Worlds oldest person dies at age 116 in New York

Friday May 13, 2016 – Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world’s oldest person, has died at age 116 in New York. She died the night of May 12 at a senior housing facility in Brooklyn, her home for the past three decades, Robert Young, a senior consultant for the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group told the Associated Press. She had been ill ...

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Google beats out Apple as most valuable company in the world

Thursday May 12, 2016 – With Apple shares dipping below $90 this morning, Google’s parent company Alphabet briefly overtook Apple as the world’s most valuable company hitting a market cap of $498 billion compared to Apple’s market cap of $494 billion. Apple and Google shares continue to fluctuate and the two companies are neck-and-neck for the top valuation, but Google ...

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Middle class shrinks in 9 out of 10 U.S. cities

Thursday May 12, 2016 – In cities across America, the middle class is hollowing out. A widening wealth gap is moving more households into either higher- or lower-income groups in major metro areas, with fewer remaining in the middle, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. In nearly one-quarter of metro areas, middle-class adults no longer ...

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ISIS claims suicide bombings at Baghdad police station

Thursday May 12, 2016 -Three Iraqi officers were killed and 10 others wounded early Thursday when two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a police station in western Baghdad, authorities said. The Sunni terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement, saying that 20 police officers had died. Police said two men wearing suicide vests targeted al-Entisar ...

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Debris Near South Africa Likely From Flight MH370

Thursday May 12, 2016 -Debris recently found in South Africa and on Rodrigues Island, Mauritius is “almost certainly” from Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 that famously disappeared two years ago, according to Malaysia’s transport minister. The aircraft, a Boeing 777, disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board, capturing global attention. Its whereabouts is still unknown. The finding brings ...

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Donald Trump, Paul Ryan Call Meeting ‘Positive Step’ Toward Unifying GOP

Thursday May 12, 2016 – Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan described their meetings in Washington, D.C., today as a “positive step” toward unifying the Republican Party. The two men issued a joint statement calling for Republicans to “unite around our shared principles, advance a conservative agenda and do all we can to win this ...

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One fifth of world’s plants face extinction, say scientists

The state of the world’s plants is not strong. One in 5 plant species faces risk of extinction, according to a report touted to be the first assessment of global plant life. And such loss of plant diversity could have devastating impacts on our own plant uses. “Plants are absolutely fundamental to humankind,” Kathy Willis, science director at the Royal ...

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