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Florida Zika cases rise to 25 as back-to-school day nears

Governor Scott said he authorized more than $26 million in state funds to fight Zika and as of Thursday, more than $18 million has been allocated to local and state entities for mosquito prevention and control. USA officials said they don't expect to see a Zika epidemic in the United States similar to those in Latin America. There are 382 travel-related infections of Zika and 57 involving pregnant women.

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Wounded Police Dog Found Alive After Being Shot

The dog, which was still wearing its bullet-proof vest, had bullet wounds to the neck and back and was taken to a veterinarian, the story said. A veterinarian's X-rays showed some bullet fragments and that one of the shots was almost fatal.

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Refilling water bottles is 'as dirty as licking your toilet'

The amount of germs on re-used plastic water bottles will surprise you. And worse still, researchers found that a whopping 60% of the germs found were capable of making you sick - meaning that if you've been randomly under the weather lately, you may have just found the culprit.

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U.S. Retail Sales Miss Expectations

Morgan Chase. Year-over-year core sales increased 2.2 percent. This mid-summer retail sales report has a couple key stories to tell: When Americans are buying, many are saving their dollars to buy cars, and they're buying a lot of the other stuff online.

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Belgian sailor reports illness after racing on polluted bay

She reported feeling sick after placing 16th and 15th in yesterday's two races. Now she is in danger of missing the medal round on Monday. Van Acker's coach, Wil Van Bladel, revealed that the athlete had suffered from an intestinal infection while training in Rio during July and became sick again on Wednesday.

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Death of Texas infant linked to Zika virus

The health agency said the girl's mother had traveled to Latin America - a hotbed for Zika - while pregnant and became infected before returning to Texas . The death of a newborn in the Houston area has been linked to the Zika virus, Texas public health officials said Tuesday. Nearly 100 of the 1800 Zika cases were reported in Texas .