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Cities sue Defense Dept. over gun-check system failures

NEW YORK –  Three large U.S. cities filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Defense, arguing that many service members who are disqualified from gun ownership weren’t reported to the national background check system. New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia said in court papers that the military’s …

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CF campaigner Orla Tinsley thanks public for support

Cystic Fibrosis Campaigner Orla Tinsley has thanked the public for their support, in her first comments since her double-lung transplant. The 30-year-old underwent surgery last week. This afternoon, Ms Tinsley tweeted: “Thank you, everyone, for all your love and support.” She added: “I now have shiny new lungs and spent …

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Amazon: Echo Dot top-selling product over holidays

Amazon on Tuesday said this year marked its “biggest holiday season” yet with record level sales. Its Alexa voice assistant landed in more homes, with “tens of millions of Alexa-enabled” devices sold during the period. Amazon didn’t disclose the exact number of Alexa-enabled hardware sold, but said the Echo Dot …

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Jailed Briton's sister: She was being kind

The sister of a woman jailed for three years for smuggling banned painkillers into Egypt says she has been sent to prison “just for being kind”. Laura Plummer’s family maintain the shop worker was carrying the 320 tramadol tablets into the country for her boyfriend who has back pain. The …

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Calls for implementation of cardiac cover in Waterford

The sister of a Waterford man who died earlier this year has called on the government to urgently implement 24/7 cardiac cover in Co Waterford. Catherine Power was part of a protest group which took part in a walk from University Hospital Waterford to the private hospital, the Whitfield Clinic, …

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