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last updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:29:21 -0400

Global trade deal goes back to drawing board

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, right, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker stand by their sides at Modi's residence in New Delhi, India, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. Kerry is on a three-day visit, his first following the resounding election win of Modi in May. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)GENEVA (AP) — The World Trade Organization began regrouping Friday to see whether it is still possible to finalize a major deal to boost global trade after a deadline passed to formally adopt it.


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15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World

Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Herald Sun | Breaking News
last updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:46:04 GMT

Motoring senator Muir sacks chief of staff
AUSTRALIAN Motoring Enthusiast Party's Senator Ricky Muir has dismissed "preference whisperer" Glenn Druery from his staff, but won't reveal the reasons.

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Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
last updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:24:47 -0400

Fighting erupts after start of Gaza cease-fire

Flares light up the sky over Gaza City, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire." Israel expanded what started July 8 as an aerial campaign against Hamas and widened it into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then, Israel says the campaign has concentrated on destroying cross-border tunnels militants constructed to carry out attacks inside Israeli territory and ending rocket attacks on its cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)Hamas says Israeli tank fire killed 4 people, while Israel blames Hamas for breaking the truce.


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last updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:14:56 -0400

Fighting erupts after start of Gaza cease-fire

Flares light up the sky over Gaza City, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire." Israel expanded what started July 8 as an aerial campaign against Hamas and widened it into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then, Israel says the campaign has concentrated on destroying cross-border tunnels militants constructed to carry out attacks inside Israeli territory and ending rocket attacks on its cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)Hamas says Israeli tank fire killed 4 people, while Israel blames Hamas for breaking the truce.


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Bill Clinton before 9/11: 'I could have killed' Osama bin Laden

New audio has emerged of the former president speaking about the terror leader hours before the 9/11 attacks.


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House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway

Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., the new House GOP whip, leaves a closed-door Republican strategy session on the immigration crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border after last-minute maneuvering failed to lock down conservative support for a planned vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The surprise developments, coming on Congress' final day of action ahead of a five-week summer recess, were an embarrassing setback for Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team as a small group of tea party lawmakers once again upset their plans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to address the crisis.


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U.S. missionaries infected with Ebola to be brought home

Social Commentator Alfred Sirleaf, center rear, gives comment on current events in Liberia including the deadly Ebola virus by speaking and writhing them down on a blackboard as people gather around to listen to him in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)An Atlanta hospital is preparing to treat one of the two American aid workers stricken with the deadly virus.


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Senate kills border crisis spending bill

FILE - In this July 12, 2014 file photo, migrants walk along the rail tracks after getting off a train during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border in Ixtepec, Mexico. Many of the immigrants recently flooding the nation’s southern border say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America. These gangs were a byproduct of U.S. immigration and Cold War policies, specifically growing from the increase in deportations in the 1990s. With weak dysfunctional governments at home, U.S. street gang culture easily took hold and flourished in these countries. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)Crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths at U.S.-Mexico border was impetus for $3.5B bill.


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Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing

generic_fp_shooting_v6A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said.


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NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

The Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows a series of sedimentary deposits in the Glenelg area of Gale CraterNASA plans to make oxygen — a key ingredient of rocket fuel — on Mars early next decade.


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Ebola-infected aid worker to be moved to Atlanta hospital

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)A U.S. humanitarian aid worker who was infected with Ebola in West Africa will be transferred back to the United States and treated in a special high security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday. The aid worker, who was infected while working to help contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, will be moved in the next several days to a special isolation unit it has set up in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Earlier on Thursday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a news briefing that the State Department was working with the CDC facilitate options for potential medical evacuations of American humanitarian aid workers who have contracted Ebola in West Africa, although he did not mention the workers by name.


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Witnesses: No security-camera videos show OKC blast

FILE - In this April 24, 1995 file photo, an Oklahoma City police car decorated with the words "We will never forget" and a small American flag sits near the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. On Thursday, July 31, 2014, the FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge in Salt Lake City that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there has never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off.


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Violet Palmer, NBA's first female referee, comes out as gay

Violet Palmer came into the NBA as something of a trailblazer and pioneer, as she and Dee Kantner became the league's first ever female referees upon their arrival in 1997.


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Sudanese Christian convert who faced execution due in U.S.

Meriam Ibrahim holds her baby girl Maya after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison. Italy's premier welcomed Meriam Ibrahim at Rome's Ciampino airport on Thursday, calling it "a day of celebration." Ibrahim, whose father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was accompanied by her husband, who is a citizen of both the United States and South Sudan, her 18-month-old son and an infant born May 27. The family is to spend a few days in Rome before heading to the United States. (AP Photo/Daniele Leone, Lapresse)Mariam Ibrahim had faced execution in Sudan for converting from Islam to Christianity.


