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Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warns

Kids’ lack of sleep linked to higher odds of heart disease, health risks, study warnsA study in the journal Pediatrics links lack of sleep to higher odds for heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. It found that less than a third of kids get the recommended amount of sleep.



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LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher Rates

LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher RatesImmigration and Customs Enforcement detained transgender women in all-male



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Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government Help

Ben Carson Thinks Poor People Should Pay Higher Rent If They Want Government HelpHousing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is proposing to increase



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Misused data from Facebook users could ‘absolutely’ be higher than 87 million, Cambridge Analytica co-founder says

Misused data from Facebook users could ‘absolutely’ be higher than 87 million, Cambridge Analytica co-founder saysChristopher Wylie says in an interview with Meet the Press, it’s “very difficult to verify” how many people had access to data of Facebook users, but that it “could be higher” than 87 million, the number Facebook provided this week.



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Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higher

Paris braces for floods as swollen Seine inches higherParis was on alert Saturday as the swollen Seine crept higher, with forecasters expecting the flooding to peak before the weekend is out. The river reached 5.7 metres (19 feet) at 9:00 am (0800 GMT) on Saturday, more than four metres above its normal height, causing headaches for commuters as well as people living near its overflowing banks. Tourists suffered too with the capital’s famous Bateaux Mouches rivercraft out of service, and emergency services alone authorised to navigate the Seine.



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'Get to Higher Ground Immediately.' Tsunami Warning in Alaska After Massive 8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off Kodiak

'Get to Higher Ground Immediately.' Tsunami Warning in Alaska After Massive 8.2-Magnitude Earthquake Off KodiakAuthorities in Kodiak, Alaska, are telling residents to move to higher ground after a strong earthquake prompted a tsunami warning.



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Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher ground

Powerful undersea earthquake prompts Alaska residents to scramble for higher groundA magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck about 170 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska early Tuesday morning, sending residents of the picturesque island fleeing to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. The quake also prompted tsunami alerts along the West Coast of the U.S. and Hawaii, but those were canceled after data showed damaging waves were not expected.  Since the first quake hit there have been several aftershocks, some of which have been strong earthquakes themselves, with a magnitude of up to 5.3 on the Richter Scale. Reports indicated water fluctuating by up to 1 foot in a channel that feeds into Kodiak Harbor, but no large, damaging waves.  SEE ALSO: 2017 was one of Earth's top 3 hottest years on record, which should come as no surprise Tsunamis are caused by earthquakes, when sudden shifts in the seafloor displace enough water to set in motion waves at the surface that can travel across an ocean in a matter of hours.  The magnitude 7.9 earthquake occurred along a "strike-slip" fault, where two plates grind past one another. These earthquakes don't typically give rise to large tsunamis, since they tend to involve horizontal, rather than vertical, motion.   This morning's 7.9 earthquake occurred along a strike-slip fault. The horizontal movement of the two plates in a strike-slip fault, typically limits the threat of tsunami's pic.twitter.com/o7kgwNHqxS — Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) January 23, 2018 Alaska has a long history of powerful earthquakes and tsunamis.  People who live along the coast are well aware of the need to get to higher ground during a tsunami threat.  Tsunami sirens in Kodiak t.co/d4qZJPDbNW — Dave Snider (@DaveSnider) January 23, 2018 So far we are ok and sheltering together, listening to radio – sirens still going and warning in effect. Stay safe out there peeps, and get to higher ground. #earthquake #alaska #kodiak pic.twitter.com/E6gCWegvWq — Lisa Hupp (@LisaHupp) January 23, 2018 Experts are warning of the continued threat of aftershocks, some of which could be as strong as magnitude 6.0. Alaska's Kodiak Police Department told residents in a video posted 20 minutes ago to evacuate their homes and move to ground at least 100 ft or higher amid tsunami alert. pic.twitter.com/biU8XaEnr3 — NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) January 23, 2018 This quake was on the stronger side, but was not the strongest earthquake on record to strike the state.  In 1964, Alaska was hit by an earthquake of magnitude 9.2 intensity. This remains the most powerful earthquake in North American history, and it caused widespread damage in south-central Alaska, along with about 140 deaths.  WATCH: From music festivals to natural disasters—this weather shelter's got you covered



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The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows

The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey ShowsThe outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.



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GOP Tax Plan Could Mean Higher Healthcare Costs for Middle Class

GOP Tax Plan Could Mean Higher Healthcare Costs for Middle ClassThe Republican tax proposal would strike a decades-old deduction claimed by nearly nine million households — many of them elderly — paying high medical bills last year.



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Hurricane Maria death toll 'much higher than officially reported', mayor in Puerto Rico says

Hurricane Maria death toll 'much higher than officially reported', mayor in Puerto Rico saysThe mayor of the Puerto Rican capital San Juan has warned the death toll from Hurricane Maria is far higher than the official figure. Carmen Yulín Cruz said the true number of deaths following the disaster could be as high as 500 rather than the official toll of just 54. Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island on the morning of 20 September and caused devastation to the country’s already fragile infrastructure.



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