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Shooting Suspect Was on School Rifle Team That Got NRA Grant

This photo posted on the Instagram account of school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz shows weapons lying on a bed. —Instagram via AP The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association ...

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Scientists upset over apparent error in DNA emoji

An upcoming emoji update includes several science-related icons, including a backwards strand of DNA. The science community says that Emojipedia’s upcoming release of new doodles includes a strand of DNA that twists in the wrong direction. As it currently stands, the DNA molecule twists to the left — ...

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Euthanasia drug found in Smucker’s Gravy Train dog food

Readers everywhere were wiping tears from their eyes after reading the story of Talula, a dog who died after eating Evanger’s dog food that had been contaminated with a euthanasia drug called pentobarbital. Talula’s story prompted a voluntary recall of some lots of potentially affected Evanger’s dog food in early 2017, and now a ...

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There’s a new bug crashing iPhones

An iOS bug that appears in the form of a character written in an Indian language is crashing iPhones. Phones running on the latest iOS update — version 11.2.5 — are receiving texts containing just a single letter written in the Indian language Telugu and instantly shutting down, ...

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Small business lending in New York was strong in 2017

The calendar year 2017 was a strong one for small business lending in New York. Business loan approval rates for big banks (25.3%) and institutional lenders (64.3%) in New York hit new heights in Decemeber last month, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index (December ...

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Highly processed foods linked to increased cancer risks

A diet of fizzy drinks, packaged baked goods, instant noodles, sugary cereals, candy and ready-made meals could raise your cancer risk. So says a study in the British Medical Journal which has found an association between such “ultra-processed” foods — typically high in sugar, fat and salt ...

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