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President Juan Manuel Santos on Wednesday announced Colombia's police had seized 12 tons of cocaine, which he said was the largest single drug seizure in the history of the country. This haul reportedly belonged to Dairo Úsuga, the leader of the powerful Gulf Clan, which said in September that it is ready to submit itself to justice.
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Has 80% of His Skin Genetically Modified

    7-Year-Old Boy Has 80% of His Skin Genetically Modified

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    The findings are reported in Nature . JEB is caused by mutations in the genes LAMA3, LAMB3 and LAMC2 which affect the production of a protein called laminin-332. Observing these stem cells at work also helped clear up a mystery about how the skin functions. The gene-repaired skin took, and spread. "He went back to normal life, including school and sports".
  • Over-the-Counter Pain Pills Just as Potent as Opioids in ER Patients

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    The findings have implications for countering the growing problem of opioid dependence and abuse, said principal investigator Andrew Chang, MD, of Albany Medical College in NY. "We know that a certain percentage of patients who are prescribed on opioid will subsequently become addicted to an opioid", Chang said. The results showed that, on average, pain ratings among all patients dropped from nine to about five, with inconsequential differences between the opioid and non-opioid group.
  • Australian jockey Caboche suspended for punching horse

    Australian jockey Caboche suspended for punching horse

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    Animal cruelty is one of those things that no one can justify, so when a jockey in Australia sucker-punched his horse prior to the start of a race, people naturally became infuriated. It doesn't make for pretty viewing and, unsurprisingly, Thoroughbred Racing South Australia took a dim view on it, serving up a two-week ban to the young apprentice.
  • EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Insects to Kill Mosquitoes

    EPA Approves Bacteria-Infected Insects to Kill Mosquitoes

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    Once field trials are complete for the Southeastern United States, where mosquitoes are also prevalent, the company hopes to spread their biotech there as well. MosquitoMate must find a way to efficiently separate its non-biting male mosquitoes from females, a process that's now done by hand and mechanically.
  • Pokemon Go Creator Making a Harry Potter Game

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    Pokemon GO took the world by storm past year by combining a beloved franchise with a simple and addictive mobile game mechanic. Also, like Pokémon Go , it could benefit from the location database built up by Ingress originally (and expanded by the Pokémon title) to incorporate real-world locations into the in-game experience.
  • Over 30 delegations meet interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma in Kashmir

    Over 30 delegations meet interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma in Kashmir

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    Earlier in the day, Omar tweeted, "Mr Dineshawar Sharma and I met at my residence in Srinagar this morning". While talking about the meeting Omar Abdullah said that he wasn't expecting much from Dineshwar Sharma's visit. "I wish that peace returns to Kashmir soon and a political solution is found", he said. The party sources said, "The interlocutor was also told that public perception is of disbelief and cynicism in Kashmir".
  • Chief of staff to congresswoman faces sexual harassment claims

    Chief of staff to congresswoman faces sexual harassment claims

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    Lawrence issued the statement after several former aides told Politico that chief of staff Dwayne Duron Marshall sexually harassed them. The move comes after a Politico report outlined reports of Marshall harassing former aides. A source with knowledge of Marshall's behavior told The Detroit News that Lawrence has had a hard time retaining employees because of Marshall. He became head of her office in January 2015 and earns $162,206 a year, according to a database called Marshall, ...
  • Sam Bradford Reportedly Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery on Knee Injury

    Sam Bradford Reportedly Undergoes Arthroscopic Surgery on Knee Injury

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    Bridgewater has been out since August 28th, 2016 after suffering multiple injuries to his knee. After pursuing nonsurgical methods of rehabilitation, Sam Bradford underwent a knee scope by Dr. After his super impressive performance in the Vikings' Week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints , Bradford looked as though he could possibly be in for a career year.
  • High alcohol intake linked to several types of cancer, says study

    High alcohol intake linked to several types of cancer, says study

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    The latest review of the earlier studies on the connection between alcohol and cancer imparted in the Journal of Clinical Oncology discovered that around 3.5 percent of all cancer related deaths can be assigned to alcohol consumption. Fewer than one in three adults identified alcohol as a risk factor for cancer. Alcohol consumption can also "delay or negatively impact cancer treatment ", the authors noted.
  • PNG threatens to 'apprehend' protesting Manus refugees

    PNG threatens to 'apprehend' protesting Manus refugees

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    The Manus Island detainees have now been without food, electricity or clean water for over a week. The men have refused to move to new locations because of violent attacks against them which the authorities have failed to prevent. The relocation of the asylum seekers to other facilities on Manus Island is created to allow the United States time to complete vetting of refugees as part of a refugee swap deal that Australia hopes will see it no longer responsible for the detention of almost ...