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August 13, 2015
Civil Protection reported that the Vallarta-Colima highway was closed for several hours due to a landslide brought on by heavy rains. The landslide occurred at around 4 AM Thursday morning near the town of Mismaloya south of Puerto Vallarta. Public Works brought in the equipment needed to clear the highway and restored flow by 7...
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According to analysis by JPMorgan Asset Management, Mexico has overthrown Brazil to become a member of five emerging markets known as ‘fragile five’. The group of emerging markets are seen as the top five economies overly dependent on foreign investments and the unpredictable flow of world economics and skittish investors.     The list was...
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Frida Kahlo, one of the most iconic and easily recognizable artists of all time, was also a strong champion of indigenous Mexico’s culture and people. From her clothes—vibrant folk wear inspired by her home country’s history—to her paintings featuring local imagery and color, Mexico was as much a part of Frida Kahlo as her iconic unibrow and...
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A suburban Denver baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision is the latest victory for gay couples, who have won similar cases in other states. Gay rights...
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Chelsea Manning, a soldier imprisoned for leaking classified U.S. information to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks, could face solitary confinement on charges she violated prison rules by having prohibited reading material, her attorney said on Wednesday. Manning was convicted in 2013 of providing more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks, in the...
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Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters, officials and state media said on Thursday. At least 700 people were injured, more than 71 seriously, the Tianjin government...
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The seven-story building on Havana’s famed “Malecon” seafront has for decades been a flashpoint in the Cold War’s most enduring rivalry. Spy games and dirty tricks have been directed by and against the U.S. officials working inside the beige structure, which is nondescript architecturally but among the most famous in Havana. Cuba’s Communist government regularly...
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Listening to music before, during and after surgery reduces patients’ pain, eases anxiety and lessens the need for painkillers, British scientists said on Thursday. After reviewing evidence from around 7,000 patients, the scientists said people going for surgery should be allowed to choose the music they’d like to hear to maximize the benefit. But they...
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Want to lose body fat? At least initially, a diet low in fat may be better than one that limits carbohydrates, a U.S. study suggests. To test the effects of cutting fat or carbs head-to-head, researchers put 19 obese adults in the hospital twice, each time reducing their calorie intake by about 30 percent and...
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