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Military-funded prosthetic technologies benefit more than just veterans

Mark Geil, Georgia State University (THE CONVERSATION) In 1905, an Ohio farmer survived a railroad accident that cost him both of his legs. Two years later, he founded the Ohio Willow Wood company, using the namesake timber to hand-carve prosthetic limbs. The company grew, surviving the Great Depression and a fire that destroyed the plant, … Continue reading

Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ film and star live up to the name
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Review: ‘Wonder Woman’ film and star live up to the name

“Wonder Woman ” has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its center, “Wonder Woman” the movie rises with powerful grace above the … Continue reading

Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers
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Suspected drug thefts persist at VA centers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating dozens of new cases of possible opioid and other drug theft by employees at Veterans Affairs hospitals, a sign the problem isn’t going away as more prescriptions disappear. Data obtained by The Associated Press show 36 criminal investigations opened by the VA inspector general’s office from Oct. 1 … Continue reading

Paris mayor says ‘solution’ found for black feminist event
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Paris mayor says ‘solution’ found for black feminist event

PARIS (AP) — The mayor of Paris said Monday that a “clear solution” has been found with organizers of a festival for black feminists, an event that had aroused her ire because four-fifths of the festival space was to be open exclusively to black women. Mayor Anne Hidalgo had strongly criticized and threatened to cancel … Continue reading

The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris
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The Latest: Putin visits new Orthodox Church in Paris

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to France (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited a newly built Russian Orthodox Church near the Seine River in Paris. The Russian government owns the church, the gold-domed centerpiece of a 100 million euros ($112 million) Orthodox Spiritual and … Continue reading

City clash fuels fear of Islamic State foothold in southern Philippines
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City clash fuels fear of Islamic State foothold in southern Philippines

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Militants who have laid siege to a southern Philippines city had been planning a spate of attacks during the holy month of Ramadan to earn recognition as a regional branch of the Islamic State group, the military said Tuesday. Soldiers have taken control of about 70 percent of Marawi, where the … Continue reading

North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
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North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea said Monday it is ready to start mass-producing a new medium-range missile after a weekend test-launch confirmed its combat readiness. It called the missile, capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there, an “answer” to U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies. The solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile flew about 500 kilometers … Continue reading