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Mom of 5 donates uterus to another woman after years of infertility setbacks
Baylor Scott & White Health (BOSTON) -- Aprill Lane suffered through years of infertility struggles in the process of becoming a mom to five kids, ages 7 and under.Late last year, Lane, 39, donated her own uterus so that another woman could have the ability to conceive and carry a child.“Infertility really, aside from the physical effects of it, it emotionally and socially affects you in a huge way,” Lane said. “If I could help one other person be relieved of some of that, I would.”Lane, who lives outside of Boston and works for a biotech company, adopted her oldest...
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'No evidence' American figure skater intentionally hurt South Korean opponent: ISU
proBAKSTER/iStock (NEW YORK) -- An American figure skater has been accused of deliberately injuring a South Korean skater during practice ahead of the International Skating Union World Figure Skating Championships in Japan, but the skating union has said there was "no evidence" it was intentional.The accusations were made about an incident between American skater Mariah Bell and South Korean skater Eun Soo Lim during practice on March 20.According to Yonhap, South Korean sports agency All That Sports alleged that Bell "struck Lim's leg with her skate" before the ladies' short program, cutting Lim's calf. Yonhap reported that Lim had the...
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'There's just snakes everywhere': Pest control removes 45 rattlesnakes from under Texas man's home
Nathan Hawkins/Big Country Snakes (ALBANY, Texas) -- A Texas resident's world was rattled after he learn he was sharing his home with several dozen deadly reptiles.Last week, the man crawled beneath his home near Albany to fix his cable line because his television was "acting up" due to the high winds in the area, Abilene-based Big Country Snake Removal wrote on Facebook.While down there, the man saw a "few" rattlesnakes and quickly crawled out and called the professional snake removers, according to the company.But when they got there, they immediately "saw that that wasn't the case."Several rattlers can be heard...
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Facebook admits to inadvertently storing 'hundreds of millions' of user passwords in plain text on company servers
alexsl/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Facebook officials admitted on Thursday that the tech giant stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text -- able to be read by employees."As part of a routine security review in January, we found that some user passwords were being stored in a readable format within our internal data storage systems," Facebook's vice president of engineering, security and privacy Pedro Canahuati wrote in a post on the company's website Thursday morning."This caught our attention because our login systems are designed to mask passwords using techniques that make them unreadable," he added. "We have fixed...
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President Trump announces US will recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights
RnDmS/iStock (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday changed decades of U.S. Middle East policy with a tweet, announcing that "After 52 years, it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israeli's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights."Trump said the Golan "is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" This major, unexpected announcement comes just days before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the White House on Monday and speaks at the pro-Israel AIPAC conference in Washington.Within minutes, Netanyahu tweeted, "Thank You President Trump!" Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is currently in...
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'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke reveals near-death experiences with brain aneurysms, launches charity for brain injuries
Helen Sloane/HBO (NEW YORK) -- Game of Thrones and Solo: A Star Wars Story actress Emilia Clarke has revealed to the New Yorker that she nearly died twice from brain aneurysms -- and announced the formation of a charity for those similarly afflicted. As she explained in the lengthy piece, in 2011, after she began working on the Emmy winning show, she was rushed from a gym to the hospital after suffering a crushing headache. "[T]he pain -- shooting, stabbing, constricting pain -- was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged," the actress...
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Meghan McCain says she's 'emotionally exhausted' having to address Trump's comments
ABC/Heidi Gutman (NEW YORK) -- An "emotionally exhausted" Meghan McCain again defended her father against President Donald Trump Thursday on ABC's The View, saying she doesn't "expect decency" from his family. “I don’t like coming here every day and having to do this, as all of you know. It’s extremely emotionally exhausting,” she said at the top of the show. "I don't expect decency from the Trump family," she added. During an official White House event at a tank manufacturing plant in Ohio on Wednesday, Trump spent nearly five minutes bashing Sen. John McCain because he didn’t receive credit for...
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