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Heat index could hit 110 degrees in New York

The sweltering heat wave that’s settled on the Big Apple continues today, with the mercury expected to hit 97 or higher by midday  — along with a blistering heat index approaching 110 degrees. An excessive heat warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Sunday, and Mayor Bill de Blasio implored residents on Sunday morning to...
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John Legend named PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Man Alive'
He's one of the youngest EGOT winners in history. He and his wife are one of Hollywood's iconic couples. And now, John Legend is PEOPLE's 2019 "Sexiest Man Alive."
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Peter Crouch busts that nachos rumour & more in Setting it Straight
Former England striker Peter Crouch busts internet rumours about him including that nachos story in BBC Sport's Setting it Straight.
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Japan's Hayabusa2 is returning to Earth with asteroid samples
Over the past year-and-a-half, JAXA's Hayabusa2 spacecraft served as asteroid Ryugu's companion in the vast emptiness of space. It got close enough to fire bullets into its surface and even detonated bombs to disturb the ground and scoop up samples i...
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Switzerland gets another ‘Bitcoin bank’ that holds cryptocurrency for customers
A Swiss bank set up to handle both traditional financial products and new digital currencies has been given the go-ahead by the country’s regulators. SEBA, the Swiss-based cryptocurrency bank, is now officially operational, The Block reports. The bank reportedly shared a statement with The Block yesterday that said its Swiss clients can now open accounts with the bank. This goes for corporate businesses, asset managers, and professional private investors. Launched earlier this year, the bank received its banking license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in August. SEBA says it’s trying to bridge the gap between traditional and… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin
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Giuliani defends 'innocent' phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president in WSJ op-ed
Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal Tuesday defending the president against allegations of wrongdoing in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that led to an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. 
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Protesters blockade universities, business district as chaos grips Hong Kong
Hong Kong anti-government protesters paralysed parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day on Wednesday, with some transport links, schools and many businesses closing as police warned of a rise in violence to a deadly level.
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Tesla cites Brexit as Germany chosen over UK for European plant
US electric carmaker will build battery factory in Berlin, says boss Elon MuskTesla’s boss Elon Musk has said Brexit uncertainty played a role in the firm’s decision to build its first European factory in Germany rather than the UK.The billionaire entrepreneur revealed that the firm’s European battery plant would be built on the outskirts of Berlin. Continue reading...
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European shares knocked off four-year highs on Trump speech
European shares fell on Wednesday from four-year highs after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to "substantially" increase tariffs if China failed to agree a trade deal and also took a swipe at European Union trade policies.
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UPDATE 1-Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 bln HK share sale -sources
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group is poised to launch a Hong Kong share sale expected to raise up to $13.4 billion as soon as Thursday, according to two sources with knowledge of the discussions.
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A Texas death row inmate's fight for access to his Buddhist adviser continues hours before his scheduled execution
An appeals court has upheld an order to delay the execution of Texas death row inmate Patrick Henry Murphy, who was scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday. The execution is on hold for the second time in nearly eight months because of an ongoing court battle over his religious liberty rights.
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Ikea’s first decorative smart bulb is just $9.99 — Hue’s costs $24.99
Ikea’s first Edison-style smart bulb. | Image: Ikea Ikea continues to expand its lineup of Tradfri smart lighting with its first decorative bulb. What’s notable is the price. At $9.99, it significantly undercuts the comparable Philips Hue bulb which sells for $25. The E26-sized (the big socket) bulb glows warm at 2200 Kelvin, and is made to resemble those vintage Edison-style filament bulbs so popular in Brooklyn haunts. It’s dimmable via the Ikea Home Smart app or an Ikea wireless dimmer (sold separately), but the company doesn’t recommend connecting it to a hardwired dimmer — same for the Hue bulb. Generally speaking, Hue bulbs tend to offer better dimming than Ikea bulbs, characterized by smoother transitions and a greater range of illumination. But that’s gotta be super important to... Continue reading…
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Cathay Pacific cuts profit guidance for second time amid Hong Kong protests
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday said the short-term outlook remained "challenging and uncertain" due to anti-government protests in its home market as it lowered its profit guidance for the second time in less than a month.
