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Man who survived 2 nights in blizzard learns he has stage 4 cancer

Man who survived 2 nights in blizzard learns he has stage 4 cancer

shaunl/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — A man who miraculously survived two nights inside his car during one of the Midwest’s worse storms this winter learned while recovering in the hospital that he has stage 4 kidney cancer. William Mendoza, 59, was driving on Interstate 94 just west of Fargo, North Dakota, looking for […]

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Arizona man rescued at Zion National Park after getting trapped in quicksand

Arizona man rescued at Zion National Park after getting trapped in quicksand

benedek/iStock(NEW YORK ) — An Arizona man was rescued at Zion National Park after his leg got stuck in quicksand while hiking during a winter storm on Saturday. The National Park Service told ABC News it nearly two days to rescue the 34-year-old male. He and his female companion had […]

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Charlottesville rally lawsuit to proceed despite Nathan Damigo’s bankruptcy filing

Charlottesville rally lawsuit to proceed despite Nathan Damigo’s bankruptcy filing

Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) — Bankruptcy is no shield for a white nationalist targeted in a lawsuit concerning the 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a recent ruling from a federal judge. Nathan Damigo, one of the organizers of the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, filed for […]

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Serena Williams back in top 10

Serena Williams back in top 10

Recep Sakar/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK ) — Serena Williams is back in the top ten of the World Tennis Association rankings for the first time since giving birth in September 2017. Williams dropped as low as 491st when she returned played in March 2018. She is now ranked tenth in […]

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Aurora attack hits hometown of man who builds crosses for shooting victims

Aurora attack hits hometown of man who builds crosses for shooting victims

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(AURORA, Ill. ) — Greg Zanis’ work can be seen across the country. When a mass shooting unfolds in the U.S., he heads to the affected town with an individualized cross assembled for each victim. But now, with a mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois, Zanis is building crosses […]

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Female track star Caster Semenya in court to challenge gender ruling in landmark case on testosterone levels

Female track star Caster Semenya in court to challenge gender ruling in landmark case on testosterone levels

FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — South African athlete Caster Semenya was in court on Monday for a landmark hearing that is expected to have major implications for gender in sports. Semenya, 28, an Olympic gold medalist, went to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sport in Lausanne, Switzerland, appealing a controversial […]

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Man arrested in Sophie Sergie’s 1993 murder in Alaska over DNA: Officials

Man arrested in Sophie Sergie’s 1993 murder in Alaska over DNA: Officials

CIPhotos/iStock(AUBURN, Maine) — A man has been arrested in the 1993 cold case murder of a 20-year-old Alaska woman after investigators were inspired by the technology used to nab the suspected “Golden State Killer,” according to law enforcement. On April 26, 1993, Sophie Sergie was found sexually assaulted and murdered […]

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What we know about the Aurora, Ill., mass shooting victims

What we know about the Aurora, Ill., mass shooting victims

cmannphoto/iStock(AURORA, Ill.) — The five men gunned down in Aurora, Ill., on Friday were all employees at the Henry Pratt manufacturing plant where the shooting broke out. The alleged shooter, who was shot dead by law enforcement, was also an employee but was being terminated on Friday, according to Scott […]

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Daytona 500’s first female tire changers make history

Daytona 500’s first female tire changers make history

Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) —  This year’s Daytona 500 featured two history-making women working behind the scenes. Brehanna Daniels and Breanna O’Leary became the first women to change tires as part of a pit crew at the legendary race. Daniels also became the first African-American woman to change […]

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Denny Hamlin wins fiery Daytona 500; women make history in pit crew

Denny Hamlin wins fiery Daytona 500; women make history in pit crew

wellesenterprises/iStock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) — The Daytona 500 ended in a wild finish Sunday, and some history was even made in the process. The so-called “Super Bowl of NASCAR” saw a total of five wrecks in the final 20 laps, including one involving 21 cars, which knocked 10 cars out of […]

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