• Special needs kids get to meet Santa at Bay Park Square Mall
Special needs kids get to meet Santa at Bay Park Square Mall

That's where the event " Santa Cares " comes in. "I do think that it does create an awareness for families that have special needs and just the general public that may not know what it's all about", said Kat Stark, Marketing Director for the Rushmore Mall.

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  • Team USA Doc Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Gymnasts
Team USA Doc Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Gymnasts

Nassar originally was charged with more than 20 counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and was scheduled to go to trial December 4. The maximum sentence he could face is life in prison. "I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent and honestly some things wer...

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  • Oscar Pistorious has prison sentence increased to 13 years
Oscar Pistorious has prison sentence increased to 13 years

Prosecutors had argued that the initial six-year term for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was too short. Ms Nazreen Shaik Peremanov, a constitutional law don in South Africa, said Pistorius could appeal the latest sentence at the country's highest court: the Constitutional Court.

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  • Coffee consumption emerges as beneficial for public health
Coffee consumption emerges as beneficial for public health

Diabetes, dementia and some cancers. To come to such conclusions, the experts conducted analysis of six previous studies that examined the benefits associated with coffee consumption. "Moderate coffee consumption seems remarkably safe, and it can be incorporated as part of a healthy diet by most of the adult population". However, drinking too m...

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  • Adopting a dog may help single people extend lifespan
Adopting a dog may help single people extend lifespan

Overall, the investigators concluded that those who owned a dog had a 20% reduced risk of death from any cause and a 23% reduced risk of death from cardiac disease. At the beginning of the study, none of them had been diagnosed with heart disease. The analysis revealed that single people benefit the most from dog ownership when it comes to the he...

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  • No, there hasn't been a successful human head transplant
No, there hasn't been a successful human head transplant

After announcing the feat, which theoretically has the potential to literally change the face of the world, Dr Canavero said his team will now get ready to carry out a head transplant on living person. In a statement to The Telegraph, professor Sergio Canavero claimed that the electrical stimulation of the nerves highlighted that the operation on t...

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  • Alcohol consumption increases risk of seven types of cancer, claim doctors
Alcohol consumption increases risk of seven types of cancer, claim doctors

The statement provides evidence of a connection between light drinking and an increased risk of esophageal and breast cancer . Those that are heavy drinkers face far higher risks of throat and mouth cancer, voice box cancer, liver cancer and to some extent, the colorectal cancers , cautioned the group.

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  • Several Lehigh Valley hospitals earn top safety grade
Several Lehigh Valley hospitals earn top safety grade

No Maryland hospitals in the D.C. area got F grades, and one got an A. Leapfrog's updated rankings placed Pennsylvania at number 25 , with 30.16 percent of its hospitals receiving an "A" grade. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. "Since the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade launch...

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  • England beat Spain 5-2 in remarkable turnaround to lift maiden title
England beat Spain 5-2 in remarkable turnaround to lift maiden title

Phil Foden is set for a prominent role at Manchester City this season, Pep Guardiola has suggested. Asked to name the players who have impressed him the most , the 43 year old mentioned England' striker Rhian Brewster and Spain's forward Abel Ruiz.

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  • Legalizing Marijuana Has Strong Support From Republicans For The First Time Ever
Legalizing Marijuana Has Strong Support From Republicans For The First Time Ever

Democrats and independents have historically been much more likely than Republicans to say marijuana should be legalized. Polling over the past several years has shown an increase in the number of Americans supporting full legalization of marijuana, with even broader majorities supporting things such as legalization for purely medicinal purpose...

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  • Myeshia Johnson, Soldier's Widow, Says Trump Couldn't Remember Husband's Name
Myeshia Johnson, Soldier's Widow, Says Trump Couldn't Remember Husband's Name

Johnson and according to Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson , Trump told Myeshia Johnson that her husband "knew what he signed up for". She said his phone call made "me cry even worse". There are now no plans for the administration to reach out to Sgt. Johnson's family again, a White House official said. "I had a very nice conversation".

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  • Vegetables recalled from Walmart, other stores due to listeria concerns
Vegetables recalled from Walmart, other stores due to listeria concerns

All the products are from Mann Packing of Salinas , California. The notice was issued last week on the Food and Drug Administration's website . Trader Joe's , Walmart and other stores are listed among those who received some of the products , and have been instructed to remove them from their shelves.

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  • Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre
Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre

A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said the Centre has to take a call uninfluenced by its earlier order on the playing of national anthem in the theatres. Attorney General K K Venugopal represented the Centre in court. It asked the Centre to take a decision without being influenced by cour...

