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October 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has returned home after being hospitalized for three weeks with low blood pressure. Dole spokeswoman Marion Watkins said in an email Tuesday that the 94-year-old former Kansas senator was...
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Maya Vorderstrasse
October 10, 2017 - 1:41 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Maya Vorderstrasse is a New Jersey mom who feeds her two babies in different ways: one by breast and one by bottle. She wants to the world to know: Fed is best. In a now-viral Instagram photo of her feeding Zoey, 13 months, and Hazel, 2 months, Vorderstrasse shares her journey down...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:20 am
(NEW YORK) -- As 14-year-old Grace Bunke faced numerous rounds of chemotherapy to combat bone cancer, her friend McClain Hermes gave her a wall plaque with “Just keep swimming” etched into the wood. That motto epitomizes their relationship. The two teenagers met during a swim practice for...
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Gary Miller/EPA via U.S. National Archives
October 09, 2017 - 8:26 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Public concern for the environment led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, which began operations on Dec. 2, 1970. Its mission? “To protect human health by safeguarding the air we breathe, water we drink and land on which we live,” according to the EPA website...
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Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
October 09, 2017 - 6:07 pm
(ATLANTA) -- For 12 years or so, David Deutchman -- recently nicknamed "the ICU Grandpa" -- has been tending to the needs of babies, children and their parents at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta hospitals. "Some of my guy friends ask me what I do here. I say, 'Oh, I hold babies. Sometimes,...
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The Pink Fund
October 09, 2017 - 5:47 pm
(BEVERLY HILLS, Mich.) -- One year after a breast cancer survivor nearly went into financial ruin while fighting her disease, she's helping make sure no others have to struggle financially during their fight. Molly MacDonald of Beverly Hills, Michigan, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer...
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Gutzman Photography
October 09, 2017 - 1:41 pm
(JANESVILLE, Wisc.) -- Even though fourth grader Jackson Arneson and police officer Lindsey Bittorf have known each other for less than a year, they are like family now, with the scars to prove it. Jackson, 9, even calls Bittorf his "other mom." Jackson was born with a kidney condition called...
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KNSS
October 09, 2017 - 5:07 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - October 2017 is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Month is dedicated to increasing awareness about domestic violence and how widespread domestic violence is. Joyce Grover is the Executive Director of the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and...
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Dreamstime
October 06, 2017 - 5:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - Health officials in northeast Kansas are investigating a slight increase in cases of the West Nile virus. Craig Barnes, with the Shawnee County Health Department says this year has seen four confirmed cases of the virus, which is spread by mosquito bites. That’s up from 3...
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