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Trump signs funding bill to end shutdown, immigration debate continues

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Following passage in the Senate and House, President Donald Trump Monday night signed a bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day-long federal government shutdown.Congress had agreed to the short-term funding bill earlier Monday after Senate Republicans provided assurances to Democrats that immigration reform and other contentious issues would be addressed in the near future.After the Senate passed the bill by an 81-18 margin Monday afternoon, the House of Representatives concurred with the measure 266-150, sending it to President ...

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Meet Preston, the therapy dog comforting Larry Nassar's victims

Courtesy Small Talk Childrens Assessment Center(LANSING, Mich.) -- Outside the Michigan courtroom where all told 144 victim impact statements will be read by a victim or on a victim’s behalf when the sentencing for former Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar is complete, there sits a comforting face.Preston, a therapy dog, sits outside the Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing and waits to be able to comfort the victims of Nassar's sexual abuse."Having Preston here has just been a joy," said Samantha Ursch, ...

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New Jersey town bans nonresidents from using roads during rush hour

WABC-TV(LEONIA, N.J.) -- Next time you're traveling northbound on I-95 and your navigation app tells you to exit in Leonia, New Jersey, to skip traffic on the George Washington Bridge, you may find yourself $200 poorer. Effective Monday, the city of Leonia is shutting down local streets to nonresident drivers during rush hour.The influx of vehicles creates a major headache for residents, according to Leonia Mayor Judah Zeigler.“When there is a problem on the bridge or on one of the New York City highways, 12,000 ...

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After Gronkowski injury, here's what you need to know about concussions

Allen Kee / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) -- New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski absorbed a crushing tackle in Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars -– a blow that led to him being immediately removed from the game and taken to the locker room for medical evaluation.The diagnosis: Concussion.Here are a few things you need to know about concussions and why they keep making headlines.Let’s get to the important point: Will Gronkowski be able to play in the “Big Game?"The National Football League has not ...

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Congress agrees to fund government for 3 weeks; immigration debate continues

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Congress agreed to a short-term bill to fund the government for three weeks and end the three-day long federal government shutdown Monday after Senate Republicans provided assurances to Democrats that immigration reform and other contentious issues would be addressed in the near future.After the Senate passed the bill by an 81-18 margin Monday afternoon, the House of Representatives concurred with the measure 266-150, sending it to President Donald Trump, whose signature would bring an end to the impasse. Between 700,000 and 800,000 federal ...

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New surveillance video shows allegedly captive siblings after their parents' arrests

Obtained by ABC News(PERRIS, Calif.) -- New surveillance video shows some of the 13 California siblings who were allegedly held captive and tortured by their mother and father getting into a van after their parents' arrests.The action unfolds in the upper left-hand corner of the video, where some of the siblings can be seen piling into the vehicle.David and Louise Turpin, accused of abusing their children for years, were arrested after the victims were found Jan. 14 at their home in Perris. The Turpins allegedly ...

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Puerto Rico Governor announces privatization of state owned power company

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN) -- Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello has announced that the bankrupt island's utility company will be privatized.In a televised statement, Rosello said the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, was a heavy burden on the island's residents.PREPA "will stop existing as ineffectively as it does today," Rosello said.Portions of the energy authority will be sold off in the coming days, the governor said.Rossello said the current electrical grid is 28 years older than the industry average in the United States. He said ...

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YTMT Logo The bull does his business.

Presidents like FDR, LBJ, JFK, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon – go down the list – are all well-known for having turned the air blue in meetings at the White House.

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UT Health Logo Sugar & Cancer: Does One Fuel the Other?

Is there a link between sugar and cancer? Can sugar consumption increase your risk of cancer or make the cancer you have more dangerous and aggressive? The link between sugar and cancer is the topic that UT Health Northeast cancer expert Dr. William Hyman takes up in this post to HealthConnection.

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