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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Trump administration argue for extensive government authority to detain certain immigrants who served sentences for committing crimes, even years after leaving prison. In the case, Nielsen v. Preap, the plaintiffs included two legal permanent residents (or green card holders) involved in separate lawsuits filed in 2013. Mony Preap, a Cambodian immigrant, was convicted of marijuana possession, and Bassam Yusuf Khoury, a Palestinian immigrant, was convicted of attempting to manufacture a controlled substance. "A criminal alien does not become exempt from mandatory detention by the happenstance... [Read More]
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The biotech Spark Therapeutics needed a way to measure improvements to a patient's quality of life when testing a new treatment for a rare eye disorder. So Spark created a maze-like course, which included simulated obstacles like holes and grass, for use in key research. We spoke with Dan Chung, the clinical ophthalmic lead at Spark, about the company's efforts to do that in a rigorous and standardized way. Spark's treatment was approved in the US in late 2017. The one-time therapy is called Luxturna and has a list price of $850,000. And Spark agreed to be acquired by... [Read More]
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Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford, opened up about being diagnosed with a brain tumor and her recovery from a 12-hour surgery. [Read More]
The iPhone 11 may look a lot like the iPhone XS and X. [Read More]
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More than 500 people were injured by stingrays as they tried to soak up the last bits of summer on Southern California beaches. [Read More]
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Hours after his bizarre rap performance near Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, a man who had cut his electronic monitoring device off his leg was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. Police later found a rap video with more incriminating evidence. [Read More]
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A truck carrying hundreds of live chickens crashed and erupted into a fireball early Thursday, shutting down westbound at San Pablo Dam Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. [Read More]
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The family of Lexius Saint Martin, a Waterville husband and father who was deported to Haiti in 2018, rejoices at being one step closer to bringing him home. [Read More]
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"From what I know 100 grams is cool, right? Or am I wrong?" the caller said.        ... [Read More]
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As Hurricane Dorian chugged along off South Carolina's coast on Thursday morning, its effects were felt on cities like Myrtle Beach.        ... [Read More]
The investigation is ongoing, but police said there is no danger to the public. [Read More]
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Johnson started the photo opportunity by saying that he wanted to discuss the two-state solution, while Netanyahu singled out Iran as the main subject of the meeting. [Read More]
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The first group of parents who have pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal, led by actress Felicity Huffman, will be sentenced this month. [Read More]
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The owner of 8chan will speak with a House committee on Thursday about the site's possible link to multiple mass shootings this year. [Read More]
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Stunned residents of the Bahamas surveyed the wreckage of their homes and officials struggled to assess the number killed by Hurricane Dorian, as the storm bore down on the South Carolina coast, threatening record flooding on Thursday. [Read More]
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push for an early election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. Johnson suffered another setback as his own brother quit the government on Thursday, saying it was not serving the national interest. Johnson remained determined to secure an election, after lawmakers on Wednesday rejected his attempt to trigger a snap poll. House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg told Parliament that a vote would be held Monday on a new... [Read More]
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The number of school children in Wisconsin citing a personal conviction to skip required immunizations has risen 3% in the last two decades. [Read More]
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I will not be anonymous. My name is Mihae Yu, M.D., F.A.C.S. My father, who was a celebrated general and instrumental in winning the Korean War, told me that if you cannot be held responsible for what you say for fear of retribution, then do not speak, because you will not have the courage to carry out your thoughts. [Read More]
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The Amazon inferno, environmental deregulation, lackluster ideas such as the “Green New Deal” — all point to a deepening climate crisis. Meanwhile, the demand for energy grows as rising middle classes in Asia, Africa and South America want and deserve the lives affluent Westerners have had since World War II: a lifestyle largely responsible for our carbon-rich atmosphere today. [Read More]
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