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Veteran’s Prosthetic Legs Repossessed Two Days Before Christmas, VA Vows To Make Him New Ones

After the story of a Vietnam veteran who had his prosthetic legs repossessed sparked outrage across the country, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has promised to help. Jerry Holliman, a Vietnam veteran and two-time Bronze Star recipient, has gone without his prosthetic legs for about a month, the Clarion Ledger reported. Holliman, 69, told…

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Former ‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Tyler Gwozdz Dead at Age 29

Tyler Gwozdz, the reality star who appeared on the television show “Bachelorette” with Hannah Brown in 2019, has died. He was 29. Gwozdz became a fan-favorite almost immediately on “Bachelorette” after he went on the first one-on-one date with Brown, competing to be the one man who would receive the coveted final rose. Fans of…

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Samaritan Finds Box Filled with $27,000 Cash Outside of Credit Union, Walks Inside to Dumbfounded Tellers

Banks and ATMs have been targets of would-be robbers for decades. Old heist movies feature bank robberies, and certain communities know the pain that is a credit card skimmer. Money makes people a little crazy, and the lengths people will go to get more of it — by whatever means necessary — is often surprising.…

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Legendary ‘PBS NewsHour’ Host Jim Lehrer Dead at Age 85

Jim Lehrer, co-host and later host of the nightly PBS “NewsHour” that for decades offered a thoughtful take on current events, has died, PBS said Thursday. He was 85. Lehner died “peacefully in his sleep,” according to PBS. He had suffered a heart attack in 1983 and more recently had undergone heart valve surgery in…

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Age 6 Girl Wakes to Burning Sensation in Eyes and Throat, Rushes To Save Her Family from Blazing Fire

We all know the safety precautions that we should take to avoid house fires. We install smoke detectors, have a fire extinguisher somewhere in the house and freak out about whether or not we left the stove on. Open flames, unattended cooking and bad wiring are all notorious culprits, but despite our awareness things can…

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Partially Blind Dog That Looks Like ‘Picasso Masterpiece’ Finds Loving Home

Meet Brodie, a year-old rescue pup with a spunky personality and furry face that his owners lovingly call a “Picasso masterpiece.” Brodie has a noticeable facial abnormality, the result of an injury that happened when he was just 13 days old. “This spunky boy had an accident when he was just a tiny puppy. His…

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Man Issues Warning After He Says Ice from Another Car Shattered Windshield, Striking Him in Face

Snow and ice present their own sets of problems for people who have to deal with them during this time of year. They’re a major inconvenience when you’re trying to get somewhere, but they can quickly turn an annoying situation into a dangerous one if precautions aren’t taken. Black ice is one major problem that…

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FBI Tells Family of Kristin Smart, Missing for 23 Years, To ‘Be Ready’ for News – Report

After 23 years of questions, Kristin Smart’s family might finally be receiving answers about her disappearance from her college campus in 1996. Kristin’s mother, Denise Smart, told The Stockton Record in California that she was recently approached by the FBI and was told to “be ready” for a development in the case. Smart said authorities…

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Mom Emotional Thanking Police Who Rescued Baby After He Falls 8′ Underground

An Oregon mother of two is praising her local police and fire departments for rescuing her 10-month-old son who fell into a heating vent inside the family’s home. Saydie Reedy, from Coburg, Oregon, is thankful that her son’s ordeal was not worse. She credits the Coburg Police Department and Coburg Fire District for coordinating a…

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Falling Iguanas? Weather Service Issues Warning as Temperatures Drop

Snow. Rain. Sleet. Hail. There are a lot of forms water can take as it falls from the sky, and people generally come to expect it. But Florida has a very different type of precipitation that is so unique, sometimes even the locals are surprised: Reptiles. Yes, reptiles. Lizards. Green iguanas, to be specific. These…

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‘Monty Python’ Star and Founding Member Terry Jones Dead at Age 77

Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by a colleague as “the complete Renaissance comedian,” has died after a battle with dementia. Jones’s family said the 77-year-old died Tuesday evening at his home in London. In a statement, his family said he passed away “after a long, extremely…

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Neighbors Sue Family Over Terminally Ill Son’s Playscape in Backyard

There are things good neighbors make sure they do. They watch out for one another. They make sure they (and their tenants) aren’t creating too much noise too late at night. They keep their property tidy. And they certainly don’t try to sue you over a playground in your own large backyard that’s been specially…

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Taylor Swift’s Mother Diagnosed with Brain Tumor While Undergoing Chemo for Breast Cancer

Taylor Swift revealed that her mother, Andrea Swift, who is battling breast cancer for the second time, has now been diagnosed with a brain tumor. During an extensive interview with Variety, Swift opened up about her mother’s recent brain tumor diagnosis, which the family had been keeping private. Andrea Swift, 62, was first diagnosed with…

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Cat Euthanized by Mistake During Routine Visit to Vet for Check-Up

Every day, veterinarians interact with people’s furry friends without incident — and in most cases, the pets are better for it. Diseases are diagnosed, life-saving vaccinations are given and potential health issues are spotted. But for as long as veterinarians, technicians and staff are human, there will be room for error. We just hope the…

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After Coyote Tries To Attack Age 2 Boy, Dad Grabs Animal and Strangles It to Death

Many people are familiar with the sight of coyotes, whether they live in urban, suburban or rural areas. The dog-like critters are out and about, often scavenging around dawn and dusk. And they’re getting bolder and bolder, venturing closer to humans as they learn to live among them. That’s part of why, when a coyote…

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Singer-Songwriter David Olney Reportedly Says ‘I’m Sorry’ to Crowd, Then Dies Onstage During Performance

Singer-songwriter David Olney, 71, quietly passed away in the midst of a performance at the 30A Songwriters Festival on Saturday night. According to NBC News, Olney was in the middle of playing for a crowd at Santa Rosa Beach in Florida when he paused, apologized, then “fell silent and dropped his head.” Olney, considered a…

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Tim Tebow and Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Wed in South Africa: ‘My Dreams Have Come True’

Famed athlete and philanthropist Tim Tebow is now a married man, officially tying the knot with former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters. According to People, the pair wed during a sunset ceremony at La Paris Estate in Cape Town, South Africa, in front of approximately 260 guests. The couple exchanged wedding vows they had written to…

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Daughter Finds $43,170 Cash Inside Cushion After Dad Said It Was ‘Uncomfortable’

In many cases, people who stumble across large sums of money know what they should do. If they find a wad of cash in a wallet, it’s clear they should find the owner — but the thought often crosses their mind: What if I kept it? Would anyone notice? Howard Kirby of Owosso, Michigan, knew…

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Man in Army Fatigues Folds Stranger’s American Flag Torn During Storm

An unidentified man wearing Army fatigues has been praised for handling a neighbor’s American flag with dignity and integrity. Frankie Grandstaff of Hope Mills, North Carolina, is searching for the mystery man after watching his actions that were recorded on a home security camera. Grandstaff said a storm had blown through the neighborhood, causing damage…

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