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Obama1-073014.jpg President Barack Obama took Congress to task in remarks on the economy on Wednesday, accusing Republicans of wasting valuable time by voting on a resolution regarding whether or not to sue him over his use of executive actions.
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UScapitol-073114.jpg In an embarrassment for the new Republican leadership, the House will not vote on a bill to address the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border before lawmakers leave town for the August recess.
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Philippinecentralbank-073114.jpgThe Philippine central bank on Thursday lifted its key interest rates for the first time in more than three years, citing elevated inflation expectations.The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas raised its overnight borrowing rate by 25 basis points to 3.75 percent from 3.50 percent and the overnight lending rate to 5.75 percent from 5.50 percent.
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A simple blood test could predict the risk of suicide, according to a new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Center. For the study the researchers focused specifically on one particular gene variant known as SKA2. While examining the brains of deceased mental illness patients, the researchers discovered that those who had died of suicide have low levels of the SKA2 gene variant.
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The China stock market bounced higher again on Thursday, one session after it had snapped the six-day winning streak in which it had surged more than 125 points or 6.2 percent. The Shanghai Composite Index finished just above the 2,200-point plateau, although the market is unlikely to hold that line...
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Oil and natural gas producer Apache Corp. on Thursday reported a profit for the second quarter that halved from last year on lower revenues. Apache said it plans to completely exit the Wheatstone LNG project in Australia and Kitimat LNG project in Canada. The company is also evaluating its international assets and exploring multiple opportunities for the assets.
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Hair loss does not make one physically ill but is said to have emotional and psychological consequences. One of the most common causes of hair loss is alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease, which results in well-defined circular bald patches on the scalp. A more extreme variant of alopecia areata is known as alopecia universalis wherein there is a total loss of all body hair.
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Hitting 3,800 theaters and riding plenty of positive critical buzz, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is in great position to continue the box office success of the Marvel Universe. As "Guardians" easily takes over the top slot, it should also be a good weekend for "Lucy" to show whether or not it's a one-weekend wonder, while "Hercules" also hopes to avoid a major drop.
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