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Explosions heard in central Israel after Gaza rocket attack

KFAR SABA, Israel — Explosions have been heard in central Israel after air raid sirens wailed. The Israeli military says a rocket was launched early Monday from the Gaza Strip toward Israel and was looking into the reports. The apparent … more

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Italy’s Premier Conte rules out another term in government

ROME — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says that he does not plan to serve in any future governments. Conte oversees a coalition government of two populist parties, the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League. He has been premier since … more

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Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that … more

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The Latest Trump directs US military to aid Mozambique

BUZI, Mozambique — The Latest on Mozambique Cyclone (all times local): 11:40 p.m. United States military says President Donald Trump has directed it to support relief efforts in the aftermath of the cyclone that hit Mozambique more than a week … more

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Venezuela lays out accusations against Guaido’s top aide

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela’s government is laying out accusations against a jailed top aide to opposition leader Juan Guaido. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez went on state television Saturday alleging that Roberto Marrero was the ringleader of a plot to bring … more

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  • Robert Koch Announces Discovery of Tuberculosis Bacterium (1882)


    on 03/24/2019 at 5:00 am

    Tuberculosis, a contagious, wasting disease that commonly attacks the lungs but may affect other organs and systems as well, is caused by several strains of mycobacteria, particularly Mycobacterium tuberculosis in humans. First identified in 1882 by German bacteriologist Robert Koch, M. tuberculosis is unusual because of its lipid-rich cell wall and […]