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Carson Wentz: I’m confident we’ll be able to run the ball against New England

The Patriots have a reputation for taking away what an opponent’s offense does best. So when New England plays Indianapolis on Saturday night this week, its defense will have a

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New research may identify infants who face high asthma risk after viral lung infections

A type of viral lung infection called bronchiolitis is the leading cause of hospitalizations in U.S. infants as well as a major risk factor for developing asthma. New research led

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Cash-flush Novartis launches new share buyback of up to $15 bln

Novartis AG (NOVN.S)is launching a new share buyback worth up to $15 billion to be executed by the end of 2023, it said on Thursday, adding it was confident in

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Android Go reaches 200 million users just in time for Android 12 update

Android Go, the lightweight version of the full-featured OS, has officially reached over 200 million users. Google first launched Android Go in 2017, offering a smoother Android experience for users

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World’s largest snow globe collection totals 4,238 pieces

The Chinese woman who holds the Guinness World Record for largest collection of snow globes said her home contains 4,238 pieces — and she’s running out of room. Wendy Suen,

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Daniel Snyder, the King of Petty

Plenty of anecdotes have made the rounds in recent months regarding the habit of Washington owner Daniel Snyder to insist on being called “Mr. Snyder.” (I was once present for

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Gene mutation leads to epileptic encephalopathy symptoms, neuron death in mice

Mice with a genetic mutation that’s been observed in patients with epileptic encephalopathy, a severe form of congenital epilepsy, exhibit not only the seizure, developmental and behavioral symptoms of the

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Vontobel acquires UBS SFA business with 7.2 bln Sfr in assets

Swiss bank Vontobel said on Thursday it signed an agreement to purchase UBS Swiss Financial Advisers AG (SFA), a Zurich-based subsidiary of UBS AG (UBSG.S), to boost its wealth management

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Snap launches Story Studio, a standalone video editing app for mobile

Snap has launched a standalone video editing app called Story Studio, which is meant to give creators more precise editing control over vertical videos and allow them to add elements

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265 people make heart gestures into webcams for Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records said a record was broken when 265 people were gathered online to make heart gestures with their hands simultaneously. The record-keeping organization said the Chinese wing of

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