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Seattle Sees Unexpected Consequences From $15 Per Hour Min. Wage
 
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Low wage workers in Seattle who spent months agitating for a city-wide $15-per-hour minimum wage were quite successful in their quest. But many have suddenly found that the new rate has had unexpected consequences. Some workers across the city are left telling bosses to give them fewer hours at the higher wage because a full week’s earnings now puts them past the threshold for some welfare payments such as food stamps and assistance with rent. There have been other unforeseen consequences to the higher wage. Some restaurants are tacking on a 15 percent surcharge onto customer’s bills in order to avoid firing workers. Other stores, restaurants, and small businesses are simply closing down because they can’t afford the wage hike. By March of this year, for instance, restaurant closings increased at a much higher than average rate in Seattle. Many restaurants noted that the new wage put labor costs at nearly 50 percent of operating costs, and that made profit margins disappear. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/24/seattle-sees-unexpected-fallout-from-15-per-hour-min-wage/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by O&O Story Selection using http://wochit.com
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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Don't Pack Your Vape Pen in Your Checked Luggage!
 
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Federal authorities are cracking down on dangerous materials on airplanes — and the latest target is the electronic cigarette. A new federal rule forbids passengers on all airlines in the U.S. from packing electronic cigarettes or other battery-operated electronic smoking devices in their checked bags to protect against in-flight fires. The Federal Aviation Administration warned airlines about the risks of e-cigarettes in checked baggage back in January. Although e-cigarettes are the target of the ban, the battery is causing the issue: Lithium cells heat the liquid nicotine to turn it into a vapor. The rule still allows e-cigarettes in carry-on bags, so travelers who use the devices have that option. However, passengers cannot recharge the devices while on the plane. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/WvedoaXe5mw/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Two Tanzanian U.N. Peacekeepers Killed in Congo Ambush
 
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The country's U.N. mission said Two United Nations peacekeepers from Tanzania were killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday when their patrol was ambushed in an area where government forces are fighting Ugandan rebels. Felix Basse, spokesman for the mission known as MONUSCO, told Reuters the peacekeepers were attacked in the village of Kikiki, around 30 miles north of the town of Beni in North Kivu province. He said, "The ambush took place today, this afternoon ... The death toll is two and we have a couple of injured." The Congolese army said earlier on Tuesday that it had killed 16 Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces rebels during fierce fighting in the same zone over the weekend. Tuesday's ambush was the second attack on U.N. forces in the area in 48 hours after a MONUSCO helicopter was fired upon by unidentified gunmen on Monday. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/iXpXnbE9dlw/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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Banksy Confirms He's Behind New Mural In South Wales
 
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On Tuesday, street artist Banksy confirmed on Instagram that he is responsible for a mysterious piece of artwork that appeared in South Wales that morning. Banksy placed the work on two walls of a garage owned by a local steelworker in the Taibach area of Port Talbot. According to CNN, the art, which appears to pay homage to the town's industrial past, depicts a child playing in what looks like snow, but is actually ash from a skip fire. In July, properties and cars were covered with black dust from the town's steelworks, which has been suggested as a potential inspiration for the work. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/banksy-port-talbot-wales-gbr-scli/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Sophie Cruz Broke Through the Barricades to Deliver The Pope a Message
 
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Five-year-old Sophie Cruz traveled from L.A. to Washington, D.C. with one lofty goal—to give Pope Francis a message. The self-described "American with Mexican roots" made the cross-country journey alongside her father, an immigrant from Guajaca, Mexico. Cruz's parents are both currently living in the country undocumented. Her father makes a living working in a "factory galvanizing pieces of metal." After one unsuccessful attempt Wednesday to get beyond the barricades lining a parade for the Pope at the White House, Cruz's father lifted her on top of his shoulders. From the height, the Pope was able to spot her in the crowd and beckoned for her to come toward the popemobile. A secret service agent hoisted the child up to the pontiff as he blessed her and kissed her on the cheek. In exchange, Cruz offered the Pope an envelope containing a letter and a drawing of the Pope surrounded by children of different races with the caption, "My friends and I love each other regardless of the color of our skin." The youngster also gave the pontiff a T-shirt reading, "Papa Rescate DAPA," which means "Pope, Rescue DAPA," in English. http://www.eonline.com/news/699443/sophie-cruz-broke-through-the-barricades-to-deliver-the-pope-a-message-they-deserve-to-live-with-respect?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Why the U.S. Military Pushed Helicopters Overboard in the Vietnam War
 
