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Hillary Clinton provides Emails to US State Department from her Time as Secretary of State

Hillary Clinton provides Emails to US State Department from her Time as Secretar

New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton had used a personal email address to carry out government business during her four-year tenure as Secretary of State. She might possibly have violated requirements that her emails should be saved.

On Monday, the US State Department announced that it has been provided with emails from the time when Hillary was Secretary of State. The Times reported that her aides also did not take steps to save her emails on government servers as required by federal law.

According to The NY Times report, "Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act".

Will Smith’s Latest Movie ‘Focus’ Tops Box Office

Will Smith’s Latest Movie ‘Focus’ Tops Box Office

It has been reported that Will Smith's latest movie 'Focus' grabbed the first position from 'Fifty Shades of grey' at the box office.

Despite its first position at the box office, the movie made a modest $19.1 million opening, which left several questions about the drawing power of the star.

Focus, from Warner Bros., easily topped above all its competitors on a weekend. But the movie had to face little competition at North American multiplexes.

The second place on the box office was scored by the Colin Firth spy thriller 'Kingsman: The Secret Service', which made $11.8 million in its third week of release.

Jennifer Lawrence to star in ‘It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War’

Jennifer Lawrence

According to the US media, Jennifer Lawrence will play lead role in Steven Spielberg's 'It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War'. According to Variety, Warner Bros studio has won the rights for the film at an auction.

The film is based on a memoir by Lynsey Addario. It's a story about a war photographer Lynsey Addario, who reaches the most dangerous places of the world in order to search the truth. These days Lawrence is busy in shooting of her new film 'Joy', which will be released at Christmas.

Judge sends Suge Knight to Hospital after he complained about serious health issues

Judge sends Suge Knight to Hospital after he complained about serious health

Former rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was taken to hospital after he told a judge that he was experiencing blindness and other health complications. It was the third time when he was taken to hospital since charges of a murder have been imposed on him.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge James Brandlin heard from Knight that he had fired attorneys handling his case and he was not being provided with appropriate treatment in custody.

Knight, 49, was wearing glasses when appeared in the court. The Death Row Records co-founder said that he was unable to see anything from one eye and was having only 15% vision in his other eye.

Jedi Makes a Comeback in 'Star Wars Rebels' Finale

Jedi Makes a Comeback in 'Star Wars Rebels' Finale

Jedi has made a comeback in the Star Wars galaxy. In Monday night's first-season finale of Star Wars Rebels, a Disney XD animated series, Ahsoka Tano, an apprentice to Anakin Skywalker before his transformation into Darth Vader, was revealed as the mysterious hooded informant Fulcrum.

Ashley Eckstein has given voice to this female fan-favorite character, a part of the five seasons of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

But, the series has finally come to an end on a cliffhanger with the teenage Ahsoka leaving the Jedi Temple and going her own way.

Portrait of Bill Clinton contains shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress

Portrait of Bill Clinton contains shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous

Philadelphia artist informed that that the portrait of former President Bill Clinton that he painted includes a shadow reference to Monica Lewinsky's infamous blue dress.

The artist said that at the left-hand side of it, there's a mantel in the Oval Office. "I put a shadow coming into the painting, and it does two things. It actually literally represents a shadow from a blue dress I had on a mannequin, that I had there while I was painting it, but not when he was there", he added.

Marijuana Enthusiasts gather in Washington to make most of Medical Marijuana Laws

Marijuana Enthusiasts gather in Washington to make most of Medical Marijuana Law

Marijuana enthusiasts gathered in Washington to devise ways to capitalize on America’s evolving pot laws. As 23 states have legalized medical marijuana, billions of dollars are likely to be fuelled in for grabs in near future.

Laws have recently been enacted by Colorado, Washington state, Alaska, Oregon and the US capital to legalize medical marijuana. Now, there are vacant positions for grabs including marijuana bud tender, plant trimmers, cannabinoid research scientists and even genetic analysts.

