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System Failure: How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

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Soaring SalariesEven in the face of the financial crisis and budget shortfalls, the M.T.A. has given concession after concession to its main labor union.Members of the Transport Workers Union got a total of 19 percent in pay raises between 2009 and 2016, compared with 12 percent for the city’s teachers union over the same period.The labor contracts also ga... Read More
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Brutalized Rohingya women struggle to come to terms with their trauma

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Human rights groups say Rohingya women have been systematically raped and brutalized by Myanmar's military. The survivors must now come to terms with their physical and psychological scars. CGTN's Shweta Bajaj reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Tax Reform Backlash On LI

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Published on Nov 17, 2017One day after the House passed its version of tax reform, local Congressional members are urging the public to get involved as it heads to the Senate. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff has more. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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French bulldogs are being abandoned due to high medical costs

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A well-known U.K. animal shelter is coming to the rescue of French bulldogs who've been abandoned by their owners due to expensive medical bills. Overbreeding of the popular pups has led to some serious health problems. Gavin Ramjaun reports from London.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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5 reasons businesses are struggling with large-scale AI integration

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Artificial intelligence is an important vehicle for companies looking to automate processes, reduce the cost of operation, or fuel innovation. Despite the positive influence AI-supported activities have on business, a successful implementation won’t happen overnight. First you need a complete understanding of your business goals, technology needs, and the impact AI will have on customers and employees. The majority of employees face challenges or concerns relating to AI adoption, and that needs addressing. The implication of successful AI adop... Read More
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Power Women of Long Island to be Honored

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Nearly 750 business professionals from across Long Island will come together to network during The Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 30 in Great Neck.  The Power Women program recognizes influential women in business whose achievements and involvement helped to make a difference in the communities where they work and live in Nassau and Suffolk... Read More
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UN Reports 152 Million Children Still In Child Labor

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The United Nations Estimates 152 Million Children Remain In Child Labour Ranging from Ages 5 To 17 This Number Arises Out Of A UN Organized Conference In Buenos Aires Argentina On November 14th The UN Agency International Labor organization Claims 1 In 10 Children Around The World Are Working In Industries Such As Farming Fishing aquaculture And Forestry Poverty Is Cited As A Key Reason For Children entering The Workforce At An Early Age ILO Director-general Guy Ryder Did State The Number Has Fallen About 100 Million Since The 1990s The Organization Aspires For Quote No More Child Labor And No More Modern Slavery And ILO Report Suggests In 73 Million Children Working are Facing Health And ... Read More
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Souzzi: Tax Bill ‘Horrendous’ For New York Residents

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Published on Nov 17, 2017Both New York Democrat and Republican lawmakers are dubious about the effect the proposed GOP tax plan bill will have for citizens living in New York. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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PHL Government Finding Allows Contraceptive Handouts to Proceed

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Published on Nov 17, 2017On Nov. 16, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III announced the distribution of 51 kinds of contraceptives would begin after two years of court battles. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captionin... Read More
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Stitch Fix Prepares an I.P.O. in the Shadow of Amazon

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Should a customer keep everything in a box — a “fix,” in the company’s jargon — they receive a 25 percent discount.“I founded Stitch Fix to take on a very human problem: How do I find clothes I love?” Ms. Lake wrote in a letter to potential investors that is included in the company’s I.P.O. prospectus. “Spending a day at the mall, or devoting hours of time to sifting through millions of products online is time consuming, overwhelming and neither effective nor enjoyable. I knew there had to be another way.... Read More
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Unlicensed plastic surgeon from LI performed illegal surgeries: AG

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An unlicensed plastic surgeon from Long Island and a licensed physician are charged with performing more than 60 illegal surgeries on the Upper East Side, authorities said. Brad Jacobs, a former plastic surgeon from Westbury, and Nicholas Sewell, a licensed physician from Jackson Heights, allegedly performed the plastic surgeries and other cosmetic procedures, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. They began performing surgeries in 2011 at Allure Plastic Surgery, where Sewell procured space. The surgeries cost between $8,000 and $10,000, according to Schneiderman. In one instance, a patient was left with permanent disfigurement, Schneiderman said. Many of the victims were either former pat... Read More
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Digital fair to answer feds’ open season questions

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Federal employees with questions regarding their insurance coverage will soon find them answered in a single online location.The Virtual Benefits Fair, a digital-based exhibit of the insurance options facing federal employees, is set to kick off the first day of open season, Nov. 14.The "fair" is a single website that offers federal employees the chance to talk to insurance providers and Office of Personnel Management representatives for the Federal Employee Health Benefits program, the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program, Federal Employees Dental/Vision Program, BENEFEDS and Federal Flexible Spending Account... Read More
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3 health insurance tips for feds during open season

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When the Virtual Benefits Fair polled federal employees about what feature mattered most to them when it came to choosing an insurance plan, it wasn't a close race.Fifty-six percent of respondents listening to the digital insurance fair's webcast on the Federal Employee Health Benefits program chose the overall cost of their coverage as the most important feature, outpacing provider choice, prescription drug coverage or specific treatment coverage. With frugality in mind for the first day of the two-month virtual fair, Tam... Read More
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Virtual Benefits Fair has everything open season procrastinators need