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In the final year of the Vietnam War, a series of offensives by the North Vietnamese led to the fall of the South Vietnamese capital Saigon on April 30, 1975. As the North Vietnamese Viet Cong approached Saigon, South Vietnamese citizens and American personnel fled before them, and the U.S. government began a program of mass evacuations. People were helicoptered away, sometimes under fire, to waiting American warships. The final phase of the evacuation was code-named Operation Frequent Wind. This included a map of Saigon showing areas where they would be picked up when the signal was given. Frequent Wind was carried out on April 29 and 30. Such was the speed of the evacuation and the number of people involved that the ships became overwhelmed with people and the helicopters that had brought them. Orders were given to push surplus helicopters over the sides of the ships to make room for more. Some pilots were told to drop off their passengers, then ditch their machines in the sea, bailing out at the last moment to be picked up by waiting rescue boats. Over 7,000 people were evacuated in Operation Frequent Wind. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/dPc28CAsJQE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Over 100,000 Mourners Attend Muhammad Ali Funeral
 
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Louisville, Kentucky police estimate that more than 100,000 people turned out for Muhammad Ali's funeral procession in his hometown on Friday. Fans, friends and family of the three-time heavyweight boxing champion lined the streets for an emotional goodbye to the legendary sports figure. A motorcade procession began at about 10:35 local time, more than an hour behind schedule, and took the Ali's coffin past his childhood home, the Ali Center, the Center for African American Heritage and then down Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Ali passed away last Friday at age 74 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-06-10-BOX--Muhammad%20Ali-Memorial-The%20Latest/id-4e4dad51131d43b895f7e13ccc5ee680 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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FBI Probe Launched Against Cop Who Arrested Utah Nurse
 
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According to the FBI Friday, a probe has been launched against a Utah police detective who was shown assaulting and arresting a nurse on video after she refused to allow authorities to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. The incident, which happened on July 26 involving Salt Lake City police Detective Jeff Payne, is already being investigated by state authorities. A spokeswoman for FBI’s Salt Lake City field office added this week that agents have already opened a review of the matter after footage of Payne forcefully arresting University of Utah Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels emerged. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/ZsDYfejm1Tk/fbi-probing-utah-cop-who-arrested-nurse-for-refusing-to-draw-blood-idUSKCN1BJ2D0 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Philadelphia Apologizes to Baseball Great Jackie Robinson
 
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The city of Philadelphia officially offered an apology this week to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love during his famous baseball career. The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in the 1940s. As baseball fans and historians know, April 15 is the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first black player in the sport. In Philadelphia, Robinson was famously taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with Phillies players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat during the 1947 season. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/31/philadelphia-apology-jackie-robinson-racism-dodgers http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Russian Planes Fly Near US Warship
 
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According to the Pentagon, Russian warplanes have made several close passes in recent days over a US destroyer sailing in the Black Sea. Russian state media reported that the USS Ross was acting "aggressively". The US Department of Defense, however, said the ship was "well within international waters at all times, performing routine operations". The US Navy released video on Monday of a Russian plane passing as close as 500 meters to the USS Ross. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Monday that the Russian planes were not armed with weapons and the USS Ross maintained its course. The Pentagon added that the ship's deployment to the Black Sea had been publicly announced. The Black Sea encounters are the latest sign of military tension between Russian and the West, amid hostilities in eastern Ukraine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32969336#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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NBC Hit With Criticism After Ignoring Olympic Swimmer's Partner
 
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On Tuesday NBC received even more flack regarding their coverage of the Rio Olympics after commentators failed to mention or acknowledge the relationship between British diver Tom Daley and Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black even after cameras lingered on Black's crew for some time. Viewers went off on Twitter asking NBC why their commentators "can't get anything right?" NBC responded saying, "“With more than 11,000 athletes at the Games, it isn’t always possible to identify every competitor’s significant other, regardless of their sexual orientation.” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/LssMntHeWmg/rio-olympics-nbc-slammed-twitter-918611 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Trees In The Amazon Make Their Own Rain
 
