Drinking very hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer, new study says:

)Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study.

Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be warmer than 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) and consumed more than 700 ml of tea per day — about two large cups — had a 90% higher risk of esophageal cancer, when compared to those who drank less tea and at cooler temperatures.
The study looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran.

NCAA Tournament 2019: Winners and Losers of Wednesday’s First Four Games:

With the conclusion of Wednesday night’s First Four games, the full field of 64 teams is set for the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

The North Dakota State Bison pulled out a 78-74 win over the North Carolina Central Eagles to advance and will face the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils on Friday.

In the second half of the First Four doubleheader between a pair of No. 11 seeds, Arizona State defeated St. John’s 74-65. The Sun Devils will face No. 6 Buffalo in the round of 64.

Justice Clarence Thomas asked a question for the first time in 3 years — here’s why:

The question Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas asked on Wednesday — one of his exceptionally rare queries — involved race. But as has happened before, there was a twist.

Thomas, only the second African-American justice in US history, has gone for years at a stretch without asking a question, including a full decade, from 2006 to 2016. On the occasions his voice has been heard, it has often related to race but with a counterintuitive thrust, as occurred in the new dispute over a Mississippi prosecutor’s repeated elimination of blacks from a jury pool.
Thomas has given many explanations for his singular silence through the years, including that he believes the justices should give the lawyers at the lectern more time to present their cases. He earlier referred to his youth in Pin Point, Georgia, where he developed a dialect he said was mocked; Thomas has said that gave him the habit of listening more than speakin

Republican senator calls Trump’s McCain insults ‘deplorable’:

Sen. Johnny Isakson said President Donald Trump’s criticism of the late Sen. John McCain is “deplorable,” and the Georgia Republican promised to continue speaking out against Trump if he continues to speak ill of the deceased war hero and former GOP presidential nominee.

“It’s deplorable what he said,” Isakson told Georgia Public Broadcasting on Wednesday afternoon when asked about a series of critical comments Trump has made about McCain. “That’s what I said on the floor of the Senate seven months ago. It will be deplorable seven months from now if he says it again and I will continue to speak out.

Jessica Simpson welcomes new daughter:

Jessica Simpson is a mom again.

The singer and designer, who is married to former NFL player Eric Johnson, welcomed a new daughter on March 19, Simpson announced on Twitter.
She said her daughter, named Birdie Mae Johnson, weighed in at 10 pounds, 13 ounces.

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