Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

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Source: MSN Kratom, a controversial herbal supplement used for pain relief, is likely behind a salmonella outbreak that has affected 20 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mitragyna speciosa, commonly called kratom, is often billed as a safer alternative to conventional painkillers. But the supplement made headlines a few weeks ago, when Food and Drug …

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The U.S. Military Will Have More Robots Than Humans by 2025

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Source: Mint Press News Armed with a budget of over $700 billion for the coming year – which will likely continue to grow over the course of Trump’s Pentagon-controlled presidency — the Pentagon’s dystopian vision for the future of the military is quickly bec While cyborg soldiers and fully automated weapons have long been fodder …

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The US Air Force Wants More Money to Defend Its Satellites

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Source: Motherboard The 2019 budget for Air Force space equipment and R&D, including new satellite defenses, represents a 9-percent increase over 2018. The US Air Force wants to spend around $8 billion in 2019 on harder-to-destroy satellites and other space equipment as it prepares for a possible orbital showdown with Russia and China. But the military should …

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Eleven new cases of norovirus reported at Olympics, upping total to 139

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Source:  MSN The norovirus outbreak among staff and volunteers at the Pyeongchang Olympics appears to be easing. Eleven new cases were diagnosed Friday, according to organizers, bringing the week’s total to 139. The outbreak had previously grown by dozens of cases each day. Seven of the 11 new cases are security staff, the group hit hardest …

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Pentagon Expects Afghan War to Cost $45 Billion in 2018

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Source:  AntiWar Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Assistant Secretary of Defense Randall Schriver on Tuesday revealed that the Pentagon expects the cost of the Afghan War in 2018 to come to $45 billion. This obviously is subject to change, in the face of more probable escalations. The cost includes $13 billion in direct cost …

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