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Open season — the time set aside annually for federal employees to change their benefits — ends on Monday, Dec. 12, but there's still plenty of time for feds to update their elections.For those who want to make sure they fully research all their options, Long Term Care Partners has created a Virtual Benefits Fair, an online portal where feds can find information on all the benefits packages, from dental to vision to general health care.The Virtual Fair has been available throughout open season, with a few live days when feds could speak directly with the vendors. That time has passed, but there's still a w... Read More
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Congress to investigate alleged retaliation against HHS cyber whistleblowers

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Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce are looking into whether the Department of Health and Human services retaliated against two cybersecurity employees who made protected communications to the committee by detailing them to unclassified duties, according to a letter sent to the acting HHS secretary by committee leadership. “The committee is examining whether the Department of Health and Human Services retaliated against two key cybersecurity officials for communicating with this committee as well as whether rec... Read More
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Sioux Falls Startup Weekend highlights the city’s tiny but growing tech sector

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Sioux Falls Startup Weekend (SFSW) brought over 40 participants out to the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship to take part in a 54-hour business building competition. But SFSW is more than just a fun weekend for aspiring business owners to test the entrepreneurial waters. It’s also a chance for the local startup community to demonstrate how it’s coming together to raise Sioux Falls’ national profile. Earlier this month, Forbes ranked Sioux Falls first in its listing of “... Read More
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People who own dogs may live longer

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If you needed one more reason to love your puppy, here’s a pretty good one: your furry best friend might help you live longer. Researchers in Sweden tracked more than 3.4 million Swedish people with no heart disease over a period of 12 years. Some owned dogs and some didn’t. By looking at how many died in the 12-year follow-up, and adjusting for relevant factors like age and sex, the scientists calculated the risk of death. It turns out that dog owners had a 20 percent lower risk of dying compared to people who didn’t have a dog. The benefits were particularly strong for dog owners who lived alone: they had a 33 percent lower risk of death, and an 8 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease, like s... Read More
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VA’s plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the Pentagon’s, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA spokesman Curt Cashour called the plan a potential “game-changer” that would “provide better care for veterans at a lower cost to taxpayers,” but he provided no specific details. ... Read More
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What’s in your bag, Paul Miller?

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What’s in Your Bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring Verge senior editor Paul Miller. I carry a bag because I need my laptop with me, and because I have a laptop-sized bag, I end up with a lot of junk that acc... Read More
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Google Assistant can now help troubleshoot Pixel 2 phones

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Google Assistant can help you troubleshoot issues you might encounter on your phone, though the feature is only available for Pixel 2 users at the moment, according to Android Police. A user running Android Oreo 8.1’s developer preview asked Google Assistant why their phone wasn’t charging fully, and a troubleshooting feature jumped into gear. A battery health check was run and the virtual assistant also scanned the phone for apps that might be causing the battery to drain. Once that was complete, the Assistant displayed an option to connect the user to Google Supp... Read More
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NYSERDA Announces $1.8 Million Available for Community Campaigns to Install Clean Heating and Cooling Systems

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Supports Governor Cuomo’s Ambitious Clean Energy Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030. New York, NY - November 17, 2017 - The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced the availability of up to $1.8 million for community campaigns to help residents and businesses install clean heating and cooling systems. Increasing the use of clean heating and cooling technology will play a major role in achieving Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s clean energy goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030. Alicia B... Read More
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What’s inside the $700 billion defense budget plan headed to Trump’s desk?

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WASHINGTON — The Senate finalized a nearly $700 billion defense authorization bill on Thursday, setting the stage for a 2.4 percent pay raise for troops next year, a boost in military end strength and a build-up in military equipment and readiness. Whether the military will have that much money to spend is still up for debate. The authorization bill sets policy priorities and spending parameters for military funding for fiscal 2018, but appropriators still must allot the money to the Defense Department before they can move ahead... Read More
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US Congress passes Trump’s tax reform bill

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Donald Trump’s tax reform bill has passed Congress and faces one more step to become law, it needs to pass in the Senate. Americans are worried because the bill presented to Senate will slash the number of Obamacare subscribers, raising the cost of the plan for those who need it the most.US President Donald Trump is a step closer to his first major legislative victory as the House of Representatives passed his flagship tax reform bill.The bill has one more hurdle to clear: it still has to pass the Senate. However, the bill the Senate will review will include steps to end the “individual mandate”, a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that every US citizen must buy health ins... Read More
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5 Essentials for The Perfect Cup of Coffee, From the Grinder to the Mug

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Java fanatics know that absolute control is key to crafting the perfect cup of coffee. 1 Baratza Virtuoso Pro baristas will tell you that burr grind-ers are the way to go for a uniform grind. Baratza’s ­conical crusher excels at ­producing a wide range of grind sizes, and it cuts down on “fines,” the powdery bits that can make your brew bitter.$249 2 Acaia Pearl Scale Keep close tabs on the weight of beans and the amount of water you pour with this smart scale that’s accurate to within a... Read More
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No. 259: Ken White gets Debriefed, celebrating the Moon walk’s 50th and Ronkonkoma Hub gets good news

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Happy Friday, folks: And congrats on your successful completion of another work week (except you weekend-hustling self-made types, bless your entrepreneurial souls. For you, congrats for your hustle). Those of you lucky enough to put your feet up should drop us a note at editor@innovateli.com – story tips, events, corrections and stimulating socioeconomic conversation always welcome. What a day for debuts: In no particular order, Gordon Lightfoot, Danny DeVito, Rock Hudson, Martin Scorsese, Tom Seaver, RuPaul, Sophie Marceau, Lorne Michaels, Howard Dean, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and a host of other names you... Read More
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PressCoin is a cryptocurrency for investigative journalists and their readers