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The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air from the ocean. Researchers say they have finally figured out where this early moisture comes from: the trees themselves. The study provides concrete data for something scientists had theorized for a long time. Previous research showed early accumulation of moisture in the atmosphere over the Amazon, but scientists weren’t sure why. Satellite data showed that the increase coincided with a “greening” of the rainforest, or an increase in fresh leaves, leading researchers to suspect the moisture might be water vapor released during photosynthesis. In a process called transpiration, plants release water vapor from small pores on the underside of their leaves. Scientists thought it was possible that plants were releasing enough moisture to build low-level clouds over the Amazon. And after observing the water vapor over the Amazon with NASA’s Aura satellite, they proved the theory to be true. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/08/trees-amazon-make-their-own-rain http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Less Obvious, Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
 
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When you think of Parkinson’s disease, you probably picture tremors and Michael J. Fox, but a more telling early indicator is handwriting that suddenly gets much smaller. According to Reader's Digest, a 2013 Israeli study found handwriting analysis was able to identify patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s more than 97 per cent of the time. Other early indications of the condition can include a loss of smell. If you stop noticing pungent cologne and aren’t drawn to the aroma of mouth-watering food, pay attention. Intense dreams that cause you to thrash and kick in your bed can also be an indicator. When any of these symptoms last more than a couple of weeks, see a neurologist. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, and the sooner you get control of the symptoms, the better your quality of life will be. http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/10-red-flag-symptoms/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Charming Prince Harry Helps Adorable Little Girl With Errant Shoe
 
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While meeting with locals in New Zealand on Friday, the 30-year-old Prince Harry was snapped enjoying a very special moment with one little girl. Kensginton Palace's official Instagram posted the precious pic on Instagram today. The accompanying sweet snapshot shows Harry offering the little girl one of her shoes, which appears to have fallen off her foot. Prince Harry is finally concluding his long trip Down Under. After training with Australian troops, he's been touring New Zealand. He recently visited the Turn Your Life Around youth development center in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand where he played pool and meet with local youths. The prince also participated in traditional Maori customs and learned about the Maori people of New Zealand. http://www.eonline.com/news/657125/prince-harry-plays-prince-charming-while-meeting-adorable-little-girl-in-new-zealand-see-the-cinderella-pic?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Actor Nathaniel Taylor From  'Sanford and Son' Dead At 80
 
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Nathaniel Taylor, best-known for his portrayal of Rollo on the 70's sitcom "Sanford and Son", died Thursday after suffering a heart attack.Taylor made his TV debut in 1971, and went on to appear in several action films, including 1972's "Trouble Man" and "The Hunter" in 1980 . Taylor is also fondly remembered as Ike, Rerun's uncle, on the 1970's sitcom "What's Happening!!". EXTRA reports that he is survived by his wife, six children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. http://extratv.com/2019/02/28/nathaniel-taylor-of-sanford-and-son-dead-at-80/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Extract DNA From A Mummy
 
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Ancient Egyptian mummies are known to preserve many details of the once-living: facial features, signs of illness, and even tattoos. But not, it seemed, DNA. After repeated failure in extracting the molecule, many scientists had been convinced that the hot desert climate and the chemicals used in the process of mummification would have destroyed any remnant of genetic material long ago. Now a team of ancient DNA specialists has successfully sequenced genomes from 90 ancient Egyptian mummies. The study, led by Johannes Krause, a geneticist at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, reportedly used next-generation sequencing methods to read stretches of any DNA present in a sample and successfully fished out those that resembled human DNA. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/scientists-thought-ancient-egyptian-mummies-didn-t-have-any-dna-left-they-were-wrong http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Here Are Five Facts About the Little-Known Pangolin
 
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Here are five facts about the little-known Pangolin: 1. Pangolin’s scales are made of keratin, which is the same material found in a rhino's horn. A pangolin's tongue can be longer than its body. Pangolins don't have very good eyesight. Pangolins can live in trees or in the ground. Some species climb trees by using their claws to grip on to overhanging branches, while others use their claws to dig holes in the ground. Four of the species are found in Asia and the four others are found in Africa. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37470783' http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Nissan Recalls Millions of Cars
 
