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Delta Air Lines imposes new rules tightening leash on support animals

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Before boarding a Delta Air Lines flight with a furry friend, passengers will now need documentation that support animals are healthy and well-behaved.In the past, the airline has required a doctor's note from passengers who wish to bring an emotional support animal on board the aircraft with them.But after a series of bizarre, and sometimes dangerous, incidents with animals in the cabin, passengers with an emotional support animal will need to bring proof of the animal's health and a signed document assuring ...

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As shutdown looms, hundreds of key agency posts are still vacant under Trump

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) -- As a candidate, Donald Trump would often pitch himself to voters by citing his experience managing a vast business empire — saying he hires only “the best people.”But nearly a year into his presidency, and as a potential government shutdown looms, hundreds of key posts in his administration remain vacant — raising questions about whether essential government operations have taken a hit due to the scaling back of what Trump has called a “bloated federal bureaucracy.”Trump often blames Democrats for stalling the confirmation ...

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Workshop gives special-needs children a chance to dance with real-life ballerinas

Orlando Health(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- Sarai Arce loves to dance. The 6-year-old loves the poses. Dancing, she said, makes her "happy."When Sarai was born, her mother, Wanda Arce of Orlando, Florida, said, she was diagnosed with brittle bone disease. Doctors said she may never walk.Sarai started walking when she was 3 years old, yet she could not participate in any physical activities because of the risk to her body. Arce said her daughter was lacking muscle tone and balance.Then, Arce came across Come Dance With Us, ...

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Hijab-wearing model Amena Khan stands out in L’Oréal Paris' new hair campaign

ferlistockphoto/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Meet Amena Khan.She's the hijab-wearing Muslim woman turning heads in L’Oréal Paris' new hair campaign, Elvive.And although she didn't begin wearing a hijab, or scarf, on her head until she was in her 20s, according to British Vogue, Khan said she's thrilled to part of the multimedia campaign.Khan called it "a game changing new campaign!!!" A game changing new campaign!!! 👏🏽❤️ So... lately I’ve had a complex relationship with my hair feeling lacklustre. When I take off ...

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Here's how a government shutdown could affect you

Willard/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- If the government shuts down at 12:01AM EST on January 20th – exactly one year since President Donald Trump’s inauguration – it will be the first time the government has ever shut down under unified Republican control of government.Here’s a guide to how various branches and agencies of the federal government plan to respond.Some historyThere have been 12 shutdowns since 1981, ranging in duration from a single day to 21 days, according to the Congressional Research Service. The last shutdown happened in 2013 ...

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Captive siblings not so different from prisoners of war, have a tight bond, hospital staff says

Creatas/iStock/Thinkstock(RIVERSIDE, Calif.) -- The California siblings allegedly held captive and tortured by their parents have a bond "with each other that's very natural for people who are cut off from the outside world," one doctor treating them told ABC News.That bond helps them recover both physically and emotionally, continued Dr. Fari Kamalpour, who works at the Corona Regional Medical Center, where the adult victims are being treated.A limited staff is now working with those victims trying to develop their own bond with the siblings, Corona ...

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DOJ files intent to retry corruption case against NJ Senator Bob Menendez

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEWARK, N.J.) -- The Department of Justice on Friday filed a motion of intent to retry the corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., after the first trial ended in a hung jury last November.According to documents filed with the district court in New Jersey, the Justice Department is seeking the “earliest possible date” for a retrial against Menendez, saying in the filing that "an early retrial date is in the best interests of the public."Reacting to the news, Menendez’s office released ...

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Presidents like FDR, LBJ, JFK, Eisenhower, Truman, Nixon – go down the list – are all well-known for having turned the air blue in meetings at the White House.

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UT Health Logo Conjunctivitis: Putting a Lid on Pink Eye

Red, irritated, uncomfortable and contagious. Those symptoms describe a common condition called conjunctivitis — better known as pink eye. Caused by bacteria, viruses and environmental irritants, pink eye afflicts both children and adults.

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