Fears of Another Pandemic: This Time, Facing Illness

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Fears of Another Pandemic: This Time, Facing Illness

Photo The World Health Organization this week released a report on the global readiness to face epidemics — a survey of 179 countries asking questions about measures to deal with a highly contagious and…

Resort Hotel at Inlet Inlet

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Resort Hotel at Inlet Inlet

TOTAL COST *Pasco County roads: I-75, I-4E, U.S. 19 *Single occupancy cottages: $4-$5 *Two-bedroom cottages: $13-$14 *Floor-to-ceiling closet space: 20-plus cubic feet HOW THE FORMAT WORKS *At each destination, the cluster of rooms is…

Kings host Magic in a back-and-forth affair

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Kings host Magic in a back-and-forth affair

James Johnson scored a career-high 41 points, Derrick Williams had 30 and the Kings beat the Magic 142-130 on Friday night. Playing on the West Coast for the second time in three days, the…

Flight booking and other faux pas

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Flight booking and other faux pas

Written by by Edited by Catherine Awasthi, CNN (CNN) — People have been asking themselves when and how they’ll make the official transition from airplane to airplane. First off, I will not fly on…

Now you can get married in Japan, even if you’re gay

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Now you can get married in Japan, even if you’re gay

Tokyo’s Olympic committee announced Friday a plan to let Japanese couples marry regardless of their sex, moving ahead with a bid that has not always been popular with Tokyo city lawmakers. Tokyo already allows…

Great Gossip: Let Canadians visit South Africa.

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Great Gossip: Let Canadians visit South Africa.

Canada should reconsider a blanket ban on its citizens from travelling to South Africa because of the ongoing violence there. Last month, the South African government moved to ban all British subjects from entering…

Dear Jeff: God and the All-Seeing and All-Knowing

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Dear Jeff: God and the All-Seeing and All-Knowing

Jeff Presnell. (Courtesy of Ursus.) Jeff Presnell is pastor of the Erie, Pa., West Side Free Mission. He is the author of many books, including The Burning Well, Cows 4 Life, Grass to Juice…

Women, childbirth and global health

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Women, childbirth and global health

For about the first 12 weeks, the baby’s cells expand and form white blood cells and other cells that are good at destroying bacteria. The placenta helps maintain this by absorbing as much waste…