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Nissan is having to carry out a huge car recall due to two very serious problems with 13 different models in its North American range. The recall is split into two parts. The first covers 3.2 million vehicles with a sensor issue. The front passenger seat sensor has been found to be defective, potentially deciding that an adult passenger is actually a child and disabling the air bag. The second part of the recall is for the front passenger seat belt bracket. It can become deformed when used with a child seat/restraint system. For all the recalls, Nissan will get in touch with affected car owners, but it could take them more than a month to do so. http://www.geek.com/news/nissan-recalls-4-million-cars-with-faulty-seat-belts-and-air-bags-1653766/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ancient DNA Reveals First Polynesians Origins
 
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After just 3000 years of human life on the island of Fiji, ancient DNA reveals the origins of the first Polynesians. Distinctive stamped red pottery, obsidian tools, and shell ornaments reveal that explorers could have been farmers from East Asia or hunter-gatherers from Melanesia including Papa New Guinea. Scientists sequenced the DNA of four skeletons from Vanuatuan and Tongan women dating back 2300 to 3100 years ago. Although many Polynesians today carry Melanesian DNA, the long, unbroken chunks reveal that it was incorporated recently, about 500 to 2500 years ago, after the Lapita period. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/game-changing-study-suggests-first-polynesians-voyaged-all-way-east-asia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Dazzling Supertide Transforms France's Mont Saint-Michel Into an Island, Delighting Thousands
 
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A supertide has turned France’s famed Mont Saint-Michel into an island and then retreated out of sight, delighting thousands of visitors who came to see the rare phenomenon. The so-called “tide of the century” actually happens every 18 years. Although the tide rushes in and out along the whole northern French coast, it's especially dramatic at the UNESCO world heritage site, which is normally linked to the mainland only by a narrow causeway at high tide. The high tide, said to rise at the pace of a horse's gallop, turned the Mont briefly into an island Saturday, while the day's low tide allowed people to walk on the expansive flat seabed. Tidal specialist Nicolas Pouvreau told France 24 the surge was a few inches short of expectations. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/world/~3/gP2Ubk0HhSE/ http://www.wochit.com
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Suge Knight Fires His Lawyers, Speaks for Himself in Court Appearance
 
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In a brief court appearance Monday Suge Knight said he fired the lawyers handling his murder case. Speaking on his own behalf, he told the judge he's received poor medical treatment while in jail and that he's going blind. His case was transferred to another judge, but Knight had to leave early to receive more treatment. It's the third time he's gone straight from court to the hospital. Knight has been officially charged with premeditated murder following a hit and run that led to the death of his friend. The incident stemmed from an on-set argument where Straight Outta Compton was filming. Knight has plead not guilty to murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/03/suge-knight-fires-lawyers-in-murder-trial http://www.wochit.com
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Ruins Of Japanese Castle Reveals Ancient Roman Coins
 
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Since 2013, a team of archeologists from Uruma city's local Board of Education has been excavating Katsuren castle located in Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. The site is a UNESCO world heritage site. Ten ancient Roman coins dating to the Ancient Roman Empire, were discovered recently when a researcher from Gangoji temple cultural properties department, spotted them when he traveled to the castle from Nara. On Monday the Uruma Board of Education announced their discovery. The coins were later submitted for examination them using X-ray technology. The tchnology allows the engraving on the coins to be seen with greater clarity. The Roman coins appeared to be from at least 300 to 400 AD. http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/luxury/ancient-roman-coins-japan/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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300,000 VW Diesels Sitting All Over The US
 
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Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States. It will not be emptying them soon. A recent court filing shows that Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months. The filing from the program’s independent administrator said that Volkswagen has 37 secure storage facilities around the United States housing nearly 300,000 vehicles. The lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and a sun-bleached desert graveyard near Victorville, California. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/L8Je91eIy0s/vw-storing-around-300000-diesels-at-37-facilities-around-u-s-idUSKBN1H50GQ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Sinking In Polls As Scandal Takes Its Toll
 
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According to a report by Reuters, six months ahead of an October election, polls put Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who took office in late 2015, at risk of being the first prime minister of Canada to lose power after just a single majority mandate since the 1930s. Reuters reports that Trudeau is caught in a scandal over alleged interference in a corporate corruption case that has led to the resignations of two Cabinet members, his top advisor, as well as the head of the federal civil service. According to a Nanos Research poll published on Tuesday, Trudeau's Liberal party has lost 6 percentage points since the start of the year, ceding the lead to the rival Conservative party. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/EmuHz3PiYSY/canadas-golden-boy-trudeau-sinks-in-polls-as-scandal-takes-toll-idUSKCN1RL269 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Use Stem Cell Therapy To Treat Leading Cause Of Blindness
 
