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Ravens waiting to see where Dez Bryant is after lengthy football absence

The Ravens didn’t get Antonio Brown, who signed with the Buccaneers, but they did get Lamar Jackson a new receiver in Dez Bryant. Bryant, 31, signed with the Ravens’ practice

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Q&A: Dense breast tissue and molecular breast imaging

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent mammogram, I was told that I have dense breast tissue. What does that mean? Should I be concerned? What does that mean for my

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Europe is in trouble. The ECB is ready to unleash more stimulus

The European Central Bank is getting ready to unleash even more stimulus, warning on Thursday of clear risks as the region’s two biggest economies once again impose sweeping restrictions in

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Twitter is adding prompts, hashtags, and emoji to promote early voting in the US

Starting today, US Twitter users will get prompts in their home timelines to encourage them to vote early, as the November 3rd presidential election approaches. The updates will include push

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FBI, other agencies warn of ‘imminent cybercrime threat’ to U.S. hospitals

Federal agencies are warning of “an increased and imminent cybercrime threat” to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers, including so-called ransomware attacks. The warnings were in a report released Wednesday, and

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Pete Carroll on Carlos Dunlap trade: “He’s classically what you’re looking for as an edge rusher”

The Seattle Seahawks badly needed a boost to their puss rush. They’re hoping Carlos Dunlap will be able to provide it. Seattle acquired Dunlap from the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday

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Study raises questions about role of leisure activity in dementia

Studies have suggested that taking part in leisure activities such as playing cards or gardening may be associated with a lower risk of developing dementia. But a new study found

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Warren Buffett hasn’t publicly backed Biden despite past Democratic endorsements

Warren Buffett has been surprisingly quiet about the presidential election. The Oracle of Omaha hasn’t publicly backed Joe Biden, but Buffett hosted a fundraiser for Biden’s former boss, Barack Obama,

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Microsoft adds new Xbox touch controls to 10 xCloud games

Microsoft is bringing Xbox touch controls to 10 games on its xCloud game streaming service today. xCloud launched last month with just Minecraft Dungeons supporting these new touch controls, but

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Family says Walter Wallace Jr., killed by Philadelphia police, needed mental health treatment

On Monday afternoon, police officers arrived at Walter Wallace Jr.’s West Philadelphia row home for a third time that day. Relatives said he was having “another one of his episodes.”

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