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Tough break: Francois likely to start after Maguire injury

He split time with than starter Everett Golson who has since graduated. Or, for that matter, Christian Ponder or EJ Manuel or anyone else. Many observers already figured the 6-2, 205-pound Francois, ranked by some recruiting services as the nation's No.

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Olympic judo 2016 results: American Travis Stevens brings home the silver

A ground-fighting specialist, Stevens dominated his opponents by bringing them to the mat and either pinning them or forcing them to submit. Once in the final, Stevens almost picked up the win over Russian Khasan Khalmurzaev with two near-armbars, but Stevens wound up being caught in a counter and was thrown for the loss in the final.

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Two cases of Zika-related birth defects reported in California

The greatest chance of a Dane County resident becoming infected by the Zika virus is by traveling to a Zika-infected area, according to Public Health Madison and Dane County. After at least 15 "home-grown" cases in the Wynwood area of Miami, pregnant women are scrambling to get tested for the virus known to cause massive birth defects.

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Trudeau becomes first Canadian PM to march in Toronto Pride parade

Toronto police have not released an official attendance count, but organizers had expected one million attendees. "@ PrideToronto turns their backs on Toronto Police @TorontoPolice #BLM demand no police float in #PrideParade" was his third.

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Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on brink of elimination

He finished with 36 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals. The Dubs do not panic though and start to chip-away at the lead - Klay Thompson is able go the other way with the finish, and it is a 2-point game. The 19-point lead didn't last long as Thompson began to tear apart the Thunder defense. Thompson broke loose for 19 points in the third quarter and helped cut Oklahoma City's lead down to seven.

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Bidder offers $138900 for gun that killed Trayvon Martin

Zimmerman was acquitted of any wrongdoing in Martin's death in 2013. The group said it had run simultaneous auctions for the gun - one for pre-qualified buyers and another for the public. He called the firearm a "piece of American history" and wrote that he had used it to defend his life and "end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin ".

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Snyder says law firm to focus on Flint emails, documents

Snyder spokesman Ari Adler declined to release the review or describe what was specifically troubling to the governor. Driker is assisting the state attorney general's office with its ongoing investigation. Michigan's chief medical officer, Dr. Eden Wells, is advising residents to see a doctor if they have pneumonia-like symptoms, although Flint no longer uses the river.

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Lab study supports linking Zika virus to brain birth defect

It took place in a controlled environment, with lab-grown stem cells. Ministry spokesman Don Mackie said the man tested positive for the Zika virus and his female partner, who has not recently travelled to a Zika-affected country, has also tested positive for Zika .

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Judges grill Brady's lawyer in Deflategate appeal

TAKEAWAY: Two of the three judges (Parker and Chin) appeared to favor NFL. The league is appealing a district court decision to vacate Brady's four-game suspension. After all, if losing parties in arbitrations could readily go to judges to reverse the awards, the arbitration process would seem like a waste of time; it would be more efficient to just go to court in the first instance.

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First sexually-transmitted case of Zika virus in Europe diagnosed in France

But a case report published this week in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggests that Zika may cause even greater harm than previously suggested. "We urgently need to take a rigorous research approach to identifying the effects of Zika so we can develop appropriate treatment measures". "None of those diseases have the implication for future generations that this one does, at least that we think it does", she said.

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With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

Shortly after her return, she developed a fever, eye pain, body aches and a rash. Zika infection. The mother miscarried at eight weeks, and an analysis of the fetus detected Zika virus. But a Reuters review of municipal health data showed that other infections spread by the same mosquito, known as Aedes aegypti , can be as bad in August of some years as they are during what would normally be peak months for infections in others.

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Zika infections confirmed in 9 pregnant women in US — CDC

An adult woman from Missoula County is the first confirmed case of the Zika virus in Montana, according to the state Department of Public Health and Human Services. The CDC's warning comes on the heels of a statement from the International Olympic Committee's medical director, Richard Budgett, who told the Associated Press earlier this month that "everything that can be done is being done", while reiterating that there are no plans to postpone the Games.

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Academy Awards stage will be dressed up in golden 1970s glam

Usually the best director and best picture are the same at the Oscars but there have been more anomalies than ever recently for this rule; consider: 2012: Best Picture Argo , Best Director Ange Lee for The Life of Pi, 2013: Best Picture 12 Years a Slave , Best Director Alfonso Curan for Gravity .

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New Zika Cases Linked To Sexual Transmission, CDC Says

The CDC is advising men who have traveled to Zika-affected areas to abstain from sex or at least use a condom while their partner is pregnant. Melanie Amato, a public information officer for the Ohio Department of Health, said in an email that questions about the virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites, can be answered with the ODH's Zika web page, which states, "The primary mosquito that transmits Zika virus is Aedes aegypti , the yellow fever mosquito".

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Ebola May Leave Lasting Neurological Problems

About two-thirds had body weakness, while regular headaches , depressive symptoms and memory loss were found in half of patients. It comes as British nurse Pauline Cafferkey remains in the Royal Free Hospital in London for treatment for a "late complication" from Ebola.