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A coalition of news organizations and journalists in various parts of the world have banded together to create a cryptocurrency to sustain funding for investigative journalism. Called PressCoin, the digital currency was made to get rid of the advertising revenue model, decentralize funding sources, and upend corporate media monopolies with collaborative content made to strengthen civic participation around the world. A 28-day initial coin offering (ICO) is scheduled to begin November 22, with one PressCoin for sale at the value of $1. “If PressCoin succeeds, I’m going to delete my Patreon account. Kind of a different... Read More
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Delhi Lifts Its Emergency Anti-Pollution Measures

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The Capital City Of India Has Lifted Its Emergency Anti-pollution Measures On Thursday November 16th Several Emergency measures Designed To Fight Air Pollution were Lifted In Delhi After Air Quality Improved From Severe To Very Poor pollution Levels In Some Areas Of Delhi Last Week Were 30 Times The World Health Organization's Safe Limits The BBC Reported Local Hospitals Were Full Of people Suffering From Coughing Wheezing And Breathlessness Under The Anti-pollution Measures Construction Was Banned Trucks Weren't Allowed Into The City And Parking Fees Spiked A Corm undated Panel However Withdrew Such Measures On Thursday A Major Power Plant Brick Kilns And Stone Crushers Are All Still Bann... Read More
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House Passes Tax Reform

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Detected Closed Captioning: REFORM PASSED ALONG PARTY LINES BUT SOME NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY REPUBLICANS VOTED NO. CBS 2'S DICK BRENNAN HAS MORE. Reporter: IT WAS CHEERS ALL AROUND AS HOUSE REPUBLICANS CELEBRATED PASSAGE OF THEIR TAX OVERHAUL PLAN. THE MEASURE SLASHES THE CORPORATE TAX RATE SIMPLIFIES THE TAX CODE AND DOUBLES THE STANDARD DEDUCTION. WE BASICALLY SAY, KEEP YOUR MONEY IN THE FIRST PLACE. IT'S YOUR MONEY. DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH THIS! [ APPLAUSE ] Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ON THE HILL BEFORE THE VOTE. IT'S GOING REALLY WELL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT WAS REALLY HIM THANKING NEWS ADVANCE BECAUSE HE KNOWS WE ARE GOING TO GET THIS DONE. Reporter: AFTERWARDS, THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SAID THE PASSAGE OF THE B... Read More
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Wild Boar Meat Could Have Poisoned a New Zealand Family

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Published on Nov 16, 2017On Nov. 10, three adults collapsed after eating boar meat and they are still seriously ill in a New Zealand hospital. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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S. Korean Doctors Find Parasites Inside N. Korean Defector

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Published on Nov 16, 2017A North Korean soldier was shot by his comrades as he ran across the border into South Korea and remained in critical condition Nov. 15, with parasites complicating his health. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Fructan, not gluten, might make some sick

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Celiac disease prevalence plateaued as gluten-free diets became more common. This made scientists question if gluten actually made people ill.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73596/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: As Of 2017 Over Three Million Americans Follow A Gluten-free Diet For Health Reasons But Some Researchers Think people's Sensitivity Issues Aren't always With Gluten They Could Be Linked To Fruit An Fructose Are Naturally Occurring Carbohydrates Common To American Diets Wheat And Onions Make Up abou... Read More
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The problem with trusting AI to diagnose sleep disorders

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About 70 million people report problems with their sleep. And more than ever, they are turning to technology to help them with this plight. Wearable fitness devices are cornering the market, and AI-enabled devices are leading the pack. With flashy terms like machine learning and neural networking backing their products, producers of popular AI sleep trackers are encouraging many consumers to purchase their devices and apps to improve their sleep habits. We’re spending all this money on seemingly advanced sleep technologies, but are they really helping us sleep better? Popular technology According to Adam Blacker, communications lead at ... Read More
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UN finds one third of Rohingya families in refugee camps are ‘vulnerable’

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Published on Nov 16, 2017According to a UN survey, one third of Rohingya refugee families in Bangladesh who fled the recent violence in Myanmar are living in a vulnerable state. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioni... Read More
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This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash

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To get to work in the morning, Omar Akbari has to pass through a minimum of six sealed doors, including an air-locked vestibule. The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security. Akbari isn’t just studying mosquitoes—he’s re-engineering them with self-destruct switches. And that’s not something you want accidentally escaping into the world. The technology Akbari is designing is something called a ... Read More
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Heartland startup funding in 2017 shows a North-South divide

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While Silicon Valley is known as the heart of tech and home to the world’s top tier venture capital firms, other states and cities in the U.S. are beginning to show flourishing startup scenes — and VCs are noticing. Entrepreneurs in states like Texas, Colorado, Utah, and Ohio are quietly bootstrapping powerhouse companies. What’s more, the star-studded accelerator program Y Combinator has recently handpicked startups from states that include Missouri, Michigan, and Tennessee. With this trend in mind, VentureBeat sought to quantify just how much of an increase in VC funding startups outside of coasta... Read More
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7 tactics to recruit AI talent in a market dominated by tech giants

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning is a growing field. The amount of talent in the pipeline is not nearly enough to meet the demand as more and more companies turn to AI solutions. Universities are now developing curricula to meet these needs, but at present, experienced ML researchers and engineers remain highly sought after. So how can your business locate emerging talent in the area? And how can you differentiate yourself enough to convinc... Read More
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House OKs GOP tax bill in Trump win; Senate fate less clear

