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New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers

The 20 compounds the FDA has approved for such use are a new generation of chemicals - often referred to as short-chain, since they contain fewer than 8 carbon-fluorine bonds. None were found in paper cups. Of the food packaging samples tested, they found elevated fluorine levels in more than half the dessert and bread wrappers, 38 percent of sandwich and burger wrappers, and 20 percent of paperboard (think french fry boxes).

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Major Tech Companies Are Coming Together To Fight Trump's Immigration Ban

Some of the biggest names in tech are teaming up to support legal action against president Trump's executive order that restricts immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. "And in our view, the President is not adhering to the Constitution when it comes to this executive action". "And we'd be happy to testify further if needed", spokesman Pete Wootton said in a statement .

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Republicans Push Through Pruitt Nomination While Democrats Boycott

The Democrats received little if any sympathy on social media. Tom Carper, D-Delaware, on Tuesday asked that consideration of Pruitt's nomination be postponed until senators received more complete answers. Pruitt's written responses reflected a more detailed and specific expression of doubt about the science of climate change, compared with the vaguer statements he made in his confirmation hearing.

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BSF food row: Jawans's wife claims Army arrested, tortured him

Tej Bahadur, who claimed to be from the 29th battalion of the Border Security Force in Jammu and Kashmir, had in a series of videos said that the government has been doing enough to provide the security forces with essential items, but it is the BSF officials who are indulged in the wrong doings.

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Apple Watch's new Theater Mode makes sleep tracking a lot easier

While the watchOS 3 .2 software is only available to developers right now, it should reach consumers soon. Apple just released the first developer beta for watchOS 3.2, and we've spent some hands-on time with the release to observe the new features.

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Killer of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife named 41 years on

The police were called, but they never caught the suspect. She was in a coma for five days and then died, and her rape and killing remained unsolved for almost 41 years. Still, Klaas' case languished. Investigators ruled out her husband as a suspect. Authorities also used familial DNA to help identify Lonnie David Franklin Jr.as the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer.