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Japan Building "Great Wall" Against Tsunamis
 
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Four years after the tsunami ravaged much of its northeastern coast and killed over eighteen-thousand people, Japan is constructing a nearly 250-mile chain of cement seawalls to fend off future towering waves. Opponents of the 6.8 billion dollar wall, which in some places will reach nearly five stories high, say that the massive concrete barrier will damage marine ecology and scenery and hinder vital fisheries. Moreover, it will do only little to protect residents, and even worse - it'll foster complacency. Instead, they call for people to either move to higher ground, or to create a "green wall" of trees that perhaps won't stop the floods, but will weaken the impact of the waves. However those in favor of the "great wall", say it's a necessary evil, and one that will provide some jobs, at least for a time. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/35d608bb1ebe4766b33146e39b6044ba/japan-opts-massive-costly-sea-wall-fend-tsunamis http://www.wochit.com
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Instant Karma For Manhattan Attorney's Viral Racist Rant
 
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Attorney Aaron Schlossberg is getting a heavy dose of payback for recent actions. Schlossberg was videotaped this week at a Fresh Kitchen near his Madison Avenue law office Where he was berating restaurant employees.and diners for speaking Spanish Schlossberg even threatened to call immigration authorities. The next day, his face landed on the front page of the New York Daily News. It was positioned above a Spanish headline which translated to: "Screw you, idiot." And there's more video emerging, showing Schlossberg accosting another pedestrian. And to top it all off, 2 NYC lawmakers have filed a formal complaint against him. "What we witnessed in the vile video from Mr. Schlossberg, which has since gone viral, is a humiliating and insulting attack on the more than 50 years of progress that this nation has made since the civil rights movement. We watched Aaron's video and we were disgusted." Rubén Díaz Jr. and Rep. Adriano Espaillat. The 42 year old Schlossberg is now laying low, (hopefully) learning a lesson about verbally attacking innocent bystanders. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/new-york-politicians-file-formal-complaint-against-lawyer-whose-racist-n875006?cid=public-rss_20180517 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Barack Obama Joins Malia and Sasha in New York for Some Father-daughter Time
 
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It’s inevitable: At some point, teenage kids just aren’t that into their parents any more. President Barack Obama, parent to two teenage daughters, set out to combat that trend by hanging out with his girls in New York for the weekend. The trio, plus some of the girls’ friends, seemed intent on packing a lot into their 24 hours together in the city. But no one was out of the hotel door too early on a rainy Saturday morning after zigzagging around Manhattan in dad’s motorcade into the wee hours on Friday night. A Saturday afternoon Broadway matinee was in the offing, believed to be Hamilton, the hit hip-hop musical about the Founding Fathers. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/18/barack-obama-malia-sasha-new-york-father-daughter-time http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Why Did Jamie Lee Curtis Return To Halloween
 
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The reason Jamie Lee Curtis had to return to the Halloween franchise is very simple, according to director David Gordon Green. http://screenrant.com/halloween-2018-jamie-lee-curtis-director/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Researchers Hopeful New Treatment Leads To HIV Cure
 
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A new treatment resulting from the partnership between Britain's National Institute for Health Research and other leading medical research organizations has scientists hopeful that they may have found a way to eradicate the HIV virus completely. The Collaborative entity known as HIV Eradication of Viral Reservoirs is comprised of clinicians, virologists, and immunologists, who have treated the first patient in an upcoming study that will involve 50 participants. Whereas previous HIV treatments use Antiretroviral Therapy - or ART - to stop the virus from copying itself and spreading - which often results with the virus' return when treatment ends, this new approach hopes to activate "sleeping" HIV cells and encourage a patient's own immune system to fight HIV. According to professor Sarah Fidler "This first participant has now completed the intervention and we have found it to be safe and well tolerated." But Fidler adds that "Only when all 50 study participants have completed the whole study, by 2018, will we be able to tell if there has been an effect on curing HIV." http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/03/Scientists-hope-for-HIV-cure-with-new-treatment/9551475522018/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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What Are Sanctions?
 