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Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. The near party-line 227-205 vote came as Democrats on the other side of the Capitol pointed to new estimates showing the Senate version of the plan would boost future taxes on lower and middle-income Americans. Those projections, coupled with complaints by some GOP senators about their chamber’s proposal, suggest party leaders still face a challenge in crafting a measure that can make it through Congress with little if any Democratic support. House passage rais... Read More
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Debrief: Ken White eyes tomorrow’s workforce, today

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When last we chatted up Ken White, the manager of Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Office of Educational Programs was jazzed about the progress the then-three-year-old Long Island STEM Hub was making on its mission to educate a high-tech next-gen workforce. Launched in 2012 as part of the community-driven Empire State STEM Learning Network, the science/technology/engineering/mathematics program – managed by BNL and the ... Read More
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Spire tracks your fitness with tags that stick to your clothes

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Spire wants to make fitness wearables even easier by designing them to be truly wearable. The company is announcing the Spire Health Tag, which is small enough to stick to your clothing and serve as a personal health monitor. It can track your heart rate, breathing, activity, sleep patterns, and your moment-to-moment stress level. The tags relay that data to your smartphone, which can offer you real-time advice, such as telling you to take a deep breath when your stress peaks. And it does so without subjecting you to clunky wristbands or restrictive chest straps. The tags stay invisible, inside your clothes, and no charging is required, as the battery lasts a year... Read More
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Those ‘biological age’ tests probably can’t tell you how fast you’re aging

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Don’t waste money on tests that promise to tell you how fast you’re aging, researchers say. A new study suggests that we don’t know enough about the body’s aging process for them to be useful. Plenty of expensive tests claim that looking at your genes, a drop of blood, or other physical indicators can tell you your “biological age” — or how fast your body is physically breaking down, regardless of what the calendar says. There is evidence that these markers can give you a rough idea of how healthy your body is. In a study ... Read More
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Lawmakers raise new concerns over Pentagon policy nominee’s business ties

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WASHINGTON — The White House’s nominee to take over the Pentagon’s top policy job sparred with lawmakers over potential business conflicts with his last job, the latest episode in a series of fights over the President Donald Trump’s reliance on defense industry executives to fill senior military posts. John Rood, in line to become the next under secretary of defense for policy, has previously served as acting undersecretary of state for arms control and deputy assistant secretary of defense for forces policy. ... Read More
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HELP US BRING A SMILE TO A NEEDY CHILD THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

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Nassau County Legislator Denise Ford has teamed up with theUnited States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive.New, unwrapped toys will be collected untilWEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20TH Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations: EAST MEADOW:• Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building• 100 Carman Ave, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sheriff’s Department HEMPSTEAD:• 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office• 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic & Parking Violations Agency MINEOLA:• One West Street, Main Lobby• 1550 Franklin Ave, Main Lo... Read More
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The Dark Side of ‘Replay Sessions’ That Record Your Every Move Online

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When internet users visit Walgreens.com, a software company may record every keystroke, mouse movement and scroll, potentially exposing medical conditions such as alcohol dependence, or the names of drugs a user has been prescribed, according to Princeton researchers. Companies like Walgreens deploy these analytics-software providers to see how people use their website or to identify broken or confusing web pages. The analytics companies place “scripts” on their clients’ websites that record individual browsing sessions for later viewing or a “replay session.” In effect, the researchers say, software companies are “looking over your shoulder” as you navigate certain websites. Th... Read More
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Ohio Execution Delayed Due to Inmate’s Health

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Ohio called off the execution of ailing 69-year-old killer Alva Campbell Wednesday after executioners couldn't find a vein for the lethal injection IV. Campbell was given a new execution date. (Nov. 16)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Crisp CEO believes we can beat online hate speech, terrorist content, and fake news

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Social media has become darker, uglier, and meaner in recent years. It may be wrecking our mental health, destroying our politics, and tearing at the social fabric. Adam Hildreth, founder and CEO of social media risk management firm Crisp, believes it doesn’t have to be that way. Hildreth argues that the tools exist to save social media, or at the very least beat down the worst elements that have made platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube so poisonous. But the first step, he says, is recognizing the urgency and the scope of the problem “We’ve seen a massive change over the past few years,” Hildreth said. “Social media was the wild west. But because it’s now part of everyone’s everyday life, ther... Read More
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The predicament of the Alabama Senate race for Republicans

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GOP lawmakers have called for Roy Moore to step aside from the Alabama Senate race amid allegations of sexual misconduct toward teens. How does that tension fit into a larger party rift? John Yang talks to Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Karine Jean-Pierre of MoveOn.org about what’s at stake with the special election and how the GOP tax reform plans are shaping up.Detected Closed Captioning: HARI SREENIVASAN: We Return Now To The Political News Of The Week. John Yang Gets Two Different Views. JOHN YANG: Thanks, Hari. For That, We Are Joined By Karine Jean-Pierre. She's Senior Adviser To MoveOn.org, Contributing Editor To The Online Women's Magazine "Bustle," And A Vet... Read More
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Wanting more money for tax cuts, Republicans seek Obamacare individual mandate repeal

