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Flame retardants, pesticides threat to U.S. health, study says While health problems from childhood exposure to lead and mercury are on the decline, these and other toxic chemicals continue to take a toll, especially flame retardants and pesticides, a new study says.
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On This Day, Jan. 22: Allied troops invade Italy in Battle of Anzio On Jan. 22, 1944, U.S. troops invaded Italy, landing at Anzio beach in a move to outflank German defensive positions.
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Famous birthdays for Jan. 22: Steve Perry, Diane Lane Singer Steve Perry turns 71 and actor Diane Lane turns 55, among the famous birthdays for Jan. 22.
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Lawsuits seek to halt new federal hog slaughter inspection system A new federal hog slaughter inspection system is under attack by several groups, who say it will put slaughterhouse workers in danger and could lead to more foodborne illnesses.
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China: 9 dead, 440 infected with Wuhan coronavirus A recently identified coronavirus has killed nine people in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and infected 440 others nationwide, Chinese health officials said Wednesday.
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4 in 10 gun owners leave one unlocked at home Researchers surveyed 3,000 people waiting for a free gun storage device at public gun safety events in 10 cities in Washington state, finding that 40 percent had at least one gun at home that wasn't locked up.
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2 inmates killed during fight in Mississippi prison Two inmates were killed in a fight at a Mississippi prison, officials said, increasing the number of violent deaths within the state's correctional facilities to seven in less than a month.
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Atlanta Braves sign OF Marcell Ozuna to one-year, $18 million contract The Atlanta Braves signed former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Marcell Ozuna to a one-year deal.
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Trump administration blacklists Venezuelan aircraft as it ups the pressure on Maduro The United States on Tuesday blacklisted over a dozen aircraft used by the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as the Trump administration continues to ratchet up the pressure on the embattled president.
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2020 census kicks off in rural Alaskan town of Toksook Bay The U.S. 2020 census officially kicked off Tuesday in the tiny western Alaskan town of Toksook Bay, which is closer to Russia via the Bering Straight than it is to the state's capital of Juneau by plane.
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