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Chicago Girl, 4, Named Florence Helps Victims of Hurricane

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Florence Wisniewski, a 4-year-old in Chicago, Illinois, didn’t understand quite why she kept hearing her name on the news last week. But when her parents explained the devastation of Hurricane Florence, which wreaked havoc on the Carolinas, the young girl was eager to help. “I think it’s right to do. It’s the right thing to…

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Vietnam Vet Donates Kidney to Fellow Solider

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Until recently, Jim McGee and Doug Kaufman hadn’t seen each other since they served together in the Vietnam War nearly 50 years ago. When they reunited for fellow serviceman’s funeral three months ago, Kaufman learned that McGee needed a kidney — and offered up one of his. “We have not seen each other face to…

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Yusaku Maezawa Buys Every Seat On First Flight To The Moon

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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is taking a trip to outer space! On Monday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced during a press conference at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles that Maezawa, 42, will be the first paying customer on its BFR rocket on a trip around the moon. “This is my lifelong dream,” Maezawa, who founded…

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Friend Recalls Moments Man, 26, Was Killed in Cape Cod Shark Attack

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Arthur Medici snapped a smiling selfie with his friend Isaac Rocha on Saturday before the pair headed into the water at Cape Cod. Rocha never could have imagined it would be the lat moment he would share with his friend. Just moments later, Medici was killed in a violent shark attack. Medici, 26, was enjoying…

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NC Man and Kitten Named Survivor Rescued During Florence

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While fleeing from the rising waters in his North Carolina neighborhood on Friday, Robert Simmons Jr. made sure to leave with his kitten, aptly named “Survivor.” In a photo shared on Friday by North Carolina’s News & Observer reporter Andrew Carter, Simmons sat in a rowboat while the kitten, who was visibly drenched, perched on…

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Shark Attack Kills Swimmer in His 20s in Cape Cod

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Massachusetts saw its first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years on Saturday when a male swimmer died in Cape Cod. In a Facebook post shared Saturday afternoon, the Wellfleet Police Department announced that a male swimmer in his mid-20s “was bitten by what is believed to be a shark” around 12 p.m. at…

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Florence, Now a Tropical Storm, Leaves 7 Dead and 950K Without Power

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Catastrophic flooding in the Carolinas and 106 mph winds caused by the arrival of Florence have left at least seven people dead and more than 950,000 without power. The slow-moving storm — which began at sea as a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, and has since been downgraded to…

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Tadd Fujikawa Comes Out as the First Ever Openly Gay Pro Male Golfer

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Tadd Fujikawa has opened up about his sexuality. The professional golfer from Hawaii revealed in a lengthy Instagram post on Monday — the same day as World Suicide Prevention Day — that he is gay. In doing so, Fujikawa encouraged his fans to practice more empathy towards one another and made a promise to continue…

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BBC Podcast Host Rachael Bland Dies of Breast Cancer

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Just two days after revealing she had a week to live, BBC podcast host Rachael Bland has died of breast cancer. She was 40. “Our beautiful, courageous Rachael died peacefully this morning surrounded by her close family,” Bland’s family wrote from her Twitter account Wednesday. “We are crushed but she would want me to thank…

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