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Chiefs tender Byron Pringle as a restricted free agent

Byron Pringle has spent his entire NFL career with the Chiefs and the team would like him back for the 2021 season. Pringle’s agents announced, via Adam Schefter of ESPN,

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Researchers hunt for drugs that keep HIV latent

When the human immunodeficiency virus infects cells, it can either exploit the cells to start making more copies of itself or remain dormant—a phenomenon called latency. Keeping these reservoirs latent

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Refinitiv managers, Thomson Reuters Corp sell $1 billion in LSE voting shares

Thomson Reuters Corp and some members of Refinitiv’s management have sold 10.4 million voting shares in London Stock Exchange Group for roughly 745 million pounds ($1.04 billion), a joint bookrunner

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Panic adds screen mirroring to its retro handheld Playdate

The Playdate is a tiny handheld gaming device with a 2.7-inch black-and-white LCD and a hand crank on the side. Firewatch publisher Panic is shooting for a gaming system with

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Chicago crime: 25 shot, including 10-year-old boy and police officer, during weekend bloodshed

A 10-year-old boy was one of 25 people shot in Chicago over the weekend, when he was inside a car as one or more gunmen opened fire, police said Monday.

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Masseuse contends Deshaun Watson asked for “inappropriate areas” to be massaged

It’s unclear whether attorney Tony Buzbee actually has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a masseuse who alleges that a sexual assault was committed by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Buzbee

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BMI1, a promising gene to protect against Alzheimer’s disease

Another step towards understanding Alzheimer’s disease has been taken at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre. Molecular biologist Gilbert Bernier, and professor of neurosciences at Université de Montréal, has discovered a

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Capital Group becomes second-biggest investor in ABB

U.S.-based investment manager Capital Group has increased its stake in ABB to 5.05%, a regulatory filing showed on Friday, becoming the second-biggest shareholder in the Swiss engineering company. Capital, which

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Rocket League Sideswipe is a 2D take on Psyonix’s popular soccer-with-cars game for mobile devices

The biggest difference between Sideswipe and the main Rocket League game is that it’ll be played from a new perspective – a 2D, side view. How that’ll impact the overall

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Florida fugitive points gun at deputy, chokes and bites K-9, investigators say

Police in Florida have released a startling video of a suspect whom they say pulled a gun on a deputy and bit a K-9 in the ear during a recent

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