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Study co-authored by UMMC professor finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness to exercise for the recommended 150 minutes per week. Participants were ...

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Flights restart at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

Flights resumed at Hong Kong’s airport Wednesday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. About three dozen protesters remained camped in the airport’s arrivals area a day after a mass demonstration and frenzied mob violence forced more than 100 flight cancelations. ...

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Asian shares rise on US plan to delay some China tariffs

Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday after the U.S. said it would hold off on tariffs of Chinese imports of mobile phones, toys and several other items typically on holiday shopping lists. Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 1.2% in early trading to 20,691.10, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.5% to 6,598.50. South Korea’s Kospi gained 1.3% to 1,951.33. Hong Kong’s Hang ...

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Farmers use tech to squeeze every drop from Colorado River

GREELEY, Colo. — A drone soared over a blazing hot cornfield in northeastern Colorado on a recent morning, snapping images with an infrared camera to help researchers decide how much water they would give the crops the next day. After a brief, snaking flight above the field, the drone landed and the researchers removed a handful of memory cards. Back ...

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Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up

The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is running far higher than normal this hurricane season, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways. One continuing concern is the massive volume of water that for months has been pushing against levees protecting a city that’s mostly below sea level. The Mississippi River is well above average this week at ...

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Mississippi could drop high school history exam

One of the four tests that Mississippi public school students take in high school may be going away. A testing task force voted by email last week to recommend that the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test. Students formerly had to pass that test, plus exams in English, algebra and biology to graduate. Now, there are ...

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US homeland security chief: Racism is fueling some terrorism

White supremacist ideology is helping fuel domestic terrorism in the United States, the head of Homeland Security said Tuesday. Acting Secretary Kevin K. McAleenan appeared in Jackson, Mississippi, for a forum about preventing violence against religious groups. The conversation included references to mass shootings, including the recent one that killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso . Authorities ...

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USDA: Ohio has its worst weather-prevented planting season

U.S. Department of Agriculture numbers show Ohio farmers have been hit with the state’s worst weather-prevented planting season on record. The Columbus Dispatch reports the data released this week shows Ohio had the highest rate nationally of acreage on which insured farmers were prevented from planting because of weather. The data showed Ohio’s 15.1% rate was followed by Arkansas, Michigan ...

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UPDATE — Mississippi gets high grade on manufacturing strength but seen weak on advanced industries

Findings detailed in Ball State manufacturing scorecard   By TED CARTER Mississippi has joined a short list of states that Ball State University’s Manufacturing Annual Scorecard rated as tops nationally for the health of their manufacturing sectors. But the leading academic author of the Scorecard said Mississippi must improve the quality of its healthcare and schools to grab a larger ...

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TODD SMITH — Facebook offers news outlets millions for publishing rights

Facebook is willing to shell out millions of dollars for the rights to publish its content in a news section that the company hopes to launch later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal. Facebook officials recently told news executives they would be willing to pay as much as $3 million a year to license headlines and previews of ...

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