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Navy: Bodies found on USS McCain that collided with tanker

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bodies have been found in flooded compartments on the USS John S. McCain, the Navy destroyer that collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Navy.Ten sailors have been missing since the collision.Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, held a press conference today at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base today where the USS McCain is docked and where the tanker with which it collided is anchored.“The divers were able to locate some remains” in ...

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Nikki Haley: Americans won't hear 'the details' about tactics in Afghanistan

Office of the President(NEW YORK) --   U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Americans are "not going to hear ... the details," of U.S. military tactics in Afghanistan.Haley spoke to ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" following President Trump's announcement last night that his administration plans to continue the U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan.She said the U.S. military operation there will be different than in the past 16 years."What you’re not going to hear are the details" about U.S. ...

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Infant rescued from wreckage after deadly quake in Italy

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Firefighters rescued an infant from the wreckage of a collapsed building in Italy on Tuesday after a 4.0-magnitude ripped through the resort island of Ischia, killing at least two people and injuring dozens.The 7-month-old baby boy -- along with his older brother and parents -- were rescued early Tuesday morning, several hours after the earthquake first struck the island.Emergency officials were still working to save a third child, a young boy, who was still trapped under the home’s wreckage as of early ...

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Special education teacher helps student overcome disability

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) --  Greg Carlson has had to overcome learning disabilities throughout his life, but when he met his high school teacher, Megan Gross, learning became a lot easier.“It was always a joy to come in here and she’s just a wonderful teacher because she’s helped me a lot through my four years of high school,” Carlson said. “The way Mrs. Gross taught me was very easy and precise and I could easily understand the material.”Gross, 36, is one of the country’s top educators. This ...

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Lawmakers praise and condemn Trump's Afghanistan plan

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- U.S. lawmakers were divided today on President Trump’s plans to increase the presence of the U.S. military in Afghanistan, with the House speaker lauding “a new Trump strategy,” for instance, while a fellow Republican in the Senate called it a “terrible idea.”Trump’s announcement tonight was a reversal of the position he held prior to his bid for the presidency, but the addition of U.S. troops in Afghanistan comes as he has demonstrated a willingness to engage militarily in the region."My original ...

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Thirty-three injured in high-speed train incident outside of Philadelphia

Robert Millis / EyeEm(PHILADELPHIA) -- More than 30 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The incident happened just after midnight at a transportation terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, located about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, a SEPTA spokesperson said.Thirty-three people, including the train’s operator, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, according to the spokesperson.The spokesperson did not say exactly how the trains ...

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Trump announces plan to increase U.S. presence in Afghanistan

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(FORT MYER, Va.) -- President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his administration’s plans to increase the presence of the United States military in Afghanistan, a strategy meant to combat the influence of the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate in the country that will forgo a formal timetable and instead rely upon "conditions on the ground" to guide U.S. activities."We must acknowledge the reality I'm here to talk about tonight, that nearly 16 years after September 11 attacks, after the ...

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YTMT Logo Breathtaking hypocrisy.

How is President Trump’s perceived failure to condemn white nationalists by name different from President Obama’s blatant and clearly intentional refusal to condemn Black Lives Matter by name?

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UT Health Logo Gout: A Pain You Can Live Without

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can come on quickly and be quite painful. It has afflicted humans for thousands of years but is becoming more and more common because of Western diets and lifestyles. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Angela Cade answers questions about treating and avoiding gout.
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