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Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise in First Half of 2016

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The upward trend of motor vehicle deaths that began in late 2014 has continued to surge through the first half of 2016, according to preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council.The non-profit group, using data from state authorities, said deaths on U.S. roadways since January have increased 9 percent from the same period last year and 18 percent from two years ago.The council estimates that 19,100 people have died and 2.2 million people were injured in motor vehicles from January to the ...

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President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- After touring recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood this afternoon, President Obama pledged to help rebuild Louisiana, insisting his visit there "is not a photo-op.""I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken by the loss of life," Obama said during remarks following his tour of the flooding. "There are also still people who are desperately trying to track down friends ...

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President Obama Arrives in Louisiana to Survey Flood Damage

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- President Obama arrived in Louisiana Tuesday to tour recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood before delivering remarks Tuesday afternoon.Air Force One touched down at approximately 11:45 a.m. CDT. The president then traveled in his motorcade to the Castle Place neighborhood, where he is visiting residents impacted by the flood.For days, critics hammered President Obama for continuing his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard as flooding wreaked havoc on Louisiana, claiming the lives of at least 13 people and displacing ...

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Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- After touring recovery efforts in a flooded Baton Rouge neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, President Obama pledged to help rebuild Louisiana, insisting his visit there "is not a photo-op.""I come here first and foremost to say that the prayers of the entire nation are with everybody who lost loved ones. We are heartbroken by the loss of life," Obama said during remarks following his tour of the flooding. "There are also still people who are desperately trying to track down friends ...

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Teen Becomes Fourth Person to Survive Brain-Eating Amoeba in 50 Years

iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A Florida teen has become only the fourth person in the last 50 years to survive an infection from "naegleria fowleri" -- also commonly known as the "brain-eating amoeba."Sebastian DeLeon, 16, continues his recovery after contracting the infection earlier this month.DeLeon was taken to Florida Children's Hospital in Orlando, Florida, with a severe headache on Aug. 8. Doctors believe the teen, a camp counselor, was exposed to the amoeba at a freshwater lake earlier in the week.Immediately after arriving in the emergency ...

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Biden to Baltic Leaders: Trump Doesn't Understand How NATO Works

PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP/Getty Images(RIGA, Latvia) -- While meeting with Baltic leaders in Latvia Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden told them not to take some of Donald Trump’s comments about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization seriously, saying he doesn’t believe the Republican presidential nominee fully understands the organization’s mission.“The fact that you occasionally hear something from a presidential candidate in the other party, it’s nothing that should be taken seriously because I don’t think he understands what Article 5 is,” he said, referring to NATO’s founding principle ...

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Synthetic Marijuana Suspected in Mass LA Overdose

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- At least 18 people were evaluated and 14 people were transported to hospitals after a suspected mass overdose in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles Monday. Health officials said they believe the overdoses were caused by the synthetic marijuana drug known as "spice."Symptoms of the overdoses include violent behavior, seizures and altered levels of consciousness, according to Los Angeles Fire Department press officials."We don't have toxicological confirmation, but it's presumably spice, which is a synthetic type of cannabis or marijuana," Dr. ...

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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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