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French virus testing labs under strain amid resurgent demand

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France's COVID-19 resurgence is palpable in the buzzing biology lab of this public hospital in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil. Tube after tube arrive with new nasal swabs, now about 240 per day. And the lab director struggles to obtain enough reagents to keep up with escalating demand. More than 1 million of France's 67 million people took a virus test over the past week, putting labs like this under growing strain. Getting a virus test in Paris this month has involved long waits, both to be tested and to receive the result, complicating authorities' efforts to trace the epidemic in real time. "Since Aug. 15, we're seeing a constant increase in the number of positive patients," Laurence Courdavault, head of the Argenteuil hospital's medical biology department, said Friday.


CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

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CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the prescriptions will routinely be delivered within an hour of being ordered. Customers will have to confirm their identity in order to unlock their delivery after the vehicle arrives. Nuro has previously started partnerships to test the delivery of pizzas for Domino's or groceries for Kroger, also in the Houston area.


Incredible Drone Views of Los Angeles in Lockdown

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Amazon.com: Street Fighter V Champion Edition - PlayStation 4: Capcom U S A Inc: Video Games

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Street Fighter V: champion Edition will include all content (excluding fighting chance costumes, brand collaboration costumes and Capcom Pro tour DLC) from both the original release and Street Fighter V: arcade Edition. Champion Edition adds each character, stage and other content that released after arcade Edition and will include all launch content coming to this new version. Current players and future owners of Street Fighter V: champion Edition will be placed into the same player pool, with PS4 and PC Cross-Platform play continuing to unite fans into a unified player base. The initial Street Fighter V purchase is still the only one that consumers need to make to ensure they always have the most up-to-date version of the title. All game mode additions and balance updates are free for owners of any Street Fighter V version.


Robot finds likely melted fuel heap inside Fukushima reactor

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TOKYO (AP) — Images captured by an underwater robot showed massive deposits believed to be melted nuclear fuel covering the floor of a damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.


Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Their team shirts didn't say "Afghanistan" and their name badges were handwritten, not typed, suggesting the last-minute nature of their entry into the United States. But the Afghan girls competing Monday in an international robotics competition in Washington were clearly excited to be representing their nation.


Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is taking part in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump.


Afghan girls robotics team arrives in US just in time

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice rejected for U.S. visas, an all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan arrived in Washington early Saturday after an extraordinary, last-minute intervention by President Donald Trump.


10 Things to Know for Today

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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers celebrate after reaching the bank of the Tigris river as their fight against Islamic State militants continues in parts of the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Iraqi Special Forces soldiers celebrate after reaching the bank of the Tigris river as their fight against Islamic State militants continues in parts of the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Sunday, July 9, 2017. Of 162 teams participating, the Afghan girls are the only nation's team to be denied visas. Of the 162 teams participating, the Afghan girls are the only nation's team to be denied entry to the U.S.-based competition and will have to watch via video link.


Escaped inmate may have used wire cutters delivered by drone

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Jimmy Causey is seen in this undated photo from authorities in Williamson County, Texas. Authorities said Friday, July 7, 2017, that Causey was on the run more than two days after using wire cutters that were probably dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash. Authorities said Friday, July 7, 2017, that Causey was on the run more than two days after using wire cutters that were probably dropped from a drone as part of an elaborate escape plan that also included cellphones smuggled into prison, guns and at least $47,000 in cash. This undated photo provided by the South Carolina Department of Corrections shows Jimmy Causey, who authorities continue to search for Thursday, July 6, 2017, after he escaped from Lieber Correctional Institution maximum-security prison in Ridgeville, S.C. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina inmate broke out of a maximum-security prison using wire cutters apparently flown in by drone, officials said Friday, describing a new and devilishly hard-to-stop means of escape.