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After 4,057 Days in Foster Care, She Got a Family for Christmas

December 12, 2018 |

When Indiana couple Patty and Mike got approved to adopt from the state’s foster care system, they were initially looking for a child between the ages of 6 and 10. That all changed at an event last year where they met and clicked with a teenager, Scarlet. “I told my…
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The Bells We Took After a 1901 Slaughter Are Returned

December 11, 2018 |

It was the largest slaughter of American troops since Custer’s Last Stand 25 years prior: The 1901 deaths of 48 soldiers who were occupying the town of Balangiga during the Philippine-American War. As the AP reports, hundreds of male villagers (and, per NPR , a single female) dressed as women, armed…
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Climbers’ bodies found 30 years after disappearance

December 11, 2018 |

A Scottish mountaineer who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago has spoken of his relief after their remains were finally found.
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30 Years After They Vanished on the Mountain, ‘Closure’

December 11, 2018 |

The bodies of those who succumb to the Himalayan mountains likely stay on the slopes forever—it’s often too difficult, dangerous, and costly to retrieve them. That fact didn’t stop Steve Aisthorpe of Scotland from his recent mission on the Nepal-Tibet border: to get “closure” on the fate of Kristinn…
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5 Missing Marines Declared Dead After Crash Off Japan

December 11, 2018 |

The US military said Tuesday that five missing crew members have been declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast, and that search and recovery operations have been halted. The five were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided last…
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Eric Garcetti’s speech cut short after being heckled by protesters at USC: report

December 11, 2018 |

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti faced protesters and was forced to exit while delivering a speech Monday at the University of Southern California (USC), according to reports. 
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Beavers Return to Italy After 500 Years

December 10, 2018 |

Scientists checking a camera set up to observe otters in northern Italy were thrilled when another furry creature wandered into the frame—the first beaver seen in the country in centuries. The last recorded sighting of a beaver in Italy—where they were hunted for food in the Middle Ages…
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Critically wounded woman in West Bank attack was pregnant; baby ‘stable’ after labor induced

December 10, 2018 |

A 21-year-old pregnant woman was among seven people wounded in a drive-by shooting near the Israeli settlement of Ofra in the West Bank, according to the Israeli ambulance service, Magen David Adom, known as MDA.
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After Huawei Arrest, China Hauls in US Ambassador

December 9, 2018 |

China wasted little time in summoning the US ambassador to Beijing on Sunday to protest the detention of a Huawei executive in Canada—immediately on the heels of warning Canadian envoy John McCallum that there would be “grave consequences” if Meng Wanzhou is not released. Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng…
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Taxi driver returns $10,000 after tourist accidentally forgets it in car

December 9, 2018 |

A good trip can turn into a disaster with one simple stroke of bad luck.
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