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Lady Warsi hits out at Tory failure to tackle Islamophobia
Conservative peer says party has been ‘dismissive’ in tacking problem within its ranksLatest election news - live updatesThe Conservative peer Lady Warsi has issued a scathing attack on the Conservative party over its failure to tackle Islamophobia among its ranks.Warsi, who has been a vocal critic of the Tories’ handling of anti-Muslim sentiment within the party, accused the party of having an institutional problem with dealing with the issue. Continue reading...
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Boy suffers 3rd degree burns after friend attacks him with liquid while he showered
A 12-year-old California boy has suffered horrific 3rd degree burns across his face, chest and back after his friend attacked him in the shower with a cup of liquid.
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Houston Astros: MLB and team investigate electronic 'sign stealing' claims
Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros are investigating claims the team illegally used a camera to steal signs during their 2017 World Series-winning season.
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Impeachment showdown takes center stage at first public hearing
In a make-or-break moment for House Speaker Pelosi, the public hearings phase of the impeachment inquiry begins as Democrats call two star witnesses to testify Wednesday.
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First public hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry
The first two impeachment inquiry witnesses — diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent — will testify together publicly. Follow here for the latest.
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Politica
Tiny Islands, an addictive card-based island-drawing game
In Tiny Islands, by David King, you're dealt cards that let you "draw" particular landscape features on a grid, with occasional breaks to draw coastlines around the forests, mountains, villages and churches you place. Once you've gotten through the deck, your archipelago is scored based according to rules of proximity and placement. It's simple, frustrating and very addictive, with games over in a few minutes and a better high-score always at hand. I've managed to get in the 60s (check out the hashtag for more)—what about you? Read the rest
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Locke and Paulsen: Trade deal between US, Mexico and Canada carries big benefits – Congress should approve it
Democrats and Republicans in Congress should join together to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade.
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Could your startup earn the Wild Card at Disrupt Berlin 2019?
We’re just about one month away from opening the doors to infinite early-stage startup opportunity. We’re talking about Disrupt Berlin 2019, which takes place on 11-12 December. But today we’d like to highlight a specific opportunity you might not be familiar with — the Wild Card. Why is this opportunity a big deal? The startup […]
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Oligarchy by Scarlett Thomas review – schoolgirls and body-image
Bluebeard meets boarding-school comedy in a cruelly funny satire of class and eating disordersOligarchy is the story of Natasha, or Tash, who has been sent from Russia to a minor boarding school in Hertfordshire by the oligarch father she barely knows, having been raised in poverty by her mother. She’s a fish out of water – new money, foreign and Jewish – but bonds with her classmates over their shared passion for self-starvation. When one of their number dies, allegedly from anorexia, Tash suspects there is more to the story, and sets out to uncover the school’s dark secret.An early reference to the girls studying Angela Carter hints at the setup: what we have here is a sort of Bluebeard-does-boarding-school comedy with elements of murder mystery. Thomas, who has written 10 novels, the best known of which is The End of Mr Y, is a writer comfortable switching between genres. Continue reading...
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Neighbours meet to plot path out of Chile crisis amid exasperation at elite
Hundreds of town hall-style meetings – cabildos – are taking place to debate causes and solutions of the current unrestIn the dappled shade of Santiago’s Parque Almagro, hundreds of Chileans sat immersed in conversation, reflecting on the past, present and future of their country.As strikes and protests continue across the country, tens of thousands of people have attended spontaneous town hall meetings to seek a way out of more than a month of sometimes violent political unrest. Continue reading...
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Europe needs another cultural revolution. But who would lead it?
