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Is your Fitbit accurate?
Is your Fitbit accurate?
May 25, 2016

Study questions ability of devices to monitor heart rates but firm claims results are 'biased and baseless'
Three law suits filed against Fitbit claim its heart trackers are 'inaccurate'
The law firm has conducted a study, which they say backs up their claims
It claims Fitbit's PurePulse can be off by up to 20 beats per minute

Fitbit denies claims, saying it's a 'biased attempt to extract pay-
out'

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No regrets! New type of tattoo ink means designs can be easily removed
No regrets! New type of tattoo ink means designs can be easily removed
May 25, 2016

A New York Biochemist invented the ink after getting a tattoo his parents disapproved of
He tried to have the design removed but was unhappy with the results that left scarring
A recent poll found that while 1-in-3 Americans has at least one tattoo, around a quarter have designs that they regret getting.
Tattoo removal has become a huge cosmetic business with people anxious to remove their ex's name to misspelled words and sketchy Chinese characters that often don't mean what people think
The new ink is said to wear off after a year so you can re-think your ink with no permanent regret

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Former Harlem drug dealer joins the Ivy League
Former Harlem drug dealer joins the Ivy League
May 25, 2016

David Norman from Harlem was first jailed for drugs offences in 1968
The 67-year-old was last jailed in 1995 and has been off drugs for 20 years
He graduated this year with a bachelor's degree from Columbia University
Norman plans to write a book and continue working with the community

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Homeless Teens in Mass Learn Computer Coding Skills
Homeless Teens in Mass Learn Computer Coding Skills
May 25, 2016

Homeless middle school and high school girls are working their tech-savvy sides thanks to a special club at their shelter in Dorchester, MA
Brookview House, a nonprofit that provides housing to homeless women and children is home to a coding club for teen girls called "Girls Who Code."
The program, which is part of the national Girls Who Code organization, is currently in its second year at the Dorchester Center, Massachusetts, nonprofit, with 15 girls participating.
The shelter's Director says, "Our purpose is to help them increase their self-esteem and confidence and to prevent future homelessness. It is our hope that this confidence will propel them on to a track that leads to college

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Autistic Boy Reads to Shelter Dogs To Help Socialize Them
Autistic Boy Reads to Shelter Dogs To Help Socialize Them
May 25, 2016

Jacob Tumalan, a 6-year-old with autism, reads to shelter dogs every Thursday after school at the Carson Animal Shelter in Gardena, California, as part of a group called "Rescue Readers."
Jacob says, "If I read to the dogs they will come out of their cages and find homes. They have to find new homes because they are alone."
Shelter workers say when Jacob sets up his mat in front of the cages the dogs calm down and Jacob has been able to overcome his fear of loud noises while raising his reading skills to a 3rd grade level. Win Win!

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New Recall: Toyota Recalls 1.6 Million U.S. Vehicles Over Defective  Air Bags
New Recall: Toyota Recalls 1.6 Million U.S. Vehicles Over Defective Air Bags
May 25, 2016

The new recall includes some Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011.
Toyota Motor Corp said on Monday it will recall almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata air bag inflators that could rupture.
Toyota said the new recall includes some but not all Corolla, Matrix, Yaris, 4Runner, Sienna, Scion xB, Lexus ES, GX and IS vehicles built between 2006 and 2011.
Toyota said it has now recalled 4.73 million vehicles in the United States for Takata air bags. Other reports from the 17 automakers now recalling Takata vehicles
are due this week.

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Monsanto Rejects Bayer's Bid
Monsanto Rejects Bayer's Bid
May 25, 2016

Monsanto rejected a $62 billion bid from German conglomerate Bayer, but said it would be open to a bigger offer.
In a statement, the company said its board of directors unanimously voted against the unsolicited proposal, which it deemed "incomplete and financially inadequate."
Monsanto made it clear that they would be open to a larger offer

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Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges after judge hears rape accuser's claims
Cosby WILL STAND trial on sex assault charges after judge hears rape accuser's claims
May 25, 2016

Judge Elizabeth McHugh ruled on Tuesday that 78yr old Cosby will stand trial
Andrea Constand, 42, the women who is accusing Cosby of raping and drugging her in 2004, did not testify in court at the probably cause hearing
Constand's affidavit was read in court in which she claimed the actor gave her 'herbal medication' and ordered her to drink wine before the assault
Cosby's statement to police was also read in court in which he admitted to giving Constand pills but said they were Benadryl
If convicted on these charges,Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine

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Sanders demands new Kentucky Canvass
Sanders demands new Kentucky Canvass
May 25, 2016

The Bernie Sanders campaign asked Kentucky election officials to review the electronic voting machines used in last week's primary
Sanders lost to Hillary Clinton by one-half of 1 percent of the vote, in her slimmest win yet
Clinton and Sanders both picked up 27 pledged delegates in Kentucky, with one final delegate to be allocated
A re-canvass is different than a recount because it doesn't go down to individual ballots. A recount would have to be paid for by the Sanders campaign, but a re-canvass - which looks at voting machines and absentee ballots - is paid for by the state.
KY's Secretary of State said the request has been granted and the re-canvass is expected to begin Thursday

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Bomb squad and FBI are called to LAX
Bomb squad and FBI are called to LAX
May 25, 2016

Compass Airlines Flight 5931 from Houston to LAX was stopped on tarmac
Airport workers received a bomb threat over the phone, it is reported
Tactical unit were pictured sweeping the aircraft with a bomb sniffing dog
Passengers and crew were kept on board the aircraft during checks but were later evacuated by fire crews
A Bomb Threat on a Turkish Airlines Plane on Monday turned out to be a hoax, but not before 134 people were evacuated

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