Severe Flu Cases on the Rise in the U.S. – WSJ

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Flu shot fails again…

This year’s influenza season started earlier than expected and is sending more patients to thehospital, raising concerns this could be a more severe outbreak than in recent years.

Thirty-six states are now experiencing high levels of flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, as this year’s flu vaccine may not fully protect against a strain known as influenza A H3N2 that is currently circulating and tends to be more severe.

via Severe Flu Cases on the Rise in the U.S. –

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Bikini-Clad Kendall Jenner Says Goodbye To 2014 In Dubai

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There are only a few more hours left in 2014, and Kendall Jenner is going out with a bang. The 19-year-old model and reality star is currently visiting Dubai with a star-studded group, including famous pals Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell. In between sightseeing, Jenner found time to snap a selfie after slipping into a teeny brown bikini:

Bikini-Clad Kendall Jenner Says Goodbye To 2014 In Dubai

via Bikini-Clad Kendall Jenner Says Goodbye To 2014 In Dubai.

Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide wins Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year – ESPN

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ATLANTA — Nick Saban, who led Alabama to the No. 1 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff, has been selected the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.

Nick Saban’s work with the Crimson Tide on the field and in the classroom helped him claim the Bobby Dodd award.

The award, presented by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Bobby Dodd Foundation, recognizes scholarship, leadership and success on the field.

Alabama ranked third in the Southeastern Conference with a 975 Academic Progress Rate.

via Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide wins Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year – ESPN.

Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While Vacationing In French Polynesia

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Poor LiLo.

Lindsay Lohan contracted Chikungunya, an incurable virus transmitted by infected mosquitos, while vacationing in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old revealed she had caught the virus on her Twitter account on Saturday, warning her 8.6 million followers to use bug spray.

Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While Vacationing In French Polynesia

World Health Organization (WHO) describes Chikungunya as a viral disease that causes fever and severe joint pain. Because the virus has no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms, which could also include muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, headache and rash. According to WHO, severe complications are rare and most infected people will recover fully, though some may have lasting joint pain for several months or years.

via Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While Vacationing In French Polynesia.

Angela Merkel attacks ‘prejudice’ and ‘hatred’ of German Islamisation marches – Telegraph

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Will multiculturalism succeed in Europe?

Angela Merkel attacks ‘prejudice’ and ‘hatred’ of German Islamisation marches

German chancellor urges that people “do not follow” protest leaders who have led weekly rallies of up to 17,000 in Dresden to protest against the “Islamisation of the West”

via Angela Merkel attacks ‘prejudice’ and ‘hatred’ of German Islamisation marches – Telegraph.

Target customers call for store to apologize to black Annie actress Quvenzhané Wallis | Daily Mail Online

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Target under fire for promoting its Annie clothing range with white models – when the new lead actress is black

Target launched a new kids clothing collection in August to coincide with the release of Annie, a film starring African American actress Quvenzhané Wallis

A Change.org petition has taken issue with Target’s use of predominantly white models to promote the clothing in-store

More than 3,000 people have signed the petition, which calls for the ads to be removed and an apology to be issued to Quvenzhané, 11

In a statement made to Daily Mail Online, Target said its idea to use Quvenzhané herself in the campaign ‘did not come to fruition’

via Target customers call for store to apologize to black Annie actress Quvenzhané Wallis | Daily Mail Online.