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Television reports say the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was injured in an attack by an armed assailant in Seoul, pictured on May 9, 2014The US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, was slashed on his face and arm by a blade-wielding assailant shouting anti-war slogans in an attack in Seoul Thursday, police and reports said. The United States strongly condemned the "act of violence" which left the ambassador bleeding profusely as he was rushed to hospital, and said that President Barack Obama had spoken with him. "The President called (Lippert) to tell him that he and his wife Robyn are in his thoughts and prayers, and to wish him the very best for a speedy recovery," said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman. Witnesses said a man with a blade concealed in his right hand attacked Lippert as he was attending a breakfast function at the Sejong Cultural Institute in central Seoul.

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Wed, Mar 4 04:44 PM

In this Nov. 25, 2014 file photo, police officers watch protesters as smoke fills the streets in Ferguson, Mo. after a grand jury's decision in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. A Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson police department and at the municipal jail and court. The full report, to be publicly released on March 4, says the investigation found Ferguson officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too often charged them with petty offenses. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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Wed, Mar 4 03:05 PM

Ferguson Report: Rampant Racism and Other Scathing Findings From ProbeU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says report shows deep distrust and hostility in the community.

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Wed, Mar 4 01:04 PM

In this Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 file courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, left, is depicted beside U.S. District Judge George O'Toole Jr., right, as O'Toole addresses a pool of potential jurors in a jury assembly room at the federal courthouse, in Boston. Two highly anticipated criminal trials are underway almost simultaneously in Massachusetts: the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins, File)Follow Yahoo News' live coverage from inside the courtroom.

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Wed, Mar 4 12:05 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama's health overhaul Wednesday in a dispute over the tax subsidies that make insurance affordable for millions of Americans.Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
Wed, Mar 4 11:28 AM

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2011, file photo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton checks her Blackberry from a desk inside a C-17 military plane upon her departure from Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, bound for Tripoli, Libya. Clinton used a personal email account during her time as secretary of state, rather than a government-issued email address, potentially hampering efforts to archive official government documents required by law. Clinton's office said nothing was illegal or improper about her use of the non-government account and that she believed her business emails to State Department and other .gov accounts would be archived in accordance with government rules. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool, File)The House Select Committee on Benghazi is planning to subpoena

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Wed, Mar 4 09:29 AM

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves following his address to a joint session of the US Congress on March 3, 2015, in Washington, DCMany analysts in Israel say Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before Congress, which challenged President Obama's strategy on Iran, may help him garner votes in upcoming elections.

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Wed, Mar 4 03:00 AM
A new study finds that people with reduced heart function - as measured by cardiac index - are more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease.Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Wed, Mar 4 03:00 AM
Nearly all women and people over 65 in the U.S. with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research Institute.Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Wed, Mar 4 03:00 AM
The cognitive performance of persons with Alzheimer's disease and behavioural and psychological problems are linked to their performance of activities of daily living, according to a recent study...Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Wed, Mar 4 01:00 AM
Pharmacological agents hold promise for several neurodegenerative disordersA newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block both the inflammation and nerve cell damage seen in mouse...Alzheimer's / Dementia News From Medical News Today
Tue, Mar 3 02:00 AM
Dr. Joshua Hare, founding director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a study released in the Journal of The American...Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Tue, Mar 3 12:00 AM
Targeting mechanisms in the central nervous system that sense energy generated by nutrients might yield the beneficial effects of low-calorie diets on healthy aging without the need to alter food...Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
Mon, Mar 2 01:00 AM
Researchers estimate that 7 in 10 over 90-year-olds have early leukemia cellsIt is almost inevitable that we will develop genetic mutations associated with leukaemia as we age, according to...Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
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