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Philadelphia Apologizes to Baseball Great Jackie Robinson
 
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The city of Philadelphia officially offered an apology this week to Jackie Robinson for the shameful way he was treated in the City of Brotherly Love during his famous baseball career. The City Council passed a resolution on Thursday naming April 15 as a day to honor Robinson’s achievements and to apologize for the racism he faced while visiting Philadelphia in the 1940s. As baseball fans and historians know, April 15 is the day Robinson broke baseball's color barrier by becoming the first black player in the sport. In Philadelphia, Robinson was famously taunted by manager Ben Chapman, who, along with Phillies players, hurled racial slurs at Robinson each time he came to bat during the 1947 season. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/mar/31/philadelphia-apology-jackie-robinson-racism-dodgers http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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US Drug Overdose Hit All Time High
 
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, despite efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, deaths from drug overdoses reached an all-time high in 2014. Deaths from overdoses of prescription drugs and heroin continue to be the leading cause of unintentional death for Americans. The numbers rose 14% from 2013 to 2014. The latest CDC data finds that deaths from natural opiates such as morphine, codeine and semisynthetic prescription pain killers like oxycodone and hydrocodone jumped 10% from 2013 to 2014. Most heroin users initially start by using prescription painkillers. http://rss.cnn.com/c/35494/f/676999/s/4c5735be/sc/13/l/0L0Scnn0N0C20A150C120C180Chealth0Cdrug0Eoverdose0Edeaths0E20A140Cindex0Bhtml0Deref0Frss0Ius/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Woman With ALS Holds Goodbye Party Before Ending Own Life
 
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In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist had ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. According to the Associated Press, Davis held the gathering to say goodbye before becoming one of the first Californians to take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill. Davis spent months planning her exit, feeling empowered after spending the last three years losing control of her body bit by bit. The painter and performance artist could no longer stand, brush her teeth or scratch an itch. Her caretakers had to translate her slurred speech for others. Wearing a Japanese kimono she bought on a bucket-list trip she took after being diagnosed in 2013, she looked out at her last sunset and took the drugs at 6:45 p.m. with her caretaker, her doctor, her massage therapist and her sister by her side. Four hours later, she died. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/386c25518f464186bf7a2ac026580ce7/Article_2016-08-11-US--Woman's%20Final%20Party/id-21d9da4fc7f440b2ab9c01f3eb8c68a4 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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'Phantom Limb' Pain Can Be Relieved Through Brain Training
 
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People who undergo an amputation often experience pain and sensation from the limb that's no longer there. It's a phenomenon doctors call "phantom limb pain." But now, researchers say they've figured out a way to rewire the brain and reduce pain coming from a phantom limb. According to a new study, the technique essentially involves distracting the brain from mixed signals it may receive as a result of losing the limb. According to UPI, the research team used a brain-machine interface to decode the neural activity of the mental action needed for a patient to move their "phantom" hand, then linked those signals to a robot prosthetic limb. Patients experienced an increase in phantom pain if they tried to control the prosthetic arm by willing the movement of their missing arm. But patients' phantom pain decreased if they were trained to move the robot arm using the "wrong" side of the brain. For example, researchers said patients missing the left arm experienced reduced pain if they moved the prosthetic arm through neural signals associated with their right arm. Study co-author Ben Seymour says he hopes this research will provide an alternative to painkillers for people experiencing phantom limb pain. http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/10/27/Brain-training-may-curb-phantom-limb-pain/4131477600155/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Malala, Satyarthi Receive Nobel Peace Prize
 
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Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai became the youngest ever Nobel laureate Wednesday when she received the Peace Prize in Oslo, sharing it with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi. "A young girl and a somewhat older man, one from Pakistan and one from India, one Muslim, the other Hindu; both symbols of what the world needs: more unity. Fraternity between the nations!" said Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel committee. Malala, 17, who was given the prestigious award in Oslo City Hall, became a global icon after she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in October 2012 for insisting that girls had a right to an education. Satyarthi, 60, was recognised by the Nobel committee for a 35-year battle to free thousands of children from virtual slave labour. http://news.yahoo.com/malala-yousafzai-17-receive-nobel-peace-prize-044511088.html http://www.wochit.com
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India Builds First 'smart' City as Urban Population Swells
 
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India's push to accommodate a booming urban population and attract investment rests in large part with dozens of "smart" cities like the one being built on the dusty banks of the Sabarmati river in western state Gujarat. So far, it boasts modern underground infrastructure, two office blocks and not much else. The plan, however, is for a meticulously planned metropolis complete with gleaming towers, drinking water on tap, automated waste collection and a dedicated power supply - luxuries to many Indians. With an urban population set to double at 814 million people by 2050, India faces the kind of mass urbanization only seen before in China. Ahead of his election last May, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised 100 so-called smart cities by 2022 to help meet the rush. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/K4E_tbpmqk8/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Charming Prince Harry Helps Adorable Little Girl With Errant Shoe
 
