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Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient

Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human PatientThe trailblazing operation will cut the DNA, open it up, insert a gene and then stitch it back together



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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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Texas town holds first burials after church massacre

Texas town holds first burials after church massacreThe tiny Texas town reeling from a gun massacre that killed 26 churchgoers buried the first of the victims on Saturday, in a remote cemetery where a series of funerals is being held this week. Richard Rodriguez, 64, and his wife, Therese, 66, both cancer survivors, were buried in a corner of Sutherland Springs Cemetery with 250 family members and friends looking on. The cemetery is a mile from Sutherland Spring’s First Baptist Church where gunman Devin Kelley killed 26 people and wounded 20 last Sunday, before taking his own life.



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Trump refuses to take questions during China visit, becoming first president since George H.W. Bush to bow to Chinese pressure

Trump refuses to take questions during China visit, becoming first president since George H.W. Bush to bow to Chinese pressurePresident Donald Trump broke with tradition during his Asia trip on Thursday as he refused to take reporter questions during or after his meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping.



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Virginia Democrat Wins Race For Governor, Handing GOP First Major Loss Under Trump

Virginia Democrat Wins Race For Governor, Handing GOP First Major Loss Under TrumpDemocrat Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie in Virginia’s gubernatorial election Tuesday, granting Democrats their first major victory, and Republicans their first big loss, since the election of President Donald Trump.



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First lady Melania Trump to be protected by Japan's first-ever, all-female police squad

First lady Melania Trump to be protected by Japan's first-ever, all-female police squadMelania Trump will be protected by an all-female unit of officers during her and President Trump's upcoming visit to Japan.



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Elderly man arrested after 'strangling 23-year-old woman on their first date'

Elderly man arrested after 'strangling 23-year-old woman on their first date'A 77-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly strangling a 23-year-old woman on their first date. Alan Richard Schmitt, from Virginia, was arrested at the home of the woman, who has not been named, after she claimed he attacked her following conversations on a dating website.



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First Criminal Charges Expected in Russia Investigation

First Criminal Charges Expected in Russia InvestigationWashington was rife with intrigue on Sunday ahead of an expected indictment from Spencil Counsel Robert Mueller’s office — the first in his five month investigation into alleged Russian interference.



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George Washington's church to remove plaque honouring first US president as monuments row takes twist

George Washington's church to remove plaque honouring first US president as monuments row takes twistThe church where George Washington worshipped is removing a plaque honouring the memory of America’s first president in the latest example of the way historic monuments are influencing contemporary politics. Officers at Christ Church, in Alexandria, Virginia, said it was removing the plaque for the slave-owning president along with one for a second parishioner, General Robert Lee, who rose to the head of the Confederate army during the Civil War. “The Vestry has unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbours,” church officers said in a letter to the congregation following a month-long consultation period. Washington was one of the congregation’s founding members in 1773, paying for pew number five, while General Lee’s daughter left the church $ 10,000 in her will. The two plaques have hung on either side of the altar since 1870, soon after Lee’s death, paid for by city residents. Workers in New Orleans prepare to remove a statue of General Robert Lee in May Credit: AP But local authorities across the US have removed a string of Confederate statues and memorials from public places in recent years. Critics say there is no place in modern America for symbols associated with racism and slavery. The issue is highly charged. One person died in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August when counter-protesters clashed with white nationalists protesting against the removal of a General Lee Statue. All are welcome. (Except George Washington.) pic.twitter.com/xy6cct4C8k— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) October 28, 2017 The controversies prompted Donald Trump to ponder whether Washington would be targeted next. In its letter, first reported by the Republican Standard website, church officers said that times had changed. “We understand that both Washington and Lee lived in times much different than our own, and that each man, in addition to his public persona, was a complicated human being, and like all of us, a child of God,” they wrote. The plaques are due to be relocated by next summer as the church decides how better to commemorate its famous worshippers.



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Robert Mueller to Serve First Indictment In Russia Probe

Robert Mueller to Serve First Indictment In Russia ProbeNBC News has confirmed that special prosecutor Robert Mueller will serve up the first indictment in the Russia probe on Monday. It is still unknown who will be charged in the investigation.



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