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Month: July 2023

Brain fog and other long COVID symptoms affect millions. New treatment studies bring hope

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is beginning a handful of studies to test possible treatments for long COVID, an anxiously awaited step in U.S. efforts against the mysterious condition that afflicts millions. Monday’s announcement from the NIH’s $1.15 billion RECOVER project comes amid frustration from patients

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Aung San Suu Kyi has some of her prison sentences reduced by Myanmar’s military-led government

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s military-led government reduced the prison sentences of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in a clemency connected to a religious holiday in the Buddhist-majority country, state media said Tuesday. Former President Win Myint also had his sentence reduced as part of the clemency granted to more than 7,000 prisoners. But Suu

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Powerful Typhoon Khanun lashes southwest Japanese islands, grounding flights and closing businesses

By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon Khanun is approaching Japan’s southwestern island of Okinawa, lashing the region with strong winds and high waves, and forcing transportation to halt and stores to close. The slow-moving Khanun, which means jackfruit in Thai, was heading northwest at speeds of 12.4 mph on Tuesday

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The Crimean Peninsula is both a playground and a battleground, coveted by Ukraine and Russia

By DASHA LITVINOVA Associated Press TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Its balmy beaches have been vacation spots for Russian czars and Soviet general secretaries. It has hosted history-shaking meetings of world leaders and boasts a strategic naval base. And it has been the site of ethnic persecutions, forced deportations and political repression. Now, as Russia’s war

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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a town hall event at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics in Manchester on June 6.

Takeaways from presidential super PACs’ mid-year financial disclosures

By Melissa Holzberg DePalo and David Wright, CNN (CNN) — Super PACs backing presidential candidates released their semi-annual financial disclosures on Monday, with the group supporting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ bid for president leading the pack with a $130 million haul. Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump’s political operation is burning through money as his legal

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Acusan a agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE.UU. de cargos de soborno y contrabando por supuestamente ofrecer “papeles” a migrantes

Gonzalo Jimenez (CNN) — Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE.UU. que trabajaba en un centro de procesamiento en El Paso, Texas, fue acusado formalmente la semana pasada de múltiples cargos federales que incluyen “soborno de un funcionario público” y “tráfico de extranjeros” después de que un migrante denunciara al agente por supuestamente ofrecerle

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11 dead and 27 missing in flooding around Beijing after days of rain, Chinese state media report

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report 11 people have died and 27 are missing amid flooding in the mountains surrounding the capital Beijing. Days of heavy rains have prompted authorities to close train stations and evacuate people in vulnerable communities to school gyms, state broadcaster CCTV reported Tuesday. Homes have been flooded, roads torn

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