Nicklaus Tilford, a Tennessee chef, said he had submitted his resume with a Washington-based medicinal marijuana grower for the position of a part-time junior gardener. He referred it as once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Males and Females both Impacted by Teen Dating Violence

Males and Females both Impacted by Teen Dating Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a new survey on US high school students asking whether they have faced some type of violence from someone whom they have dated.

The survey was an updated one and included more questions, including sexual violence and brief information about violent behaviours. The survey results involving about 9,900 high school students unveiled that both the genders have faced sexual violence.

An estimated 7% of teen girls had faced physical violence and 6% experienced both. Around 21% of the participants unveiled that they have experienced some type of dating-related violence.

Researchers Spot Alzheimer's Protein in Young Brains for the First Time

Researchers Spot Alzheimer's Protein in Young Brains for the First Time

A study, recently published in the journal Brain, has revealed that a key hallmark of the Alzheimer's disease, the accumulation of an abnormal protein in the brain, can begin in people aged 20 years old, which is much younger than scientists have ever imagined.

The study has given the details about how accumulation of the protein amyloid can come up as a strong signal for the people who are at a greater risk for developing the neural degenerative disease.

Endo International PLC sells Men’s Health and Prostate Businesses to Boston Scientific

Endo International PLC sells Men’s Health and Prostate Businesses to Boston Scie

On Monday, the pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Endo International PLC, announced to sell its men’s health and prostate businesses. According to the announcement made by the company, the businesses will be sold to Boston Scientific Corp., manufacturer and marketer of medical devices.

According to the company, it has agreed to sell the businesses for $1.6 billion. While confirming the purchase, Boston Scientific Corp. said that deal value includes additional $50 million in milestone based on 2016 sales.

As per reports, shares of Endo fell less than 1% in premarket trading as the global specialty healthcare company gave quiet guidance for the year. On the other side, after the purchase, shares of Boston Scientific climbed by more than 1%.

Two HIV virus strains come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon

Two HIV virus strains come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon

According to an international team of scientists, two strains of the virus out of four that can lead to AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon. It has been reported by scientists in the studies published on Monday in the US. With this new information, scientists have come to know the origins of all strains of the HIV virus, which lead to the deadly disease-AIDS.

There are at least four strains of HIV (HIV-1) i.e. Groups M, N, O and P and each of the strains has its own origin. As per scientists, Groups M and N came from chimpanzees in Cameroon, whereas the origin of O and P strains had been unclear.

New Treatment Offers Significant Relief From Headaches to migraine patients

New Treatment Offers Significant Relief From Headaches to migraine patients

A new study has revealed about a procedure that alleviates the pain associated with migraines. The new treatment known as image-guided, intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks could now provide relief from unbearable headaches to migraine patients.

Radiologists from the from Albany Medical Center in collaboration with the State University New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY, who tested the interventional radiology treatment found that a single treatment can reduce migraine pain levels by about 35% nearly a month after the procedure.

For the study, a research team led by Dr. Kenneth Mandato, a radiologist in Albany, focused the pain levels and migraine symptoms on 112 patients who had an average age of 45 years.

Few Cups of Coffee Everyday may Clean Your Arteries

Few Cups of Coffee Everyday may Clean Your Arteries

Korean researchers have revealed through a study that coffee consumption could help people avoid clogged arteries. Blockage in arteries increases the risk of heart disease.

The study involved more than 25,000 male and female employees. The study results indicated that employees who drank three to five cups of coffee a day reduced their chances of suffering from heart diseases. The study has debunked results of previous studies that coffee consumption is linked to heart risk factors as it raises cholesterol or blood pressure.

Need of Rigorous Age Verification for E-Cigarette Sales

Need of Rigorous Age Verification for E-Cigarette Sales

A study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics has unveiled that around 94% of the time teenagers are able to buy electronic cigarettes.

