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Two struck and killed by Amtrak train outside Washington, DC

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- An investigation has been opened by authorities after two people were killed Tuesday night after being struck by an Amtrak train as it approached Union Station in Washington, D.C.“Amtrak Train 175 from Boston and New York was involved in an incident while approaching Washington Union Station. There were no injuries to that train’s crew or the 121 Amtrak passengers. Two people on the tracks were struck,” the company said in a statement.The deaths of the two people struck were confirmed by ...

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Venomous tarantulas and scorpions found in abandoned Texas apartment

Mike L. Baird/Getty(HOUSTON) -- Animal rescue workers in Houston seized dozens of venomous tarantulas and scorpions from a Houston apartment on Tuesday after their owner abandoned them, according to police.The Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) seized 69 animals, including more than 50 baby scorpions and three dead tarantulas, from the vacant apartment after a maintenance worker discovered them stuffed in shoe boxes and plastic containers, according to ABC affiliate KTRK.Managers at the apartment complex told police that they were planning ...

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Tales from patients that stand to lose a lot from GOP health bill

Credit: Joe Merlino(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, has decided to postpone a vote on Republicans' legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, after concluding he does not have the votes to pass the bill this week before the chamber goes on recess for the 4th of July holiday.Several large patient and hospital groups, including the AARP and American Medical Association, have expressed skepticism about the draft legislation when it was first released last week in the ...

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Scoreboard roundup -- 6/27/17

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the latest scores and winners:INTERLEAGUETampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 (10 innings)L.A. Dodgers 4, L.A. Angels 0Philadelphia 8, Seattle 2AMERICAN LEAGUEBaltimore 3, Toronto 1Boston 9, Minnesota 2Texas 2, Cleveland 1Detroit 5, Kansas City 3Chicago White Sox 4, N.Y. Yankees 3Oakland 6, Houston 4NATIONAL LEAGUEWashington 6, Chicago Cubs 1Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 3Cincinnati 8, Milwaukee 6Atlanta 3, San Diego 0St. Louis 6, Arizona 5 (10 innings)San Francisco 4, Colorado 3 (14 innings)WOMEN'S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONWashington 100, Seattle 70L.A. Sparks 87, Connecticut 79Copyright ...

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'Good Samaritan' targeted and beaten after helping lost toddler

The Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) -- A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamed on social media by the child's family after they mistook him for a kidnapper, according to a report.The "good Samaritan," who was not identified by authorities, was attempting to help a 2-year-old who had become separated from her parents while attending a baseball game at the Southwest Sports Complex in Lakeland, Florida on Saturday -- ...

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Big Bang Theory star's home burns down in California wildfire

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki lost his ranch on California's Central Coast on Monday, his publicist confirmed, when a massive wildfire torched nearly 1,600 acres of land in the area.Galecki’s home in San Luis Obispo County, California reportedly burned down in the wildfire that has grown to 2.5 square miles since it began on Monday afternoon, according to a report from TMZ that was later confirmed by the actor’s representative.Galecki expressed his condolences for other victims of the fire while ...

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Tillerson urges negotiation to end Gulf crisis but Saudis say no

State Department photo/ Public Domain(WASHINGTON) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held another round of meetings Tuesday in an effort to end the crisis among its Gulf allies but was met with a continued impasse.As the top U.S. diplomat urges restraint and negotiation, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates say their demands on neighbor Qatar are nonnegotiable.And Qatar, meanwhile, says it is not even reviewing the demands from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab countries that moved earlier this month to isolate it ...

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You Tell Me Texas

YTMT Logo It’s time for Republicans to get on board.

For reasons that are becoming harder to understand with each passing week, the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress can’t bring themselves to act like the majority.

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Health Connection

UT Health Logo Adult ADHD: Is it Real?

We commonly associated ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – with children. But it’s a problem that can afflict adults as well. Adult sufferers of ADHD often find it difficult to perform in the workplace and to maintain healthy relationships with family and friends.
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