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Two cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Ireland. The "Stop Hillary" campaign is on fire! Lopes says the tests are expected to help improve the accuracy of diagnoses between the three viruses that are transmitted by the same Aedes aegypti mosquito.
  • Jailed Oregon standoff leaders won't be released, judge says

    Jailed Oregon standoff leaders won't be released, judge says

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    Four militia members remain at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge on Friday morning despite calls from authorities and other militia members to surrender. Another member was fatally shot by police during the arrests on a highway. It shows a white truck, allegedly driven by Mr Finicum, getting stuck in the snow after narrowly avoiding a police blockade. In a statement, Finicum's family said they will await the results of the official investigation into the shooting, "but based on the information ...
  • (Iowa caucuses) Bernie Sanders campaign gains traction

    (Iowa caucuses) Bernie Sanders campaign gains traction

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    As the results of the Iowa Caucuses came in, the crowded Republican presidential race appeared to be narrowing down to a three-cornered contest with Marco Rubio coming a close third behind Cruz and Trump. Entering Monday night, the polls painted a confusing picture. On the Democratic side, the Iowa caucuses threw out every poll. While the Democrats' Iowa race was already expected to be between Clinton and Sanders.
  • Ted Cruz Hinted That Megyn Kelly Called Donald Trump 'Voldemort'

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    Trump, meanwhile, was busy throwing a rally for veterans at Drake University in Iowa Thursday night. The pair, social conservatives who have always been at odds with the more mainstream Republican establishment, had been relegated to the Fox News "undercard" debate of the candidates with low polling taking place earlier than the full-blown debate.
  • Nicole Madison Lovell: Virginia teen remembered as 'angel' on Earth

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    Keepers, dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, appeared to cry softly as a judge read her charges. Eisenhauer and Keepers next court date is scheduled for March 28. Her favorite color was blue. "Like, it definitely could have been me", she said. Even when she didn't go to school, bullies kept harassing her online, Weeks said.
  • Microsoft provides app, platform for tallying Iowa caucus voting

    Microsoft provides app, platform for tallying Iowa caucus voting

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    A huge electronic billboard will display the voting results, sent in from Iowa's 99 counties and more than 1,600 precincts. The parties are looking to avoid a repeat of 2012 in which Mitt Romney was erroneously declared as the victor of the Republican caucuses (Rick Santorum actually won the night ).
  • Second Place in Iowa Can Still Lead to US Republican Nomination

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    Again, this is from a man who is likely going to finish (a very strong) third. He dismissed attacks against him as "politics as usual". Monday's contest provided hard evidence that Trump could not easily turn the legion of fans drawn to his adversarial populism into voters.
  • Family, police seek answers in Virginia Tech murder

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    He is charged with first-degree murder and abduction in the death of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell. Her body was found Saturday after a four-day search just across the state line in North Carolina . "Like, it definitely could have been me", she said. Lovell endured a liver transplant, MRSA, and lymphoma when she was 5, the Chicago Tribune reported.
  • British tourist killed on Thai elephant trek

    British tourist killed on Thai elephant trek

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    It then threw Mr. Crowe and his daughter from its back, trampling on Mr. Crowe and goring him with its tusk, killing him instantly. Gareth Crowe, 36, was trekking on the elephant in a popular Thai island when the beast then apparently stabbed him in the chest with its tusk.
  • Dozens killed in Damascus explosions

    Dozens killed in Damascus explosions

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    The head of the Syrian government delegation says the opposition is not serious about what are meant to be U.N.-hosted indirect peace talks and is trying to derail them with preconditions.
  • Counter-protest near Oregon wildlife refuge

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    The conversation happened a day after Oregon's governor sharply criticized federal authorities for not doing more to remove Bundy's group from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the state's high-desert. The takeaway is that two sovereign nations are now formally involved with the Bundy occupation: the federal government and the Paiute. Grazing on federal land, Nantz wrote, "requires ranchers to follow an unfair, complicated and constantly evolving set of rules".
  • Dad arrested for taking away daughter's phone

    Dad arrested for taking away daughter's phone

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    The prosecutor in the case made a decision to elevate the charges to theft of property of at least $50 but under $500, a Class B misdemeanor punishable by six months in jail and a $2,000 fine. Steppe's fiance is a police officer, although a local police spokesperson denied that this was a factor in the case. Steppe argues her actions were justified since the property belonged to her and "you can't take someone's property, regardless if you're a parent or not".
  • Europol: 10000 migrant children missing

    Europol: 10000 migrant children missing

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    Europol analysts studying law enforcement details from across the 28-nation European Union are concerned that they are beginning to see cross-pollination between people-smugglers and criminals who traffic and exploit humans.
  • Maryland neighbor of Natalie Keepers says she kept to herself

