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Medtronic recalls faulty implanted cardiac defibrillators Medtronic recalled 48 implantable and cardiac resynchronization defibrillators failing to properly shock a patient's heartbeat or revive one in cardiac arrest.
United Press International | Feb 27, 2018 5:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Texas, Wisconsin leads 20-state ACA lawsuit A 20-state lawsuit filed in federal court challenges the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, citing the tax overhaul did away with the penalty mandate.
United Press International | Feb 27, 2018 1:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
English pub scraps snail race as cold makes competitors sluggish LONDON (Reuters) - An English pub has canceled a charity snail race scheduled to take place on Saturday after unseasonably icy weather made potential competitors too slow to compete.
Reuters | Feb 24, 2018 11:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A skit on China's widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.
Reuters | Feb 16, 2018 4:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Korea's 'penis park' draws an Olympic crowd SINNAM, South Korea (Reuters) - Even the bright red lighthouse in the tiny South Korean port of Sinnam is shaped like a penis.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2018 3:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Yes he can fetch, but Angus the dog can't run for Kansas governor (Reuters) - In the dog-eat-dog world of U.S. politics, a 3-year-old wire-haired Vizsla in Kansas was scratching his head, and behind his ears, after being denied a chance to run for governor, his owner said on Tuesday.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2018 10:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cash and carry: Woman in China rides through X-ray scanner rather than part with purse SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train station's luggage x-ray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush, Chinese media reported.
Reuters | Feb 14, 2018 05:37 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lithuania's Pieno Zvaigzdes denies plans to produce cheese in Russia MOSCOW (Reuters) - Lithuanian dairy company Pieno Zvaigzdes said on Tuesday it had no plans to produce cheese in Russia after the local government announced it intended to do so.
Reuters | Feb 13, 2018 4:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Slain woman placed ad for hitman to kill her, suspect claims The suspect told officers he tried to talk Natalie Bollinger out of killing herself, but she wouldn't budge, according to an affidavit obtained by NBC News.
MSNBC | Feb 13, 2018 11:15 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Maine dairy company settles Oxford comma suit for $5 million A Maine dairy company has settled a lawsuit over an overtime dispute that was the subject of a ruling that hinged on the use of the Oxford comma.
MSNBC | Feb 12, 2018 9:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend