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Blog posts of '2018' 'August'

Cataract surgery not tied to longer life for women, after all
While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn't base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer.
Colombia says rebels must free 19 captives for peace talks to resume
Colombia's Marxist ELN rebels must free all 19 hostages it holds before President Ivan Duque, who is evaluating peace talks with the group, will resume dialogue, a senior government official said on Friday.
U.S. halts funding to U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees
The United States on Friday cut funding to a U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees, saying its business model and fiscal practices were an "irredeemably flawed operation."
Federal judge rules against Texas request to end 'Dreamers' program
A federal judge on Friday denied a request by Texas and other states governed by Republicans to immediately end a program launched by Democratic former president Barack Obama that protects immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
U.S. to move ahead with Mexico trade pact, keep talking to Canada
U.S. President Donald Trump notified Congress on Friday of his intent to sign a trade agreement with Mexico after talks with Canada broke up on Friday with no immediate deal to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.
US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P flat, Dow dips as U.S., Canada end trade talks
The S&P 500 ended flat while the Dow edged down and the Nasdaq closed higher in light trading on Friday as trade talks between Canada and the United States concluded without resolution ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
Trump to skip Asia summits in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, to send Pence instead
President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice President Mike Pence in his place, the White House announced on Friday.
S&P flat, Dow dips as U.S., Canada end trade talks
The S&P 500 ended flat while the Dow edged down and the Nasdaq closed higher in light trading on Friday as trade talks between Canada and the United States concluded without resolution ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
Svitolina downs Wang to reach New York fourth round
Seventh seed Elina Svitolina easily dispatched China's Wang Qiang 6-4 6-4 to reach the fourth round of the U.S. Open for the second year running on Friday.
Ackman says plans to stick with Chipotle after trimming holding
Billionaire investor William Ackman, whose hedge fund is posting double-digit returns largely thanks to gains in Chipotle Mexican Grill shares, said on Friday he expects to stay a long-term investor even after he sold some of the shares.