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AP Explains: Super Mario's global appeal
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Published in 23-8-2016
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On Sunday, the Japanese prime minister turned up at the Olympics closing ceremonies to promote the 2020 Tokyo games dressed up as Mario , the eponymous hero of the popular video game series created in 1985. [...] none of them may have the global reach of Super Mario, the game franchise that was a hit when Nintendo's video game system and Game Boy burst onto the scene in the 1980s. Prime Min ...>>
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Medical board asked to drop anti-abortion boss as president
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Published in 23-8-2016
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Groups representing doctors, consumers and women have asked the state medical board to remove the president of Ohio Right to Life as the board's leader because they say he can't be impartial in abortion-related cases. In a letter dated Friday, organizations including Common Cause Ohio, Doctors for Health Care Solutions, Democratic Voices of Ohio, the National Organi ...>>
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Study: Global warming means smoggier autumns in US Southeast
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Published in 23-8-2016
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That's because of a natural defense mechanism trees use to protect their leaves from drought conditions. [...] since climate models predict more hot, dry Octobers in coming decades, we should expect these late-season smog, or ozone, events to happen more often, according to climatologists at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The research is ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 23-8-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Prosecutor: Russian man's computer linked to hacking scheme
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Published in 16-8-2016
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SEATTLE (AP) When federal agents arrested a Russian man in the Maldives in 2014, they found 1.7 million stolen credit card numbers on his laptop computer, a federal prosecutor told the jury during opening statements. Browne also will likely argue that the agents who took possession of Seleznev's computer opened it without a warrant and may have tampered with or altered some of its data. De ...>>
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Hawaii officials: Restaurants as likely Hepatitis A source
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Published in 16-8-2016
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HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii health officials have ordered several sushi restaurants closed immediately after citing them as a possible source of a Hepatitis A outbreak. The Hawaii State Department of Health said late Monday that the disease outbreak "is likely due to imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai."
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European agency proposes tougher medical checks for pilots
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Published in 16-8-2016
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BERLIN (AP) The European Aviation Safety Agency is proposing tougher medical examinations for pilots, including better mental health assessments, in response to last year's Germanwings crash. The aviation agency recommended Tuesday strengthening pilots' initial and subsequent medical examinations "by including drugs and alcohol screening, comprehensive mental health assessment, as well ...>>
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Search resumes for Nazi gold train that might not even exist
Technology
Published in 16-8-2016
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The new dig that started in southeastern Poland Tuesday attests to the power of a local legend claiming a Nazi "gold" train disappeared in a mountain tunnel as the Germans escaped the advancing Soviet army at the end of World War II.
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 16-8-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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The Latest: Police probing likely pot candy eaten by kids
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Published in 9-8-2016
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A special unit of the San Francisco Police Department is investigating how 19 people including a 6-year-old child could have eaten gummy candies at a birthday party that most likely were marijuana edibles. Officer Grace Gatpandan said at a Monday news conference that the unit is interviewing people to see if the candies were intentionally placed at the party to target children, which would be a s ...>>
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Phelps is touting the benefit of cupping — but does it work?
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Published in 9-8-2016
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[...] he went to a Team USA athletic trainer for some cupping therapy, a treatment he has been receiving for years to help relax his muscles and ease soreness. With large purple circles dotting his shoulder and back, Phelps delivered a performance for the ages to lead the 4x100-meter freestyle relay team to victory, giving him his 19th career gold medal. Phelps swam the fastest 100 meters of his ...>>
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Vitality for veterans: Sports camp challenges, changes them
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Published in 9-8-2016
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Marine veteran Joyce Ralph sometimes stays at home in Massachusetts instead of going for a bike ride or doing other things she likes to do. The rehabilitation clinic is open to veterans with spinal cord injuries, amputations, vision loss, mental health problems and other disabilities. In Coventry, Rhode Island, VA volunteers and water ski instructors set up different ways ...>>
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After outage, Delta seeks forgiveness with refunds, vouchers
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Published in 9-8-2016
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DALLAS (AP) Delta Air Lines will be handing out refunds and travel vouchers as penance for the latest computer outage to knock a major airline off stride. Delta canceled about 1,000 flights and had 2,900 others delayed, some for hours, after a power outage Monday at its Atlanta headquarters caused many computer systems to crash. "By the time I showed up at the gate the employees were already di ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 9-8-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Medical benefits of dental floss unproven
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Published in 2-8-2016
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Dentists provide samples to their patients; the American Dental Association insists on its website that, "Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums." Last year, the Associated Press asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture for their evidence, and followed up with written requests under the Freedom of Information Act. When the federal government ...>>
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