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Cardiologist on Dietary Guidelines Promoting Low-Fat Foods: ‘Perhaps the Biggest Mistake in Modern Medical History, Resulting in Devastating Consequences for Public Health’

Prof David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said: “As a clinician, treating patients all day every day, I quickly realised that guidelines from on high, suggesting high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets were the universal panacea, were deeply flawed. “Current efforts have failed – the proof being that obesity levels are higher than they have ever been, and show no chance of reducing despite the best efforts of government and scientists.”

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Recovery: More People Between Ages 18 and 34 Living with Parents Than Ever

For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. And the proportion of older millennials — those ages 25 to 34 — who are living at home has reached its highest point (19 percent) on record, Pew analysts said.

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French police raid Google's Paris headquarters as part of €1.6 billion tax fraud investigation

French police searched the Paris offices of U.S. internet giant Google today as part of a tax evasion and money laundering investigation, it has emerged. Authorities believe Google owes 1.6 billion euros (£1.2billion) in back taxes in France, a source close to the matter said in February. The investigation, which started in June last year, aims to verify whether Google Ireland Ltd has failed in its fiscal obligations in France, the prosecutor's office said in statement.

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US mulling plan to infect mosquitoes with bacteria to curb Zika virus

The US may soon become the first nation to approve the commercial use of a common bacterium to fight the spread of diseases such as the Zika virus. The strategy would involve infecting mosquitoes with the bacteria and releasing the males into the environment. The idea, currently being reviewed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), comes from MosquitoMate, a biotechnology startup which hopes to use the Wolbachia pipientis bacteria as a tool against the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus), Nature reported. The company's plan involves rearing mosquitoes infected with a particular strain of the bacteria and releasing the males into the environment. If the males mate with females who do not carry the same strain of Wolbachia, any fertilized eggs would not hatch because the paternal chromosomes would not form properly.

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So, You Thought Bank Of America Would Be Punished For Role In 2008 Crisis? Think Again

In a reversal of the smidgen of accountability forced on Bank of America for its role in the 2008 financial crisis, a U.S. appeals court threw out a jury’s verdict — and with it, the $1.27 billion fine BoA would have paid for mortgage fraud. Though the Department of Justice had alleged Countrywide Financial Corp., which was purchased by Bank of America in 2008, had sold Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac thousands of bad loans through its “Hustle” mortgage program, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York found insufficient evidence to back charges of fraud.

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Guccifer: Hacker Who Got Inside Hillary Clinton's Server Said To Cooperate Fully With Ongoing Email Investigation

As we reported three weeks ago, the notorious Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar known also as Guccifer who first exposed Hillary Clinton's private email address made a bombshell claim when he claimed that he also gained access to the former Secretary of State's "completely unsecured" server. "It was like an open orchid on the Internet," Lazar told NBC News. "There were hundreds of folders." This took place shortly after Lazar was extradited from Romania to the US to face hacking charges.

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Report: ICE Opening Facility for Transgender Illegal Immigrants

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is planning to build a separate facility for transgender illegal immigrants at a new detention center set to open in Alvarado, Texas.

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US Marshals send wrong woman to jail, where she was strip searched and shackled

When a team of "vested up and gunned up" U.S. Marshals in Tennessee apprehended Tracy Hinson and began interrogating her about selling 10 Xanax tablets in 2012, she gave them answers that made it clear they had the wrong woman. The marshal in charge told Hinton he needed to make a call. "After he went and made a call, he came back and told me that he had to do what the paper said he had to. He asked if I ever lived in Mt. Pleasant, and I said no," said Hinson. "They took me to the Dyer County Jail and I was fully processed there, and that included being shackled and strip searched. They said they were holding me until Lawrence County could come and pick me up that night."

