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    Window washer in critical condition after falling 11 stories

    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – A window washer in San Francisco is in critical condition after falling 11 stories and landing on a moving car. Investigators say the man was getting ready to wash windows at a bank Friday morning when he fell off the apparatus and landed on a car. The driver wasn’t sure what happened at first, but police say the car helped cushion the man’s fall. Another man was working with him, but was not hurt. Just last […]

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    Doctors remove 104 drug-filled capsules from 11-year-old’s stomach

    CALI, Columbia – An 11-year-old South American girl is in intensive care after having 104 narcotics-filled capsules removed from her digestive tract. Police in Cali, Columbia say the girl was rushed to the hospital when she started to feel sick after a visit with her father. The girl’s mother says the 11-year-old arrived home around 6 p.m. after seeing her father, then got sick overnight. Officials believe the dad wanted to send her to Europe as a drug “mule.” Doctors […]

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    President Obama makes announcement on social media

    WASHINGTON D.C. – President Obama took to Facebook Wednesday to tell Americans he will announce his plans on immigration  on Thursday. In the video, the president says he will take executive action, a first step towards his desired immigration overhaul. A White House spokesperson said the video reached more than 1.2 million Facebook users. “Hi everybody. tomorrow night, I’m going to be announcing from the White House some steps that I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system. And […]

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    Heartbreaking: Hackers target parents who have lost children to cancer

    ATLANTA, Ga. (WXIA) –  Someone is targeting families whose children have cancer by derailing a Facebook page and sending hurtful emails to parents. A Facebook page devoted to telling the heart-wrenching stories of children, toddlers and teens who are batting the disease was taken over by hackers this weekend. “All of us who have administrative privileges to our Facebook page have been blocked so we have no control whatsoever over the content on our Facebook page,” said Kristen Conner, with […]

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    Colorado man survives ‘internal decapitation’

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. ( KUSA) – John Boyer says he can’t remember what happened on Oct. 25. However, he is reminded about what happened that night every single day. According to KUSA, Boyer was riding in the backseat of his friend’s SUV after a night out. The driver was sleepy and eventually lost control of the vehicle. “He over-corrected and went over the guard rail,” Boyer said. “The car started flipping in the forward position.” Boyer and his friends were thrown […]

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    Keystone Pipeline project fails to pass U.S. Senate by one vote

    CUSHING, Okla. (NBC News)  – A controversial pipeline failed to pass the U.S. Senate. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the construction of the Keystone Pipeline, sending it to the Senate. On Tuesday, the legislation fell one vote short of the 60 needed to pass in the Senate. If approved, the pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Alberta, Canada, to the U.S. Gulf Coast. Supporters said the project would reduce oil imports from unstable nations […]

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    Rockets’ player investigated for child abuse allegations

    HOUSTON, Texas ( NBC News) – An NBA star is now at the center of a child abuse investigation. According to NBC News, Houston Rockets’ player Dwight Howard is accused of hitting his son multiple times with the buckle end of a belt. The case, which originated in Florida, was closed because officials said there were “no substantiated findings of physical injuries.” Howard originally told officers in Florida that he didn’t know it was wrong because that is how he […]

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    Study: Does baby aspirin really prevent heart attacks?

    Many people take a daily dose of baby aspirin to prevent heart attacks, but new research suggests that it may do nothing unless you already have heart disease. It has been well-documented that aspirin can help prevent a heart attack, but only after you’ve already had one. “Baby aspirin may not be good at preventing a primary, a first event in people at risk,” said Dr. Natalie Azar, with the NYU Langone Medical Center. Researchers in Japan studied whether a […]

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    Police: 20 people taken to hospital for overdosing on synthetic marijuana

    AUSTIN, Texas – At least 20 people have been treated for suspected synthetic marijuana overdoses. Austin police are trying to determine the source of the so-called ‘K2′ synthetic drug that led to people getting sick on Monday. Austin-Travis County EMS reports 15 people were transported to a hospital in a two-hour time span. Fortunately, officials do not believe any of the injuries are life-threatening. In May, more than 35 people in the same area became sick after allegedly using synthetic […]

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    Hospital officials release staggering costs for treating two Ebola patients

    LINCOLN, Neb. (NBCNews) – On Tuesday, hospital officials from the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center announced the staggering bill it has generated to treat two Ebola patients. “At UNMC, it has cost around $1.16 million to treat the two patients directed to us by the federal government,” said Dr. Jeffrey Gold, the school’s chancellor said in a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight subcommittee. Gold says since the hospital had to take additional beds out of service, […]

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    Parents can know more about their baby earlier than ever

    Pregnancy can be an exciting time for the parents. Thanks to some rapidly developing medical technology, parents can know more about their baby earlier than ever. “Previously, our blood testing was done at 16 weeks, and you didn’t know about the abnormalities until 17,” said Dr. Gary Madden, OB/GYN. Now, parents are getting answers just a little more than two months into the pregnancy, thanks to new tests by companies like Progenity and MaterniT. “This blood test can be done […]