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With growing confidence that they will be able to quickly push through tax reform, Republicans are making an even bigger bet by adding the health care debate to the mix. Lawmakers have woven a repeal of the individual mandate into the Senate tax bill in order to free up billions for tax cuts. Lisa Desjardins and Sarah Kliff of Vox sit join Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the potential ramifications.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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White Paper Provides Tools to Manage Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

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White Paper Provides Tools to Manage Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy Dr. David Garry Stony Brook, NY, November 15, 2017 ­­ – A new white paper designed to provide New... Read More
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Op-Ed Contributor: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

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Chatbots can save you from trying to diagnose that cough yourself

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When a person feels sick, they might start deciding whether it seems serious enough to visit a doctor. However, things like having to get to the doctor’s office, long delays in the waiting room, and the potential difficulty in getting an appointment could discourage that individual from getting prompt treatment. A new AI-powered chatbot called Ada could be the perfect solution for that predicament. Let’s take a look at how Ada and other telemedicine offerings could change the future of health care and what downsides the technology has. Bot assessment and doctor consultation Ad... Read More
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Five Technologies That Will Rock Your World

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Such technology will improve health care in places where doctors are scarce. But eventually, it will streamline care in the developed world as well. Google is already running tests inside two hospitals in India, and the start-up Infervision has deployed similar technology in hospitals across China.In the longer term, similar methods promise to rapidly accelerate drug discovery and so many other aspects of health care. “Everything from the nature of the food that we grow and eat to the drugs that we give ourselves to how we monitor the impact of these things is all being transformed by A.I. in deeply profound ways,” said Matt Ocko... Read More
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Military to fund transgender member’s surgery

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The U.S. military's health agency approved paying for the surgery after a doctor deemed it "medically necessary."Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73566/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Defense Department Is Paying The Surgery Cost For A Transgender Service Member A Pentagon Spokeswoman Confirmed That Person On Active Duty Received Gender Affirming Surgery Tuesday At A private Hospital The Department's Defense Health Agency Granted A Waiver That Let The Pentagon Pay For The Surgery Because A Doctor Said It... Read More
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LIBN readers against Trump tax plan

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LIBN readers say they aren’t enthusiastic about the most current version of the Trump tax plan proposal. That’s according to a recent poll on libn.com. In response to the question “If Trump’s tax plan goes through, how would you be affected?” more than half, 62 percent, said they will be worse-off than before if the current plan takes effect. The sentiment is shared by many residents who live in highly-taxed areas like Long Island, which often give more to the federal government than they get back. As it stands, the plan nixes state and local tax deductions, caps the mortgage deduction at $500,000 and limits property tax deductions to $10,000. “We believe it will cause a 10 percent drop in home values and... Read More
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Republicans begin pushing tax cut bill through Congress

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Republicans began pushing a broad tax cut for businesses and many individuals through the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, a measure complicated by a late addition — repeal of the Obama health care law’s requirement that Americans get insurance coverage. Erasing the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate provided Republicans with more money that they used to make some tax breaks for people modestly more generous. But it raised questions about whether it might prompt some moderate GOP senators to back away from the measure. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has projected that dismantling the requirement would mean 4 million additional uninsured people by 2019 and 13 million more uninsured by 2027. Wor... Read More
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Digital Group Insurance Platform Reaches One Billion in Premium Billed

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Expansion Continues in Small Group Market WILKES-BARRE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 15, 2017– RATECentric, a digital software platform for the small group insurance industry, recently announced a milestone of one billion in premium billed. The Premium Billing & Collections platform was developed for exclusive use by nationally recognized carriers and independent producers across all 50 states selling and administering benefits programs for employer groups with 100 employees or less. The end -to-end technology allows employers and producers to select from flexible payment options including credit card, check and ACH that are processed through a self-service po... Read More
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Data Links Nevada Gun Shows to Violence in California

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The Big Show Journal is no ordinary gun magazine. The print periodical, which appears on newsstands nationwide six times a year, is also, according to its website, "America’s most interesting gun and knife magazine" and "America’s most accurate and complete gun and knife show calendar." Gun enthusiasts may dispute the former claim—but the latter is less subjective than you might think In fact, The Big Show Journal might be the closest thing researchers have to a comprehensive record of gun shows in the US. "There’s no readily compiled, publicly available database of where and when gun shows occur," says UC Berkeley epidemiologist Ellicott Matthay, who recently found herself in want of such a ... Read More
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Google Maps updates its color scheme to make it easier to identify points of interest

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Google Maps has gotten an updated look. The driving, navigation, transit, and explore maps have gotten a refresh so that important information is shown more clearly. Gas stations will now appear more prominently during navigation, as will train stations on transit maps. It’s also getting an updated color scheme, with new icons to identify points of interest like cafes, churches, museums, and hospitals. It’s a pretty useful change, considering previously, Maps would be filled with identical blue-colored icons for stores, cafes, and doctor’s offices. Food and drink is now colored orange; shop... Read More
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‘Obamacare’ sign-ups 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace

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Sign-ups for Affordable Care Act health plans are running more than 45 percent ahead of last year’s pace, according to government data released Wednesday. The numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services come as Republican senators are pushing to pay for tax cuts by repealing the “Obamacare” requirement to carry coverage. The new figures show that nearly 1.5 million consumers picked a plan through Nov. 11, compared to just over 1 million from Nov. 1-12 last year, a period that had included one additional day for consumers to enroll. The latest data cover 39 states served by the HealthCare.gov website. The overall number of sign-ups is higher because states running their own health insurance marke... Read More
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Duterte: Terrorism Primarily Discussed at ASEAN Summit