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    Police have not released a motive or how Eisenhauer and Lovell met. Eisenhauer was arrested Saturday. "I warned her it was unrealistic to expect 13-year-old boys to respond to such vulnerability with delicacy and savoir-faire rather than with, "No, you're ugly".
  • All eyes on Iowa ahead of caucuses

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    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz needs to win - and win with a sizeable margin - in the 44 counties west of Des Moines, which are more rural and more socially conservative than much of the state. "High turnouts with lots of new caucus participants likely would mean a good night for Sen". Among first-time caucus-goers, Trump leads Cruz 40-22 percent.
  • New Hampshire poll shows Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders with big leads

    New Hampshire poll shows Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders with big leads

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    Otherwise, the consensus is that the national campaigns focused on Iowa and New Hampshire because a Texas presidential organization, frankly, won't matter if a candidate cannot survive the next two weeks. First, just almost half of likely Republican caucus-goers have a favorable opinion of Trump, while 70 percent like Rubio and 65 percent like Cruz (it being possible to like more than one candidate).
  • What happens at the Iowa caucuses

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    In 1976, "uncommitted" was almost 10 percentage points better than Jimmy Carter. But every four years, it punches well above its weight in presidential nominating caucuses. Medvic said this "bizarre" process puts a lot of pressure on the candidates as the race becomes more expensive and donors lose faith in the lower-tier candidates .
  • Who Won the Iowa Democratic Caucus?

    Who Won the Iowa Democratic Caucus?

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    If the turnout numbers are on the high side, boosted by young and first-time caucus-goers, a good night could be in store for Trump and Sen. Iowa has decidedly mixed results in picking the parties' eventual nominees. The GOP process is simpler: Supporters of each candidate get a chance to give a brief speech, then people privately mark ballots. Agi-Mejias hopes Sanders will win Iowa, but wants Clinton to win the nomination because, she believes, she is more electable and that "it's time for ...
  • Quinnipiac poll: First-time caucusgoers boost Trump, Sanders in Iowa

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    Democrats had just over 124,000 in 2004, but in 2008 the efforts of President Barack Obama - as well the rest of a competitive field - helped almost doubled that number, with almost 240,000 showing up. It's got a great sort of history behind it for doing this and there's tremendous spirit. There is one common theme emerging in New Hampshire polling: Both sides appear to have a clear leader.
  • Sir Terry Wogan passes away aged 77

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    An assistant to David Blatt, who was fired on Friday, Lue signed a multi-year extension to take over as head coach and began his tenure with a 96-83 loss to the Bulls on Saturday. Lue thought a large part of the reason was because the players are out of shape - a fairly surprising announcement for the halfway point of the season.
  • Democrats move to schedule more debates

    Democrats move to schedule more debates

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    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) The tentative deal reached this weekend between the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders includes a debate Thursday at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. "We had a city in the United States of America where the population, which is poor in many ways and majority African American, has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water and the governor in that state acted as though he didn't really care", Clinton said.
  • Poll looks at presidential race in Wis.

    Poll looks at presidential race in Wis.

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    Other factors were also in the mix. On Saturday, Clinton will get a boost from her husband, former President Bill Clinton, who will double as a high-wattage campaign surrogate in three Saturday stops, confirms the same source. If anecdotal counts for anything (which, you be the judge), attendees at a Trump rally today told our Jenna Johnson that they'd been contacted by the campaign repeatedly.
  • Iowa poll: Trump, Sanders leading

    Iowa poll: Trump, Sanders leading

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    Sanders famously said in the first Democratic debate that he was exhausted of hearing about Clinton's "damn emails", brushing aside one of the biggest issues Republicans have raised to attack Clinton during the 2016 presidential cycle.
  • Travelers concerns over Zika virus grow

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    This is an unprecedented situation: a rapidly spreading disease that is mildly inconvenient for the average holidaymaker, but extremely serious for pregnant women. "Although it is possible that persons travelling worldwide may contract the virus, the Zika virus does not present a significant public health risk to Canadians".
  • WHO Raises Alarm As Zika Virus Spreads "Explosively"

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    Since Zika, which originated in Africa, was detected in Latin America previous year, there has been a surge in babies born with microcephaly , or abnormally small heads. "In addition, we are urging everyone, especially pregnant women, to check health travel advisories before leaving the United States and to take preventive measures when traveling in affected areas of the world", said State Health Commissioner Marissa J.
  • MI resident dead from listeria outbreak — CDC

    MI resident dead from listeria outbreak — CDC

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    It has affected people, including one pregnant woman, from six states: four in Michigan, four in NY, one in IN, one in New Jersey, one in Massachusetts and one in Pennsylvania. The disease is especially dicey for pregnant women, since it can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or infection of a newborn. The incubation period is typically between 2 and 3 weeks, but can be as long as 70 days.