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Boundless helps you navigate the US immigration labyrinth for your partner

Boundless is a Seattle based startup addressing the enormous issue of applying for immigrant status in the US. Founder Xiao Wang came to the US over when he was young from China. “My family spent five months of rent money on immigration lawyers because we just didn’t know how to do it and didn’t know any better. And this is an experience that’s repeated by millions of families all around the world. And what I realized is that it doesn’t have to be that way,” he says. Instead, you can…

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Bipartisan Group of Governors Opposes Health Law Repeal

Republican leaders appeared determined to thwart any alternative ahead of a possible showdown vote next week. Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, announced Tuesday that he and Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, would not come forward with the “limited, bipartisan plan to stabilize 2018 premiums” in the individual health insurance market that they had been working toward. Their bipartisan efforts, which grew out of four days of committee hearings, were overtaken by the resumption of partisan warfare on health care. “We have worked hard and in good faith,” said…

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Wheaton College Football Players Charged With Violent Hazing Attack

Mr. Cooksey, Mr. Pettway and Mr. TeBos did not respond to voice mail messages seeking comment on Tuesday. Phone calls to Mr. Spielman and Mr. Kregel were not answered, and Mr. Kregel did not respond to an email seeking comment. Mike Swider, who is the head coach and has worked on the Wheaton coaching staff for 33 years, also did not respond to an email seeking comment. The victim, whose name prosecutors did not release, provided a statement about the episode through his lawyer, Terry A. Ekl. In the statement,…

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Olfaguard is an electronic nose for smelling pathogens in food factories

A recent deadly outbreak of salmonella has so far sickened more than 200 people throughout the Eastern and Southern United States. The culprit? Madrol papayas coming from three different distribution companies, all originating from four close by farms in Mexico. Now these distributers, the FDA and the CDC are scrambling to contain the outbreak from going further. Meanwhile, several law firms have stepped in to take those responsible to court. Mitigating risk of food-borne illnesses can be a costly and time-consuming business for food manufacturers — but one that is…

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Krystal Biotech raises $39.6M in upsized IPO

Pre-clinical gene therapy firm Krystal Biotech (Pending:KRYS) has priced an upsized initial public offering, raising more than expected. The company — which was seeking $35M — raised the offering to 3.96M shares at $10 each, for gross proceeds of $39.6M. Underwriters have a 30-day greenshoe option to buy up to 594,000 more shares. Shares will begin trading on Nasdaq tomorrow.

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Texas becomes largest state to opt in to AT&T's FirstNet

Texas has joined the list of states opting into AT&T’s FirstNet infrastructure for first responders. The move isn’t a surprise, but it’s the largest state yet and follows opt-ins by Idaho and Maryland and could add momentum to the effort. The states opting in enter a public-private partnership where AT&T (T +2.1%) builds, operates and maintains a priority network for first responders including police, firefights and emergency medical personnel.

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Charles Owens, Golfer, Dies at 85; Novel Putter Brought Late Success

Owens, who died at 85 on Sept. 7 in Winter Haven from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, would live to see other golfers, like Adam Scott and Rocco Mediate, use long putters, and for golf’s rule-making bodies to later bar golfers from anchoring them against their bodies while putting. Owens was not as well known as the few African-American golfers who had won on the PGA Tour, among them Lee Elder, Charlie Sifford and Calvin Peete. He had victories on the low-profile circuit of mostly black tournaments organized by the United…

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