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SpaceX rocket botches ocean landing again

The weather will be not the problem today in SpaceX's fifth attempt to get the SES-9 satellite into space . SpaceX had repeatedly set expectations low for this particular rocket recovery attempt. Official confirmation of good health of SES-9 was delivered from Boeing just before 03:00 GMT - satellite is transmitting data correctly, all systems are working as they should.

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Embattled Gov. Chris Christie Talks New Jersey Jobs, Economy Amid Resignation Calls

RUSH: Translation: No more hostage video placement for me. Christie said he did not watch Mitt Romney's scathing speech against Trump today , but saw scattered reports on it as he was preparing for the news conference. Do it hard. Do it as I always have and the people of New Jersey will see it", he said. One Twitter user said the New Jersey Governor, who could be eyeing up a shot as running as Trump's VP, had "the face of a man who sold his soul".

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Zika caught 'killing' brain cells

Reports have documented traces of the virus in the brains of affected babies who died soon after birth, and in fetal brain tissue after abortion. Zika infection has been linked to numerous cases in Brazil of the birth defect microcephaly in babies, a condition defined by unusually small heads that can result in developmental problems.

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New studies link Zika virus to birth defects

State health officials say a Missouri man who traveled to Haiti has the state's first confirmed case of the Zika virus . In an unrelated study Friday, researchers found that Zika can infect embryonic cells that help form the brain, and harm them in two ways: killing some outright and damaging the ability of others to divide and grow in number.

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Missouri has first known case of Zika virus

The virus typically causes mild symptoms, but the risk is far greater for pregnant women because of a possible link to a birth defect and neurological problems. Much remains unknown about Zika, including whether the virus actually causes microcephaly. Aylward said that recently published studies in the Lancet on microcephaly and by the US Centers for Disease Control on Guillain-Barre strengthened the case that the mosquito-borne Zika virus is responsible.

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New Study Strengthens Link Between Zika Virus And Microcephaly In Babies

Dr. Karin Nielsen of the University of California, Los Angeles says the study suggests Zika can act on multiple fronts. In the course of the work, the researchers established which of those cell types was vulnerable to the Zika virus .