• Oxford student union denies telling students to use gender-neutral pronoun
Oxford student union denies telling students to use gender-neutral pronoun

The move, outlined in a students' union leaflet , is meant to stop transgender students being offended. He added: "It is good to have gender-neutral pronouns for those who want them but it shouldn't be compulsory". This comes as part of a general movement within the university to make transgender and gender neutral students feel more included ...

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  • Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research
Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

As a leader in medical innovation, New Jersey and institutions such as the Cancer Center in New Brunswick, stand to benefit from 21 century cures investments in medical research. That funding includes $1.6 billion for the BRAIN Initiative to improve our understanding of diseases like Alzheimer's, our nation's costliest disease.

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  • California to probe sale of Prudential insurance through Wells Fargo
California to probe sale of Prudential insurance through Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo spokesman Mark Folk said the firm is working with Prudential to investigate any unauthorized or inappropriate referrals that may have occurred. Part of Wells Fargo's living will failure also stems from its growth in non-bank subsidiaries and internationally. The eight biggest US banks were required to submit disaster plans.

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  • State of Florida filled with quality head football coaches
State of Florida filled with quality head football coaches

Kiffin will take over a program that has a ton of young players, a solid stadium for a Group of Five league like Conference USA, and an indoor practice facility that should be completed for the 2018 season. According to ESPN's Chris Low, Kiffin will not leave his position on the Alabama staff until after the team has wrapped up its 2016 campaig...

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  • Child, 2, struck by CSX train in Zephyrhills
Child, 2, struck by CSX train in Zephyrhills

The 26-year-old woman was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition, but is stable. Henderson was holding Hunter, but she was unable to jump out of the way. "It's not a vehicle, it's not a bicycle", the sheriff added. "That little boy didn't deserve anything like this". "If you can pray for them, please do", Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco sa...

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  • Ireland rated sixth worst corporate tax haven in the world
Ireland rated sixth worst corporate tax haven in the world

The country has been under scrutiny, especially after Luxleaks , for tax rulings concluded with major companies such as Fiat. Both the Irish Government and Apple are appealing the Commission's ruling. It also singled out the tax breaks on innovation. Luxembourg finds itself under fire for its tax policies time and again. "We have a leading r...

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  • Happiness depends on mental health, not money
Happiness depends on mental health, not money

While salaries have more than doubled in the last 50 years, on average people have become no happier, according to Lord Richard Layard, who led the report. On a scale of 0-10, the study found that doubling a person's salary raised their happiness by under 0.2 points, while having a partner raised happiness by 0.6 points.

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  • Bill Croker: Electoral college and popular vote
Bill Croker: Electoral college and popular vote

The Electoral College was put in place so that all the people would have a voice. Currently, 19% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor basing the victor on the popular vote, down from 49% in October 2004 and 54% in 2011.

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  • Flickering LED lights could help treat Alzheimer's
Flickering LED lights could help treat Alzheimer's

In the new study, the MIT researchers found mice genetically engineered to develop Alzheimer's disease showed reduced gamma oscillations in the brain before the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and a decline of learning and memory skills essential for solving a maze.

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  • Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill
Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

Most women realize they're pregnant between weeks four and seven, a small window for a legal abortion if the bill is passed. All of those provisions were included in one bill - SB 331 - that passed the Ohio House on a vote of 55-40 and, pending Senate concurrence, would head to Gov.

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  • Behind The Scenes Of A Human Christmas Tree
Behind The Scenes Of A Human Christmas Tree

When picking out the flawless Christmas tree there's a lot to consider, but fire safety might not get the attention it deserves. Most come from North Carolina because the hot climate in Georgia prevents those kind of trees from growing throughout the year, McKeen said.

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  • Speaker warns Oppn members of 'tough action' against disturbing House proceedings
Speaker warns Oppn members of 'tough action' against disturbing House proceedings

Countering Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha over demonetisation, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said she is not against note ban but the way it has been implemented is wrong. Amidst the din, Question Hour continued for about half an hour and the House was adjourned till noon. "For 16 days they have disrupted the House and held the House hos...

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  • Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't
Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

President-elect Donald Trump doesn't appear to be in a rush to fill the secretary of state post in his cabinet. Rumors have been buzzing for weeks that Trump's two contenders for secretary of state are former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani , and the 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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  • City officials: Congress shortchanging NYC on Trump security
City officials: Congress shortchanging NYC on Trump security

De Blasio sent letters to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders on Monday asking for federal funds to pay for security costs from the November 8 election through January 20, when Trump is to take the oath of office in Washington and become the 45th USA president.

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  • OH lawmakers just passed one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws
OH lawmakers just passed one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws

Kasich's spokeswoman Emmalee Kalmbach declined to comment on whether he would sign the bill or not, according to The Columbus Dispatch . But the latest wave of state measures, say experts, has its roots in federal gridlock as well as a spate of 2010 midterm victories for tea party conservatives, who shifted legislatures and governorships furthe...

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  • Illinois governor to sign bill to spare 2 nuclear plants
Illinois governor to sign bill to spare 2 nuclear plants

The Future Energy Jobs Bill aims to maintain statewide competitive electricity rates while creating thousands of jobs and expanding clean energy at a low cost. "When this legislation was originally drafted, it was a Christmas tree loaded with special interest goodies that would have skyrocketed energy costs on families and businesses across the s...

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  • NYC Confirms Five Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects
NYC Confirms Five Babies Born With Zika-Related Birth Defects

It does also mention that the use of condoms is an important method for prevention as well, since the virus can be spread by people who carry it through sex. The most recent Zika virus NY update comes as the world is more aware of the term called microcephaly. As of Friday, about 8,000 New Yorkers have been tested for Zika and 962 have tested pos...

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  • Beyoncé's Childhood Footage Expected to Sell For Over $1.9 Million
Beyoncé's Childhood Footage Expected to Sell For Over $1.9 Million

According to The Grape Juice , the tapes are of Beyonce during her time in " Girls Tyme " - the six-piece girl group that would later become Destiny's Child . Bids will be accepted until 10 January (17), reports Entertainment Tonight. Beyonce has yet to release a statement on the auction. 'This is a unique opportunity to acquire rare and ori...

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  • Another Scary Superbug Has Been Found on an American Hog Farm
Another Scary Superbug Has Been Found on an American Hog Farm

It remains to be seen how a carbapenem-resistance gene would spread on a farm where there is no selection pressure from carbapenem antibiotics. These results emphasize the need for expanded surveillance for resistant bacteria such as CRE on USA farms, suggest the researchers.

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  • Death toll rises to 13 in Gatlinburg wildfire; Over 1000 structures damaged
Death toll rises to 13 in Gatlinburg wildfire; Over 1000 structures damaged

A husband and wife originally from Woodstock have been identified as the two Canadians killed in the wildfires in Tennessee. By midday Monday, Great Smoky Mountains National Park spokeswoman Dana Soehn said the fire had grown to about 500 acres, crossing Newfound Gap Road into the Twin Creek area on the flanks of Mount LeConte.

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