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2 (UPI) -- Researchers made advances toward creating stem cell-derived retinal cells used to treat a leading cause of blindness, scientists at the National Eye Institute said. NEI scientists found that tiny tube-like protrusions called primary cilia on a layer of cells in the back of the eye, known as the retinal pigment epithelium, are essential for the survival of the retina's light-sensing photoreceptors, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The discovery has advanced scientists' ability to use induced-pluripotent stem cells to create adult RPE for transplants to treat patients with geographic atrophy -- or dry age-related macular degeneration -- a leading cause of blindness in the United States. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2018/01/02/Scientists-advance-stem-cell-therapy-for-a-leading-cause-of-blindness/8571514929118/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Snow Falls In Hawaii State Park For Perhaps First Time Ever
 
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As a winter storm bore down on the Hawaii islands early Monday, officials are warning residents of gusty winds, rain, high surf, and a rarer sight: snow. In fact, Hawaii’s Department of Land and […] The post Snow Has Fallen in a Hawaii State Park for Perhaps the First Time Ever appeared first on Geek.com. https://www.geek.com/news/snow-has-fallen-in-a-hawaii-state-park-for-perhaps-the-first-time-ever-1774043/?source http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Science May Have Found A Cure for the World's Most Common STD
 
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Many, many people around the world who have been diagnosed with human papillomavirus, or HPV. HPV is incurable, and it strikes nearly every sexually active human at some point in his or her lifetime. Right now, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 79 million Americans have the virus and doctors report roughly 14 million new cases every year in this country. Happily an HIV drug that’s been on the market since 2006 may hold the key to fighting the virus—and warding off its associated cancers. British scientists Ian and Lynne Hampson of the University of Manchester recently published results from a phase 1 clinical trial in the peer-reviewed journal Plus One—which suggest that a cure is looking more promising than ever. 23 Kenyan women were given Lopimune, a combination of the anti-viral HIV drugs lopinavir and ritonavir, for two weeks. According to Fusion, twelve weeks after the trial began, the researchers found that HPV infection levels had declined in 19 of the 23 women. Not only that, but in 12 of the 23 women, no virus could be detected at all. http://fusion.net/story/289715/hpv-cure-worlds-most-common-std/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ring Bought At London Garage Sale Could Be Worth $500K
 
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According to the Huffington Post, while shopping at a garage sale at West Middlesex University Hospital in West London, an unidentified woman may have unwittingly scored a one-of-a-kind discount! The woman purchased a £10 (or approximately $13) diamond ring at the garage sale, and assumed it to be costume jewelry due to its heavy antique setting. But after a jeweler suggested that it may be real, she had it appraised, and was shocked to discover it in fact was a genuine 19th century cushion-cut diamond. Soon afterwards, Sotheby's of London, the revered auction house which specializes in the expensive and historic, confirmed the authenticity of the stone, estimating the 26.27-carat diamond at about $450,000, thanks to its near-flawless color and clarity. http://www.allure.com/story/garage-sale-ring-worth-half-million http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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700 Migrants Feared Dead in Mediterranean Shipwreck
 
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A major rescue operation is under way in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants are feared to have drowned on Sunday, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled to Europe. According to reports, the accident happened 60 miles off the Libyan coast and 120 miles south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, after the migrants saw a merchant ship in the distance, scrambled to attract its attention - and over-balanced their boat. Italian coastguards have retrieved dozens of survivors so far. But based on numbers given by survivors, the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said that up to 700 more could still be in the water. Only last week, 400 immigrants drowned in a similar incident, and those deaths prompted fresh calls for Europe to reinstate full-scale search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/apr/19/700-migrants-feared-dead-mediterranean-shipwreck-worst-yet http://www.wochit.com
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Underground Lake Found On Mars Raises Possibility Of Life
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbial life. FILE PHOTO: NASA's Hubble Space Telescope took this snapshot of Mars 11 hours before the planet made its closest approach to Earth on August 26, 2003. REUTERS/J. Bell (Cornell U.) and M. Wolff (SSI)/NASA/File Photo The reservoir they detected — roughly 12 miles (20 km) in diameter, shaped like a rounded triangle and located about a mile (1.5 km) beneath the ice surface — represents the first stable body of liquid water ever found on Mars. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/G2w8Gcj_2A4/underground-lake-found-on-mars-raising-possibility-of-life-idUSKBN1KF1Z8 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Keytruda A New Approved Cancer Drug
 