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While meeting with locals in New Zealand on Friday, the 30-year-old Prince Harry was snapped enjoying a very special moment with one little girl. Kensginton Palace's official Instagram posted the precious pic on Instagram today. The accompanying sweet snapshot shows Harry offering the little girl one of her shoes, which appears to have fallen off her foot. Prince Harry is finally concluding his long trip Down Under. After training with Australian troops, he's been touring New Zealand. He recently visited the Turn Your Life Around youth development center in Mangere, South Auckland, New Zealand where he played pool and meet with local youths. The prince also participated in traditional Maori customs and learned about the Maori people of New Zealand. http://www.eonline.com/news/657125/prince-harry-plays-prince-charming-while-meeting-adorable-little-girl-in-new-zealand-see-the-cinderella-pic?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Scientists Create Better Way To Study Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
 
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For bacteria, practice makes perfect: Adjusting to ever higher levels of antibiotics prepares them to morph into super resistant strains, and scientists can now watch it happen. According to Science News, a new device — a huge petri dish coated with different concentrations of antibiotics — makes this normally hidden process visible. Microbiologist Michael Baym and colleagues report in the Sept. 9th issue of 'Science' that the setup gives a step-by-step picture of how garden-variety microbes become antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Baym and his colleagues think the experimental setup could be used to study microbial evolution under other environmental and spatial constraints, like the availability of particular nutrients. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scientists-watch-bacteria-evolve-antibiotic-resistance http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi Head For Rwanda
 
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Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are officially on vacation, heading for Rwanda. Portia gifted Ellen with her own namesake wildlife fund in honor of the talk show host’s 60th birthday. Ellen has a deep affinity for Dian Fossey’s dedication to animals. Her wildlife fund's first initiative is to build a gorilla conservation centre in Rwanda and will form part of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund. The couple spent their weekend in Nairobi, Kenya at an exclusive boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor. https://www.channel24.co.za/Gossip/News/ellen-degeneres-spends-time-in-kenya-before-visit-to-dian-fosseys-gorillas-in-rwanda-20180528 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Congress Deadline To Save Net Neutrality Approaching Soon
 
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Despite efforts last month by Democrats in the United States Senate to pass legislation to preserve the rules governing an open and free internet, net neutrality may still be coming to an end on Monday. The Senate passed its version of a bill to retain rules that were recently reversed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), thus saving net neutrality, in a 52 to 47 vote, with all Democrats in favor and several Republicans crossing the aisle. However, in order for the House of Representatives to take action, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan must call for a vote on the issue. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/net-neutrality-will-expire-monday/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Mosul Battle Perpetuated By US Clinched Oil Deal In Iraq
 
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Diplomats, officials and oil men say, shuttle diplomacy by the United States' envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition brokered an oil deal between Iraq and its Kurdish region vital to a climactic battle with the jihadists. The sources said the oil revenue-sharing deal sealed in August was critical to getting the central and regional governments to coordinate planning for a push on the Islamic State stronghold Mosul as soon as this month. Kurdish peshmerga forces surround the stronghold on three sides. The Kurdish region is home to Iraq's major northern oilfields. A quarrel, however, over who benefits from export revenues has become a prolonged, tangled and emotive dispute. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/WlNRs6UCrT8/us-mideast-crisis-usa-mosul-exclusive-idUSKCN12314Z http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Feds Raid Victoria Gotti's Home, Sons' Businesses
 
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On Wednesday, Victoria Gotti's home in Old Westbury New York was raided by federal agents. Gotti is the daughter of late mob boss John Gotti. According to reports, the feds were executing a search warrant from the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office. The agents also raided an auto-parts store owned by Victoria's ex-husband Carmine Agnello, which is now run by their three sons. Agnello is in jail pending trial on charges of racketeering. Gotti's multi-million dollar mansion was also the setting for her family's reality TV series Growing Up Gotti. http://www.eonline.com/news/794738/federal-agents-raid-victoria-gotti-s-home-sons-auto-parts-business-report?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Joe Biden Attends Son Beau Biden's Emotional Funeral
 
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Beau Biden's viewing service was emotional to say the least. Vice President Joe Biden, whose son tragically passed away from brain cancer five days ago at the young age of 46, was surrounded by friends and family Thursday at Beau's public service and viewing at Legislative Hall in Dover, Delaware. Biden, his wife Jill Biden, Beau's wife and kids and the rest of their family were understandably emotional while watching honor guards carry Beau's casket, which was draped with an American flag. The famous family shed tears as they said goodbye to the former Attorney General, who had been battling brain cancer for several years. In addition to the service and viewing, Beau was awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross, Delaware's highest honor, for his "heroism, meritorious service and outstanding achievement." http://www.eonline.com/news/663433/vice-president-joe-biden-attends-son-beau-biden-s-emotional-funeral-surrounded-by-family?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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India to Sign Iran Port Deal, Ignores U.S. Warning
 
