inside Their Relationship Today

The interview aired on Friday and Odom mentioned he and ex-wife Khloe Kardashian were going through tough times when he visited the Nevada brothel where he was found unconscious. "I was scared."The interview ends with Stork asking Odom if he's still using, but the show has chosen to hold the rest of the segment and the interview until after Odom allegedly finishes rehab, Stork told the audience". Read More

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Police gear up for holiday DUI focus

Police gear up for holiday DUI focus

Beginning Dec. 15 and continuing into the new year enforcement efforts will be stepped up, closely watching for anyone that is driving impaired. "Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along with more troopers on the roadways during the campaign", State Police said in a news release. Read More

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On His Way Out, Obama Enacts Rule Defending Planned Parenthood Funding

Planned Parenthood gets more than $500 million a year from the federal government. Whether Planned Parenthood will be able to take immediate advantage of the rule is open to question. Planned Parenthood is deliberately deceptive in this regard. Tennessee Rep. Diane Black is ready to fight: "President Obama knows that hope is rising for the innocent victims of Planned Parenthood's brutality and the big abortion industry's days of taxpayer-funded windfalls are numbered". Read More

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US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Beyond treatment of diseases, there is a need to address income inequality and unemployment as well, factors that are associated with drug overdoses, poor nutrition, and suicides, as The Christian Science Monitor's Patrik Jonsson reported past year in a story about the increase in mortality rates of middle-age white Americans since 1999, caused in part by socioeconomic factors. Read More

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