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CDC: 14 more U.S. reports of possible Zika spread through sex

The officials have said that they have not found a woman infecting a male partner with the particular virus but there have been evidences of an infected male infecting the females through sexual contact. Research is also underway into a possible link between Zika infection and a paralyzing condition in adults called Guillain-Barre syndrome. "And we can reassure pregnant women who may have exposed due to recent travel or may have symptoms also".

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CDC: 14 more US reports of possible Zika spread through sex

Four other women have tested positive for Zika in preliminary lab tests but are awaiting final confirmation. In Paraiba state alone, there have been 56 confirmed cases of microcephaly and 423 suspected cases since October. The virus remains in the blood for an average of about one week but can stay in semen for much longer - for as long as 62 days in one case. The CDC said the 14 cases, "like previously reported cases of sexual transmission...

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Spurs suffer rare blowout loss to Clippers

Thursday night's game against the Clippers will be the first of six in 10 days for the Silver and Black. Friday night's game will be Kobe Bryant's last against the Silver and Black, who are 3-0 against the Lakers this season. By then, the Spurs were done. Patty Mills added nine points and Rasual Butler had eight points. Ordinarily, when an opposing team posts their lowest-scoring half of the season, you hang your hat on your own team's defensive pressure, and pat yourself on the back for ...

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World Bank sees modest economic drag from Zika

The women's fetuses had also been diagnosed with microcephaly, a birth defect where babies are born with abnormally small heads and an increased likelihood of incomplete brain development. Some of these mosquitos have been found as far North as Washington , D.C. but the only cases in Pennsylvania have been caused by individuals returning from Zika-infected countries.

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Obama: No excuse for GOP not to vote on a court nominee

In a NBC/WSJ poll released Wednesday, 43 percent of respondents said the Senate should vote this year on a nominee while 42 percent think the matter should be decided by the next president. In the past, lawmakers have sometimes informally agreed to stop holding hearings on lower court nominations during campaign season. "There are some Senate Republicans who are in vulnerable states that could go either way, so the Senate incumbents could potentially lose their seats if it becomes a major ...

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Stroke and Heart Attack Risk Lowered by Diabetes Drug

In their study, the researchers claim that pioglitazone, a drug aimed at improving insulin sensitivity, work very well at preventing cerebrovascular and cardiovascular events in patients with insulin resistance. "We can not be sure which of these effects explains why it prevents stroke and MI". Those that took pioglitazone also suffered lower rates of diabetes, with only 4% developing the condition compared to 7% of those that took a placebo.

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CDC: Expect to see more Zika cases in U.S.

The new guidelines come as the "linkage between Zika and microcephaly becomes stronger", CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., said. The CDC also updated its interim guidance for health care providers in the US who are caring for pregnant women and women of reproductive age with possible Zika virus exposure.

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Florida Declares Emergency After at Least 9 Reported Cases of Zika Virus

Although this case confirms it's possible to spread the Zika virus through sex, CDC officials say mosquito bites are the primary way the virus is transmitted. "That fact that the virus was found with the capacity to cause infection is not proof that it can contaminate other people through those fluids", said Myrna Bonaldo, one of the scientists who made the discovery.

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Zika-bearing mosquito becomes public enemy No

Honduras is one of the infected countries. There is now no vaccine for the virus, which can cause birth defects. Colombia reported sharp increase in Zika virus cases in the country, with an announced total of 31,555 cases, including 5,013 pregnant women.

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Brazil finds Zika in microcephaly babies' brains

She said, "We are extremely cautious". "There is not really an effort to coordinate basic science across the world and help people find the right experts they need". Are infected mosquitoes coming out of deforested areas? It added that there is no scientific basis for a link between the use of pyriproxifen and microcephaly and that some cities that haven't used it have also reported microcephaly cases.

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Nearly 3 mn homes examined for Zika in Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff led a nationwide campaign Saturday asking all Brazilians to check their homes for standing water and the mosquito that carries Zika virus, just six months before Rio de Janeiro will host the summer Olympics.

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Test to Detect Zika Virus Could Be Weeks Away

To date, 462 cases of microcephaly have been confirmed in Brazil. In reply, Rousseff said "Zika does not jeopardise the games", and in combating the virus, "some cities will have priority like Rio de Janeiro ", which will host next August the biggest sports event in the world.

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Rousseff says Zika won't jeopardise Olympic Games

The statement was made during a visit to the Santa Cruz neighborhood in western Rio , to join the task force to combat mosquito outbreaks Aedes aegypti, the dengue vector, chikungunya and zika. The same day, Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Brazil will partner with researchers from the University of Texas to develop a Zika vaccine that could be ready for test trials within a year.

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Albright calls her comment about women in hell 'undiplomatic'

The comments sparked controversy among women who felt they were being told to vote on gender alone. Despite the drubbing, nationwide poll data suggests Clinton can still hope for solid support from the female constituency as the primary race intensifies, heading next to Nevada and SC.

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The race is on: Trump and Sanders stand tall, for now

But this year at least Iowa and New Hampshire have clarified the Democratic and Republican contests without prematurely culling the field. South Carolina, where Jeb and his five Republican rivals are fiercely competing in their next nominations contest February 20, may be friendly territory.