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India will push ahead this week with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, two sources said, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi keen to develop trade ties with Central Asia and prepared to fend off U.S. pressure not to rush into any deals with Iran. India and Iran agreed in 2003 to develop a port at Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman, near Iran's border with Pakistan, but the venture has made little progress because of Western sanctions on Iran. Now, spurred on by Chinese President Xi Jinping's signing of energy and infrastructure agreements with Pakistan worth $46 billion, Modi wants to swiftly sign trade deals with Iran and other Gulf countries. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/OyDjpFbC4kQ/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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10 Tips to Make the Most of Your College Tours
 
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Visiting colleges can be an exciting first step into the next phase of your life. Or this process can feel daunting and seem like a huge waste of money. Here are ten tips on how to get the most out of your college campus tours: 1. Read the admission section of the college website before you visit to see if you need to schedule a tour in advance -- since many schools have different policies. 2.Make your visit count by scheduling an on-campus interview if you have the option. 3.Take notes and photos to help you remember each school you visit. 4.Look at the school's stats and ratings 5. Have the option of visiting a school with a friend rather than a parent 6. Stray from the informational session and explore the campus on your own 7. Get a feel for the campus, rather than just focusing on the facts 8. Talk and discuss the information you learn on a tour 9. Don't stress about visiting every school 10. Look into instant decision days. Some schools have the option of a single day where the student can explore a college, have an interview and be admitted. http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/make-most-your-college-campus-tours-these-10-tips-n632576 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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This Couple's 'First Kiss' Made Navy History
 
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A San Diego man and his partner were the first male same-sex couple to be chosen for the ceremonial first kiss during the homecoming of submarine warship USS San Francisco. The fast-attack submarine reunited with its home port at Naval Base Point Loma Monday afternoon while families lined the dock awaiting the arrival of husbands, sons, dads and brothers returning from a seven-month stint in the Western Pacific. Thomas Sawicki and his boyfriend Shawn Brier were the lucky couple chosen to share the first kiss off the ship. He said, "Everyone was cheering for me when they announced it over email. Everyone was very excited, very supportive, very happy." http://feeds.nbcnews.com/c/35002/f/663303/s/433f7c0a/sc/36/l/0L0Snbcnews0N0Cnews0Cus0Enews0Cgay0Emale0Ecouples0Efirst0Ekiss0Emakes0Enavy0Ehistory0En30A3691/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Man's 10,000 Bottle Deposit Scheme Could Mean Prison
 
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Bottle deposit laws are designed to encourage people to recycle by charging shoppers a small deposit on bottles that they can get back once the bottle is recycled. But a Michigan man recently tried to game that system to get more money. Brian Everidge purchased 10,000 bottles in New York, which charges residents a 5 cent deposit. He then took the bottles to Michigan, which gives residents a 10 cent refund. But it turns out that attempting to collect a deposit on bottles purchased in another state is illegal under the Michigan law. And now, the man's $500 scheme could land him in prison. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jul/24/michigan-bottle-deposit-recycling-seinfeld http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Are Weed-Infused 'Female Suppositories' Real?
 
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Most women can agree — periods are annoying and painful. One company wants to turn painful periods into “chill” periods using marijuana, a drug known for medicinal, as well as recreational, uses. The weed capsule has been dubbed “Foria Relief,” by the company Foria, which also launched a popular marijuana-infused sexual lubricant. The capsule is a small, cocoa butter-based insert that is being marketed as a pain reliever for women's menstrual cramps. The tampon-sized vaginal suppository is blended with a 6 to 1 ratio of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) oil concentrate and cannabidiol (CBD) isolate, respectively. THC works by targeting the nerves to “block out pain,” while CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory and as an antispasmodic by treating muscle spasms that occur from menstruation and ovulation. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/q5J1p9BlCdU/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Pirates Hijack Oil Tanker Off Somalia for 1st Time in 5 Years
 
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Pirates have hijacked an oil tanker off the coast of Somalia. Officials and piracy experts stated it is the first hijacking of a commercial vessel since 2012. According to reports, the Aris 13 was approached on March 13th by two skiffs. The ship was carrying fuel from Djibouti to Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. A Somali official added that an estimated two dozen men boarded the Aris off the northern coastline. An analyst with Oceans Beyond Piracy reported the oil tanker has a crew of eight Sri Lankans. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/pirates-hijack-oil-tanker-aris-13-somalia-s-coast-officials-n733151?cid=public-rss_20170314 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Scientists Save Puerto Rico's "Monkey Island"?
 
