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Opioid Use Cause of 20% Drop in American Men From Labor Force

Opioid Use Cause of 20% Drop in American Men From Labor Force

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  Opioid use by American men may account for one-fifth of the decline in their participation in the U.S. labor force, according to a study by Princeton University economist Alan Krueger. “The opioid crisis and depressed labor-force participation are now intertwined in many parts of the U.S.,” Krueger, who was chief economist at the Treasury Department in the Obama administration, wrote in the study released Thursday at a Brookings Institution conference in Washington.   Krueger’s study linked county prescription rates to labor force data from the past 15 years, concluding that regional differences in prescription rates were due to variations in medical practices, not health conditions. In previous research, he found that nearly half of men in their prime worker ag
NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

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Wednesday both Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Talladega Super Speedway announced that they are opening their camp grounds to those seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma. At both locations they are offering hot showers, restrooms, and camp grounds suitable for RVs and tents.  Grass areas, and gravel areas are noted. Press Release from Talladega Super Speedway Press Release from Atlanta Motor Speedway https://youtu.be/mt6WlOMhwLA
Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

Cobb County Officer Fired After Video Release

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Greg Abbott, 20 year veteran of the Cobb County Police Department of the West Georgia region, was officially fired late Thursday afternoon due to a comment that he made during a routine traffic stop. Abbott asked a passenger of the vehicle to why they refused to lower their hands during the stop and was answered with, "...I've seen too many videos of people of people killing people." He answered, with, "but you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah. We only kill black people, right?" More details will be posted when they are available.
FRBS: Repeating Radio Signals Coming From Distant Galaxy Detected By Astronomers

FRBS: Repeating Radio Signals Coming From Distant Galaxy Detected By Astronomers

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Repeating radio signals from a mysterious source in a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light-years away have been detected by astronomers. Using the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, scientists with the Breakthrough Listen initiative—a massive project dedicated to finding signs of intelligent alien life—recorded 15 repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) on August 26. The FRBs only last a few milliseconds, appearing to be coming from deep space. Because FRBs have an extremely short duration, and because scientists usually find them in data only after the event has taken place, pinpointing their origin has not been possible. Almost two dozen FRBs have been recorded. Most often, they are one-off events, but in 2016 scientists announced in the journal Nature that they had found a repeating rad
North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

North Korea Postponed Plans of Missile Attack of Guam

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un said he was postponing the planned missile strike near Guam, but warned he would shoot if there were still "reckless actions" from the United States, AFP quoted FOCUS as saying. Analysts believe that Kim Jong Un's comments open the way for de-escalation of the growing crisis that has been fed by the exchange of sharp replicas between the White House and Pyongyang. The DPRK state news agency said the chief had received a briefing on "Guam's firefighting plans" during an inspection of the Strategic Forces Command, responsible for the nation's nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un adds about the United States that "if they persist in their extremely dangerous and reckless actions on the Korean Peninsula, then the DPRK will take action as it has already been announ
Fleas in Arizona test positive for plague

Fleas in Arizona test positive for plague

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Officials in two Arizona counties are warning the public after fleas in the region tested positive for the plague, the infamous infectious disease that killed millions during the Middle Ages. Navajo County Public Health officials confirmed on Friday that fleas in the area have tested positive for the rare disease. The public health warning follows a similar notice from Coconino County Public Health Services District in Arizona warning of the presence of plague in fleas found there too. Both counties are situated in the northern part of Arizona. "Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits and predators that feed upon these animals," the public heal...
Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

Russian spy plane flies over DC and New Jersey

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A Russian military spy plane cruised the skies over Washington and New Jersey on Wednesday — in a perfectly legal bit of aerial reconnaissance that nonetheless appeared to be an attempt to troll President Donald Trump. A 1992 agreement known as the Treaty on Open Skies allows each country to conduct surveillance flights over the other's territory, something the U.S. and Russia have done a combined 165 times over the past 15 years, according to the State Department.   But Russia's choice of targets this go-round have a decidedly Trumpian flavor, taking the spy plane over Trump's current hometown of Washington, D.C., and past Bedminster, N.J., where the president is vacationing at one of his golf clubs, according to a flight-tracking website monitored by POLITICO. "I don't know of an
‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

‘Breakthrough’ penny-sized nanochip pad is able to regrow organs and heal injuries

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Scientists have hailed a “breakthrough” technology capable of regrowing damaged organs and healing serious wounds with the single touch of a penny-sized pad. The new device uses nanochips to reprogramme skin cells which then generate any type of cell necessary for medical treatment. The non-invasive procedure takes less than a second and in laboratory trials was found to restore the function of badly damaged blood vessels within days. Dubbed tissue nanotransfection (TNT), the technique works by placing a small pad of nanochips over a damaged area. A small electric current then fires DNA into the skin cells, converting them into the specific building block cells of any other part of the body, such as arteries, or even organs like the heart. It promises to transform the
Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

Wisconsin Company Celebrates and Holds Party to Implant Workers With Microchips

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Well, that's one way to ensure employee loyalty... When most businesses throw a party, it's to note a milestone or a birthday. At Wisconsin's Three Square Market, also known as 32M, Tuesday's celebration revolved around implanting microchips into roughly half of its workforce.  41 of the company's 85 workers actually volunteered to take part in the "chip party" - having a microchip implanted into their bodies, which the company says will let them open doors, log into computers and buy snacks from the break room with a wave of their hand. On the upside, the employees didn't have to pay for the chips. The company picked up the tab for that. Chips have long been used as identification markers for pets who are prone to roam. But inserting them into the flesh of human beings is a new
ALERT – Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 47 In 12 States, With 1 Person Dead

ALERT – Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 47 In 12 States, With 1 Person Dead

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Update The FDA is warning consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. Grande Produce has informed the FDA that the company initiated a limited recall of their Caribeña brand Maradol papayas distributed nationwide from July 7 - July 18, 2017. As of July 25, 2017, Grande Produce has not issued a press release to notify consumers of their recall. Therefore, FDA is advising consumers to avoid all Caribeña brand Maradol papayas. The FDA also noted that there are illnesses in states where Grande Produce did not distribute papayas and is continuing its investigation.   The FDA, CDC, MDH and other state and local officials are investigating Salmonella Kiambu and SalmonellaThompson illnesses linked to Caribeña brand Maradol papayas from Mexico distributed by Grande Produce  i