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Hatch Defends ‘Obamacare’ Repeal in Tax Bill

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A Senate Finance Committee hearing got heated Wednesday as the committee's chair, Sen. Orrin Harch, defended the decision to include in the tax bill a repeal of the Obamacare requirement for Americans to get health insurance. (Nov. 15)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Senate Plan Now Makes Individual Tax Cuts Temporary, Keeps Corporate Cuts Permanent

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Enlarge this image Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican from Utah and chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, speaks to members of the media after a weekly GOP luncheon meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle captio... Read More
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Lady Dynamite’s brilliant second season is openly hostile toward Netflix, its platform

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Maria Bamford’s Lady Dynamite, created in collaboration with Arrested Development’s Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, was the most interesting addition to Netflix’s original content catalog in 2016. It’s a bizarro-world show-biz sitcom with three timelines, a smattering of animation, Candy Land production design, talking pugs, and a heroine who explains that, physically, she can only speak in “baby voice” or “rich lady at a cocktail party” voice. It’s a more immediately lovable iteration on 30 Rock’s entertainment-industry satire. Lady Dynamite has the same ability to pull apart popular culture and command impressive guest turns. (Season 1 has Ana ... Read More
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Pioneers Of High-Quality Near Beer Are Banking On Non-Drinking Binges

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Enlarge this image One near-beer pioneer is Heineken, which launched alcohol-free Heineken 0.0 this summer in Europe and Israel. Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Koen Van Weel/AFP/Getty Images ... Read More
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Health IQ raises $76 million to lower insurance rates for healthy people

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Health IQ, a startup that collects data to let health-conscious people save an average of $1,238 a year on their life insurance premiums, has raised $76 million more in venture capital. The company said it secured $34.6 million in a Series C, led by Andreessen Horowitz, and also that it raised $41.4 million in another round previously unannounced. It has now raised a total of $81 million. The company said next year it plans to expand coverage into other health care areas, including dental, long-term care, disability, and cancer treatment. In an interview with VentureBeat, CEO and founder Munjal Shah said the company has helped “tens of thousands of individuals... Read More
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No. 258: Northwell’s big week, Winthrop’s ambitious diabetes study and the Center on Rural Innovation

In Business, Education, Emerging Technology, Finance, Government, Healthcare, Legal, Science & Nature, Security, Start Up by Innovate LILeave a Comment

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Welcome, dear readers: To another Wednesday edition of your exclusive Innovate LI newsletter, coming to you on this Ides of November. Before we highlight another busy week in Long Island socioeconomics, a gentle reminder to send your congratulations, corrections and questions to editor@innovateli.com. We love hearing from you. It’s Nov. 15 out there: On which we remember late greats including German-British Astronomer William Herschel (born 1738, discovered Uranus and a bunch of moons), American artist Georgia O’Keefe (born 1887, founded “American modernism”) and Judge Joseph Wapner (born 1917, presided over “The People’s Court”), am... Read More
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Mexico becoming a medical tourism destination

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Mexico is becoming a top medical tourism destination for patients from around the world.Over one million people are expected to travel to Mexico this year for affordable or alternative medical procedures, most hailing from the United States, where healthcare costs keep rising.Part of the attraction is its unconventional cancer treatments, which are either too expensive to access in patients’ home countries or not approved.Mexico’s medical tourism industry generates over 3 billion dollars a year, and new clinics and health facilities are currently under construction.Some medical professionals warn however that patients have to be cautious in choosing their medical facility, as ... Read More
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At-Risk recruits: US army to ease rules on recruits with previous mental health issues

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The U.S. army is widening its recruitment pool - by allowing people with a record of mental health problems to enlist. Those with a history of depression, drug and alcohol abuse, even bipolar disorder and self-mutilation - may now seek waivers to join the militaryRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscripti... Read More
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Worried About Robots Taking Your Job? Learn Spreadsheets

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Musing on the future of the economy earlier this year, Bill Gates warned of smart machines replacing human workers and suggested a tax on robots. A new study of how technology is changing American jobs suggests workers are most immediately challenged by more common technology that Gates himself bears much responsibility for, such as Microsoft Office. The new study from the Brookings Institution used government data on work tasks to track how use of digital tools changed in a wide range of occupations between 2002 ... Read More
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Taking Vacation Days Makes Employees Happier, More Productive

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Published on Nov 14, 2017Many people chose the office over a sunny beach, even though they have paid vacation days to use. CBS2's Dick Brennan reports on if you ever benefit from being overworked. Category License Standard YouTube License Detec... Read More
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Neighbors Question The Use Of Deadly Force In Bronx Police-Involved Shooting

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Published on Nov 14, 2017This, as the two security guards stabbed by the suspect are home from the hospital. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Negotiators announce Senate tax plan

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Published on Nov 14, 2017The plan includes a repeal of the health insurance mandate and could save the government billions, since it would no longer provide subsidies. Category License Standard YouTube License No Closed Captioning Detected within this V... Read More
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Senate GOP to end individual mandate in tax bill

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Repealing the mandate would free up more than $300 billion of revenue over the next decade to balance out the GOP's plan to cut taxes.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73554/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: Senate Republicans Said On Tuesday They'll Include A Repeal Of The Obamacare Individual Mandate In Their Tax Overhaul Bill Republicans Were Initially Worried That Adding Health care Issues Could Make The Tax Bill Potentially Toxic But According To The Congressional Budget Office The Move Would Free Up More ... Read More
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After-school STEM programs inspire kids to keep learning

