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On Christmas Day last year, a 68-year-old woman in southern China came down with the flu. A week later she was hospitalized. The woman eventually recovered, but she spent three weeks in the hospital. The culprit? H7N4, a new type of bird flu. "This is the first case of human infection with avian influenza A (H7N4) in the world," the Hong Kong Centre for Health Protection said Wednesday in a statement. The woman caught the virus from a live chicken, the agency said. And there's no signs she...
Arts & Life
After the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Las Vegas last year, lawmakers discussed imposing restrictions on "bump stocks." The Las Vegas shooter used that type of gun modification, which makes a semi-automatic weapon fire like an automatic weapon, and killed 58 people. After a gunman killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, last November, lawmakers discussed how they could improve the background check system. No new laws came of those discussions. Now, after a...