In 1989 artists, writers and rock bands defied the status quo and energised the people. We need to recapture that spiritI was an East Berlin student in 1989 when Michael Gorbachev visited the GDR and warned our leaders that if they didn’t change, they would be overrun by history. Theatres and churches became pop-up platforms for real democracy. Rock bands played the anthems of change and stopped caring about state censorship. Half a million people took over Alexanderplatz in Berlin in a show of extraordinary courage and optimism. I was filled with hope and anxiety. And then the Wall came down: the defining moment of my life. I knew then that nothing was impossible; that hope had won. Europe could reunite in peace.Over the next three decades I would become a practising European citizen with a British-German family living in six different European countries. All was good. Continue reading...
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Family suicides in Turkey speak of a society that has lost hope | Elif Shafak
With an economy deep in recession and democracy in tatters, human self-worth is also taken awayFatih is known as one of the most conservative districts of Istanbul. Last week some people in the area saw a note attached to the door of a flat: “Beware! There’s cyanide inside. Call the police. Don’t enter.” Whoever wrote the note had clearly wanted to protect the neighbours from a toxic substance. When the police arrived they found four bodies – two men, two women, aged between 48 and 60. The dead were all from the same family, the Yetişkins, who had been residents of the neighbourhood for decades. The siblings had, according to friends, also lived in unemployment and penury – the wages of one sister, a music teacher, used to keep creditors at bay. Unable to find jobs to cover the family’s growing debts, they’d been battling depression and anxiety.They were beautiful people. They did what they did because of poverty Continue reading...
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Thierry Henry says France can win Euro 2020 but warns Cristiano Ronaldo will want to go out on a high in what would be his last international tournament
Getty Thierry Henry says France can win UEFA Euro 2020 because of its strength in depth, but will face stiff competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. Ronaldo, 34, captained his country to European glory in 2016, however next summer's tournament could be his last. "Can they? Of course they can," Henry told Business Insider when asked if France can win the competition. "[But] I don't think that Ronaldo is going to want to let it go." France just need to beat Moldova on November 14 to secure its place at Euro 2020, having lost only one of its eight qualifying games so far. "Mbappe wasn't available for a lot of games in the qualifiers, and Giroud appears. And sometimes it's Griezmann, or sometimes it's Kingsley Coman," Henry said. "So that's how you win a tournament, and that's how you win games, when everyone is on tune." Read more of our soccer coverage here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thierry Henry says France will face tough competition if it is to win the European Championships in 2020, particularly from Cristiano Ronaldo, who will want to go out on a high at what may be his last ever international tournament.  France are favorites to lift the trophy next summer, having won the World Cup in 2016 and thus far breezed Group H qualifying, losing just one of its eight games and scoring 21 goals. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted again, appeared to sulk while he stormed off the pitch, and left the stadium before the match had even finishedCristiano Ronaldo was Juventus' worst player, had a goal stolen by a teammate, and left the pitch subbed off and frustrated in another underwhelming Champions League performanceAn Italian youth football team plans to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture, and it has the support of the Italian FASEE ALSO: These are the 20 best young soccer players on the planet right now
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Knicks’ RJ Barrett busts out of slump, except in one area
CHICAGO — RJ Barrett had been in a shooting tailspin recently, perhaps the overload of minutes getting to him or sharper scouting reports arriving. But Barrett blasted that slump away Tuesday with a potent 21 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the 120-102 loss to the Bulls at the United Center. Barrett made 8...
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New York Post
Cathay Pacific October passenger traffic falls as HK protests curb travel
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd on Wednesday reported a 7% drop in passengers that flew with the airlines in October as fewer tourists from Mainland China traveled to Hong Kong.
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Rangers’ Kaapo Kakko, Adam Fox put on clinic in 3-on-3
David Quinn joked that the key to being successful in the NHL’s three-on-three overtime is “talent, because that is legit pond hockey.” But Tuesday night at the Garden, it was fortitude that first got the Rangers there. The trio of Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, and Tony DeAngelo were on the ice for the opening 2:06...
