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‘Russia’s Elon Musk’ Was Tortured, Raped Before Dying: Report

April 18, 2018 |

An entrepreneur known as “Russia’s Elon Musk” was apparently raped and tortured in prison before he died—a finding that casts doubt on the official account of his death, Newsweek reports. Valery Pshenichny, 56, was awaiting trial on charges of embezzlement when he was found hanging in his St. Petersburg…
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Dying Gulf Stream May Trigger Global Nightmare

April 15, 2018 |

Scientists are raising alarm bells after two studies found that the Gulf Stream—an ocean current key to regulating Earth’s climate—is the weakest it’s been in 1,600 years, the Guardian reports. The culprit is apparently melting sea ice and glaciers, which inject fresh water into the North Atlantic…
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‘Mom, I’m Dying’: Error Leads to Woman ‘Embalmed Alive’

April 14, 2018 |

A Russian woman who went for a routine procedure in hopes of soon becoming pregnant ended up dead after doctors mistakenly injected her with formaldehyde instead of saline—leading to her being “embalmed alive,” per the Washington Post . Ekaterina Fedyaeva, in her late 20s, had gone in for the operation…
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10 States Where Chance of Dying Young Is Highest

April 11, 2018 |

“Some of our states are falling behind other, less developed countries” when it comes to premature death, says University of Washington epidemiologist Ali Mokdad, whose new study in JAMA shows a major disparity in the death rates of people aged 20 to 55 in California and those in West Virginia….
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Woman’s Ticket Cancelled While on Plane to See Dying Mom

January 27, 2018 |

“I knew when I got off the plane that I would never see my mother again,” Carrol Amrich tells the Pueblo Chieftain . “As soon as she took me off, I knew it.” Amrich got word her 80-year-old mother had been hospitalized Jan. 16. The New York Times reports Amrich couldn’t…
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Community Gives Teen Dying of Cancer a Wedding

January 27, 2018 |

Dustin Snyder and Sierra Siverio are moving fast. The Tampa Bay Times reports Snyder proposed to his girlfriend of two years after leaving a Chili’s in Florida on Thursday. They’d only been talking about marriage since Monday, and they’re getting hitched on Sunday. But you have to move fast when…
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Dying Woman’s Advice for Living Touches Thousands

January 9, 2018 |

They’re simple words of advice from a 27-year-old Australian woman, but they’ve touched thousands around the world. News.com.au reports on an emotional letter penned by Holly Butcher, who died Thursday, months after she was diagnosed with a terminal cancer. The note—which family members were instructed to post…
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What It’s Like to Work in the Last Big Store in a Dying Mall

January 2, 2018 |

To say the Shenango Valley Mall has seen better days would be an understatement. The Hermitage, Pa., mall used to offer the town’s 16,000 residents a Sears, Macy’s, and JC Penney. But in March, the first two closed, and smaller stores—Rue 21, GNC, a pizza place—followed. At…
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Dying Toddler Gets a ‘Thanksgiving Miracle’

November 24, 2017 |

“This is an unexpected Thanksgiving miracle.” That’s the message from a lawyer representing a 2-year-old Georgia boy, who was temporarily blocked from receiving a lifesaving kidney, after the toddler underwent a successful transplant Wednesday, reports CNN . AJ Burgess was born without functioning kidneys. However, his father, Anthony Dickerson, was a…
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Dying Inmate’s Diary Reveals Lack of Medical Care

November 22, 2017 |

A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain. Sixty-eight-year-old Roger Brown died Oct. 15 at the state prison in Camp Hill, Penn. The Pennsylvania Department…
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