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Kansas City mayor defends allowing fans to attend Chiefs games

The Chiefs kick off the 2020 NFL season tonight, and they’ll do so in front of around 17,000 fans at Arrowhead Stadium. That may sound alarming to some amidst the

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Scientists decipher role of a stress response gene

Scientists have long known that chronic stress experienced early in life, or even chronic prenatal exposure to maternal stress hormones in the womb, can shorten lifespan and contribute to age-related

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Reform hopes rise as China focuses on inward economic shift

Chinese reform advocates are hoping President Xi Jinping’s proposed new economic model, expected to be the centrepiece of a key conclave next month, is an opportunity to quicken changes to

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Is this Doom running on a pregnancy test kit?

It’s long been said that if it’s got a display, it can run Doom. The list of devices hacked to play id Software’s granddaddy of all FPS games is extensive,

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Ex-Salvadoran colonel jailed for 1989 murder of Spanish Jesuits

A former Salvadoran army colonel who served as a government security minister has been sentenced to 133 years in prison after being found guilty of the murder of five Spanish

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Denzel Mims limited Thursday with injuries to both hamstrings

Jets rookie receiver Denzel Mims practiced fully Wednesday with a hamstring injury. He was limited Thursday with what the Jets term “hamstrings.” It sounds as if Mims did something to

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Case study describes unexpected diagnosis of one of the first cases of MIS-C in US

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April, a 14-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency department at Nemours Children’s Health System in Delaware with mysterious symptoms in what

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Boeing to face independent ethics probe over lunar lander bid

Boeing Co BA.N is submitting to an independent review of its compliance and ethics practices, according to an agreement struck with NASA and the U.S. Air Force and seen by

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Tech employees without kids are upset over additional benefits offered to parents

Similar debates have reportedly taken place at Twitter, and no doubt at countless other companies across the country and around the globe. And really, it’s not a new issue for

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Belgian king’s daughter fights for right to call herself a princess

A woman who successfully fought a seven-year legal battle to prove she was the daughter of the former king of Belgium, Albert II, will learn next month whether, against the

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