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More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, scientists are still scrambling to save the more than 1,000 rhesus monkeys living of the island's southeast coast. Since tge 1930s, Cayo Santiago, known as “Monkey Island,” has been a crucial resource for researchers studying primates. Miraculously, the monkeys largely survived the initial impact of Hurricane Maria. But the storm devastated the small island, destroying its lush vegetation and wrecking the infrastructure that provided its inhabitants with fresh water. Researchers are now transporting shipments of food and water to the island and distributing supplies in the local community in nearby Punta Santiago. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/monkey-island-puerto-rico-hurricane-maria_us_59d7abd0e4b0f6eed3500645?section=us_science http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Less Obvious, Early Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
 
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When you think of Parkinson’s disease, you probably picture tremors and Michael J. Fox, but a more telling early indicator is handwriting that suddenly gets much smaller. According to Reader's Digest, a 2013 Israeli study found handwriting analysis was able to identify patients in the early stages of Parkinson’s more than 97 per cent of the time. Other early indications of the condition can include a loss of smell. If you stop noticing pungent cologne and aren’t drawn to the aroma of mouth-watering food, pay attention. Intense dreams that cause you to thrash and kick in your bed can also be an indicator. When any of these symptoms last more than a couple of weeks, see a neurologist. The earlier the disease is diagnosed, and the sooner you get control of the symptoms, the better your quality of life will be. http://www.readersdigest.ca/health/conditions/10-red-flag-symptoms/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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A Young Migrant Rescues Child Dangling From Paris Balcony
 
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A young man is hailed a hero after he scaled a building in Paris to rescue a young child dangling from a balcony. 22-year-old Mamoudou Gassama climbed up four floors of the apartment building in just seconds to rescue the child. On Monday, Emmanuel Macron invited Gassama to the Élysée Palace, Gassama was given a certificate and a gold medal for performing an act of courage and dedication. "I didn't think about it, I climbed up and God helped me." "He explained to me that he arrived from Mali a few months ago with the dream of making a life for himself here. I replied that his heroic act is an example for all citizens and that the city of Paris will obviously be keen to support him in his efforts to settle in France," https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/28/asia/paris-baby-spiderman-rescue-intl/index.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Is Climate Change Harmful to Snowshoe Hares?
 
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One of the predicted consequences of climate change is that in areas that regularly get snow will see it melt earlier in the spring. While that may be good for people who hate to shovel, it’s a problem for animals that change their camouflage to match the seasons, such as the snowshoe hare of North America. Since these animals don’t have control over when they change from dun brown to snowy white, if snow comes later or melts earlier, they may be ill-dressed for the weather and now a new study has quantified the consequences for the snowshoe hare. For now, that’s not such a big deal, but mismatches could have big consequences later in the century, as snows arrive later and later and spring melts come earlier and earlier. https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/wild-things/climate-change-may-be-deadly-snowshoe-hares http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Kate Middleton Seriously Rolls Her Eyes at a Pesky New Yorker
 
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While Kate Middleton may be the Duchess of Cambridge--the most perfect pregnant woman ever and the wife of Prince William--the stunning royal proved that she is indeed human—and even has a sassy side! During a charity event in Harlem on Monday, where Kate recently completed her whirlwind trip to NYC with her husband, she spent a moment at the gift-wrapping station at the Northside Center for Child Development. She was filmed pristinely packaging a present while dressed in a classy black coat. Well, that was until Kate got her taste of New York attitude. As seen in a video gone viral, a woman can be heard telling Middleton--in a rather obnoxious tone--to "keep wrapping!" at which point the always-classy royal seriously rolls her eyes...and it's absolutely amazing. http://www.eonline.com/news/605855/kate-middleton-seriously-rolls-her-eyes-at-a-pesky-new-yorker-and-it-s-the-best-thing-you-ll-see-all-day-watch?cmpid=rss-000000-rssfeed-365-topstories&utm_source=eonline&utm_medium=rssfeeds&utm_campaign=rss_topstories http://www.wochit.com
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United States Fans Flocking To Russia For The World Cup
 
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The United States is not competing in the World Cup, but has seen its fans buy the most tickets. http://www.espn.com/soccer/fifa-world-cup/story/3523402/us-tops-2018-world-cup-ticket-sales-to-fans-outside-of-russia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Louisiana Mayor No Show At Alton Sterling Funeral
 