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New York Post
Thousands of birds found dead by Indian lake and no one knows why
It's a mystery that has baffled officials in India. What killed more than 2,000 birds near the country's largest inland lake?
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'I lost myself in outlaw character' - Fury says racism fuelled outbursts
Tyson Fury says racism directed at the travelling community fuelled some of his controversial outbursts and played a part in the mental health issues that he continues to battle.
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Twinkle twinkle little satellite: SpaceX’s Starlink project worries astronomers
The sight of SpaceX's Starlink internet satellites trailing across the night sky may be spectacular to some, but astronomers fear that plans to deploy tens of thousands of them could seriously hinder their work.
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New Zealand to vote in referendum on euthanasia
If passed, ‘conscience vote’ will allow assisted dying for terminally ill if doctors approveNew Zealand is to become the first country in the world to put euthanasia to a binding public vote after its lawmakers narrowly passed a bill laying out what the country’s assisted dying regime would be.The law, which would allow terminally ill people with less than six months to live to choose assisted dying if approved by two doctors, passed its final reading in parliament in the capital, Wellington, on Wednesday by 69 votes to 51. It was a conscience vote, meaning that most lawmakers did not vote along party lines. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Ugly return for Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr.
CHICAGO — Weaving Dennis Smith Jr. back into the mix would seem a case of taking a step back to move two steps forward. That’s how it played out Tuesday at the United Center, where a rusty Smith Jr. played a surprisingly high 14 minutes with a performance that could be expected after an extended...
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New York Post
Chelsea Women pull off major coup in signing Australia striker Sam Kerr
• Chelsea beat rivals to land striker on two-and-a-half year deal• Kerr has won five consecutive golden boots in US and AustraliaChelsea have beaten a host of top European clubs to the signing of the Australia striker Sam Kerr on a two-and-a-half year deal.After Kerr announced she would not be returning to Perth Glory in Australia’s W-League, having finished the NWSL season with Chicago Red Stars, European teams, including the Champions League holders Lyon, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona, were linked with the record-breaking forward. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Frustrated Remainers urge the Liberal Democrats to stand aside for Labour in a key election seat
Nicola Tree/Getty Images There is frustration among Remain voters as the Lib Dems and Labour continue to reject working together at the next election. The Lib Dems are refusing to stand aside in a key election seat, despite their candidate pulling out of the contest in order to help Labour candidate Rosie Duffield defeat the Conservatives. Jo Swinson's party intends to find a new candidate to contest Canterbury, even though Duffield like them supports a new referendum and staying in the European Union. Pro-Remain voters are urging the two parties to work together in order to stop Boris Johnson winning the December 12 election. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There is dismay among Remain voters after the Liberal Democrats refused to stand aside for a pro European Union Labour candidate in a key general election seat. Jo Swinson's Liberal Democrats and Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party are refusing to work together at the December 12 general election – despite many of their own supporters urging them to do so.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Extremists turned a frog meme into a hate symbol, but Hong Kong protesters revived it as an emblem of hopeSee Also:How to vote tactically in the 2019 UK general electionLiberal Democrats accused of 'intentionally misinforming' voters with campaign leafletsThe Conservative Party chairman was empty-chaired on live TV as criticism mounts over calamitous start to campaign
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Safari gets support for hardware security keys with iOS 13.3
Apple yesterday released iOS 13.3 beta to developers and public beta testers. But it comes with a new nifty feature that allows Safari users to use hardware security keys for two-factor authentication. According to the release notes: [Safari] now supports NFC, USB, and Lightning FIDO2-compliant security keys in Safari, SFSafariViewController, and ASWebAuthenticationSession using the WebAuthn standard, on devices with the necessary hardware capabilities. Security keys improve account security because they are designed with an intent to cryptographically verify an individual’s identity when signing in to an online service, thereby defending users against account takeover attacks. It’s worth noting that Sweden-based Yubico… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iOS,Security
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The Next Web | International technology news, business & culture
Red Sox’s Chaim Bloom: Dustin Pedroia looking to play next season
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Dustin Pedroia is hoping to return to the Boston Red Sox next year after playing in just nine games during the past two seasons because of his injured left knee. “Every indication I’ve gotten is that he’s feeling good and intending on playing,” Chaim Bloom, Boston’s new chief baseball officer, said Monday...
