A mother holds her infant son Luke during a visit with him at Lily’s Place, a treatment center for opioid-dependent newborns in Huntington, West Virginia, October 19, 2015.

The rates of babies in rural American areas born with symptoms of opioid withdrawal has skyrocketed, illustrating another symptom of the ongoing opioid epidemic spreading through parts of the United States.

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Time For Truth: (CNBC) – Rising number of rural American babies born with opioid withdrawal

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Thousands of people have been charged more than double the correct amount on their gas bills because of basic errors in meter readings by energy companies, industry executives have admitted.

Firms failed to apply the correct conversion rate between cubic feet and cubic metres when new metric gas meters were installed, Ofgem found. The industry regulator said it had written to companies about the error.

Some consumers may have overpaid by 130 per cent while others could have underpaid by 60 per cent, industry experts told the Financial Times.

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Twitter has launched a standalone app for influential Twitter users where they can only see the analytical performance of their tweets, meaning they won’t see “abusive” responses from “normal” users.

The app, called Engage, will only show users the most important interactions they have on Twitter, mentions from users who are verified, and an “understand” tab that provides users with data analysis of their performance on the site.

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Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the mosquito-borne virus.

Fueling that suspicion are recent discoveries of serious brain and spinal cord infections – including encephalitis, meningitis and myelitis – in people exposed to Zika.

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“As a result of our ‘always-on’ ethos, we have neither time nor space within which to lose ourselves in reflection”

Two years ago, I started using the Kindle app on my iPad to read those big heavy biographies and novels that I had been lugging around the world. I still wasn’t using it to read books I might reference in my writing, but nonetheless I was glad to discover, by chance, the underline function. While immersed in Pico Iyer’s The Art of Stillness, underlining as I read, I was completely unnerved when a message popped up to announce: “You are the 123rd user to underline this same passage.”

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