As per the study, internet retailers have refused five out of 100 attempts to purchase e-cigarettes due to age. And, additional five attempts to purchase the product were refused due to parental control settings.

The study throws light on how easy it has become for children to buy electronic cigarettes on the internet. The study is akin to another study conducted by the same researchers who highlighted that it is very easy for teenagers to buy alcohol on the internet.

US Ebola Survivor Nina Pham Files Lawsuit against Texas Health Resources

US Ebola Survivor Nina Pham Files Lawsuit against Texas Health Resources

Ebola survivor nurse Nina Pham, 26, also the first patient to be diagnosed in the United States with Ebola on Monday, filed a lawsuit against parent company of the Dallas hospital, Texas Health Resources where her treatment was going on.

Pham on Monday said in a statement that the hospital lied to Congress that its staff was well trained to handle the deadly virus.

Nina Pham, who was an intensive care unit nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, said she was only ‘Googled’ by her manager in the last fall that she would be treating a patient suspected of having Ebola. She said only this small piece of information was given to protect herself from the deadly virus.

Doctors Often Give in to request of Parents to Delay Vaccination of Kids

Doctors Often Give in to request of Parents to Delay Vaccination of Kids

A new survey, conducted by researchers from the University of Colorado and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has found that parents often request doctors to delay their kid’s vaccination and despite a child’s safety fears the doctors agree with those requests.

During the survey, the researchers questioned a nationally representative sample of 534 primary care physicians in 2012. They asked them about how frequently parents in their practices postponed one or more vaccinations for their children younger than age 2.

These doctors were the members of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

New Research reveals Link between Solar Activity and Sea Temperature

New Research reveals Link between Solar Activity and Sea Temperature

A new research reveals that there is a close connection between the activity of the sun and sea temperatures. It has been suggested that its impact is greater when the Earth is cooler.

As per researchers, it is known that the sun plays a part in variations of our weather and for the first time it is observed that sea surface temperatures also get affected by solar activity. It was found by the researchers that over the last 4,000 years, solar activity and the surface of the North Atlantic have a connection.

Obama Administration Proposed ‘the Customer Privacy Bill of Rights Act’ on Friday

US President Barack Obama

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a bill intending to fill gaps by issuing some baseline information-processing requirements for all sorts of firms.

The new proposed bill, the Customer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, aims to provide American with more handles, fulfilling a promise the president had talked about for years.

But some privacy advocates immediately raised questions on the proposed bill. They said that the new legislation less adequate, specifically given the broad statements President Barack Obama had issued on the challenge.

They said that the bill will provide more flexibility to the providers and customers on the other hand will have no sufficient power.

Boston Bombing Judge Denies Suspect’s Bid to Move March Trial

Boston Bombing Judge Denies Suspect’s Bid to Move March Trial

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has lost a final bid to move his trial to another city. It happened just a week before a jury will start hearing the terrorism case.

This is not the first denial for him, as the 21-year-old former college student has lost repeated requests to move the trial to New York or Washington.

Tsarnaev was accused of building two homemade pressure cooker bombs with his older brother, Tamerlan.

The death penalty trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has faced a delay due to painstaking jury selection, crippling snowstorms and last-ditch appeals to move the case someplace else.

Consumer Optimism Highly Affected By Harsh Winter and Low Gas Prices: Survey

Consumer Optimism Highly Affected By Harsh Winter and Low Gas Prices: Survey

A report released by the University of Michigan on Friday showed that unusual harsh winter weather in February proved to have weighed upon consumers. But increase in jobs and lower gas prices helped strengthened the consumer sentiments, showed report.

According to the report, the measure of consumer sentiment fell to 95.4 in this month. Despite the fall, it is the highest level in past eight years.

Consumer sentiment in January was 98.1, an 11-year high. Severe winter weather and lower gas prices highly affected the consumer optimism.

Richard Curtin, chief economist of the surveys, said in a statement that it is very hard not to attribute the small February decline to the temporary impact of the harsh weather.




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