New ferries on schedule, on budget

...I think the workforce there is on target and tracking."While the Alaska Marine Highway is experiencing severe budget strain - it is forecasting that four of the system's 11 ferries will be laid up next summer for lack of operating money - the Alaska-class...
In EU and US, virulent immigration debate strains solidarity, response

NEW YORK - The United States and the European Union project themselves as models for the world when it comes to democracy and human rights.
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European ministers agree to relocate 120,000 refugees

BRUSSELS - Deeply divided European Union ministers agreed Tuesday to relocate 120,000 asylum-seekers to ease the strain on Greece and Italy, which are on the front line of the migrant flood. But a senior European leader conceded the move was...
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Pope extols America's founding ideals

...He stood at the very lectern Abraham Lincoln used to deliver the Gettysburg Address. And he stepped forward to the stirring strains of "Fanfare for the Common Man."In a scene rich with historical symbolism, Pope Francis arrived in the City of Brotherly...
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Second death reported in nationwide salmonella outbreak

...had the most illnesses, at 72, followed by Arizona with 66 and Utah with 30.Health officials in several states have found strains of salmonella in cucumbers grown in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego.The company...
New medical coding system aims to help track quality of health care

...Classification of Diseases - there are codes that flag novel strains of flu, for example, and even Ebola and its cousins. With...repeat visits for strep throat might indicate a more worrisome strain is spreading. This kind of data also is used by insurers and...
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Hungarian police clash with migrants at Serbian border

...with no Serbian policemen or anyone else to establish order.It was clear that Hungary's ties with Serbia were facing deep strains.Hungary's foreign minister, Peter Szijjarto, decried what he called "brutal attacks" by the migrants against Hungarian...
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Obama's personal ties with Xi yield mixed policy results

...businesses and individuals."This is not just a matter of us being mildly upset, but is something that will put significant strains on a bilateral relationship if not resolved and that we are prepared to take some countervailing actions," Obama said this...
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3 share Nobel medicine prize for tropical disease drugs

...broadcaster NHK.Working in the 1970s, Omura isolated new strains of Streptomyces bacteria and cultured them so that they could...microorganisms, the Nobel committee said.Omura said the crucial strain was found in a soil sample from a golf course near Tokyo...
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Tribe to open nation's first marijuana resort

...booth outside, the building could pass as an industrial warehouse.Inside, men are working to grow more than 30 different strains of the finicky plant, including those with names like "Gorilla Glue," ''Shot Glass" and "Big Blue Cheese."Pot is...
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