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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social DemocratsGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was “optimistic” going into exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD), whose leader Martin Schulz said his party would not draw any red lines at the start of discussions. Merkel’s conservative bloc and the SPD have scheduled five days of talks to see if they can find enough common ground to form a re-run of the ‘grand coalition’ that has governed Germany for the last four years. Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) – the Bavarian sister party to Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) – said he was going into the talks in “high spirits” and said the parties needed to come to an agreement.



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New CDC numbers indicate flu season off to a Brutal Start

New CDC numbers indicate flu season off to a Brutal StartStatistics released on Friday show that 41,719 cases of the flu have been reported so far — nearly three times as many as last season — with outbreaks in 46 states.



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FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trialBy Steve Friess and John Shiffman DETROIT (Reuters) – The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday. The grisly description came during the opening day in the federal trial of businessman Arthur Rathburn, who sold or leased donated body parts, including human heads, to medical researchers for two decades. Rathburn, however, is charged with defrauding customers by selling them body parts infected with hepatitis and HIV, and with lying to federal agents about shipments.



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Trump: Hispanics will start 'falling in love' with me

Trump: Hispanics will start 'falling in love' with mePresident Trump predicted Tuesday that Hispanic people will fall in love with Republicans, including himself, because Democrats supposedly have not done anything substantive regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.



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Tesla Semi Orders Reach Over 250, and Analyst Reveals It's Just the Start

Tesla Semi Orders Reach Over 250, and Analyst Reveals It's Just the StartElon Musk is on a roll.



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Depression may start much earlier than previously thought

Depression may start much earlier than previously thoughtResearch suggests 1 to 2 percent of children 2 to 5 years old have depression, and that untreated depression in toddlers can lead to more depression later in life.



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Last memo from missing Argentine submarine reveals start of a battery fire

Last memo from missing Argentine submarine reveals start of a battery fireThe last communication from the missing Argentine submarine ARA San Juan revealed a leak of sea water had caused a short circuit and “the beginnings of a fire” in the batteries, according to a copy of the message published by Argentine television. “Entry of sea water through the ventilation system into battery tank No. 3 caused a short circuit and the beginnings of a fire in the battery room. Bow batteries out of service. At the moment in immersion propelling with split circuit. No updates on personnel, will keep informed,” the document obtained by the channel A24 said. The message was purportedly sent by the commander of the ARA San Juan by radio and received as a transcription. A24 did not say how it had obtained the document, on which the Argentine Navy has not commented. The communication appears to contradict some of the information released by the Navy. It was sent at 8.52am on the morning of the sub’s disappearance on Wednesday, November 15, while the authorities have said the vessel’s last message was received at 7.30am.  Search and rescue mission for Argentinian submarine It also goes into greater detail regarding the faults allegedly suffered by the ARA San Juan. The Navy waited five days to confirm rumours the submarine had suffered a battery fault, and then insisted it was unrelated to the disappearance.  On Monday, before the leaked document was broadcast, Captain Enrique Balbi, the Navy spokesperson, told a press briefing that the sub had reported “the entry of water through the snorkel, a short circuit and the beginnings of a fire, which for us is smoke without flames. It was corrected, they isolated the battery and navigated with another circuit, it was being propelled with the circuit of the stern”. Timeline | Submarine accidents Almost two weeks after it disappeared, the only trace of the sub and its 44 crew members has been the reports of an apparent explosion close to its last known location at approximately 11am that morning.  The message is also likely to raise further questions over the Navy’s decision to wait two days to begin a physical search for the ARA San Juan. While the force has insisted this was in accordance with protocol for a submarine that had lost communication, the existence of such faults has generated doubts over that decision.



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New screenings to start for all US-bound airline passengers

New screenings to start for all US-bound airline passengersDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — All incoming flights to the United States will be subject to new security screening procedures before takeoff, including both American citizens and foreigners possibly facing security interviews from airline employees, the U.S. government said Wednesday.



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Elon Musk to Start Hyperloop Project in Maryland, Officials Say

Elon Musk to Start Hyperloop Project in Maryland, Officials SayThis is the first step to making the hyperloop a reality.



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Evacuations off to a Slow Start in Advance of Hurricane Nate

Evacuations off to a Slow Start in Advance of Hurricane NateWith shelters mostly empty along the gulf coast, emergency officials fear that the widespread voluntary evacuation orders may have been ignored.



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