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    What the dying really regret

    Editor’s note: Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain in South Carolina and the author of “Fumbling: A Pilgrimage Tale of Love, Grief, and Spiritual Renewal on the Camino de Santiago.” (CNN) — “I know I’m supposed to hate my body,” the patient said in her soothing Southern drawl. She pushed away her lunch, a brown […]

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    Mom pulls daughter’s hair so hard it separates scalp from skull because 6-year-old couldn’t count to 12

    CONWAY, Penn. — A mother is facing charges after authorities say she abused her daughter by violently pulling her hair, WPXI reports. Officers were first alerted to the cause on Aug. 31 when hospital officials reported they were treating a 6-year-old girl with a head injury. The injury was described as a separation of the […]

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    Latest developments in US Ebola cases

    While an Ebola-stricken Texas nurse is being flown to a Maryland hospital that specializes in the deadly virus, Ohioans are isolating and monitoring themselves, and federal health officials are getting grilled about how the U.S. has responded to the Ebola crisis. Thursday’s developments include: • In northeast Ohio, one person has been quarantined and six […]

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    She’s America’s youngest female billionaire — and a dropout

    NEW YORK — America’s youngest self-made female billionaire is 30 years old — and a college dropout. The company she founded has the potential to change health care for millions of Americans. Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University at 19 with a plan to start her own company. For money, she cashed out the funds her […]

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    Five injured in Davidson County crash

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Five people were injured after a vehicle crash in Thomasville Wednesday evening. Police responded to the accident around 7:02 p.m. in the area of Baptist Children’s Home Road near Farmview Road. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. The details of the accident were not released. Five people were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center […]

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    Parents can be held liable for children’s Facebook posts, court rules

    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia court has determined parents can be held liable for what their children post on Facebook. In a decision that could mark a legal precedent on the issue of parents taking responsibility for what their children post online, the parents of a middle school student may face legal consequences as a result of […]

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    Second US health worker with Ebola identified, traveled by plane day before symptoms

    The second Dallas health care worker who contracted the Ebola virus was on a flight the day before her symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Now, the CDC wants to interview all 132 passengers who were on the plane with her. The woman’s name is Amber Vinson, the Reuters news agency […]

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    What happens when you skip a rock on a frozen lake? The ‘coolest sound ever’

    YouTube filmmaker Cory Williams was walking around Alaska when he found a frozen lake. He picked up a rock and attempted to skip it across the frozen lake. The result blew Williams’ mind. “This is the coolest sound I’ve ever heard!” he screams in the video (the fun starts at 3:40). The pinging sound is […]

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    Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola at Dallas hospital

    DALLAS — A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Thomas Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola, the state’s health department said Wednesday. The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said. The facility will now begin monitoring all those who […]

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    Southern Living cookbook recipes from over the years

    On this Recipe Wednesday, we’re cooking up some Southern specialties. And the recipes come from “Southern Living Community Cookbook” by Sheri Castle of Chapel Hill. Sheri went through every recipe submitted by “Southern Living” readers over more than 50 years and selected recipes for the book. Sheri stopped by FOX8 to share some of the recipes. The […]

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    Facebook, Apple will now pay to freeze employees’ eggs

    NEW YORK — Facebook and Apple are telling their female employees: We will pay to freeze your eggs. Facebook is already covering the procedure as part of its insurance benefits, the company said. Apple plans to offer coverage starting in January, according to report by NBC News. The relatively new practice of freezing eggs allows […]

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    UPDATE: Lockdowns lifted at Davidson Co. schools after police chase

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Multiple schools in Davidson County were locked down Tuesday afternoon as a result of a police chase. As Highway Patrol troopers were executing a traffic stop on northbound I-85 around 1:30 p.m., two of the three suspects fled the car and ran into the woods. One suspect is in custody. Lockdowns have been lifted at […]