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  • World Health Organization rescinds Mugabe goodwill role
World Health Organization rescinds Mugabe goodwill role

Ghebreyesus said his decision was in the "best interests" of the United Nations agency and that he had consulted with the Zimbabwe government about his decision. The revelation was made in a statement on Sunday following widespread criticism. The choices are not subject to approval. The comic book heroine Wonder Woman was removed from her honorary ...

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  • Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar
Taliban attack kills dozens of soldiers in Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - An Afghan Army unit in the south of the country was nearly completely wiped out Thursday, defense officials said, in a Taliban attack that used what is becoming one of the group's deadliest tactics: packing vehicles captured from security forces with explosives and driving them into military and police compounds.

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  • Iran nuclear deal: Tehran threatens to 'shred' agreement if USA withdraws support
Iran nuclear deal: Tehran threatens to 'shred' agreement if USA withdraws support

The UK, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union all endorsed the agreement. "I don´t want to waste my time on answering the rants and whoppers of the brute USA president", Khamenei said in a speech to students in Tehran , published on his Telegram channel.

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  • Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for hitting teammate Nikola Mirotic
Bulls' Bobby Portis suspended for hitting teammate Nikola Mirotic

Wojnarowski reported that Bulls GM Gar Foreman was at practice and witnessed the incident. Portis will be allowed to practice with the team during his suspension, though he won't be eligible to play again until the Bulls visit the Raptors on November 7.

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  • Nigeria's re-election to UN Rights Council puts it under self-scrutiny - Amb. Bande
Nigeria's re-election to UN Rights Council puts it under self-scrutiny - Amb. Bande

However, human rights activists both within and outside the country decried the election of the DRC to the United Nations body. Pakistan received 151 votes in favour of becoming a member. On her Twitter account, she said that the "victory is a manifestation of the worldwide community's trust in Pakistan". Malaysia, with 129 votes, could not get ele...

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  • Storm Ophelia destroys stadium roof of Irish cup holders Cork City
Storm Ophelia destroys stadium roof of Irish cup holders Cork City

Around 245,000 homes and businesses have been left without electricity in Ireland, along with 3,800 in Northern Ireland, 2,000 in Wales and 1,100 in Scotland. About 216,000 Irish customers were still without power this afternoon, with the worst damage in the southern part of the Republic. The south-west coast is thought to have suffered the brunt...

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  • Golfer Lahiri finishes tied 10th at CIMB Classic
Golfer Lahiri finishes tied 10th at CIMB Classic

Every year of the tournament, I'll be here", Perez said in confirming he will be back to defend his title next year. Perez said he had no plans to change his goals, his lifestyle or even his "bad diet" despite earning a whopping RM5.32 million.

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  • Yankees, Astros Game 1 ALCS lineups | Joe Girardi makes big change
Yankees, Astros Game 1 ALCS lineups | Joe Girardi makes big change

Houston hasn't made that many decisions yet, but it has chosen Justin Verlander to pitch in Game 2 at home against Severino. "It's two really good teams going head-to-head", said Astros catcher Brian McCann , who was a Yankee just 11 months ago.

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  • Walmart will test same-day delivery with purchase of Parcel
Walmart will test same-day delivery with purchase of Parcel

Wal-Mart Stores has acquired Parcel , a technology-enhanced delivery company with experience in same-day perishable delivery, with an eye on using the company to build on efforts to provide same-day fulfillment on online orders through Jet and Walmart in New York City.

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  • Russian accused of Bitcoin fraud appeals extradition
Russian accused of Bitcoin fraud appeals extradition

The court has not yet set a date for Vinnik's hearing about his request to be extradited to Russian Federation on lesser fraud charges, according to the report . Gox, a Japan-based bitcoin exchange that collapsed in 2014 after being hacked. While Vinnik denies all charges laid against him by both countries, he has consented to Moscow's extraditi...

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  • Relentless Storm Beat Cowboys 34-6 In NRL Grand Final
Relentless Storm Beat Cowboys 34-6 In NRL Grand Final

Craig Bellamy's entire team and staff have done rugby league a service in 2017 by expanding the possibilities of how the game can be played. The 34-year-old then thanked the Cowboys , congratulated his teammates and paid special tribute to the departing Cooper Cronk , but there was one last person he had to thank.

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  • Report finds almost half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe
Report finds almost half of all abortions worldwide are unsafe

The further eight million were performed under desperate circumstances - named "least safe" - and included toxic pills and inserting wires to force a miscarriage, among other methods. The new figures, from the World Health Organization with the Guttmacher Institute , are published in the Lancet medical journal at a time when global family pl...

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