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Two Skydivers Survive After Colliding Midair in Arizona, Police Say

Pinal County Sheriff's Office(ELOY, Ariz.) --  Two skydivers collided midair in Arizona Wednesday but survived the mishap despite one person falling unconscious, police said.Around 10:30 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff's office received a call detailing the skydiving accident in Eloy, Arizona.The unconscious skydiver's parachute deployed at the emergency deployment altitude, police said, but he was unable to control it and came in for a hard landing. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he is currently in surgery, police said. His condition is unknown at ...

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11-Year-Old Boy Becomes One of the Youngest to Get Artificial Heart

WLS(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois boy has become one of the youngest people to receive an artificial heart after recently getting the life-saving device implanted at age 11, doctors said.Jaheim Whigham is the youngest person to be given a new kind of artificial heart originally designed for women, according to the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.Jaheim underwent a heart transplant at age 7 after being diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects blood flow through the heart, ...

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Two Killed in Clashes Over Demolition of Arab Bedouin Village in Israel

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --One policeman and one villager was killed Wednesday in clashes in the Arab Bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran in Israel before a planned demolition operation.The clashes broke out between Israeli police and the Arab villagers as Israeli authorities prepared to demolish several structures that the government says are illegal constructions.The villagers of Umm al-Hiran are Israeli citizens and members of a Bedouin tribe who have lived on the same plot of land since the late 50s. In 1957, the Israeli military forcefully removed ...

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Pence Says 'Obamacare' Users Should Have 'No Anxiety' About Losing Insurance

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Vice President–elect Mike Pence assured Americans currently covered by the Affordable Care Act that they “should have no anxiety about losing their insurance.”“Any American who has insurance today, through an ‘Obamacare’ exchange or through the Obama plan itself, should have no anxiety about losing their insurance,” Pence told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz in an interview today. “We’re committed to an orderly transition, to a new and better health insurance set of reforms that are going to work for every American, just like ...

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President Obama Reveals His Advice to Trump in Final Press Conference

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- In his final White House press conference, President Obama said he's emphasized to President-elect Trump the importance of surrounding himself with a strong team of advisers."This is a job of such magnitude that you can't do it by yourself," Obama said. "You are enormously reliant on a team: your cabinet, your senior White House staff, all the way to fairly junior folks in their 20s and 30s, but executing on significant responsibilities. And so, how you put a team together to ...

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Deaths Mounting After 'Accidental Bombing' of Nigerian Refugee Camp

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The death toll continues to rise from Tuesday's airstrike on a refugee camp in northeast Nigeria, which the country has called a "regrettable operational mistake."The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said at least six of its volunteers were among those killed and 13 others were wounded, though the global humanitarian network said both figures may rise in the coming hours and days. In addition to its aid staff, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement said an estimated 70 ...

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Obama Says 'Justice Has Been Served' in Chelsea Manning Case

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama defended commuting the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning during his final news conference of his administration.The commutation of Manning was announced Tuesday prompting questions about what will happen to other people who leak government information."I feel very comfortable that justice has been served and that a message has still been sent that when it comes to our national security," Obama said Wednesday."Chelsea Manning has served a tough prison sentence," Obama said. "So the notion that the average person who was ...

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At the start of every new year we tell ourselves that this time we really mean it. We’re going to lose weight, quit smoking and in general start taking better care of ourselves. And then the year goes by and by the next New Year’s Day, we’re right where we started.
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