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7,000 Syrian refugees arrive in Iraq in 7 days: UN
ABC News Illustration (GENEVA) -- Over 7,100 refugees arrived in Iraq from Syria within seven days, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, as Turkish forces targeted Kurdish regions after the U.S. withdrew troops.A majority of the people -- three out of four -- are women and children, including unaccompanied minors, UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic said at a press briefing in Geneva. Mahecic added that many "require psycho-social first aid" and that some witnessed the violence that has been occurring in the region this month.The people crossed from northeast Syria into Iraq between last Monday, Oct....
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Politician 'stunned' by shootings of 2-year-old, 11-month-old looks to combat Philadelphia violence
WPVI (PHILADELPHIA) -- A 2-year-old girl was shot dead in her home one day after an 11-month-old boy was shot and critically injured in a car in two horrific crimes that are rocking Philadelphia this week."I was stunned," Pennsylvania State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell told ABC News on Tuesday, calling it "really hard for me to even process.""Just thinking about what these families are suffering through... I know that pain," she said. "My heart weeps for those families."Johnson-Harrell's 18-year-old son, Charles, was shot to death in 2011."The worst thing in the world you have to do is bury a child. It's...
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Amazon Prime's 'The Boys' is officially a hit
Amazon Prime (NEW YORK) -- Amazon Prime's show The Boys was renewed even before its first season dropped on July 26, so it was clear the company was confident in it -- but now there are some Nielsen numbers to back that up. The Wrap says the show about very flawed superheroes and the people seeking to make them pay reached nearly eight million viewers in the U.S. over its eight-episode season.Nielsen's numbers don't include views on smartphones and tablets and only analyzes U.S. streaming data, so those numbers are likely far higher. A TV mainstay, Nielsen has only recently...
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President Trump compares impeachment process to 'a lynching'
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump compared the impeachment process to "a lynching" on Twitter Tuesday morning.A check of his previous tweets and public statements showed that this appeared to be the first time he has used the term as president."So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights," he wrote. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!"Criticism of the president’s...
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Aries Susanti Rahayu breaks world record in speed climbing
Tempura/iStock (XIAMEN, China) -- Indonesian athlete Aries Susanti Rahayu set a new world record for women in speed climbing this weekend, climbing up a 49-foot wall in under seven seconds.Rahayu, 24, scurried up the climbing wall at a Climbing World Cup competition in Xiamen, China, reaching the top in 6.99 seconds -- beating out the previous record of 7.10 seconds.She also became the first woman in the history of the sport to reach the top in under seven seconds, according to International Federation of Sport Climbing.Video of her win shows Rahayu, who has been appropriately nicknamed "Spider-woman," exploding off the...
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Shortage of critical cancer drug forcing some children to go without
michaelquirk/iStock (NEW YORK) -- When 4-year-old Milo Sligh, of Charleston, South Carolina, was diagnosed with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia the word "cancer" was frightening, but the prognosis was hopeful, according to his mother, Marisa.The diagnosis of a childhood cancer is a life-changing and highly emotional experience for families and the affected child, but the chemotherapy medication vincristine is a tried and true regimen effective for treating many childhood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and brain tumors. But instead of the simple remedy, the Slighs -- and many other families -- fears' are multiplied now that the low-cost, generic medication is in...
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Former Juul user sues company after being hospitalized, placed in coma
Josie_Desmarais/iStock (NEW YORK) -- When 21-year-old Connor Evans was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital for two and a half weeks in May for lung-related issues, he was shocked."My lungs were filled up to -- 80% of the capacity was filled with fluid," he told ABC News' Good Morning America. "So I would cough and -- you could tell stuff was coming up. Like, it wasn’t -- it wasn’t a healthy cough, for sure." Evans said he was 19 when he started vaping and that he never smoked cigarettes or any other products. So says he was surprised when he started...
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