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Iowa Bill Would Allow Form Of Marijuana For Epilepsy Treatment
Iowa lawmakers on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize possession of a liquid, non-intoxicating form of marijuana as a treatment for severe epilepsy, sending it to Governor Terry Branstad. The Washington-based pro-marijuana group NORML said,Iowa would join five other states with similar measures including Wisconsin and Mississippi if the Republican governor signs the bill into law.
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Hungarian Scholar Stumbles On Original Score Of Mozart Piano Sonata
Flipping through a dusty folder of unidentified music scores in Budapest's national library, Hungarian scholar Balazs Mikusi's heart skipped a beat when he came across four pages of the score of a famous Mozart sonata, written down by the composer himself. Mikusi quickly cross-checked his finding with Mozart experts, and they confirmed his discovery. The four pages were the original score of the Piano Sonata in A Major, K.331, one of the composer's most well-known sonatas. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote the sonata around 1783 and like most of his works, it was also copied down. This original score was believed to have been lost. Only one page is preserved in Salzburg.
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Taylor Swift Surprised A Cancer Patient And Sang An Adele Cover With Him
It's official: Taylor Swift is the patron saint of celebrity kindness. The pop star paid a surprise visit to a leukemia patient in early August, and together they performed a sweet cover of Adele's 'Someone Like You'. Swift sang the lyrics while the patient accompanied her on a keyboard that he had moved into his room a week before.
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Portugal Sounds Out Spanish Banks On Novo Banco Sale: Sources
Several sources familiar with the talks said on Tuesday Portugal has begun sounding out Spanish banks on their interest in buying Novo Banco, the successor to the state-rescued Banco Espirito Santo. The sources said Spain's mid-sized Sabadell and Popular , which already have offices and interests in neighbouring Portugal, were among those approached by the Bank of Portugal. Spanish banks are unlikely to be embarking on any purchases before the results of Europe-wide health checks are unveiled at the end of October, while the sources added that a formal sales process around Novo Banco may only start at year-end.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Suffering From #GapGate
This time the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the latest phablet to enamor the Android crowd, has been reported shipping with a thin gap between the screen and the walls of the case. The issue, reported on iTToday in South Korea, seems to affect a small number of devices. This could introduce dust and liquid into the devices. The company just released the Galaxy Note 4 in South Korea and sold out of its entire 30,000 unit initial run. It appears that Samsung Korea is aware of this issue and will be fixing the problem before launch in the US.
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US-led Airstrikes Hit Islamic State Near Turkey
Activists said that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants.
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"Twilight" Marketing Wiz Joins New Hollywood Movie Studio
The Hollywood Reporter says Jack Pan, a senior marketing executive at both Disney and Summit Entertainment, is moving up the ladder in the movie-making capital of the world. Pan is joining Robert Simonds’ new film and television studio as its president of motion picture marketing. Pan will oversee all aspects of marketing including strategy, research and analytics, creative advertising, media, social and digital marketing, integrations, publicity and global alliances.
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Amanda Bynes' Parents "Know Nothing" About DUI Arrest Or Whereabouts, Says Father Rick Bynes
Amanda Bynes' parents are in the dark when it comes to their daughter's current situation. At least, that's what dad Rick Bynes told reporters outside the family's home Monday. In fact, in a video shot by X17 Online, Rick said he and wife Lynn Organ "heard it from the press" that Amanda was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence. "Nobody from the cops called us," he said. "I know nothing, and the police don't seem to know much, so I don't know.
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Watch Jeff Goldblum’s GE Link Spot, The Smartest Smart Home Ad Ever
Hey, who here gets excited about smart lightbulbs? GE has taken a different approach to selling its new Link connected bulbs, eschewing sales pitches of convenience and connectivity in favor of trotting out a shirtless Jeff Goldblum. The celebrated chaos theoretician is doing what’s known as “acting” in this spot, playing an equally celebrated famous individual whose demanding life is made better thanks to GE’s bulbs, which connect to the new Wink smart home hub developed by Quirky and launched in partnership with Home Depot and a long list of appliance manufacturers.
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New Weather Forecast Model Can Pinpoint Thunderstorms Up To 15 Hours In Advance
Meteorologists at the National Weather Service gained a new, sharper weapon in their arsenal of computer models on Tuesday, which could result in better weather forecasts. The model will help meteorologists pinpoint the development of damaging weather conditions that are too small-scale and short-term to be detected by other models, such as derecho events like the one that shut off the lights to hundreds of thousands of people from Ohio to Virginia on June 29, 2012. According to the NWS, the newly supercharged HRRR model, which had been in use before Tuesday but at a far coarser resolution, will allow forecasters to make better warnings of flash flooding, heavy snowfall, and the likelihood of severe thunderstorms.