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By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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J&J Garage Door and Electric Openers Announces Expansion of its Service Fleet

Chicago, Illinois, June 5, 2017: Professional garage doors installation and Repair Company, J&J Garage Doors and Electric Openers announced the addition of another truck to its service fleet, a move that can More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Venezuela’s Accelerating Descent to Socialist Misery

Nations usually don’t suffer overnight economic collapse. Indeed, Adam Smith was right about the ability of a country to survive and withstand lots of bad public policy. But at some point, as a nation gravitates More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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States Urge Congress to Put Needs of Consumers Before Prepaid Card Industry

Consumerist reports that 18 states, including  Maryland, have urged lawmakers to put the interests of consumers before the prepaid card industry. A letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, from attorney generals More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Russians arrest Sergei Mikhailov, claim he is American spy linked to Anonymous hackers

The Russians announced the arrest of another security service officer accused of being a U.S. spy in a treason case thought to be tied to the hacking in America. Identified as Sergei Mikhailov, the man was arrested, dragged More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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President Trump signs Executive Orders to clear Dakota Access, Keystone Pipeline to move forward, critics angry

President Trump signed executive orders Tuesday clearing the way for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines to move forward. Critics wasted no time to speak against the move. Trump also signed an executive More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, August 26th, 2016
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Hillary Clinton Proposes Rapid Response Fund to Fight Pandemics, improve Public Health Infrastructure

Hillary Clinton released the following statement on her plans to bolster America’s public health infrastructure to deal with the new challenges facing our communities and our families, including a new Public Health More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
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Sen Charles Grassley evokes ‘Joe Biden Rules’ to justify not confirming Supreme Court Justince

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuarles Grassley reaffirmed on the Senate floor on Monday the right wing stance to block any replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia until after the 2016 election More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, November 14th, 2015
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Copper as an infection control weapon against MERS, other coronaviruses

Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK has found that copper can effectively help to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 18th, 2015
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Listeria outbreak affects 24, kills 1; linked to soft cheeses

One person from Ohio who died from a Listeria monocytogenes infection is among the two dozen people in 9 states associated to a multistate outbreak of the foodborne illness linked to consumption of soft cheeses, More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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The Same Scams Target Vulnerable Older People in 2015

On a regular basis, we read about companies and individuals charged with investment fraud and Ponzi-like schemes. Recent ones include Atlanta-based Gray Financial Group, Inc. for putting pension plans in an investment More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 6th, 2015
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Philippines: MERS, HIV and dengue fever updates

Three recent stories from the news, Outbreak News Today,  “Your source for all the news about worms and germs”, provides coverage of three important public health stories from the Philippine archipelago: More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, June 18th, 2015
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Ohio customers protest ‘Sweey Baby Jesus’ beer, gets it pulled from shelf

An Ohio-based grocery store has pulled a beer called “Sweet Baby Jesus” off its shelves after customers complained about the name of the product. The Heinen’s Grocery Store will not restock the beer in their More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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President Obama 2015 State of the Union address – transcript

January 20, 2015 THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans: We are 15 years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 28th, 2014
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‘Ecoato’ Sweet Paprika Powder recalled due to salmonella risk, sold at T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods

The TJX Companies, Inc. announced Saturday it is recalling “ecoato” Sweet Paprika Powder products as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Upon learning of the potential risk from the Food More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Saudi Arabia reports seven additional MERS cases, global total now at 834

On 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 July 2014, the National IHR Focal Point for Saudi Arabia reported an additional 7 laboratory-confirmed cases of infection with Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), and the More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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Philippines: DOH advises against Filipino Muslims travel to Hajj due to MERS

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) is advising Filipino Muslims to postpone travel plans this year to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimages, Hajj and Umrah, due to the risk of Middle East Respiratory More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
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Oriya recalls protein medley due to possibly salmonella contaminated chia seeds

Oriya Organics, LLC is voluntarily recalling Oriya Organics Superfood Protein Medley which contain Organic Sprouted Chia Seed Powder due to possible health risks related to Salmonella contamination. Salmonella is More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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MERS virus update: Four new cases in Saudi Arabia, details on the 113 retrospective cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) released two new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) updates today; one concerning new cases reported in the Saudi Kingdom and one that details the 113 retrospective More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Pope Francis speaks against legalization of marijuana, narcotics saying ‘addiction is an evil’

Pope Francis spoke out against the legalization of recreational drugs at a drug enforcement conference in Rome. The Holy Seestated his opinion that drugs “are not only highly questionable from a legislative standpoint, More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine receives conditional license from USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Monday issued a conditional license to Harrisvaccines, Inc. of Ames, Iowa for a vaccine that may aid in the control More...


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