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Louisiana Mayor Kip Holden didn’t attend Alton Sterling’s funeral on Friday. This continues his track record of being a no-show throughout the biggest thing to hit his city in years. The mayor’s staff said that no one currently in his office could officially confirm or deny if Holden attended. They refused to provide phone numbers to reach communications staffers who might have an answer. Mayor Holden hasn’t even called the Sterling family. President Obama called them on Tuesday. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/G_u06P7cC3Y/baton-rouge-mayor-is-no-show-at-alton-sterling-s-funeral.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Honduran Families Deported Back To A Bleak Future
 
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Overwhelmed by unaccompanied minors and women with children crossing illegally, U.S. authorities have stepped up deportations back to Central America. 58 women and children returned last week on a U.S. flight to San Pedro Sula, considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Illegal immigration of Central American families and unaccompanied children spiked this year as rumors circulated that children, and women with children, would be released in the United States. Since Oct. 1, more than 57,000 children and 55,000 people traveling as families, mostly from El Salvador, Honduras, have been arrested. The spike prompted the Obama administration to expand detention space for families and to deport them more quickly — sending with them a stern message that there are no free passes for migrants coming illegally. http://hosted2.ap.org/APDEFAULT/3d281c11a96b4ad082fe88aa0db04305/Article_2014-07-23-LT--Honduras-Deported%20Families/id-d8c0967c327046ee8f5e729d69b32ec5 http://www.wochit.com
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Transgender Soldiers Slowly Begin Making Gender Transition
 
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A month after the repeal of a ban on transgender people openly serving in the U.S. military went into effect, a small contingent of soldiers have officially changed their gender on armed forces records. According to a 2016 study by the RAND Corporation, a California-based defense think tank, up to 10,700 transgender people may be serving in the U.S. military out of a personnel of 1.4 million. So far, though, only a handful have so far sought for their gender to be changed in military records. An online support group called SPART*A that includes roughly 500 active-duty transgender members of the military, said at least 10 transgender soldiers had sought to formally register their preferred gender. Blake Dremann, SPART*A's president said, "We've got many more who started their process a little later than that and they're working their way through the administrative process." While the U.S. Department of Defense said the number across the armed forces was "small", an Army spokesman declined to confirm the figure. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/domesticNews/~3/EE8ishuHuok/us-usa-lgbt-military-idUSKBN136276 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Otto the Skateboarding Bulldog Breaks World Record
 
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A bulldog called Otto has broken the Guinness World Record for skateboarding through the "longest human tunnel" in Peru. Otto passed through the legs of 30 people and was presented with an official certificate. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-34796523 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Postables using http://wochit.com
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Rome Mayor Calls for Feyenoord or the Netherlands to Pay for Damages Caused by Football Fans
 
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Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is calling for Feyenoord or the Netherlands to pay for damages to the city after fans of the football club rampaged through the famous Piazza di Spagna. Marino tells RAI state TV, "Whoever breaks it should fix it. Someone has to accept responsibility — either the football club or the Netherlands." The square and the iconic Spanish Steps were left covered with beer bottles and other litter, while the recently restored Barcaccia fountain was damaged in the clashes before Thursday's Europa League match at Roma, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Several police officers were injured and the ANSA news agency reported six Feyenoord fans were arrested. http://feeds.foxnews.com/~r/foxnews/world/~3/iKwfg7gzQ8o/ http://www.wochit.com
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Cubans Who Want to Be Americans Are Stranded in Panama
 
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Thousands of undocumented Cuban migrants are stranded in Panama, straining humanitarian agencies amid fears that the United States' immigration policy could soon change. According to Panamanian government figures, there are more than 2,700 Cuban migrants in the country. About 1,400 of those are in one camp in Paso Canoas, a border town that spills into neighboring Costa Rica. In the sweltering heat, the wait for answers is stifling. According to NBC News, it's an unfolding crisis for the region. For decades, the enduring images of Cuban refugees had been those risking the dangerous journey to America by sea. Now, many are attempting the risky journey by land. They fly to South American countries, then trudge through Central America, through Mexico, and into the United States. But late last year, Nicaragua shut its border, causing thousands of undocumented migrants to be stranded in Costa Rica. Now, Costa Rica has closed its border, spawning a new bottleneck in Panama. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/grueling-trek-u-s-leaves-thousands-cuban-migrants-stranded-panama-n565346 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Obama Gets Help in Spanish From His Daughter Malia on His Cuba Trip
 
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As President Obama continues his historic tour of Cuba this week, he’s getting a little help from 17-year-old daughter Malia in the language department. White House photographer Pete Souza posted a photo on Instagram of the president and Malia at a restaurant in Cuba talking to a man and laughing. “The President and Malia share a laugh as Malia translates Spanish to English for her dad at a restaurant in Old Havana,” Souza wrote in his post. “My vocabulary is the equivalent of a 2-year-old’s,” he said. http://fusion.net/story/283546/malia-obama-is-using-her-spanish-skills-to-help-her-dad-out-in-cuba/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Oxytocin Can Help With Tinnitus
 
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a small initial study by Brazilian researchers suggests People suffering from tinnitus which is the constant ringing of the ears may find some relief with the hormone oxytocin. It would be sprayed in their nos.. Oxytocin is also known as the "love hormone" because it promotes social connections. lead researcher Dr. Andreia Azevedo stated "Oxytocin has actions in the brain and the ear that may help in tinnitus treatment and provide immediate relief," http://www.health.com/mind-body/love-hormone-may-quiet-tinnitus http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Why Would Someone Go To Jail On Purpose?
 
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Believe it or not, some people get arrested intentionally. For one reason or another, they want to go to jail. Here are a few reasons why. http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Summer Camp In 1930's Long Island, Hitler Youth Style
 
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During the 1930s, many young German Americans attended Camp Siegfried on Long Island, 60 miles from The Statue of Liberty. Their summer camp immersion entailed learning Nazi ideology, singing German folk songs, goosestepping and Heil Hitlering away, and sleeping in bunks with Swastikas emblazoned above the doorways. Camp Siegfried was among the pro-Nazi summer camps affiliated with the German-American Bund. The organization was homegrown and by 1941 had 25,000 members. Camp Siegfried was restricted to German Americans, named streets after prominent Germans, including Hitler, Goering, Goebbels, and the Long Island Railroad even ran an 8 AM “Camp Siegfried Special” to ferry visitors from Manhattan. After Germany declared war on America following the bombing of Pearl Harbor authorities closed Camp Siegfried. The land was seized until the courts forced the return of this private property. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedailybeast/articles/~3/w2DXJIDYouQ/inside-the-nazi-camp-on-long-island.html http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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The Most Heartwarming Reactions to Same-sex Marriage Becoming Legal Across the U.S.
 
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down gay marriage bans nationwide in a landmark decision on Friday, legalizing same-sex marriage in every state in America. In a 5-4 ruling, the court stated that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and that states must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Within moments, Twitter was flooded with support for the court's ruling and relief that same-sex marriage is now protected under the law, nationwide. http://feeds.mashable.com/~r/Mashable/~3/6bqK3rNWBe0/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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James Holmes Found Guilty Of Murder
 
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James Holmes on Thursday was found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 12 people inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater in 2012. The massacre left 70 others injured. The verdict came after a nearly three-month trial in which Holmes faced a total 165 charges in connection with the shooting. His defense team never disputed that Holmes was responsible for the killings, arguing instead that he was in the midst of a psychotic episode and was legally insane at the time. The verdict means the same jury of nine women and three men can now sentence Holmes to death as the trial moves to the penalty phase. He would have been confined indefinitely to a mental hospital had he been found not guilty. http://www.buzzfeed.com/jimdalrympleii/james-holmes-found-guilty-of-murder-in-colorado-movie-theate?utm_term=4ldqpia http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by Wochit using http://wochit.com
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Yahoo! News Headlines - Hassan Rohani, G-8, Iraq, Iran
 
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Iranians count on president-elect Rohani to bring change Thousands of Iranians celebrated on the streets into Sunday's early hours, counting on moderate president-elect Hassan Rohani to follow through on promises of better relations abroad and more freedom at home after routing hardliners at the polls. http://news.yahoo.com/iranians-revel-president-hails-victory-moderation-101932961.html Syria crisis to top G-8 Summit agenda The civil war in Syria is expected to dominate much of the discussion as President Obama sits down with the Group of Eight leaders in Northern Ireland, just days after the White House confirmed the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. http://news.yahoo.com/syria-crisis-top-g-8-summit-agenda-114446986--abc-news-politics.html Separate attacks kill 32 people across Iraq A string of nearly a dozen apparently coordinated bombs and a shooting in cities across Iraq killed at least 32 and wounded dozens, extending a wave of violence that is raising fears of a return to widespread killing a decade after the U.S.-led invasion. http://news.yahoo.com/separate-attacks-kill-32-people-across-iraq-111557848.html Iran reformists dance in streets for new president Wild celebrations broke out on Tehran streets that were battlefields four years ago as reformist-backed Hasan Rowhani capped a stunning surge to claim Iran's presidency, throwing open the political order after relentless crackdowns by hard-liners to consolidate and safeguard their grip on power. http://news.yahoo.com/iran-reformists-dance-streets-president-201849061.html Hassan Rohani wins Iran's presidential election Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran's presidential election, with over 50% of the vote, enough to avoid a runoff election. http://news.yahoo.com/key-questions-irans-presidential-election-135339987.html http://www.wochit.com
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Explorers Find Doomed Arctic Ship Missing Since 1848
 
