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Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Suspended

How Foo Yeen/Getty Images(KUALA LUMPUR) -- After three years, one of commercial aviation’s greatest mysteries may remain unsolved, as the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended without the plane being located and no new evidence of its location discovered.The announcement of the search’s conclusion came from the Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia.“Despite every effort using the best science available, cutting edge technology, as well as modelling and advice from highly skilled professionals who are the best in their field, unfortunately, the search has ...

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President Obama Welcomes Chicago Cubs to White House After World Series Win

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama rallied his own election motto to welcome the Chicago Cubs after their historic World Series win to the White House, calling it the "audacity of hope.""I will say to the Cubs it took you long enough," he said. "I mean I only have four days left," Obama said looking at his watch.The president added that among his promises made when he campaigned in 2008, "even I was not crazy enough to suggest that during these eight years we would see the Cubs win ...

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Amazon to Accept Food Stamps in Some States

Amazon(NEW YORK) -- Amazon.com is now one of seven online food retailers that will soon accept food stamps, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).The retail firms will be involved in a two-year pilot program allowing participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to purchase their groceries online."Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement. "We're ...

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Eight Shot, Including 11-Year-Old, Amid MLK Celebration in Miami: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- Eight people were shot during celebrations for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Miami, including an 11-year-old girl, according to police.Shots were fired at the MLK Memorial Park Monday afternoon, causing spectators to flee for safety, according to the Miami-Dade Police Department. Five of the victims were minors, police said.Six of the wounded were taken to local hospitals, and two of the minors were treated on scene. The conditions of those hospitalized were not clear.Two suspects were detained for questioning, police said, and ...

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Eyewear Giant Luxottica, Owner of Ray-Ban, and Essilor Agree to Merge

Donald Bowers/WireImage for Luxottica via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Italian eyewear giant Luxottica Group, which owns Ray-Ban, and French lens-maker Essilor have agreed to a massive merger.Essilor would become the holding company in the deal and the two firms combined, under the new name of "EssilorLuxottica," would be worth about $49 billion."The marriage between two key companies in their sectors will bring great benefits to the market, for employees and mainly for all our consumers," Luxottica executive chairman Leonardo Del Vecchio said in a ...

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At Least 33 Democratic Congress Members Plan to Skip the Inauguration

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- At least 33 Democratic members of Congress have announced they will skip Donald Trump's Friday inauguration. While some made their decision in previous weeks, several more have now come forward, citing the president-elect's perceived insult of Rep. John Lewis as the final straw.Trump lashed out at the civil rights icon after Lewis said he didn't view Trump as "a legitimate president." Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who protested alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., also said he would not attend the inauguration."Congressman John ...

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NASA Astronaut and Last Man to Walk On the Moon Gene Cernan Dead at 82

Mike Marsland/WireImage via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The last man to walk on the moon, NASA astronaut Gene Cernan, has died at 82.Cernan was commander of the Apollo 17 mission, the final lunar landing, in December 1972. He and fellow astronaut Jack Schmitt spent three days on lunar excursions, and when Cernan took his last step on the moon he said, "We leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return, with peace and hope for all mankind."The astronaut was also a longtime ...

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“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go.”

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UT Health Logo Healthy New Year: A Happier New You

At the start of every new year we tell ourselves that this time we really mean it. We’re going to lose weight, quit smoking and in general start taking better care of ourselves. And then the year goes by and by the next New Year’s Day, we’re right where we started.
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