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Teen gets bionic legs after being born unable to walk

WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A teen born with a birth defect that prevented him from walking is now getting used to moving around on his own thanks to state-of-the-art prosthetic devices.Christian Calamuci, 17, was born in South Africa with legs that bowed out dramatically, making it impossible to walk for long periods of time, according to New York ABC station WABC-TV."I couldn't stand for more than two minutes, I couldn't run," Christian told WABC. "My legs, they didn't bend."Laura Calamuci, of Staten Island, New York, adopted ...

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London police identify suspected Westminster attacker as UK native with criminal record

Jack Taylor/Getty Images(LONDON) — The man police believe is responsible for Wednesday's terrorist attack at London's Westminster Bridge has been identified as U.K. native Khalid Masood.Police said Masood, 52, was known to authorities and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including grievous bodily harm, possession of offensive weapons and public order offenses. His most recent conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife, according to the Metropolitan Police Service.Masood was born in Kent in southeast England and detectives believe he was ...

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Thursday night's vote on health care a pivotal moment for GOP

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The fate of House Republicans' health care plan remains up in the air as it heads for a vote in the House later Thursday, the timing of which has yet to be announced.Despite Wednesday’s late-night negotiations and personal pitches from President Trump, the list of "no" votes against the American Health Care Act (AHCA) is growing.At least 30 Republicans have said they will oppose the bill in its current form, according to ABC News’ latest whip count, meaning Republicans could fall at least ...

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Customer returns to Starbucks with apology note, $50 after rude treatment of barista

Courtesy of Andrew Richardson(NEW YORK) -- One California Starbucks barista got a surprise on March 21 when a customer returned to apologize for her behavior from the day before.Andrew Richardson, 20, was floored when he received a handwritten card and $50 bill from his customer named Debbie, whom he admits he didn’t even think was that rude.“On the 20th, this woman, Debbie, came through the drive through while I was working. She was extremely pleasant, and we had some friendly conversation while her drinks were ...

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Mom honors 'the village' that made daughter's adoption possible

iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, N.C.) -- A Wilmington, North Carolina, mom took the day of her daughter's adoption as an opportunity to recognize the many people who were part of the journey."I met her the day she came into foster care," Millie Holloman said of daughter Vera Wren Holloman, 5. "She was placed with another woman but I would watch her from time to time. I told the agency if she ever needed another placement or her case flipped to adoption, I wanted her."Holloman had just become licensed ...

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Utah man celebrating wedding anniversary among those killed in London attack

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- An American tourist celebrating his wedding anniversary in Europe was among those killed in the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday, a family member confirmed to ABC News.Utah resident Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa traveled to Europe to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and were visiting London on Wednesday, with plans to return to the United States Thursday. Cochran and his wife were both wounded in the attack. Cochran died from his injuries while Melissa remains in the hospital, according to a ...

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Team USA beats Puerto Rico in its first World Baseball Classic final

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The United States made its first appearance at the World Baseball Classic championship game Wednesday night -- and they came out on top.Team USA beat Puerto Rico, who had been undefeated in the tournament, 8-0 to take the title. The win was due in large part to a strong performance from pitcher Marcus Stroman. The Toronto Blue Jays starter pitched a no-hitter until the seventh inning of the final, earning him the honor of being named the game's most valuable player.Team USA ...

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YTMT Logo Cutting the budget.

In a nation burdened with $20 trillion in debt, a crumbling infrastructure and a depleted military, it may be time to find a way to live without things like the National Endowment for the Arts.

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UT Health Logo Botox and Juvederm: Looking Younger Has Never Been Easier

At one time, looking older as we got older was inevitable. But not so much anymore. In the hands of a skilled practitioner, compounds such as Botox and Juvederm have made looking younger easier than ever. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast cosmetic surgery expert Dr. James Motlagh answers questions about these cosmetic medications.
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