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10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

A weekend swim left a young girl fighting for her life when she contracted a brain-eating amoeba with a 97% fatality rate. The 10-year-old girl swam in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney in Bosque County near Waco over Labor Day weekend, according to CNN affiliate KWTX-TV. Then, on September 8, the girl “began having…MORE

Yang wades into backlash over new ‘SNL’ cast member’s bigoted comments

Yang wades into backlash over new ‘SNL’ cast member’s bigoted comments

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang jumped into the controversy over the racist comments by a new Saturday Night Live hire, calling them “cheap shots.” Yang, a Taiwanese-American candidate, tweeted directly to comedian Shane Gillis, writing, “Shane — I prefer comedy that makes people think and doesn’t take cheap shots. But I’m happy to sit…MORE

Bernie Sanders teases $2.5 trillion housing plan

Bernie Sanders teases $2.5 trillion housing plan

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced highlights of his national housing plan during a speech Saturday, emphasizing renter protections and investments in affordable housing. The plan will cost approximately $2.5 trillion over the next 10 years, the Vermont independent said during a speech in Las Vegas, acknowledging that it is “expensive.” Sanders said he…MORE

Eddie Money was a police trainee in the NYPD before he became a singer

Eddie Money was a police trainee in the NYPD before he became a singer

Eddie Money made it as a singer, but he never officially made it as a cop. Money died on Friday at the age of 70 following complications from esophageal cancer, his family said in a statement. His official website says he followed in his father’s footsteps by joining the NYPD after high school, before leaving…MORE

Lil Wayne won’t be showing up to his St. Louis concert

Lil Wayne won’t be showing up to his St. Louis concert

If Lil Wayne misses one more show, he’ll have himself a 3 Peat. The rapper tweeted that he would be backing out of Saturday’s scheduled tour stop with blink-182 in St. Louis, Missouri, saying that he was kicked out of the Ritz-Carlton hotel and that police had gotten involved. The Clayton Police Department said, however,…MORE

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