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Ebola-infected doctor lauded for 'heroic and sacrificial service'
Even from his own sickbed, Dr. Kent Brantly continues to put the well-being of others before his own.

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‘Woman in black,' a social-media phenomenon, reaches home

woman in blackA 50-something Army veteran who caused an Internet sensation as she traveled nearly 500 miles by foot, clad in long, black robes and sandals, has apparently reached what she calls “home” in Winchester, Va., police in Virginia say. Elizabeth Poles traveled for two months, and was seen from Georgia to West Virginia in her wanderings.


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Bush impeachment never happened, co-sponsor says

Sheila Jackson Lee in charge of Homeland Security?!Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said Dems never tried to impeach Bush.


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House cancels vote on $659M border bill

Border Patrol officers guard the US Border Patrol facility in Murrieta, California on July 3, 2014, where tension is rising over the arrival of undocumented immigrantsDivided House abandoned immigration vote after tea partyers withdrew support.


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U.S. issues travel warning for 3 Ebola-hit countries

This photo provided by the CDC shows an ebola Virus. U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote. (AP Photo/CDC)U.S. health officials are warning Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.


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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on retirement rumors

Justice to Yahoo's Katie Couric: "I’m still here and likely to remain for a while."


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Crashed drone tried to fly phones, pot into S.C. prison

A HEXO+ drone prototypeBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A drone being flown in a novel attempt to smuggle phones, marijuana and tobacco into a South Carolina maximum security prison crashed outside its walls, authorities said on Wednesday. The contraband smuggling attempt has been under investigation since the wreckage was discovered in April outside the Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, said state Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens. Officials believe it was the first time an unmanned aircraft had been used in an effort to breach prison walls in the state, Givens said. Illegal cellphones, an issue in prisons nationwide, have drawn particular alarm in South Carolina.


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CIA director says sorry to Senate for improper computer searches

What Keeps CIA Director John Brennan Awake At NightWASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director John Brennan is apologizing to Senate intelligence committee leaders after his inspector general found that CIA employees acted improperly when the CIA searched Senate computers earlier this year.


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Tell it to the 99 percent

UNEMPLOYED VETS ARE ABOUT TO FLOOD THE JOB MARKETUnemployment at five-year low, July jobs report said positive, yet many feel wallet pain.


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Ebola outbreak death toll rises: 729

Will Ebola Be The Next Pandemic? - TestTube Daily ShowNigerian authorities identified 59 people who had contact with U.S. citizen who died in Lagos last week.


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Gaza truce unravels within hours

Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, is seen shortly before the start of a proposed cease-fire, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. Palestinian officials say more than 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of the planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war. The cease-fire was to take effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday, under a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations. During the lull, Egypt is to host indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo on a more durable truce. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.


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CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

FILE - This March 11, 2014 file photo shows CIA Director John O. Brennan speaking in Washington. The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed July 31 with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers. Those internal conclusions prompted Brennan to abandon months of defiance and defense of the agency and apologize to Senate intelligence committee leaders. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector general sided against the CIA on each key point of the dispute with the Senate.


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Gas blasts kill 25, injure 267 in Taiwanese port

Vehicles are left lie in a destroyed street following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday, as they searched for the cause.


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Ukrainian troops suffer heavy loss in ambush

An Ukrainian government army military vehicle travels across a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, July 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) — A team of several dozen international investigators descended Friday on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.


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Cantor tells newspaper he'll resign in August

FILE - House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., pauses during a news conference on the payroll tax cut on Capitol Hill on in this Dec. 22, 2011 file photo taken in Washington. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported early Friday Aug. 1, 2014 that Cantor says he will step down Aug. 18 to make sure constituents have a voice during the "consequential" lame-duck session. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.


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Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean.

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Interfaith house of prayer to be built in Berlin

In this Friday, July 4, 2014 photo, the ground of the planned prayer and educational building House of One, is seen in Berlin. House of One will house a Jewish synagogue, a Christian church and a mosque. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)BERLIN (AP) — A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.


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Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power "Y" shaped juncture where a water rupture occurred, involving two main trunk lines is seen on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles Thursday, July 31, 2014. Work crews have stopped the last of the water gushing from a 30-inch pipe some 30 hours after it burst. Damage costs have yet to be pegged from the rupture of the pipeline that spewed more than 20 million gallons of water in the midst of California's worst drought in decades. The break in the 93-year-old pipe left a swath of the UCLA campus including its basketball arena swamped with water. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the 20 million gallons that inundated the campus.


