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Over 130 calls made to Kansas City Fire Dept. amid life-threatening flooding overnight

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Evacuations are ongoing in Kansas City, Missouri, after heavy rains produced life-threatening and potentially record flooding overnight.Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the Kansas City metro area overnight, drenching the roads, flooding rivers and stranding residents. By 5:30 a.m. local time Tuesday the rain began to subside, moving southeast of the city.The Kansas City Fire Department has received over 130 water-related calls so far, and calls are continuing to come in, Kansas City Fire Department Chief James Garrett said Tuesday ...

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Unrecruited University of Texas football player receives magical scholarship surprise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Coaches for the University of Texas football team brought in a magician to boost morale but one player was shocked to see what the man pulled out of his magic hat.Unrecruited senior offensive lineman Garrett Graf was in the spotlight as the magician’s assistant, unaware that it was part of a planned surprise, when the man pulled a card from a top hat with a special message."On behalf of the UT football program," the magician read last Wednesday night, "I’m pleased to ...

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Severe food allergy cases skyrocketed over the past decade, study finds

(NEW YORK) -- Monkey Business/Thinkstock The number of health insurance claims documenting severe allergic reactions to food has skyrocketed nearly 400 percent over the past decade, according to a study released Tuesday by the nonprofit healthcare organization FAIR Health.The researchers analyzed private insurance claim lines involving the diagnosis of anaphylactic food reactions, or severe allergic reactions from food that could even result in death from anaphylactic shock. The study found that private insurance claim lines with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions rose by 377 percent in ...

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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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Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley had 'private conversation' with Trump after Charlottesville

Office of the President(NEW YORK) --  Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor who is now U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said that she talked privately with President Trump after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia."I picked up the phone and I had a private conversation with the president about Charlottesville, and it was taken very well," Haley told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" today.Haley, as the Republican governor of South Carolina, called for the Confederate flag to be removed ...

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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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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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