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'It's pretty foolish behavior:' Teens daring each other to eat Tide pods

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Videos circulating on social media are showing kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 16, the 16th day of 2018. There are 349 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 16, 1978, NASA named 35 candidates to fly on the space shuttle, including Sally K. Ride, who became America’s first woman in space, and Guion S. Bluford Jr.,...


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He tried to hold in a sneeze and ended up in the hospital on a feeding tube

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Sneezing is an astoundingly powerful human action, blasting mucus and air from the nose and mouth at up to 100 miles per hour, according to the Cleveland Clinic. That power exists whether a sneeze is held in or not. “Occasionally, people will cause some damage to...


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Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

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PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small...


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An Army vet found a scalpel in his gut 4 years after VA hospital surgery

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Glenford Turner had a dizzy spell in March of last year, he went to the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Haven, Connecticut, to see what was wrong. Doctors ordered an MRI of the 61-year old Army veteran’s head. But the real answer, it turned out, was in his gut....


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13 siblings, some shackled and malnourished, rescued from California house, police say

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The front yard of the house in the quiet neighborhood in Perris, California, was often overgrown with weeds nearly six feet tall. There were no toys, no bicycles in the front yard, neighbors said. More than a dozen children supposedly lived inside the home, but they...


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Too old for DACA, a Michigan father is deported after three decades in the US

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. With two immigration agents hovering nearby, Jorge Garcia pulled his family close for one final hug by security gates at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. His wife and 15-year-old daughter sobbed in his arms. His 12-year-old son stood stoically. Garcia was silent. Soon...


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DuVernay, 'black-ish,' 'Power' win at NAACP Image Awards

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change. DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such...


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10 Things to Know for Today

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT TRUMP SAID ABOUT DEMOCRATIC SENATOR The president tweeted that Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed...


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Slow-moving landslide has Washington town on high alert

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UNION GAP, Wash. (AP) — A slow-moving landslide in a fertile farming region in Washington state has forced evacuations as officials prepare for what they say is inevitable — the collapse of a ridge that sits above a few dozen homes and a key highway. People in Washington are especially wary of...


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California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

Shackled Children

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. The girl, who was so small...


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