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1 Hospitalized After Shooting in Dallas

One person was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a shooting in Dallas, police say. Police responded about 10 a.m. to the 8700 block of Spring Valley Road where they found one person was shot. The victim was transported to a hospital in an unknown condition, police say. A bike-share bicycle was seen at the crime scene.

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Collin County Health Reports Four New Flu-Related Deaths

he Collin County Health Department confirms Tuesday four additional flu-related deaths have been reported in the county. The deaths bring the total number of people with flu-related deaths in the county to 10 and raises the North Texas total number of deaths to 85. As of Jan. 30, there have been 49 reported deaths in Dallas County, 21 in Tarrant …

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Houston poised to authorize FEMA trailers on private property

City Council is poised to temporarily authorize FEMA trailers on private property Wednesday, paving the way for Houston flood victims to qualify for a key form of disaster assistance. The scheduled vote comes nearly a month after the Houston Chronicle reported that city rules — and state and federal officials’ confusion about those regulations — were blocking Federal Emergency Management …

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Global stocks pressured ahead of big earnings, Fed meeting

NEW YORK: Global stocks kicked off the week in a lacklustre fashion on Monday, with US equities retreating from records ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting and a deluge of major earnings reports. All three major US indices fell in one of the few down days in 2018. Stock bourses elsewhere were also under pressure, with Paris and Frankfurt edging …

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Scientists grow new ears for children born with defected or no organ

Scientists in China have grown new ears for five children born with a defect that impacts the shape and function of the ear, according to CNN. According to the researchers, they have conducted a first-of-its-kind study to cure microtia — in which external ear is small and not formed properly — using cartilage cells from the children’s ears. The new …

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Woman sues Japanese government over forced sterilization as a teen

TOKYO: A Japanese woman who was forcibly sterilised as a teenager due to intellectual disabilities sued the government on Tuesday in the first case of its kind, seeking compensation because her basic human rights had been trampled on. Under Japan’s eugenics protection law, in force from 1948 to 1996, about 25,000 people were sterilised due to mental or genetic illnesses, …

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Facebook to promote local news in latest update

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday the social media website would focus on promoting local news in its latest update. “Starting today, we’re going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city,” Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post. “If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local …

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Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app: child experts

BOSTON (AP) — Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children — the app is intended for those under 13 — aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or …

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Amazon opens plant-filled “The Spheres” buildings

(AFP) – Internet giant Amazon on Monday opened its plant-packed “The Spheres” buildings in its home city of Seattle. The Spheres are the newest addition to Amazon’s “urban campus” in Seattle, and are billed as a workplace “more like a tropical rainforest in the clouds than an office.” The structures, which look like giant glass and steel balls, house more …

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Amid angst over iPhone X, Wall Street braces for weak forecast from Apple

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When Apple Inc announces its first-quarter earnings on Thursday, investors will seek signs of whether the company’s $999 iPhone X launched last autumn was a Steve Jobs-style hit or, as more analysts suspect, a letdown. In recent weeks, Wall Street analysts have come to a consensus that iPhone X sales were slower than previously expected for …

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