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"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."

"I remember feeling really scared that he could be around any corner, because we weren’t sure exactly where he was."Chelsea Sobolik had just come off a double shift at a Red Robin restaurant when she decided, at the last minute, to join a group of friends for a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado. After the shooting, Sobolik took a year off to rest and recover, something that would not have been possible without Red Robin’s Giving Fund ― a charitable donation her colleagues made with every check to support workers during tough times. Between this fund, the free mental health care she received from the Aurora Mental Health Center and help from her family and friends, Sobolik feels grateful for all the support that has helped her cope, but she considers recovery a lifelong process.



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Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reported

Time could be running out for missing Argentine sub; flares reportedBy Walter Bianchi MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) – Authorities were investigating white flares spotted in the South Atlantic overnight, as urgency grew on Tuesday in the search for a missing Argentine navy submarine amid worry that its 44 crew members could be running out of oxygen. Searchers found an empty raft floating in the ocean, and noticed white flares from a distance.



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Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The Senate

Allegations Against Al Franken Could Cost Democrats A Progressive Fighter In The SenateWASHINGTON ― The allegations of sexual harassment against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.)



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Squirrels could hold secret to preventing brain damage for stroke patients

Squirrels could hold secret to preventing brain damage for stroke patientsSquirrels could hold the key to helping stroke patients avoid brain damage, scientists believe. Researchers in the US have discovered that when squirrels hibernate a protective process occurs in their cells which allows their brain to function with reduced blood flow and oxygen. When they awaken the animals suffer no ill-effects despite being deprived of essential nutrients.   During an ischemic stroke the blood supply, containing sugar and oxygen, is cut off to the brain, causing cells to die, which often leads to paralysis and speech problems. Scientists from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) believe that creating a drug which could trigger the same cellular changes of hibernating squirrels could prevent that brain damage. "If we could only turn on the process hibernators appear to use to protect their brains, we could help protect the brain during a stroke and ultimately help people recover," said first author Joshua Bernstock, a graduate student at NINDS. Around 100,000 people have strokes each year in Britain, and 85 per cent will suffer ischemic strokes, with almost two thirds of the survivors leaving hospital with a disability. There 1.2 million people currently living in the UK with the after-effects from a stroke. Two thirds of people leave hospital after having a stroke with a disability  Credit: Peter DazeleyGetty Images Contributor Currently, the only way to minimize stroke-induced cell death is to remove the clot as soon as possible. But if a treatment could be quickly administered which helped the brain survive without blood and oxygen, outcomes for patients could be radically improved, experts believe. Researchers found that a cellular process called SUMOlyation goes into overdrive when squirrels hibernate, protecting their cells. They found that process could be boosted by the enzyme ebselen. When ebselen was injected into animal brain cells, they stayed alive, even when deprived of blood and oxygen. Further experiments also showed that ebselen boosted SUMOylation in the brains of healthy mice. "For decades scientists have been searching for an effective brain-protecting stroke therapy to no avail. said Dr Francesca Bosetti, program director at NINDS. “If the compound identified in this study successfully reduces tissue death and improves recovery in further experiments, it could lead to new approaches for preserving brain cells after an ischemic stroke." In numbers | Stroke Mr Bernstock said he hoped the research would encourage other scientists to look to nature to solve pressing medical problems. "As a physician-scientist, I really like to work on projects that have clear relevance for patients," he added. "I always want outcomes that can lend themselves to new therapeutics for people who are in need." The research was published in The FASEB Journal, the journal of the Foundation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.



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A Provision Buried In The House Tax Bill Could Slow Affordable Housing Construction

A Provision Buried In The House Tax Bill Could Slow Affordable Housing ConstructionWASHINGTON ― A little-noticed provision in the Republican tax reform bill that passed the House on Thursday could have a big impact on affordable housing construction.



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How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMs

How the U.S. Military Could Soon Have a New Way to Crush North Korea's ICBMsA US military upgraded Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle, or EKV, a kinetic-force weapon that slams into its targets, destroyed an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time during a Missile Defense Agency test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system several months ago. The Missile Defense Agency’s first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM target using a Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, using the kinetic force of an Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) to destroy the target, is paving the way toward advanced future kill vehicles able to discern and attack multiple approaching threats, industry and Pentagon officials said.



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How Russia, Iran and China Could 'Sink' America's Nuclear Submarines

How Russia, Iran and China Could 'Sink' America's Nuclear SubmarinesA greater investment in anti-submarine warfare would be a great place to start. New detection methods could also help, although such methods could also be used against Washington’s subs. Here’s an idea: maybe America should get in on the act and get some of its own? There is no force patrolling the world’s oceans more powerful than the mighty U.S. Navy.



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4 Republican Senators in Private Talks That Could Kill Current Tax Reform Bill

4 Republican Senators in Private Talks That Could Kill Current Tax Reform BillIn private conversations, many have relayed their concerns over the deficit



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Escaped Psychiatric Patient, Once Described as a Classic Serial Killer, Could Be in California

Escaped Psychiatric Patient, Once Described as a Classic Serial Killer, Could Be in CaliforniaA court in 1993 said he still suffered from sexual sadism and necrophilia



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Could Roy Moore become the first U.S. senator expelled since the Civil War?

Could Roy Moore become the first U.S. senator expelled since the Civil War?Sen. Cory Gardner said the Senate should expel Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore if he's elected. Could Moore be seated if he manages to win despite the growing number of sexual misconduct allegations against him?



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