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According to researchers, the long lost British Ship, the HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay. The Terror and the flagship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, the HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice back in 1848, during the British Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage. All 129 men on the Franklin expedition died, in the worst disaster to hit Britain’s Royal Navy in its long history of exploring the arctic. The well-preserved wreck matches the Terror in several key aspects, but was found nearly 60 miles south of where experts long believed the ship was crushed by ice. http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/09/13/ship-lost-for-168-years-found.arctic-research-foundation http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Italy's Renzi Says Britain Leaving EU would Be a 'disaster'
 
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Britain leaving the European Union would be a "disaster" for both it and the 28-nation bloc, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Sunday. British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to renegotiate Britain's ties with the EU before offering a membership referendum in 2017 if his Conservatives are re-elected next year. Cameron favors staying in a reformed EU but has warned recent battles, including over a $2.1 billion EU budget surcharge, have made it harder to make the case to keep Britain in. "This could be a disaster, a disaster for Europe obviously, I believe also for the UK," Renzi told Sky News, adding that he believed both Britain and the EU benefited from Britain's membership. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/algQqswKVDk/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com
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Study: New Way to Activate Stem Cells to Grow Hair
 
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Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles say in a study they have identified a new way to activate stem cells in hair follicles to regrow hair. The study, published today in Nature Cell Biology, findings could lead to new drugs that could promote hair growth for people with baldness or alopecia. The cells then either sent pyruvate to their mitochondria or convert it to lactate. Researchers blocked the production of lactate genetically in mice and found that this prevented hair follicle stem cell activation and then increased lactate production genetically in the mice, which accelerated hair follicle stem cell activation. https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2017/08/14/Scientists-find-new-way-to-activate-stem-cells-to-grow-hair/1301502733503/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Can Climate Change Be A Good Thing?
 
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According a U.N. panel, climate change, caused mainly by greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, is set to cause economic harm in almost all parts of the world by spurring ever more droughts, heat waves and floods. But for the 56,000 inhabitants of Greenland, a giant island a quarter the size of the United States, the melt may be unlocking frozen assets and helping businesses: Fishing, farming, mining, shipping and tourism, to name just a few. This island at ground zero of global warming and is seeking to be one of the few places on Earth to benefit. In order to capitalize on an alarming thaw that included a record early melt on the vast ice sheet in April 2016 before a cooler May, environment Minister Mala Hoy Kuko said the north Atlantic island "is in the midst of new thinking." http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/topNews/~3/F8U5PUfiHAg/us-climatechange-greenland-idUSKCN0YZ1EM http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Saleforce Tower Is The Tallest Building In San Francisco, But Its Not That Tall
 
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While San Francisco may not be known for having a towering skyline, the new Salesforce Tower is by far the tallest building in the city, standing at 1070 feet and 61 stories tall. Compared to buildings around the world, Salesforce Tower is not that tall, as the world-famous Eiffel Tower of Paris, completed in 1889, is just 7 feet shorter. The skyscraper, which opened on January 8, is named after the influential cloud software company that owns the naming rights and leases half the building. Three floors of the building are leased by coworking company WeWork, which it opens to its customers as office space and a floating workspace. http://www.businessinsider.com/salesforce-tower-height-2018-2 http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Oreo Has Changed The Game With Their Newest Flavor
 
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Oreo is always on the cusp of new cookie ideas such as red velvet and brownie batter. However, they have taken the cake with their newest product. The cupcake, that is. Earlier this week, the Oreo Wonder Vault in Manhattan allowed excited customers to discover Oreo's latest creation. As each person pulled the plastic red lever, a small box made its way down the conveyor belt. What came out? A cupcake Oreo with chocolate filling and a dollop of ice cream! Talk about a satisfying no bake treat. Oreo has done it again, and it's delicious. From super-thin cookies to red velvet treats, it seems like Oreos always have something new up their (plastic) sleeves. This morning, we visited the Oreo Wonder Vault in Manhattan to discover their latest creation. Here’s how the Wonder Vault works: Simply pull that red plastic level and a small box will make its way down a conveyor belt towards you. Filled Cupcake Oreos, that’s what. To the extent that a cookie can taste like a cupcake, these are really, really good. http://fusion.net/story/263162/new-oreo-flavor-filled-cupcake/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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