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Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval


Posted: Sat-Sep-2019



A game-changing procedure is now available to almost all patients in need of aortic valve replacement. The hour-long procedure is less invasive and has a quick recovery time. It’s the same surgery musician Mick Jagger had earlier this year.

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Greta Thunberg, other activists, deliver messages at UN youth climate summit
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The first UN youth climate summit kicked off in New York City on Saturday with a panel of speakers that include 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

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Hong Kong's deep divide: Months of protests take their toll on families
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Young protesters' passion for the democratic future of Hong Kong is causing deep family rifts, particularly with older generations who disagree with their tactics and don’t sympathize with their goals.

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A tour bus has crashed on a highway in southern Utah, killing four people from China and injuring dozens more.

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Washington, D.C., is the capital of the United States, but through a quirk of U.S. history, its residents don't have a say in the laws of the land.

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Pro-Beijing groups tear down Hong Kong's protest walls, raising risk of clashes
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Groups of China supporters pulled down "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.

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Hurricane Lorena skirts east coast of Mexico's Baja
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Hurricane Lorena skirted along the east coast of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula late Friday, prompting new warnings and watches for coastal areas but apparently sparing a direct hit on the resort-studded twin cities of Los Cabos.

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Millions in 150 countries protest for climate action
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Millions of students were taking to the streets around the world on Friday for a global strike demanding world leaders gathering at a UN climate summit adopt urgent measures to avert an environmental catastrophe.

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Three Mile Island nuclear plant closes down
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Three Mile Island, the 1979 site of the United States's worst commercial nuclear power accident, was shut down Friday by its energy giant owner.

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The Pentagon says the U.S. will deploy additional troops and military equipment to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to beef up security in response to the recent attack on the Saudi oil industry.

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Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its U.S. stores 
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Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs in the U.S. following a string of mysterious illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The decision is not expected to affect Walmart Canada, which does not carry e-cigarettes or tobacco.

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Thomas Cook, one of the world's oldest and largest travel companies, is facing a race against time to stay afloat and ensure that around 150,000 British travellers can get home.

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A political battle over a classified whistleblower complaint about U.S. President Donald Trump escalated on Friday, with Democrats warning of a national security threat and Republicans turning it into an attack on Democrat Joe Biden.

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A Taliban suicide bombing of a hospital in southern Afghanistan killed 39 people, nearly double the previous death toll, a provincial governor spokesperson said on Friday.

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Jeff Bezos makes climate pledge, after revealing Amazon emits as much carbon as a small nation
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Online shopping giant Amazon revealed a carbon footprint Thursday that rivals that of a small country and CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

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UN says North Korea faces widespread food shortage
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North Korea's crop production this year is expected to drop to its lowest level in five years, bringing serious shortages for 40 per cent of the population, as a dry spell and poor irrigation hit an economy already reeling from sanctions over its weapons programs, the United Nations said on Thursday.

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio ends 2020 presidential bid
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ​​​​​said during an MSNBC television appearance on Friday that he is dropping out of the 2020 presidential campaign.

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The U.S. has exempted another 437 types of products from China from the tariffs Washington had previously threatened to impose on them, in the latest sign that the combatants in the Sino-American trade war are perhaps becoming gun-shy.

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TEPCO Executives Found Not Guilty Of Negligence In 2011 Fukushima Meltdown
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Barcelona's Fati granted Spanish citizenship
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