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  • International Flight Quarantined at JFK: As of Thursday morning, seven crew members and three passengers who were quarantined at JFK Airport in an Emirates plane remain at a hospital and are being tested for respiratory illness. After a flight from Dubai landed on Wednesday, approximately 100 sick passengers were held on the tarmac until officials from the CDC arrived. The infected passengers reported they were coughing, vomiting, and feverish, said New York City acting health commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. The cause of symptoms, officials said, is likely Influenza. Read more here.

  • Trump Condemns Author of NY Times Op-Ed: President Trump slammed the anonymous author of Wednesday’s damning New York Times op-ed, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration,” calling the writer “gutless.” In a tweet on Wednesday evening, the president simply wrote, “TREASON?” For its part, the White House is not dismissing the op-ed as fake news, but has criticized the author and called for his or her resignation. In the piece, the author claimed to be attempting to “thwart parts” of Trump’s agenda. Read the full analysis here.

  • Deadly Earthquake Shakes Japan: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 hit Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and triggered mudslides early on Thursday. At least eight people have been killed, and 40 are still missing; around three million homes have lost electricity after a thermal power plant was damaged. The tremor struck 39 miles southeast of the regional capital Sapporo. This earthquake follows a deadly typhoon that has been lashing western Japan this week. Read more here.

  • Rare Cases of Breast Cancer in Men Linked to Ground Zero: At least 15 men who either lived or worked near Ground Zero have developed breast cancer since the World Trade Center attacks. Men account for only 1 percent of all breast cancer cases nationally. Almost 10,000 people have suffered from cancers linked to toxic dust and smoke, the World Trade Center Health program reported. These breast cancer cases are just the latest discovery among the health woes caused by 9/11. Read the full story here.

  • Uber Debuts New Safety Features: On the one-year anniversary of Dara Khosrowshahi’s reign as CEO, Uber announced several new safety features that aim to show drivers and riders the company has “their back.” These new features include “Ride Check,” which will use a phone’s sensors and data science to detect unusual stops or changes in speed during trips to monitor a passenger’s safety. Khosrowshahi said at an event on Wednesday that safety is Uber’s top priority. Read the full story on Cheddar.

  • Facebook Users Are Rejecting the App: A new Pew Research Center survey found that, in the past year, one in four Americans has deleted his or her Facebook app. The survey also revealed that nearly half of Americans have taken extended breaks from the social media site or changed their privacy settings in the last year. Younger users, the study concluded, are much more likely than older ones to delete the app. Read more here.

  • Le’Veon Bell’s Absence from Steelers Will Continue: The extended absence of Pittsburgh’s star running back Le’Veon Bell may last months amid contract disputes with the Steelers. As long as Bell signs his $14.5 million franchise tag by week 11 of the NFL season, he can become a free agent in 2019. Steelers All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey has said of the disagreement: “Obviously it is Le’Veon over the Steelers… you have $14 million looming out there, and you’re still not here.” Read more here.

  • New Show from 'Sex and the City' Creator: Darren Star, legendary creator of “Sex and the City” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” is developing a new show for Paramount Network. The series, “Emily in Paris,” follows “a driven 20-something American woman from the Midwest, who moves to Paris for an unexpected job opportunity, tasked with bringing an American point of view to a venerable French marketing firm,” Paramount said. The 10-episode, 30-minute series will start shooting on location in Paris next year. Read more here.

  • J. Crew Has a New Online Shop on Amazon: J. Crew Mercantile, a line of less-expensive clothing, is now available through Amazon Fashion. Prime customers will get free shipping on all purchases from this online storefront. In the past many retailers, including J. Crew, have been hesitant to team up with Amazon, expressing concern about losing control over pricing or marketing. Read more here.

  • Merriam-Webster Adds Hundreds of New Words: The vaunted Merriam-Webster has added more than 840 words to its dictionary, including “hangry,” “bingeable,” and “time suck.” Both abbreviated forms and words lifted from digital technology are a critical part of the new list. Read the story here.

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