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Scientist have made a huge discovery in immunotherapy cancer treatments. The drug Keytruda was approved by the FDA. Keytruda is an immunotherapy drug that can help patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer use their own immune system to stop the cancer from growing. If effective for the patient, Keytruda would replace chemotherapy. Dr. Philip Greenberg, head of immunology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, stated, “It’s certainly going to become an independent way of treating cancers.” http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/26/health/immunotherapy-cancer-treatments/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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U.N. Tries To Locate Fijian Peacekeepers Seized On Golan Heights
 
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U.N. officials shuttled along the rocky frontier between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Friday, trying to establish the whereabouts of 43 United Nations peacekeepers seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants inside Syria. Israeli forces took up positions at Quneitra, a fortified crossing between Syria and the Golan, barely 400 meters from Nusra Front militants, who attacked a U.N. base on the Syrian side of the border on Wednesday and seized the 43 Fijians. Military officers in the Philippines said about 80 U.N. soldiers from the Philippines, all of whom serve with UNDOF, a U.N. force that has monitored the disengagement zone between Israel and Syria since the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, remain locked down in two camps on the Syrian side of the frontier. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/3_k_xik5e74/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Girl Born With Four Legs Separated From Parasitic Twin
 
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A baby girl from the Ivory Coast born with four legs and two spines has been successfully separated from a parasitic twin in a rare and complex surgery at a Chicago hospital. Ten-month-old Dominique underwent a six-hour procedure involving five surgeons at the Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois, on March 8. She is now thriving with the Chicago foster family who will look after her until she is well enough to return home, her doctors and foster mother told Reuters on Monday. She's been home with 'step-mom' and just doing very, very well," said pediatric and reconstructive surgeon Frank A. Vicari. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/zDvY-cEcPdY/us-health-baby-surgery-idUSKBN16S1V3 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Baltimore's National Aquarium Will Create Dolphin Sanctuary With Natural Habitat
 
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Baltimore's National Aquarium will create the first U.S. dolphin sanctuary and transfer its eight dolphins there, the aquarium said on Tuesday. The move comes after five years of study and as the U.S. public has grown increasingly uneasy about keeping dolphins and whales in captivity, Chief Executive John Racanelli said in a statement. Creating the outdoor, seawater sanctuary poses a challenge since all but one of the colony of six female and two male dolphins was born in an aquarium or a zoo, Racanelli said. One female, Nani, was born in the wild in 1972. The dolphins will also have to learn how to be ocean-dwelling creatures. The site will be much larger than the dolphins' current habitat, and it will have more natural stimuli, such as fish and marine plants. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/89w-NYpHWRM/us-usa-environment-dolphins-idUSKCN0Z0214 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Not Just For White Hipsters Anymore: Black Women Embrace Tiny Homes
 
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Tiny homes are all the rage--at least with hip white people. But now, according to The Guardian, that's changing. At the heart of the phenomenon is the 2008 economic crisis and the national housing bust. As Americans face a housing market they can no longer trust or afford, a growing number of them have turned their attention to homes that are at maximum 1,000 square feet – an affordable alternative to the American dream of homeownership. Now some African-American women are also embracing tiny home living as an attainable and sustainable alternative to skyrocketing rents and a persistently unstable job market. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/feb/03/small-homes-tiny-houses-african-american-black-women http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Plug-In Hybrid Previewed By XR-PHEV II Concept In Geneva
 
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U.S. buyers may still be waiting for the much-delayed Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid, but its maker is already planning a second production plug-in SUV. Debuting at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II is a compact crossover utility vehicle that likely previews a plug-in hybrid version of the next Outlander Sport. The concept is an updated version of the XR-PHEV that first debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show; it also appeared at last fall's Los Angeles Auto Show. On the outside, the updated XR-PHEV doesn't look too different from previous versions, with compact proportions, a coupe-like roofline, and a bold grille that will likely be the new styling face of Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi was somewhat vague on powertrain details, saying only that the Concept XR-PHEV II features a small gasoline engine and an electric motor, which--unusually for a crossover--drive the front wheels only. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097061_mitsubishi-outlander-sport-plug-in-hybrid-previewed-by-xr-phev-ii-concept-in-geneva http://www.wochit.com
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NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins Snaps The Best Selfie Of 2013 — In Space!
 
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NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins Snaps The Best Selfie Of 2013 — In Space! This. Is. So Cool. We think it's safe to say that this has hands down won the title of the Best Selfie of 2013. Mike Hopkins, a NASA astronaut, snapped the pic while on a mission with fellow astronaut, Rick Mastracchio, to change a faulty water pump on the outside of the International Space Station! NASA [...] http://perezhilton.com/2013-12-27-nasa-astronaut-mike-hopkins-snaps-best-selfie-in-space-earth-repairing-international-space-station-cool http://www.wochit.com
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Millennials Are Buying Cars In A New Way
 
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Much ado has been made of the peculiar habits of millennials — those born between 1980 and 2000, roughly — including their supposed aversion to purchasing cars, which could threaten the very nature of the automotive industry. Despite a laundry list of reasons not to buy a car, however (reducing your ecological imprint, improved public transit systems in urban centers and cities, more people working from their homes), millennials are still doing so, according to Andrea Brimmer, Ally Bank’s chief marketing and public relations officer, who stopped by the Digital Trends CES booth for a friendly chat. They’re just going about it differently. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/ally-bank-booth-interview-ces/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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China's Giant Telescope Has Begun Looking For Alien Life
 
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The world's largest telescope will be completed this week in China and it has scientists very, very excited. With a whopping 1,640 feet (500 meter) wide dish the size of 30 football fields, the telescope will able to detect radio signals -- and potentially signs of life -- from distant planets. "China's latest telescope will be able to look faster and further than past searches for extraterrestrial intelligence," says Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, an organization dedicated to detecting alien intelligence.Cradled in a karst hollow in the mountainous landscape of southwest China, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, starts operation September 25. It's a process known by astronomers as "first light" -- when a telescope opens its eyes and takes its first pictures of the universe. And FAST is wide eyed: its field of vision is almost twice as big as the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico that has been the world's biggest single aperture telescope for the past 53 years.Construction of the $185 million mega project began in 2011, with the last of the 4,450 triangular panels that form the dish painstakingly lowered into place in July this year. While the structure itself is too big to move, each of the panels can be adjusted. "You can control the surface to point at certain points in the sky. A mesh of steel ropes allows a hydraulic push and pull mechanism," says Andreas Wicenec, professor of Data Intensive Research at the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. China's giant space telescope starts search for alien life By Katie Hunt, CNN Updated 6:14 PM ET, Wed September 21, 2016 China's giant telescope Now Playing China's giant telescope Source: CNN China's giant telescope 01:09 Story highlights The telescope's dish is the size of 30 football fields More than 9,000 people have been uprooted to make way for huge project Hong Kong (CNN)The search for alien life just got bigger. A lot bigger. The world's largest telescope will be completed this week in China and it has scientists very, very excited. With a whopping 1,640 feet (500 meter) wide dish the size of 30 football fields, the telescope will able to detect radio signals -- and potentially signs of life -- from distant planets. "China's latest telescope will be able to look faster and further than past searches for extraterrestrial intelligence," says Douglas Vakoch, president of METI International, an organization dedicated to detecting alien intelligence. Cradled in a karst hollow in the mountainous landscape of southwest China, the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, starts operation September 25. It's a process known by astronomers as "first light" -- when a telescope opens its eyes and takes its first pictures of the universe. And FAST is wide eyed: its field of vision is almost twice as big as the Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico that has been the world's biggest single aperture telescope for the past 53 years. Russia's RATAN-600 telescope is larger than FAST by diameter with panels arranged in a 576 meter wide ring -- but it's not one single dish and its collection area is much smaller than FAST and Arecibo. Decade to find right location Construction of the $185 million mega project began in 2011, with the last of the 4,450 triangular panels that form the dish painstakingly lowered into place in July this year. While the structure itself is too big to move, each of the panels can be adjusted. "You can control the surface to point at certain points in the sky. A mesh of steel ropes allows a hydraulic push and pull mechanism," says Andreas Wicenec, professor of Data Intensive Research at the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research in Australia. Its remote location in China's Guizhou province was one of 400 places scientists surveyed over 10 years.http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/21/health/china-fast-telescope-search-for-aliens/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Charlize Theron Admits Feud With Tom Hardy While Filming ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’
 
