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Dozens hospitalized after deadly tornadoes hit Texas

@SkySPOT97 / Micheal Lavender (DALLAS) -- Dozens of people have been hospitalized after deadly tornadoes ripped through eastern parts of Texas.At least five people were killed, the Canton Fire Department said at a press conference Saturday night.According to the National Weather Service in Forth Worth, there was at least one tornado in Canton, one in Eustace, and one in Caney City. Canton, outside Dallas, saw the most severe damage after a twister went over Interstate 20, apparently hitting dozens of vehicles directly.The extent of damage ...

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Pope Francis draws 15,000 to open-air mass in Egypt weeks after deadly attacks on country's churches

Coptic Orthodox Church Of Alexandria / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CAIRO) -- Pope Francis drew a crowd of 15,000 to an open-air Mass in Egypt on his last day visiting the overwhelmingly Muslim nation, where Christians and their churches have been the target of recent attacks by Islamic militants.Francis led the Mass on Saturday in Cairo at the country's Air Defense Stadium, which has a capacity of 25,000. In his homily, Francis urged attendees to be good to their fellow Egyptians and not be hypocritical in their ...

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Trump assails media, Obama, at 100-day rally while skipping Correspondents' Dinner

ABCNews.com(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- President Trump marked his 100th day in office with a campaign rally in Pennsylvania this evening, assailing one of his favorite targets from the electoral cycle, the media, as he skipped the White House Correspondents' Dinner.He also revisited many other themes from his campaign: building a border wall, repealing and replacing Obamacare, ensuring border security and assailing the Obama administration and Democrats as weak leaders while touting "100 days of devotion hard work and love for our country."Trump's remarks were interrupted by ...

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Injuries owing to encounters with law enforcement hold steady at about 51,000 a year, study finds

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In recent years, much attention has been paid to how police interact with suspects and the public, especially when that interaction ends in violence recorded on video and shared online. However, one new study has found that despite increased attention, there does not appear to be a rise in people treated for injuries in emergency rooms “owing to” to encounters with law enforcement and that just a fraction of those injuries resulted in deaths.About 51,000 people are sent to the ER every ...

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Office of Government Ethics wants to know about any ethics waivers for Trump appointees

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- The Office of Government Ethics has sent a letter to the White House and all executive branch agency heads asking for copies of any waivers that the Trump administration may have granted to appointees exempting them from ethics rules.The letter requests any waivers granted by the White House to appointees be provided to the government ethics office, an independent government agency, by June 1.The administration has the authority to grant ethics waivers to appointees.The Office of Government Ethics director, Walter Shaub, said in ...

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Ground search called off for escaped inmate convicted in attempted murder of cop

iStock/Thinkstock(JESSUP, Md.) -- The ground search for an escaped inmate convicted in the attempted murder of a Delaware cop was called off Saturday, police said.David M. Watson, 28, escaped Friday morning from a van that had been driven from the Wicomico County Corrections Center to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, according to Howard County Police Department spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.The ground search was suspended after police had exhausted "all search efforts in the immediate area," Howard County police said this afternoon. They ...

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Fyre Festival organizers said attendees 'will be refunded in full'

William N. Finley IV/@WNFIV(NEW YORK) -- Fyre Festival organizers are still trying to explain what happened around their luxury concert event that was planned for this weekend in the Bahamas but postponed amid a storm of complaints posted on social media.The festival, tickets for which cost up to thousands of dollars, erupted into what the island nation's tourism office called "total disorganization and chaos" after hundreds of prospective concertgoers landed in the Bahamas. The planned lineup included performances by Ja Rule, Daya and Tyga.In a ...

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YTMT Logo California’s fiscal suicide.

To any objective observer – objective being defined as anyone willing to do the 6th grade math – California Senate Bill 562 is nothing less than an act of state suicide.

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UT Health Logo Strep Throat: It’s Not Just for Kids

Say the words “strep throat” and the first thing that likely comes to mind is taking care of a sick child. But strep throat, though it’s commonly thought of as a childhood disease, can strike at adults as well. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Heath Northeast family medicine expert Dr. Christine Powell answers questions about diagnosing and treating strep throat.
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