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US Marines sprint toward raging fire to help save dozens of senior citizens
Twitter/@lmedsker (WASHINGTON) -- Dozens of senior citizens were saved from a raging apartment fire thanks to Washington D.C. firefighters and several U.S. Marines, eyewitness video showed.The Marines, who weren't wearing fire gear, sprinted toward the two-alarm fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing building in Washington on Wednesday. "Marines rushed into the building to rescue those who needed assistance and evacuated residents to the Marine Barracks Washington Annex where they were checked and treated for any injuries and sheltered until their loved ones arrived," according to a statement from the Marines posted on Facebook.The Marines who responded were from...
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South Korean president wraps up 3-day Pyongyang visit
ABC News (SEOUL, South Korea) -- The leaders of North and South Korea went on a trip together to the top of Mount Baektu, a sacred mountain that borders China and is said to contain the history of Ancient Korea. Mount Baektu is considered the most sacred and the symbolic mountain of the Korean nation.President Moon Jae-in said repeatedly that it was his longtime dream to trek up Mount Baektu. The South's presidential office announced Wednesday that the two leaders' visiting Mount Paektu represents the "80 million Korean people combined." Moon left early in the morning from Paekhwawon guest house...
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Federal task force issues new recommendations for doctors helping patients battle obesity
iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released updated recommendations on Tuesday for how primary care doctors can help patients battle obesity.After reviewing recent studies on the topic, USPSTF concluded in a statement, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, that behavior-based weight loss interventions — techniques like goal-setting and counseling on diet and exercise — should be offered to all adults considered obese, or those who have a body mass index of 30 or more.These interventions could potentially help people lose weight more successfully, ward off regaining the weight, and slow down or eliminate...
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Self-styled 'weed nuns' put faith in the healing powers, and profits, of cannabis
ABC News (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Sisters of the Valley, a group of self-styled "weed nuns," are putting their faith in the healing power of cannabis.Despite their moniker, this nonreligious sorority of radical feminists resides in Northern California farm country. The women grow cannabis on the sun-drenched property, tucked among vineyards and apple orchards. They use a strain of marijuana that eliminates THC, but still contains CBD (cannabidiol), which is touted for its healing properties."It's considered hemp because it won't get anybody high, but it's really marijuana," said “Sister Kate," whose real name is Christine Meeusen. "It's medical marijuana, but...
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Magician Shin Lim is 'America's Got Talent' season 13 winner
NBC/Trae Patton (LOS ANGELES) -- Closeup magician Shin Lim was crowned the winner of the 13th season of NBC’s America's Got Talent during the star-studded live finale at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater Wednesday night. Judges Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel were on hand as host Tyra Banks announced the results. Lim walked away with the $1 million grand prize and a headlining spot at the America’s Got Talent Live show at Paris Las Vegas from November 2-4. He'll be joined by the other finalists. Lim beat out acrobatic dance troupe Zurcaroh based on America’s votes. Coming in...
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GOP senators to Ford: Show up Monday or we vote on Kavanaugh
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote.“She said she wanted to appear but if she changes her mind and refuses to appear, there's not much we can do,” the number two Republican in the Senate, John Cornyn of Texas, said of the California professor who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they both were in high school.“We can't force her to do that," Cornyn said. "And so nothing really else would remain of the investigation and background of the judge and we...
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Coach, family and friends remember slain Iowa college champion golfer Celia Barqu?n Arozamena
Iowa State Department of Athletics (AMES, Iowa) -- On Monday morning, Iowa State University women's golf team coach Christie Martens got a text message from Celia Barquín Arozamena encouraging her and her former teammates, whom she called the "Cyclonitas," to win the East and West Match Play tournament in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Shortly after sending the text, Barquín Arozamena, 22, was golfing alone on a course in Ames, Iowa, working on how to take her game to the next level, when authorities say she became the victim of "a random act of violence" allegedly perpetrated by a man who had recently...
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