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DNC reaching end of tight leadership race as party seeks to unite

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Democratic party officials will vote Saturday for a new chair of the Democratic National Committee, but heading into the weekend, the race is still neck-and-neck and hotly contested.Democrats may be united against President Donald Trump, but they remain deeply divided about who is best to lead and represent them.The crowded field of candidates vying for the job narrowed this week, but those who dropped out only solidified the fault lines in the race.It remains to be seen whether the drawn-out campaign ...

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Photographer captures childbirth in hospital parking lot

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk was born exactly on his due date, Feb. 22, but he came into the world in a most unconventional way -- in the parking lot of the hospital where he was supposed to be born.His parents, Noah and Lauren Strunk, left their Jacksonville Beach, Florida, home around midnight on Wednesday for the short drive to a nearby hospital for the birth of their second child.The couple was joined in a caravan to the hospital by Lauren's mom ...

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Landing gear on plane carrying 59 collapsed during touchdown, airport says

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  It was a rocky and scary landing for passengers on board a Flybe flight arriving in the Netherlands today from Edinburgh, Scotland."Flybe can confirm that there has been an incident involving one of our aircraft," the airline said in a statement. "The incident occurred at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at approximately [4:59 p.m.] local time."In a statement, the airport said the plane's landing gear "collapsed during touchdown," with 59 people on board."Nobody is injured," and the "cause of the incident is being investigated," ...

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Man arrested in connection with 2005 disappearance of Georgia high school teacher

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Georgia police have arrested a 33-year-old man in connection with the 2005 disappearance of a high school teacher.Ryan Alexander Duke, a former student of the Georgia high school where the woman taught, was arrested Wednesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said today in a press conference. He was charged with burglary, aggravated assault, murder and concealing a death during his first court appearance Thursday.On Oct. 22, 2005, Tara Grinstead vanished from her home in Ocilla, Georgia, a small town with a population ...

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Teen siblings involved in altercation with LAPD officer file lawsuits

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) --  Lawyers for two teen siblings involved in an altercation with an off-duty LAPD officer filed civil lawsuits against the Anaheim and Los Angeles police departments today, alleging battery, negligence and state civil rights violations, among other claims.The lawsuits come the day after as many as 300 people demonstrated and at least 23 were arrested after protests broke out over the altercation. Some vandalism was reported in the demonstrations, according to police.Police say the off-duty officer fired his weapon into the ground during ...

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Ivanka Trump hosted lawmakers at White House last week for meeting on childcare tax proposal, paid leave

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) --  Ivanka Trump hosted Republican members of Congress at the White House last week to discuss some of her personal legislative priorities -- a childcare tax proposal and paid maternity leave, according to a White House official and a Senate GOP aide.News of the White House meeting was first reported by Bloomberg News.It is unusual for the child of a president -- with no formal role in her father's administration -- to host a policy meeting with lawmakers inside the West Wing.The White House ...

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Chicago White Sox to retire Mark Buehrle's jersey number this summer

Scott Clarke/ESPN Images(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago White Sox will honor former pitcher Mark Buehrle by retiring his jersey number this summer.The left-handed hurler won 161 games on Chicago's South Side, throwing a no-hitter and a perfect game in the progress. He also helped lead the White Sox to the 2005 World Series, their first in 88 years."You know he's one of the best that has ever put on a White Sox uniform," General Manager Kenny Williams said Thursday. "He represented the organization in a first-class, ...

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So the president is working 18 hour days? Let’s hope that he’s spending those hours pushing tax reform, regulatory relief, energy independence and sanity on our borders.

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UT Health Logo Preventable Foot Problems: Putting Your Best Feet Forward

Many of the problems that we have with our feet that can put us out of commission are entirely preventable with the right attention and care. But once a small problem arises, left untreated, it can turn into a really big problem.
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