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Saturday February 3rd, 2018 night edition

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6/45 29 January 2018 Tractors are parked outside a meeting of European Union agriculture ministers during a protest by Belgian farmers in Brussels.

9/45 26 January 2018 A firefighter inspects a burnt hospital after a fire in Miryang, South Korea.

37 people were killed in the fire, with the number of casualties likely to rise further.

10/45 25 January 2018 Rescue workers and police officers stand near derailed trains in Pioltello, on the outskirts of Milan.

11/45 24 January 2018 Afghan police officers take position during a blast and gun fire in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.

17/45 18 January 2018 People protest to call for a new DREAM Act to replace DACA in Los Angeles, California.

43/45 23 December 2017 Policemen evacuate a baby after the Cagayan River swelled caused by heavy rains brought by Tropical Storm Tembin. »

Rocket fuel inventor dies aged 107

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The developer of a space rocket fuel based on liquid hydrogen which made moon flights possible, Barys Kit, has died at the age of 107.

By 1960, Kit had become an expert in his field and published the first ever book on fuel for rocket systems, the "Rocket Propellant Handbook".

His best-known achievement was his work with liquid Hydrogen, developing a groundbreaking rocket fuel formula. »

In Wine, There’s Health: Low Levels of Alcohol Good for the Brain

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The new study, which appears in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that low levels of alcohol consumption tamp down inflammation and helps the brain clear away toxins, including those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

“However, in this study we have shown for the first time that low doses of alcohol are potentially beneficial to brain health, namely it improves the brain’s ability to remove waste.”.

The finding adds to a growing body of research that point to the health benefits of low doses of alcohol. »

Teenager delivers hundreds of solar lamps to Puerto Ricans living without power

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His goal: to raise $100,000 and use the money to buy portable lamps and hand-operated washing machines for residents in the hardest hit parts of Puerto Rico.

Since that time, Gomez Colon has raised more than $125,000 and has donated 1,400 solar lamps to some 840 households.

Still, hundreds of thousands of residents remain in the dark, according to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. »

UPDATE: First class of women welders graduates from Indiana pris - WDRB 41 Louisville News

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The partnership teaches the women everything they need to know to get good paying, in-demand jobs once they're released.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- We first told you the story last month about a program that teaches female inmates at a southern Indiana prison about the ins and outs of welding.

Jessica Brackett is one of the newly certified welders who graduated from the program created specifically for Indiana inmates. »