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Australia's Kerr joins WSL leaders Chelsea
Australia international Sam Kerr signs for Women's Super League leaders Chelsea.
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BBC News - Home
As Push for Higher Minimum Wages Grows, New York Offers a Test Case
Fed research suggested higher minimum wages did not cost jobs in border counties. Industry-level analysis and real-life stories back that up — with caveats.
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The New York Times
'Of course animals speak’ – Eva Meijer on how to communicate with our fellow beasts
The Dutch philosopher believes we should change our relationship to animals. This involves recognising that they talk to one another – and granting them proper rightsFagan the horse is enormous, nervy and then, suddenly, inexplicably calm when Eva Meijer strokes his neck and whispers in his twitching ears. Meijer, a Dutch philosopher, novelist, visual artist and singer-songwriter, is visiting the splendidly acronymed Faith (For Animals In Trouble, there’s Hope) animal rescue centre in Norfolk.Our photographer is hoping to obtain a portrait of Meijer talking to the animals, Dr Dolittle-style, for this interview about Animal Languages, her fascinating, accessible new book about how animals communicate, and what this means for their place on a human-dominated planet. Continue reading...
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US news | The Guardian
Quiz: Name all England's conquerors in 999 men's internationals
As England prepare for their 1,000th men's international, how many of the teams who have beaten them can you name?
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BBC Sport - Sport
Yankees’ dream Miguel Andujar scenario has worked before
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Will Miguel Andujar be the 2020 Yankees’ odd man out? Or will he serve as the sequel to DJ LeMahieu, carrying his powerful bat across multiple positions? As he begins the process of building his next team, Brian Cashman, no small voice in this decision, clearly believes it will be the latter....
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New York Post
Google's patient data project 'Nightingale' is under investigation
Well, that didn't take long. Shortly after The Wall Street Journal blew the lid off Project Nightingale, regulators have announced that they'll start looking into Google's partnership with Ascension, the second-largest health system in the US. Accord...
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Engadget | Technology News, Advice and Features
Nets playing coy when it comes to Caris LeVert’s injury
SALT LAKE CITY — The Nets are still being coy about Caris LeVert’s thumb injury. The young wing didn’t play in Tuesday’s 119-114 loss to the Jazz, and his status beyond that is still up in the air. LeVert sprained his right thumb in Sunday’s blowout loss at the Suns. He had X-rays after that...
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New York Post
Nikki Haley keeps door open for 2024 presidential run
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley left the door open to running for the White House in 2024 after vowing to stump across the country to help re-elect President Trump next year. Haley, who discussed her book “With All Due Respect” at the 92nd Street Y Tuesday night,  sought to deflect the...
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Venice floods: Italian city sees highest tide in 50 years
The mayor of Venice says he will declare a state of disaster after a high tide topped 1.87m.
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BBC News - Home
Woman accused of trespassing at CIA headquarters allegedly breaks court order, shows up to Obama's home
A North Carolina woman accused of trespassing at CIA headquarters four times, including one alleged instance in which she asked to speak with “Agent Penis,” also showed up to former President Obama’s home, a federal judge said Tuesday.  
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Politica
Caretaker accused of killing 4-year-old in ‘horrific’ case of child abuse
Some of the evidence of abuse included bite marks, open wounds, cigarette burns, puncture wounds, and signs of malnourishment, the district attorney said.
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