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Syrian refugee women face sexual exploitation

In this July 14, 2014 photo, Syrian refugee Umm Jamil looks on at her house in Halba town, northern Lebanon. Jamil, who takes care of her 19-year-old disabled son, said she was falsely accused of prostitution after Lebanese police confused her for another suspected prostitute in her building. Her brief detention left her feeling humiliated and wanting to leave Lebanon, where she said Syrian women are often seen as being sexually promiscuous. (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)TEL EL-HAYAT, Lebanon (AP) — The Syrian refugee woman huddled in the latest room she calls home, a peeling, run-down place outside a north Lebanese village. The mother of six doesn't know how she'll pay the rent. She's gotten by over the past year by taking a series of lovers who would pay for her housing.


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4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins

Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, is seen shortly before the start of a proposed cease-fire, Friday, Aug 1, 2014. Palestinian officials say more than 15 Palestinians were killed in Israeli strikes ahead of the planned three-day cease-fire in the Gaza war. The cease-fire was to take effect at 8 a.m. (0500 GMT) Friday, under a deal brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations. During the lull, Egypt is to host indirect talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo on a more durable truce. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A three-day Gaza cease-fire went into force on Friday as diplomats worked to broker a lasting truce in the 25-day-old Israel-Hamas war, but Gaza officials said the lull was broken after nearly two hours when Israeli tank fire killed at least four Palestinians.


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last updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:03:00 -0400

Fighting erupts after start of Gaza cease-fire

Flares light up the sky over Gaza City, Friday Aug. 1, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire." Israel expanded what started July 8 as an aerial campaign against Hamas and widened it into a ground offensive on July 17. Since then, Israel says the campaign has concentrated on destroying cross-border tunnels militants constructed to carry out attacks inside Israeli territory and ending rocket attacks on its cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)Hamas says Israeli tank fire killed 4 people, while Israel blames Hamas for breaking the truce.


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Herald Sun | Top Stories
last updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:37:00 GMT

DAD’S NIGHTMARE: How do I tell my kids mummy is evil?
CHRIS Soteriou has grappled with a dilemma no father ever should — how do you tell your six-year-old children their mother tried to have him killed. VIDEO: ‘My darling, my killer’

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Live: Manly v Broncos, Dogs v Penrith
TWO big games of footy tonight: the Sea Eagles take on the Broncos, while the Bulldogs face the Panthers. Follow the action live!

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last updated: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:28:22 +0000

How Times Square Works
Times Square is one big, busy machine. Powered by American ingenuity and more than a few megawatts of electricity, these six square blocks stay bright 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You've seen Times Square in movies and on TV a million times. A lot of you have probably seen it in real life, teeming with chaos and glowing with capitalism. But how exactly does all that work?

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Reuters: Top News
last updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:53:42 GMT

Fighting erupts after start of Gaza ceasefire
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A Gaza ceasefire was in jeopardy just hours after it began on Friday, with the Islamist group Hamas saying Israeli tank fire killed four people and Israel accusing militants of violating the truce.






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last updated: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:31:04 -0400

The Video For "Especially For You" Is So Delightfully '80s

Friendly reminder that “Especially For You” exists and your day will be better if you watch it right now.

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And then it cuts to Kylie sitting there thinking about why she's wearing not one but two ugly necklaces, while also writing a letter (lol '80s).

And then it cuts to Kylie sitting there thinking about why she's wearing not one but two ugly necklaces, while also writing a letter (lol '80s).

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As Time Runs Out, Congress Is Gridlocked on Immigration Reform
The House of Representatives has consequently had to delay its recess by a day

On Thursday, Republicans in the Senate stymied the bill that would have allotted $2.7 billion to resolving the issue of Central American minors illegally crossing the border into the U.S., which many politicians have deemed a national crisis.

The bill received 50 yeas and 44 nays, falling short of the 60 it needed in order to end up on President Barack Obama’s desk. In July, Obama had asked legislators for a comprehensive emergency plan dedicated to resolving the immigration issue.

Republicans, according to a CNN report, took issue with the legislation’s dearth of provisions concerning the deportation of illegal immigrants. A bloc of far-right Congressmen within the party also managed to successfully suspend the vote on a bill in the House of Representatives intended to facilitate the deportation process, deeming the legislation too moderate.

The squabbling has forced the House to delay its August recess by one day.

Not all was gridlocked in Congress, though. The Senate voted almost unanimously in favor of a bill that will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs with over $16 billion to address some issues concerning health care services for veterans, including reduction of delays and the hiring of more doctors.

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