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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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Their Mom Taught Them CPR Thinking They’d Never Use It. They Did

November 28, 2018 |

Lee Chatterson Wu taught her young sons CPR—and it ended up saving her own mother’s life. The boys, 7-year-old Grayson and 10-year-old Kian, were having a sleepover at their grandmother’s house in Saskatchewan on Nov. 10 when Patti Chatterson, 62, suddenly fell unconscious on the couch. “It was so…
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US Diplomat Got Dogs for Protection. Then They Vomited Blood

November 20, 2018 |

Of all the US diplomats in Cuba and China who have mysteriously fallen ill since late 2016, only one has been publicly named: Catherine Werner. She’s also the only person who served in China and has been “medically confirmed” to have experienced what 26 Americans did in Havana, reports NBC…
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‘I Have the Most Terrible Thing to Tell You. They Killed Laura’

November 13, 2018 |

There’s a good chance you heard Peter DeMarco’s story. Or, at least, the first version of it. The Massachusetts man received national press after a heartfelt thank-you he wrote to the employees of CHA Cambridge Hospital was published in the New York Times . In it, he extolled the kindness of…
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They Almost Drove Over the One-Word Message: ‘Help’

November 6, 2018 |

“If we didn’t come up here she could have been dead.” Such is the realization of a 15-year-old boy who helped rescue a lost teen in Idaho over the weekend. Ryle Gordon and stepdad Chris Trumbich had traveled to Hayden for a hunting trip. Driving toward their last trail around…
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South Koreans are working themselves to death. Can they get their lives back?

November 5, 2018 |

It takes Park Hyun-suk, a widow who lost her husband to gwarosa — the Korean word for death by overwork — a long time to find a photo of them together.
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They Were Waiting for the Bus. Then, Backpacks Everywhere

November 2, 2018 |

School safety has become a nationwide issue , but now school bus stops are also in the spotlight, for a completely different reason. CNN notes that, for the fifth time in three days, kids have been injured or killed at or near bus stops, with the latest story coming out of…
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Before They Served on Supreme Court Together, She Rejected His Hand

November 1, 2018 |

Before she was the first woman on the Supreme Court, she turned down a marriage proposal from a future chief justice. As Sandra Day O’Connor withdraws from public life amid early dementia , NPR plucks from her past the untold story of a near engagement to William Rehnquist. The pair were…
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Cops Thought It Was a Prank. Then They Saw the Head

October 30, 2018 |

Police investigators on Monday were trying to determine whether a decaying human head found in an Oakland backyard belongs to a recently discovered headless corpse, the AP reports. People visiting an Oakland apartment complex last week found the head in the grassless yard with a couple of trees and took…
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Prince Charles ‘desperately’ wanted to get out of marrying Diana, felt they were incompatible, book claims

October 29, 2018 |

Prince Charles allegedly felt he was forced into marrying Lady Diana Spencer, a new book is claiming.
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