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Venezuelan State-Run Oil Co. To Pay Suppliers With Debt Swap

Struggling to stay afloat as the Venezuelan economy crumbles and unrest becomes riotous, the country’s state-run oil company, PDVSA, is reportedly offering service providers a debt-swap deal in exchange for payments. A subsidiary of PDVSA has reportedly offered service contractors a deal in which US$2.5 billion in debt would be swapped for dollar bonds, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing unnamed contractors who have been offered the deal.

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Israeli Start-up to Provide DHS With Facial Recognition Tech That Digs Up Character Traits

The idea of having artificial intelligence (AI) profiling you to find out who you are, simply by looking at your face, is an idea that might scare some into thinking that this technology could lead to some very inaccurate predictions and government overreach. Pedro Domingos, a professor of computer science at the University of Washington, is one of those people who think this type of AI profiling could get a little messy. “Can I predict that you’re an ax murderer by looking at your face and therefore should I arrest you?” Domingos told theWashington Times. “You can see how this would be controversial.”

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NBC: YOUR CHILDREN WILL BE MICROCHIPPED “SOONER RATHER THAN LATER”

An NBC News report that promotes the microchipping of children asserts that it will happen “sooner rather than later” and that Americans will eventually accept the process as something just as normal as the barcode. It goes on to highlight mother of three Steffany Rodroguez-Neely, who talks about how she briefly lost her daughter after she hid behind a rack of clothes, bringing to the fore, “every parent’s nightmare when you can’t find your child.”

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Monsanto rejects $62bn bid from Bayer

GMO giant Monsanto rejected an unsolicited $62 billion takeover bid by German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, saying the price was too low but adding that it remained “open to further talks.” Monsanto can “see the logic” of combining with the German corporation, and believes the merger could get the required approval from regulators, sources familiar with the talks told Reuters. However, the St. Louis, Missouri-based company believes its shareholders deserve a better offer.

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NYPD caught red-handed sanitizing police brutality Wikipedia entries

IP addresses linked to the New York Police Department's computer network have been used to sanitize Wikipedia entries about cases of police brutality. This wouldn't be the first time we've seen nefarious alterations to Wikipedia entries, and it won't be the last. But the disclosure of NYPD's entries by Capital New York come as the Justice Department announced a national initiative for "building community trust and justice" with the nation's policing agencies.

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Price of Corn Flour in Venezuela Soars 900 Percent

Venezuelans on Tuesday woke up to discover that the government-controlled price of corn flour — used to make corn patty arepas, a staple of local cuisine — has risen 900 percent.

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US Federal Court: Private Lawsuit Can Bring 16 of the World’s Largest Criminal Banks to Their Knees

In 2007, more than a dozen of the world’s largest banks colluded to deliberately depress the rate at which they paid out on investments. This rate is known as the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor), which is the average of interest rates estimated by each of the leading banks in London that it would be charged were it to borrow from other banks.

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Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe Being Investigated by the FBI, Again

Anonymous “U.S. officials” informed CNN on Monday that the FBI has been investigating Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (shown) for possibly violating campaign finance rules. Even though it was said to be “ongoing,” McAuliffe’s attorney, Marc Elias, said neither he nor the governor knew anything about the investigation but they “will certainly cooperate” if and when they are contacted about it.

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Why Uber Is Killing the Bank (And What That Means for Everything Else)

Everyone wants to be the Uber of something. In Silicon Valley over the last couple of years, I think VCs probably heard the “we are the Uber of …” pitch more times than there are atoms in the universe. (That’s probably a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea.)

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Real time face capture lets you control famous faces

Researchers at Stanford have developed face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. In other words, you can make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent.

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Hawaii could be first to put gun owners in federal database

Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country. Most people entered in the "Rap Back" database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in "positions of trust," such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.

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Romanian Hacker Who Says he Breached Clinton Server Finalizing Plea Deal

The Romanian hacker who claimed he easily breached Hillary Clinton’s personal email server is finalizing a plea deal with the FBI and U.S. attorney, Fox News has learned.

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