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  • Out of an abundance of caution, General Mills announced the voluntary recall of more than 10 million pounds of flour because it may be linked to the outbreak.

    General Mills expands flour recall after E. Coli outbreak

    General Mills announced Friday that it is expanding its voluntary flour recall. Federal and state health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli O121 that has caused 42 cases of illness across what investigators now say is 21 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The expanded list now includes Indiana. Eleven of those individuals had been hospitalized. No one has had problems with kidney failure, as can happen with these cases, nor has anyone died. […]

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    ISIS claims responsibility for attack at restaurant in Bangladesh; at least 40 injured

    Amaq, an ISIS media branch, is reporting that ISIS fighters carried out the attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh. At least 40 people have been injured in the attack on a cafe in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Detective Police Deputy Commissioner Sheikh Nazmul Alam said. This is in addition to the two police officers whom authorities previously said were killed. Alam said the injured are being treated in hospitals in the capital. Some sustained gunshot wounds and others were hurt by grenade […]

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    Fourth of July: How to do it right

    On the same date every year, Americans dig out our red, white and blue, dust off the grill we haven’t used since last July, and celebrate our nation’s independence. Here’s your road map to having a successful Fourth of July this year. Brush up on your U.S. history When in the course of human events… These are the iconic first words of the very document that we celebrate on this glorious day of beer-drinking and fireworks-watching. Let’s clear up some […]

  • In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders

    Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

    It was long believed that you could acquire “better living through chemistry.” But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that many of the chemicals found in everyday products can result in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and attention-deficit disorders. “Ten years ago, this consensus wouldn’t have been possible, but the research is abundantly clear,” said Irva Hertz-Picciotto, an environmental […]

  • A publicity photograph of the boardwalk view of Trump Taj Mahal, a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

    Workers strike at Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City

    NEW YORK — It’s going to be a rough start to the holiday weekend for the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City. Close to 1,000 workers at the casino went on strike at 6 a.m. ET Friday after it failed to reach a deal with union negotiators, the union UNITE Here said. The Trump Taj Mahal is owned by financier Carl Icahn. Despite the name, Donald Trump no longer runs or owns the casino. The staff walking off the […]

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    Loretta Lynch to accept DOJ, FBI recommendations on Clinton emails

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept the “determinations and findings” of the FBI and career prosecutors who are investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, a Justice Department official said Friday. Lynch is expected to discuss her handling of the case at an event Friday morning in Aspen, Colorado. The news of Lynch’s decision, which sources told CNN has been in the works for months, was first reported by The New York […]

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    Mega Millions’ $415 million jackpot is third largest ever

    NEW YORK — Mega Millions has amassed its third largest jackpot ever, totaling $415 million. Tuesday was the 32nd consecutive drawing that failed to produce a winner. As a result, the jackpot has swelled to become the ninth biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions prizes. The next drawing is Friday at 11 pm ET, and the pot is expected to keep growing until then. The payout would be over 30 years unless the winner decides takes a […]

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    Judge blocks Mississippi religious freedom law

    A federal judge blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would’ve gone into effect Friday, which would’ve allowed businesses and government employees to deny services to gay and transgender people based on religious grounds. U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves issued a 60-page opinion in which he described the Mississippi law, known as House Bill 1523, as “state-sanctioned discrimination.” “There are almost endless explanations for how HB 1523 condones discrimination against the LGBT community, but in its simplest terms it denies […]

  • A fisherman says he found a message in a bottle, written by Cuban migrants detained on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter. The handwritten letter relays a desperate message: "S.O.S. Please help me." The Coast Guard says it's investigating.

    “S.O.S. Please Help Me:” Cuban migrants claim mistreatment in message in a bottle

    The handwritten letter relays a desperate message: “S.O.S. Please help me.” A vacationing fisherman says he spotted it sealed inside a bottle, floating off the Florida Keys. Now the Coast Guard is investigating the two-page note, which is scrawled on a computer printout alongside recent soccer scores. Its purported authors are a group of Cuban migrants who’ve been detained on a U.S. Coast Guard cutter for more than a month as their case makes it way through court. The 24 […]

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    13-year-old Israeli-American girl stabbed to death in bedroom by Palestinian teenager

    ISRAEL — A 13-year-old Israeli-American girl was stabbed to death in her bedroom Thursday morning in the West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba, a spokesman for the Israel Defense Forces said. Hallel Yaffa Ariel was sleeping when a Palestinian teenager entered the house in the settlement near Hebron and killed her, authorities said. “Just like any teenager on summer holiday, my daughter was asleep, calm, relaxed. A terrorist murderer came and murdered her in her bed,” her mother, Rena Ariel, […]

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    “Risk is grave:” Feds warn owners of more than 300,000 Hondas, Acuras to stop driving them immediately

    Federal safety regulators warned owners of more than 300,000 Hondas and Acuras that they should not drive their cars until their Takata airbags are replaced. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said new tests show these airbags have a much higher risk of exploding and killing a driver or passenger. These airbags have a 50% chance of exploding when they are deployed in an accident, according to the agency. Other Takata airbags have less than a 1% chance of exploding. […]

  • A flurry of policies affecting transgender people has swept the country in recent weeks, leading to widespread protests, economic losses and a growing debate about equality and privacy.

    Pentagon lifts ban on transgender people serving openly in the military

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military. The announcement — which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual — was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been studying the issue for almost a year. The decision comes as the military has witnessed major changes in the role of women and the inclusion of gays, lesbians and bisexual […]

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