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Animals, Abandoned and Starving, Are Evacuated From Zoo in Syria

Photo An ailing lion was given water while being transported from the Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo near Aleppo, Syria, last week. Credit Four Paws International Nine animals that had been kept alive — barely — at a damaged zoo on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, were evacuated and taken to a rehabilitation center in Turkey last week. The animals — three lions, two tigers, two bears and two hyenas — were trucked from Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo after months of uncertainty. Photo A tiger…

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Brandi Glanville: Joanna Krupa Refuses to Hand Over Gynecological Records

Brandi Glanville to Joanna Krupa No Gynecological Records? No Suit! EXCLUSIVE Brandi Glanville‘s had it with Joanna Krupa refusing to turn over medical records … so she’s asking the judge to toss out the smelly vagina lawsuit. Brandi filed docs saying the court ordered Joanna back in January to hand over her gynecological records but Joanna hasn’t done it yet … and Brandi says she’s had more than enough time. It’s interesting … Joanna also filed docs with a list of witnesses for the case and it reads like a Bravo reunion…

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Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russian lawyer was about sanctions, financier tells Senate panel

A financier for one of the largest foreign investment firms in Russia says the meeting arranged between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian entities during the 2016 campaign had a quid pro quo — repealing the U.S.-passed Magnitsky Act and the sanctions enshrined in it in exchange for a “sizable offer” to the campaign itself.  “It’s clear the interest and goal in that meeting was to repeal the Magnistky Act, said Bill Browder, CEO and founder of Hermitage Capital Management before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. “It’s the one thing…

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Man feels “great” after surviving 98 brain tumors

Leland Fay had 98 tumors growing on his brain. CBS Denver A 46-year-old man from Colorado is beating the odds. He once feared he had just weeks to live, but now, five years later, the melanoma that spread to his brain is in remission. “I feel great, you know. Normal as — normal, whatever normal is,” Leland Fay told CBS Denver. For Fay, normal is good enough. He coaches his kids, hikes the high country, and keeps working despite a devastating diagnosis. “I had a small bump on my head,”…

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Artificial intelligence helps determine which puppies can serve the blind

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. — If there are two things that seem to be polar opposites, it’s the warm exuberance of puppies and the cold intelligence of a supercomputer like IBM’s Watson. At Guiding Eyes for the Blind in Yorktown Heights, New York, need has brought the two together — to help determine which puppies are good candidates to serve the blind. “The incidence of blindness is increasing at an incredibly and somewhat alarming rate,” said Thomas Panek, CEO of the guide dog organization. Panek lost his sight in his 20s….

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Firm behind anti-Trump dossier also worked for Russia, Senate witness says

The company behind an infamous anti-Trump dossier also worked “on behalf of the Russian government” to fight U.S. sanctions that had enraged Moscow’s elite, a key witness testified to a Senate committee on Thursday.  The testimony of Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, shed new light on the dealings of the controversial company Fusion GPS — which was tied to the dossier of spurious claims about President Trump. According to Browder, the company also conducted a “smear campaign” against him in a bid to fight Russia sanctions.  Further…

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The future of renewable energy is in Texas

Renewable energy isn’t at a crossroads in the U.S. so much as on a two-lane highway: While the federal government hits the gas on fossil fuels, states are speeding ahead to develop renewable energy — and reaching new milestones. For example, enough solar energy is being collected every year to power all the single-family homes in Florida. Three states generate more than one-third of their energy from wind and solar. Some 160,000 electric cars were sold last year — enough to supply the entire population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And…

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Soyuz crew set for trip to space station

Launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft Friday carrying three fresh crew members to the International Space Station will boost the lab’s crew back to six and, most important from NASA’s perspective, dramatically boost research with four crew members — three NASA astronauts and a veteran European flier — available to operate experiments in the American segment of the laboratory. Soyuz MS-05 commander Sergey Ryazanskiy, NASA flight engineer Randy Bresnik and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli, are scheduled for launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 11:41 a.m. EDT Friday (GMT-4;…

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Justin Bieber hits photographer with pickup truck

Justin Bieber performs in Paris on September 20, 2016.  Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images LOS ANGELES — Just days after canceling the remainder of his world tour, Justin Bieber made headlines again after he accidentally hit a man with his pickup truck. Police in California say the singer left a photographer with minor injuries after he hit him after leaving The City Church service in Beverly Hills.  Beverly Hills police Sgt. Matthew Stout tells The Associated Press the 57-year-old photographer was hospitalized following the Wednesday night incident. Video posted by ABC News shows Bieber…

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