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Texas House votes to oppose vouchers

Texas House votes to oppose vouchers

Chris Turner, who leads the House Democratic Caucus. Although both chambers are keeping a tight lid on spending at a time when tax collections are coming in slow even as the demand for services grows larger. Disabled kids also got a boost after enduring hundreds of millions in cuts to acute therapy Medicaid services. An amendment by state Rep. The House added $20 million for new state liquor stores on the northbound and southbound lanes of I-95, which were not in the governor's proposal, ... Read More

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Tornado Warning issued for Grimes, Montgomery, Waller Co..

There is no severe weather threat for the Richmond metro at this time, but rain is approaching Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties, and should arrive in Richmond during the next hour. During the course of the day on Sunday , the storms will begin moving into East Texas, according to NWS officials. The storm threat should come to an end from west to east across the state by late afternoon and early evening. Read More

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Jose Mourinho against global friendlies after losing key players to injuries

United are thin on the ground for West Brom in defence. United are now fifth in the league standings but have two games in hand on fourth place Liverpool. Mourinho does not want Pogba's off-the field activity to become a distraction for him especially in this moment as Manchester United are in race to win the Europa League and still have a chance to qualify for the Champions League. Read More

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'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

'Beauty and the Beast' tops the North American box office with $170M

The 37-year-old actor says he had lost touch with how wonderful the journey of the antagonist in the Bill Condon film was, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The film has thus far received decidedly tepid critical reviews (my colleague David Sims: "A Tale as Old as Time, Told Worse"). Despite her fears, Belle befriends with the beast and learns to look to beyond his disgusting exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Read More

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USA jobless claims dip in mid-March

USA jobless claims dip in mid-March

The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance, a measure of new layoffs, rose by 5,801, or 151.7 percent, to 9.624. New claims for United States unemployment insurance edged downwards in mid-March, continuing a record stretch of low-levels, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Read More

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Subway denies Canada report its chicken is half-soy

Subway denies Canada report its chicken is half-soy

Five new oven roasted chicken pieces and five new orders of chicken strips were tested, following which the team averaged the results. The lab results found soy protein below 10 ppm or less than 1 percent in all tested samples. CBC stood by its test results , posting the six page report for all to see on its site. Producing high quality food for our customers is our highest priority. Read More

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Gluten Free Diet Might Be Rich in Toxic Metals

Gluten Free Diet Might Be Rich in Toxic Metals

This disease implies a unusual response to the protein that can be found in rye, wheat, and barley. The researchers checked the study participants' blood and urine test results between 2009 and 2014, and found that the arsenic levels were about twice that of non gluten-free eaters, along with mercury levels that were 70% higher. Read More

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People with ADHD have atypical brains

People with ADHD have atypical brains

The research used brain images of 1,713 people who had been diagnosed with ADHD and 1,529 people who had not; participants were between four and 63 years old. The volume overall was smaller in people diagnosed with ADHD, as were five of the brain regions, the team said. "The results from our study confirm that people with ADHD have differences in their brain structure and therefore suggest that ADHD is a disorder of the brain ", said lead author Martine Hoogman at Radboud University ... Read More

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North Carolina health officials concerned about spike in flu-related deaths

The eight new deaths were reported between February 5 and February 11, bringing the total to 32 deaths for the season, which began officially on October 2 previous year, according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. This year H3N2 viruses are the most common. Besides getting the flu vaccine, you can also take everyday actions to stop the spread of influenza. Hospitalizations for flu are also increasing steadily, with the overall rate now at 29.4 per 100,000 population, the CDC ... Read More

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Judge blocks part of Trump's order, protests continue

Judge blocks part of Trump's order, protests continue

Trump said his order isn't an outright Muslim ban , but a move to combat terrorism. Yemen is "dismayed" by Trump's decision , saying that the country was a victim of attacks itself, an official said on Saturday. They tell the Muslim world that the United States has friends and interests elsewhere; courageous Iraqis and others from the targeted nations who risked their lives to assist USA counterterror efforts are now being told to go fend for themselves. Read More

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