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White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

White House walks back Trump's call for US to leave Syria 'very soon'

World
In a statement issued Wednesday meant to clarify the U.S. presence in Syria, the White House did not announce an immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces, despite President Donald Trump's repeated calls in the past week to leave the country "very soon." "The military mission to eradicate ISIS in Syria is coming to a rapid end, with ISIS being almost completely destroyed," White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. But she added, "The United States and our partners remain committed to eliminating the small ISIS presence in Syria that our forces have not already eradicated. We will continue to consult with our allies and friends regarding future plans." The statement offered no timeline for a troop withdrawal, nor did it change the U.S. policy in Syria – which has been for the approximat
World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

World's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, dies

Technology
The world's last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has died after "age-related complications," researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." A statement from the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya said the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition "worsened significantly" and he was no longer able to stand. His muscles and bones had degenerated and his skin had extensive wounds, with a deep infection on his back right leg. The rhino had been part of an ambitious effort to save the subspecies from extinction after decades of decimation by poachers, with the help of the two surviving females. One is his daughter, Najin, and the other is her daughter, Fatu. His death won't have an impact on the efforts to save the subspecie...
Sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya

Sudan, last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya

Science
The world's last surviving male northern white rhino has died after months of ill health, his carers said.Sudan, 45, lived at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. He was put to sleep on Monday after age-related complications worsened significantly.His death leaves only two females - his daughter and granddaughter - of the subspecies alive in the world.Hope for preserving the northern white rhino now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWhy is this kind of rhino so rare?Rhinoceroses - of which there are five species - are the second-largest land mammal after elephants. The white rhinoceros consists of two sub-species: the southern white rhino, with an estimated 20,000 living in the wild, and the much rarer and critically endan...
Racial gap in heart health down due to declining health of white Americans: Study

Racial gap in heart health down due to declining health of white Americans: Study

Health
A new study out of UCLA has shown that health disparities between black and white Americans have decreased because overall heart health for white Americans has declined. Researchers looked at health records 40,876 adults -- white Americans, African-Americans, and Mexican-Americans -- and sorted them as having either “optimal,” “suboptimal” or “poor” cardiovascular health, using a standardized classification system. The study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers noted that between 1988 and 1994, the number of black Americans ages 25 to 44 in "optimal" health was 22 percent lower than in white Americans. For black Americans ages 65 and older, it was 8 percent lower than white Americans in the same period. Those numbers have changed -- but those in good heart healt
You’d Never Guess These Chocolate-Chia Popsicles Were Made With White Beans

You’d Never Guess These Chocolate-Chia Popsicles Were Made With White Beans

Health
The recipe is super simple, and packed with nutrients. I love creating recipes that include unexpected ingredients. That’s why I had so much fun developing and testing recipes for my newest book, Slim Down Now, which stars pulses. If you’re not familiar with word "pulses" in a culinary context, it’s the umbrella term for lentils, peas, chickpeas, and all types of beans. I love pulses because they’re naturally gluten-free, rarely a trigger when it comes to allergies or intolerances, and rich in nutrients (hello, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!).Pulses also have a long list of health perks: Studies suggest that eating them regularly may help curb cholesterol, protect against certain cancers, improve athletic performanc