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Trump says meeting with black clergy went ‘very well’

Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media after meeting with a group of black pastors at his office in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump met a group of black pastors on Monday, some of them polarizing figures in their own right, despite objections from other African-American clergy and academics who have assailed what they call Trump's racially charged rhetoric. The meeting was held with the Coalition of African American Ministers, clergy from across the country connected to one another through the South Carolina-based Christian broadcaster, the NOW Television Network. The group included a former contestant on Trump's reality TV show "The Apprentice" and a New York pastor who has attracted national attention with anti-gay statements and harsh criticism of American leaders, including President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush.

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November 30th, 2015

Mosquitos spread microcephaly disease in Brazil

Mosquitos carrying the dengue-like Zika virus are spreading microcephaly, which also curbs mental development in the babyBrasília (AFP) – Cases of microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with small heads, are skyrocketing in Brazil and the discovery that mosquitoes carry the disease means there are few ways to stop it, officials said Monday. Latest figures show 1,248 cases this year, compared to just 147 last year, said the health ministry. Complicating the situation is the revelation that mosquitos carrying the dengue-like Zika virus are spreading microcephaly, which also curbs mental development in the baby, Claudio Maierovitch, director of the epidemiology department at the health ministry, said.

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November 30th, 2015

Kyoto Treaty Fizzled, But Climate Talkers Insist Paris Is Different

The 1997 Kyoto treaty set targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions that many nations didn’t meet. This time, stakes are higher and all countries will be asked to set and meet their own limits. Read more…

November 30th, 2015

FDA approves blood cancer drug from Bristol-Myers and AbbVie

Federal regulators approved a new drug designed by Bristol-Myers and AbbVie to ramp up the immune system so that it can to fight hard-to-treat cases of the blood cancer multiple myeloma. The Food and Drug … Read More..

November 30th, 2015

Facebook network and stress levels may be tied together

(Reuters Health) – A small study suggests that for adolescents, their number of Facebook friends may be related to their stress levels, with more than 300 friends associated with higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

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November 30th, 2015
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