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At an after-school STEM club in Rhode Island, students are working on an engineering challenge -- because they want to be. The low-stakes, fun environment offers time for exploration when resources or hands-on activities may be in short supply during school hours, and can help sustain interest as classes get harder. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports.Detected Closed Captioning: JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: New Efforts To Inspire Kids To Learn Math And Science By Engaging In After-school Programs. Special Correspondent Lisa Stark Of Education Week Reports For Our Weekly Series Making The Grade. WOMAN: Your Timer, Your Tape. LISA STARK: These Fourth And Fifth Graders At Ella R... Read More
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Colombia’s unemployment continues to rise as many turn to informal jobs

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Colombia's unemployment rate for September is at 9.2 percent - higher than last year's 8.5 percent . Informal street jobs - work without health, pension or any benefits, continues to be an option for many Colombians. CGTN's Michelle Begue reports from Bogota.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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McCain: Military personnel’s 100-hour work weeks must stop

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Senators made it clear to Defense Department nominees at a nomination hearing Tuesday that they expect action to address problems with military personnel readiness. “I look you in the eye and tell you a 100-hour work week is too long for a young member of our armed forces,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “They are working 100-hour weeks. It has to stop. Otherwise you’ll see more tragedies such as took place with ... Read More
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Report: Pentagon to pay for soldier’s gender transition surgery

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The Pentagon will pay for an active-duty soldier’s gender transition surgery, according to NBC News. The site reported that the infantry soldier, who identifies as a woman, was to undergo the surgery on Tuesday. It would be the first operation of its kind to be approved under a waiver that allows the Pentagon to pay for the procedure. ... Read More
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‘Healthy’ Breakfast Foods With More Sugar Than A Donut

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How much sugar is in the averaged glazed donut? We looked at the sugar content in the classic glazed donut of three leading brands: Krispy Kreme (10g), Dunkin' Donuts (12g), and Tim Hortons (23g). By taking the average of these three, we estimate that the averaged glazed donut has about 15g of sugar.Here's how other popular breakfast foods compare:Apple Cinnamon Cheerios with milk has 16 grams of sugar. Replace with classic Cheerios with milk for 7 grams of sugar.Yoplait Original Flavored Yogurt has 18g of sugar. Instead, try your favorite flavor in Yoplait Greek 100, which has 7g of sugar.Starbucks' 8-Grain Roll also has 18g of sugar. Opt for Starbucks' Cinnamon Raisin Bagel... Read More
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Paolo Von Schirach on the current state of Brexit negotiations

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Detected Closed Captioning: Johnny Muir Discussed A Future Of Exeter's Paulo Von Schirach President Of The Global Policy Institute Welcome To our Program I Should Be Here Explain To us What Exactly Is Going On For Those Of Us Who Are Not Brexit Experts It's A Little Confusing What Is Happening With This First Session In The Parliament it's Really Complicated And I Without being Humorous Here I Don't Know That The Prime Minister Of The UK Knows Exactly What She's Doing Because They Embarked In This Process Without Really Understanding The Full Implications As Your Correspondent Indicated The Thousands Literally Thousands Of Pieces Of Legislation That The UK Has Adopted Over The Many Years Of Membership In The EU And The Quest... Read More
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FCC’s latest gift to telcos could leave Americans with worse Internet access

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Aurich LawsonThe Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan that, according to Chairman Ajit Pai, will strip away regulations that prevent telcos from upgrading their networks. But in doing so, the Republican-controlled FCC plans to eliminate a requirement that telcos provide Americans with service at least as good as the old copper networks that provide phone service and DSL Internet. The requirement relates to phone service but has an impact on broadband because the two services use the same networks. As carriers like AT&T and Verizon turn off copper networks th... Read More
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Northwell’s big week only starts with a vascular first

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By GREGORY ZELLER // It’s only Tuesday, but Northwell Health has already had a very busy week, featuring two new accreditations – including a first-of-its-kind vascular/endovascular honor – and a national post for a Northwell physician. The New Hyde Park-based health system announced Monday that Harris Nagler, a urologist at Northwell Health’s Lake Success-based Smith Institute for Urology, has been named president of the American Urological Association’... Read More
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US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

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U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns. The digital pill approved Monday combines two existing products: the former blockbuster psychiatric medication Abilify — long used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — with a sensor tracking system first approved in 2012. The technology is intended to help prevent dangerous emergencies that can occur when patients skip their medication, such as manic episodes experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. But developers Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. and Proteus Digital Health are likely to face hurdles. The pill ... Read More
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Meet the robots caring for Japan’s aging population

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Frank is a divorcé who suffers from early symptoms of dementia. Growing weary of weekly visits, his son gifts him a shiny white robot butler designed to handle daily chores and provide health care updates for the aging man. Does this scenario sound familiar? This quirky storyline comes from the film Robot and Frank, which was set in the near future. Although this was meant to depict a strange, fairytale world where robots become our best friends, it actually captures what the future of assisted living could l... Read More
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FDA warns about kratom’s ‘deadly risks’

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The agency's commissioner said kratom's effects mirror narcotics like opioids. And it carries similar risks, like abuse, addiction and even death.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/73533/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: This Is Kratom It's A Plant Native To Southeast Asia And Americans Are Increasingly Using It To Treat Pain Anxiety Depression And The Symptoms Of Opioid Withdrawal But The Food And Drug Administration Is Warning Consumers About The Deadly Risks Linked To Taking Kratom In A Public Health Advisory... Read More
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You’ve Been Blowing Your Nose All Wrong