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Actress Charlize Theron admitted that she and costar Tom Hardy weren't close when they filmed Mad Max: Fury Road. Not only does she say it was a “struggle” to work with him, but she reveals that it showed in the characters. Talking to The Wall Street Journal, the actress said: “Maybe the movie is what it is because we struggled so much with each other, and those characters had to struggle so much with each other. If we were chum-chum, maybe the movie would have been 10 times worse.” The actress revealed to Esquire last year that Hardy sent her a note after filming wrapped, which read: “You are an absolute nightmare, BUT you are also f—ing awesome. I’ll kind of miss you. Love, Tommy.” http://www.celebuzz.com/2016-04-01/charlize-theron-did-not-get-along-with-tom-hardy-while-filming-mad-max/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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If Your DNA Is Right, You Can Lease Land in Hawaii for $1 a Year
 
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Hawaiians will for the first time be allowed to submit DNA evidence to prove their native ancestry in an effort to become eligible for low-cost state land leases. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands reached the agreement after the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation filed a lawsuit in 2012 on behalf of Leighton Pang Kee. According to BuzzFeed, Kee had applied through the organization for housing and submitted DNA evidence to establish his relationship with the unnamed biological father on his birth certificate. To be eligible for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing, Hawaiians must prove they have 50% or more blood quantum. They can then apply for a 99-year lease of state land for $1 a year. Pang Kee was adopted, but he knew who his late father was and found his father’s brother, who took a DNA test to prove that they were related. http://www.buzzfeed.com/mbvd/hawaii-to-allow-dna-testing-as-proof-of-native-ancestry?utm_term=4ldqpia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Texas to Execute Its 11th Inmate of 2015
 
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Texas is set to execute its 11th inmate of this year — a man who killed a former missionary during an $8 robbery when he was a teenager. 35-year-old Juan Garcia is set to receive a lethal injection at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday for the 1998 murder of Hugh Solano, who had just moved to Houston from Mexico to give his children a better education. Garcia — who has in the past fought execution with claims of mental impairment — had no appeals pending Tuesday morning. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected his clemency bid in a 5-2 vote, though Gov. Greg Abbott has the final say. http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/4a731584/sc/7/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cstoryline0Clethal0Einjection0Ctexas0Eset0Eexecute0Ejuan0Egarcia0E11th0Einmate0Eyear0En439336/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Vikings Torch a Longship in Shetland for Up Helly Aa Festival
 
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Hundreds of people dressed as Vikings descended on Lerwick in Shetland Tuesday for the annual Up Helly Aa fire festival. A replica Viking longship was torched as part of the celebrations, which celebrate the island's Norse heritage. Although the festival is based on Viking tradition, it actually only dates back as far as the 1880s. With a handful of exceptions it's been held every year since. The event, which was months in the making, saw a band of warriors known as the Jarl Squad march through the town. Hundreds of costumed "guizers" joined them, carrying flaming torches which were thrown into the ship. A lot of work goes into Up Helly Aa. The specially chosen members of the Jarl Squad have to design and make their own suits, which differ every year. The shields have also been different every year since the squad's birth in 1920. Each warrior makes their own weapon, which have included axes, swords, spears, daggers, bows and crossbows in the past. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/shhhsOuur9M/ http://www.wochit.com
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What Are The Best Paying Jobs With An Associate Degree?
 
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An associate degree can be a great option for higher education. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that only require this two-year degree. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics here are some of the best jobs you can get with an associate degree. Air traffic controllers make an annual salary of approximately $122,000. Radiation therapists make around $80,000 a year and dental hygienists bring home about $73,000 annually. Most dental hygienist programs take three years to complete. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/top-9-highest-paying-jobs-require-associate-degree-n775026?cid=public-rss_20170621 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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