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Researchers announce Zika vaccine success with mice

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By David Templeton | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 4, 2016

PITTSBURGH — Amid the growing surge of Zika research, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has announced early success with two experimental vaccines that prevented the pups of immunized female mice from becoming infected with the virus. Both vaccines, with one more effective than the...

Former Miss Universe: ‘I will continue standing up’ to Trump

Alicia Machado at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood on June 8, 2016. The former Miss Universe who had been insulted by Donals Trump, has emerged as a potent advocate for his current political opponent, Hillary Clinton. (Sthanlee B. Mirador/Sipa USA/TNS)

By Sarah D. Wire and Melanie Mason | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 30, 2016

WASHINGTON — The former Miss Universe whom Donald Trump repeatedly attacked this week fought back Friday, insisting she would continue to stand up to him on behalf of women. During Monday's debate, Hillary Clinton cited Trump's harsh treatment of the beauty queen, Alicia Machado. Trump, who owned...

With white supremacists drawn into political mainstream, David Duke declares victory

David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, spoke about his admiration for Donald Trump and his own U.S. Senate campaign on Sept. 19, 2016, at his home in Mandeville, La. (Todd J. Gillman/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

By By Lisa Mascaro | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 30, 2016

KENNER, La. — David Duke worked the Louisiana gun show like a preacher pursuing souls, cornering potential voters as they picked over firearms and ammo. The robes are gone and the rhetoric is softer than during his grand wizard days. But Duke has not shed his relentless proselytizing for the white...

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

In a first, Congress rebukes Obama with veto override of 9/11 bill

By Lisa Mascaro and Michael A. Memoli | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Congress has been angling for this moment: the chance to finally deliver President Barack Obama a stinging rebuke with the first veto override since he took office. It may not be exactly the political score many Republicans had envisioned. The timing comes near the end of...

Trump announces $18 million haul in fundraising push on day after debate

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the 11th annual Values Voter Summit on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Sarah D. Wire | Tribune Washington Bureau

September 28, 2016

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's campaign reported raising $18 million in the 24 hours after Monday's debate as part of a big fundraising push. The effort was aimed at capturing support from some of the record 84 million people who watched the first debate between Trump...

Millennials have mixed feelings about participating in politics

Grace Vargas, a freshman from Chicago studying anthropology, writes down information after talking with a student while canvassing for Bernie Sanders on March 6 on the 15th floor of Mae Smith. Members of the campaign went door to door in the building informing students about early voting options and how to register to vote. Vargas became involved with the local campaign early and now assists in organizing other students.

By Lindsay Weber | Chicago Tribune

September 27, 2016

Driven by angst and rock 'n' roll, the youth of the early '90s wanted two things: a voice and their MTV. Statements came in the form of Madonna cloaked in an American flag, explicit rap lyrics and the existential crises of the disaffected young people in "Reality Bites." The voice of the millennial...

Theme parks bring in Hollywood producers and giant terror-filled mazes for Halloween

An actor catches guests off-guard in the scare zone at

By Hugo Martin | Los Angeles Times

September 26, 2016

LOS ANGELES — Halloween is growing so big, it's scary. To crank up the fright levels, Universal Studios Hollywood is employing directors and producers of creepy movies and television series to help create new attractions for this year's Halloween celebration. Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia...

Why Tulsa and Charlotte reacted so differently to police shootings

Debris falls upon Charlotte officers and protestors as officers began to push protestors from the intersection near the Epicentre Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C. The protestors were rallying against the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on Tuesday evening in the University City area. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS)

By Jaweed Kaleem And Kristi Eaton | Los Angeles Times

September 26, 2016

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The recent fatal police shootings of two black men spurred soul-searching across the nation but drew vastly different reactions from the cities in which they took place. In Tulsa, Okla., on Thursday, a group of 50 demonstrators was preparing to march when people suddenly started...

Facebook founder to spend billions unfriending ‘all disease’

Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at the Facebook's Developers Conference Tuesday morning, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, Calif.  (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

By Steve Dorfman | The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

September 26, 2016

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan, announced last week that they're spending $3 billion in the next decade in an effort to "cure all diseases in our children's lifetime," the temptation — especially for the late-night comics — was to poke fun at the tech...

Jose Fernandez’s death like losing ‘a family member’ to Marlins fans

A memorial for Jose Fernandez takes shape at Marlins Park in Miami after the game against the Atlanta Braves was cancelled when Fernandez died in a boating accident, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Maimi Beach. (Joe Caveretta/Sun Sentinel/TNS)

By Tom D'Angelo | The Palm Beach Post, Fla.

September 25, 2016

MIAMI — To the Falls family of Miami, Jose Fernandez was an "inspiration" and a true "role model." Ricardo and Maria Falls arrived in South Florida from Cuba during the Mariel boatlift in 1980. The Falls and their children, Natalie, 13, and twins Ricky and Emily, 7, have followed Fernandez's journey. "Like...

Clinton campaign wants debate moderator to correct Trump lies

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. (TNS)

By Chris Megerian | Los Angeles Times

September 25, 2016

With the first of three presidential debates around the corner, Hillary Clinton's campaign is urging moderators to quickly correct any lies from Donald Trump. "This is the role of the moderator ... to call out those lies, and do it in real time," said Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director,...

Florida man arrested in theft of naked Trump statue

Jason Burch, 38, right, of West Hollywood, takes a selfie with a nude statue depicting Donald Trump at the entrance of Soap Plant Wacko in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. A Florida man was recently arrested for allegedly stealing a similar statue. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Cresonia Hsieh | Miami Herald

September 25, 2016

A Coral Gables, Fla., man wanted for the theft of a naked Donald Trump statue in Wynwood turned himself in to police Friday, but refused to speak and invoked the Fifth Amendment, police said. Pedro A. Rodriguez, a graffiti guide with a history of minor criminal acts, refused to tell police if he stole...

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