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Hope Solo Suspended from the U.S. Women's National Team for Six Months

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday that they have suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo from the Women's nation Team for six months for her miscondict during the Olympics in Rio."The comments by Hope Solo after the match against Sweden during the 2016 Olympics were unacceptable and do not meet the standard of conduct we require from our National Team players," U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati said in press release."Beyond the athletic arena, and beyond the results, the Olympics celebrate and ...

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Bill Clinton Defends Clinton Foundation: 'We're Trying to Do Good Things'

Adam Schultz for Hillary for America(NEW YORK) --  Wednesday, Bill Clinton made his first public comments about the would-be Clinton Foundation changes if Hillary Clinton is elected president. His remarks come after a string of attacks from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has called for the foundation to be shut down.“We’re trying to do good things,” said Bill Clinton in response to recent criticism. “If there’s something wrong with creating jobs and saving lives, I don’t know what it is. The people who gave ...

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Two Flights Suffer Bird Strikes Arriving at JFK 2 Hours Apart

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Two flights, two hours apart, suffered bird strikes Wednesday morning on arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, officials said.No humans were injured during the two incidents.JetBlue Flight 1248 reported striking a bird after landing at 8:30 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The Airbus A320, which typically seats up to 150 passengers, had departed from Los Angeles.Air traffic control audio indicates that a small bird struck the side of the aircraft upon landing.JetBlue did not immediately respond ...

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Multiple Tornadoes Reported in Indiana, Leaving Thousands Without Power

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --   Multiple tornadoes have been reported striking central Indiana Wednesday -- damaging homes, destroying a Starbucks cafe, downing trees and leaving over 60,000 residents without power.At 3:15 p.m. local time, the National Weather Service urged everyone in the area to take shelter immediately, calling the situation "particularly dangerous."A little later, the NWS issued a tornado warning saying a "confirmed large and destructive tornado was about 10 miles east of Kokomo," or about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.The tornado blew roofs off of homes ...

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Soldier Killed in Afghanistan Blast Was Army Green Beret

US Army(NEW YORK) --  An American soldier killed by a roadside bomb Tuesday in Afghanistan's Helmand Province has been identified as Staff Sgt. Matthew V. Thompson, 28, of Irvine, California.Thompson served with the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State.On Tuesday, the Army Green Beret was on a foot patrol with other American troops advising Afghan special operations forces near Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province where the Taliban have engaged in heavy combat.Thompson was killed by a bomb ...

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Bernie Sanders' New Group 'Our Revolution' to Launch Amidst Internal Turmoil

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bernie Sanders Wednesday will help formally launch a new, much-anticipated organization, dedicated to continuing the legacy of his presidential campaign.But even before it gets off the ground, the organization has already been plagued by major internal turmoil, a number of last minute resignations and lingering questions about the size and scope of the donations the group will solicit.The senator will address fans and volunteers via live-stream at 9 p.m. ET from a local studio in Vermont. According to the organization, Sanders’ ...

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Research Shows Links Between Obesity and 8 Additional Cancers

Purestock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --   While obesity is often associated with a host of other health issues including high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, a new study is examining how the condition is also related to cancer risk.A review of several studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found new associations between obesity the development of eight additional cancers, in addition to others previously known.Researchers from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) looked at more than 1,000 epidemiological ...

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YTMT Logo Trump being Trump can sometimes amaze.

Trump has done something that gives most Republicans the vapors. He spoke the truth to black voters. He said out loud what most people think but never say.

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UT Health Logo Mosquito-Borne Illness: The Zika Virus & More

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro served to focus world attention on the area’s concurrent battle with a mosquito-borne virus called Zika. Dr. Richard Wallace answers questions on the subject.
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