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Young girl hit by foul ball at Yankee Stadium

Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A young girl was struck by a line drive foul ball at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, during the game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins.The girl was taken to a nearby hospital where there was no update on her condition provided. The child was attending the game with her grandparents, ESPN reports, when a foul ball off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier hit her in the face. The game was delayed, and ...

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Mueller inquired about Comey and Flynn firings, Russia meeting: Sources

Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Special counsel Robert Mueller sent a letter to the White House inquiring about a number of topics, including the firings of former FBI Director James Comey and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and an Oval Office meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian diplomats, sources familiar with Mueller's investigation confirmed to ABC News.The letter, first reported by the New York Times and Washington Post, asked questions covering 13 specific categories, among them the Flynn and Comey dismissals and ...

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Commander of US Strategic Command says Iran is in compliance with nuclear agreement

LEE JIN-MAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Iran is in complicance with the international nuclear deal, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command said Wednesday, the same day that President Trump said he has "made a decision" on whether to certify Iran as compliant."The facts are that Iran is operating under the agreements that we signed up for under the JCPOA," Gen. John Hyten said at an event at the Hudson Instititue, a conservative think tank."But at the same time they are rapidly, rapidly deploying and developing ...

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Senate could vote on Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill next week

Credit: Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal next week, he said in a statement Wednesday.According to a statement released by McConnell's office, "it is the Leader's intention to consider Graham-Cassidy on the floor next week." That does not mean a vote will definitely happen on the controversial bill. A number of Republican senators have been non-committal on the proposal.Republicans have until September 30 to vote on a health care ...

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Woman paints motivational messages in middle school girls bathrooms

(Credit: Shari Jackson Link / Shari Link Designs) Shari Jackson Link of Fayetteville, N.C., painted positive messages in the girls' bathrooms at Fayetteville Academy to "inspire them to be nice." (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- These aren’t your ordinary middle school girls’ bathrooms.The colorful messages covering the walls at Fayetteville Academy in North Carolina are spreading positivity, inspiring the girls to “be kind always.”Shari Jackson Link, a local artist and mom of two, said she painted the motivational bathroom murals because of the “drama that comes with ...

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Record closes on Wall Street as Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged for now

tarabird/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Little movement on Wall Street today, but record-setting closes for two major indices on Wednesday, as the Federal Reserve announces no change in interest rates.The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 41.79 to end the day at 22,412.59. That marked the 42nd record-high this year for the Dow.The Nasdaq dropped to a close of 6,456.04, losing 5.28 on the day, while the S&P 500 edged up 1.58 to finish the session at 2,508.23. Wednesday was the 37th record close for the S&P 500 ...

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Hurricane Maria leaves all of Puerto Rico without power

ABC News(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- All of Puerto Rico was without power by Wednesday afternoon, officials said, just hours after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a Category 4 storm.Puerto Rico Office of Emergency Management Agency confirmed that 100 percent of the U.S. territory has lost power, noting that anyone with electricity is using a generator.Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Maria has caused severe damage to infrastructure. A Category 4 storm has not hit the island since 1932.Rossello told local newspaper ...

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YTMT Logo Not up to the job.

Toughness is not an adjective that one would use to describe either of Paul Ryan or Mitch McConnell. Yet with respect to leadership in the Congress, toughness has never been more urgently called for.

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UT Health Logo Asbestos: Still a Health Risk?

Asbestos has been around for centuries and was quite commonly used in construction and consumer applications until well in to the 20th century. But when it became clear that asbestos is toxic and can pose significant health risks, its use was greatly curtailed and outright banned in some countries.
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