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Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Blood Pressure Alzheimers

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 14, the 195th day of 2018. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1933, all German political parties, except the Nazi Party, were outlawed. On this date: In 1789, in an event symbolizing the start of the French...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 13, the 194th day of 2018. There are 171 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 13, 1960, John F. Kennedy won the Democratic presidential nomination on the first ballot at his party’s convention in Los Angeles, outdrawing rivals including...


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Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

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Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds.


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Florida gun, mental laws couldn't have stopped massacre

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Florida's gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying last year the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people even if they had applied to him, the state commission investigating the shooting learned Thursday.


Entertainment

'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 22 Emmy Award nominations

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"Game of Thrones" roared back onto the Emmy Award battlefield, topping Thursday's nominations with 22 bids but with a formidable opponent in last year's winner, "The Handmaid's Tale," while a streaming platform made history by earning the most bids for the first time.


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Government probing 'new information' in Emmett Till slaying

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The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.


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US says all eligible youngest children, families reunited

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The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents.


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 12, the 193rd day of 2018. There are 172 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 12, 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and...


Health Care

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

Blood Pressure Alzheimers

Autopsies on nearly 1,300 older people, including about 640 clergy members, found more signs of damage and one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in the brains of those with higher blood pressure than among those with pressure closer to normal, researchers reported Wednesday.


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2018. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton...


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