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It's that time of year where everyone in the office is calling in sick. Those nasty sniffles are just part of the hassle, but you could be making it a lot worse for yourself if you're not blowing your nose properly.Blowing your nose could make it more stuffed.Feeling stuffy? Blowing your nose could make you feel worse. That's because you're building up the pressure in your nostrils. This pressure can cause mucus to shoot up into your sinuses, instead of out of your nose.When you're sick, that mucus may contain viruses or bacteria.If the bacteria or virus gets into your sinuses, it could trigger an infection. If that infection spreads, it could make you even sicker.The stuff... Read More
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How to Get Rich Playing Video Games on Twitch

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The most followed players on the platform Twitch earn well into seven figures. Illustration by Andy Rementer One humid morning this past summer, Omeed Dari... Read More
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Kratom, a popular substitute for opiates, may cause addiction and even death, FDA warns

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Kratom, a Southeast Asian plant known for its opiate-like effects, may put users at risk of addiction and even death, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a public health advisory today. The drug has been rising in popularity as an opioid alternative. Kratom, which has been consumed in Southeast Asia for centuries, binds to the same opioid receptor as morphine — so it can treat pain. Some chemists figure it’s a promising starting point for new, less addictive painkillers... Read More
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The Pentagon may finally adopt open source software next year

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Nestled hundreds of pages into the proposed bill to fund the Department of Defense sits a small, unassuming section. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 is the engine that powers the Pentagon, turning legislative will into tangible cash for whatever Congress can fit inside. Thanks to an amendment introduced by Sen. Mike Rounds of (R-SD) and co-sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), this year the NDAA could institute a big change: should the bill pass in its present form, the Pentagon will be going open source. “Open source” is the industry term for using publicly accessible code, published for all to see and read. It’s contrasted with “closed source” or “proprietary... Read More
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Postal Service: Red ink for 11th year in row as mail slumps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. Postal Service reported a financial loss Tuesday for the 11th straight year, citing declining mail volume and costs of its pension and health care obligations even as it predicted another strong holiday season of package deliveries. It pleaded for more freedom to raise stamp prices to help keep pace with consumer demand for ever-quicker deliveries from online shopping. Without help, “our fin... Read More
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U.S. House calls military’s role in Yemen civil war unauthorized

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House unanimously passed a non-binding resolution Monday asserting U.S. military assistance to Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels is not covered by previous war authorizations. “Congress has not enacted specific legislation authorizing the use of military force against parties participating in the Yemeni civil war that are not otherwise subject to the [2001] Authorization of Use of Military Force or the [2003] Authorization of Use of Military Force in Iraq,” the resolution states.... Read More
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Bolivia: Stepping up the fight against child labour

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Child labour was legalised in Bolivia in 2014, not to protect or promote it but to accept a reality and to try to regulate the conditions under which the children work. The measure was condemned both at home and abroad.An estimated 20 percent of Bolivian children, hundreds of thousands of under 17-year-olds, work in agriculture, mining, in markets and on the streets. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from the eastern region of Santa Cruz.- Subscribe to our channel: ... Read More
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NIH grant links LI researcher to top diabetes study

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By GREGORY ZELLER // A multiyear federal grant will plug a top Long Island researcher into medical science’s foremost diabetes study. Alan Jacobson, chief research officer at Mineola-based NYU Winthrop Hospital, has secured a $4.23 million stipend from the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term neurocognitive effects of type 1 diabetes. The five-year grant will help Jacobson better understand how the disease – which affects more than 1.25 million Americans, according to the NIH – affects brain functions. That data will then inform the international ... Read More
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Presiding over a new Court

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Hindel Jesselson was tapped to serve as executive director of a new senior living facility. Amber Court Assisted Living’s second Long Island facility and fifth in the New York metropolitan area is expected to open on Lake Avenue in Nesconset later this year. Jesselson will oversee the entire operation of the 186-bed facility, which includes hiring staff and meeting with families of prospective residents. It’s a role that Jesselson knows well. She previously served as executive director of several Atria Senior Living communities in Westchester and Queens. She also was director of operations for the Avondale Group, which provides home health services and where she was credited with growing the client base, increasi... Read More
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Medigate Announces $5.35M Seed Round to Protect Connected Medical Devices from Pandemic Cyberattacks Threatening Patient Safety and Privacy

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Industry’s first dedicated medical device security platform lets healthcare providers identify and secure inherently vulnerable medical devices TEL AVIV–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 14, 2017– Israeli startup Medigate today announced $5.35 million in seed funding for its mission to secure the use of the millions of connected medical devices on healthcare provider networks. Backing for the technology platform, which lets CISOs and security t... Read More
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How One Woman’s Digital Life Was Weaponized Against Her

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The first time the police arrived on her doorstep, in March of 2015, Courtney Allen was elated. She rushed to the door alongside her dogs, a pair of eager Norwegian elkhounds, to greet them. “Is this about our case?” she asked. The police looked at her in confusion. They didn’t know what case she was talking about. Courtney felt her hope give way to a familiar dread. Three days earlier, Courtney and her husband, Steven, had gone to the police headquarters in Kent, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, and reported that, for the past few months, they had been the victims of a campaign of online harassment. They had found a fake Facebook page under Stev... Read More