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  • On November 29, 2016, Spencer Kolman received a heart-lung transplant at St. Louis Children's Hospital's Heart Center -- the only surgery of its kind performed in the United States that year.

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    Teen undergoes rare heart-lung transplant

    “I want to do more stuff,” Spencer Kolman said. His voice was a whisper, a painful-to-hear rasp across the telephone line. “I’m a Boy Scout, so I want to go back and get my Eagle Scout and do … the more physical activities that I had to basically stop doing because I couldn’t keep up,” the 15-year-old said. “I want to join the school band. I want to get back into playing the trumpet. … I did trumpet for four […]

  • When 23-year-old Sahar Kian posted a Craigslist ad for a roommate for her home near Georgetown University, she specified that Trump supporters were not welcome.

    Roommate wanted: No Trump supporters

    When 23-year-old Sahar Kian needed a roommate for her home near Georgetown University, she turned to Craigslist. Among her house rules? No alcohol, pets or meat products. And no supporters of President Donald Trump. “Alcohol, pets and meat products are not allowed in the house,” Kian, who works for an education-focused nonprofit organization, wrote in her ad. “Neither are Trump supporters.” After telling her story to The New York Times, Kian rejected CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s suggestion Saturday that she was […]

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    Hitler’s phone, ‘the most destructive ‘weapon’ of all time,’ sold for $243,000

    Adolf Hitler’s telephone was sold at auction in the United States on Sunday for $243,000. The winning bid was made by phone but the name of the bidder has not been released. The phone was presented to Hitler by the Wehrmacht and was used by the Nazi leader to issue most of his commands during the last two years of World War II, according to a description in the catalog for Alexander Historical Auctions in Maryland. The phone was recovered […]

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    Business owners stand by decision to fire workers who participated in ‘A Day Without Immigrants’

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Jim Serowski said his employees told him they planned to skip work on Thursday to participate in “A Day Without Immigrants,” the nationwide day of protest. Serowski, founder of JVS Masonry in Commerce City, Colorado, said his message to them was clear and unwavering: “If you’re going to stand up for what you believe in you have to be willing to pay the price.” As promised, when his foreman and some 30 brick layers failed to […]

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    Police search for suspect in deaths of teens who went missing on hike

    DELPHI, Ind. — Investigators have identified a suspect in the deaths of two teens who went missing during a hike, Indiana State Police said Sunday. The bodies of Liberty “Libby” German, 14, and Abigail “Abby” Williams, 13, were found Tuesday in woods about 70 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Police on Wednesday released a photo of a man seen near Delphi Historic Trail around the time the teens were there. They did not call him a suspect at the time. Since […]

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    Senators want Russia-related materials preserved

    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee is asking more than a dozen agencies, organizations and individuals to preserve communications related to the panel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The panel, led by chairman Richard Burr, R-North Carolina, and top Democrat, Mark Warner of Virginia, sent letters asking for those materials to be kept, a Senate aide said Sunday. The move comes amid inquiries into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign officials were in contact with senior Russian intelligence […]

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    Middle school student confesses to throwing block of wood at President Trump’s motorcade

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A middle school student has confessed to throwing an object at President Donald Trump’s motorcade in Florida, authorities said. The object was thrown at the motorcade in West Palm Beach on Friday afternoon. The juvenile confessed ” to throwing a 2X4″ and implicated four other students, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. Charges will be filed with Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, the sheriff’s office said. The incident happened near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort […]

  • The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The rocket is carrying the Dragon cargo ship to the International Space Station.

    SpaceX launches and lands another rocket

    TITUSVILLE, Fl. — SpaceX is back in action and has successfully completed a historic launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After a delay 24 hours earlier over concerns about the rocket, the launch on Sunday appeared to go flawlessly. It was the first SpaceX launch from Florida since a Falcon 9 exploded on a launch pad on September 1, 2016. Sunday’s launch was also the first from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39 since the NASA Space Shuttles was […]

  • President Donald Trump invited one of his supporters to join him on stage and take the microphone during a rally in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday. Gene Huber, wearing a black Donald Trump T-shirt, hugged the President and spoke for a few moments.

    President Trump invites supporter onstage to speak at Florida rally

    MELBOURNE, Florida — President Donald Trump, after a month of arduous and, at times, turbulent governing, got what he came for Saturday during a dusk rally here: Campaign-level adulation. Trump, who just months ago finished campaigning for the office he now holds, was both selling what his administration has done in its first 30 days and trying to change the subject after a chaotic month. The President was forced to fire his national security adviser, struggled to roll out his […]

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    Elderly woman found ‘molded’ to chair; rescuers forced to wear hazmat suits

    TOLEDO, Ohio — Residents in a Springfield Township neighborhood had no idea one of their neighbors was living in squalor until emergency vehicles lit up their typically quiet street, the Toledo Blade reported. The smell of human excrement reached the sidewalk as emergency responders worked to remove a 550-pound elderly woman from her living room chair Thursday evening. Barbara Foster, 75, had been sitting in the same place since July 2016 — long enough for her body to weaken and […]

  • A relative mourns next to Dominican journalist Leonidas Martinez's coffin during his wake in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic on February 15, 2017.

    Radio hosts killed during Facebook Live broadcast

    As followers of Luis Manuel Medina’s Facebook Live video watched another of his radio monologues on Tuesday, two loud bangs rang out. Viewers heard a woman yell. They then watched Medina look up from his microphone, his eyes tracking something off-camera. The video abruptly ends. Medina, along with his radio co-worker Leonidas Martinez, were shot and killed Tuesday while hosting their radio program in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, attorney general Jean Rodriguez said in a statement. […]

  • Omar Abdel-Rahman, a 1993 World Trade Center bombing plotter, has died according to a prison spokesperson.

    Omar Abdel-Rahman, 1993 World Trade Center bombing plotter, dies in NC prison

    BUTNER, N.C. — Omar Abdel-Rahman, an Egyptian-born cleric serving a life sentence for plotting the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center and other terror attacks in New York, has died, a prison spokesman said Saturday. Abdel-Rahman died Saturday morning from natural causes at age 78, said Greg Norton, spokesman with the federal correctional complex in Butner, North Carolina. He had battled diabetes and coronary heart disease, Norton said. The February 1993 attack on the Manhattan landmark left six people […]