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Two cities overcome Pearl Harbor legacy

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Seventy-five years after a Japanese admiral led the attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, the mayor of his hometown joined his Honolulu counterpart to mark the anniversary — as friends. Nagaoka Mayor Tatsunobu Isoda lay flowers at the main memorial event Wednesday and was to join a ...

France to unveil copy of landmark prehistoric art cave

Dec 9, 2016

France to unveil copy of landmark prehistoric art cave

The last of four boys who discovered the Lascaux cave paintings, a stunning display of prehistoric art in southwest France, will visit a new replica of the site Saturday. Simon Coencas, now 89, will join President Francois Hollande for the inauguration of the display ...

Dec 9, 2016

Virus found in DNA of child mummy could rewrite smallpox history

The discovery of smallpox DNA in a 17th-century child mummy may shorten the timeline of the deadly infectious disease’s history, according to a study published Thursday. Specimens of the smallpox-causing variola virus now exist only in secured laboratory freezers. The highly contagious and sometimes ...

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to grace banknote

Dec 9, 2016

Woman described as Canada's Rosa Parks to grace banknote

A black woman often described as Canada’s Rosa Parks for her 1946 decision to sit in a whites-only section of a Nova Scotia movie theater will be the first Canadian woman to be celebrated on the face of a Canadian banknote. Finance Minister Bill ...

Surgeon General sounds alarm over teen use of e-cigarettes

Dec 9, 2016

Surgeon General sounds alarm over teen use of e-cigarettes

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report released Thursday, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too ...