What Life Looks Like After the World’s Most Extensive Face Transplant

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Fifteen years ago, Patrick Hardison, then a 27-year old volunteer firefighter in Senatobia, Miss., suffered a massive burn injury to his face when he ran into a burning house and the ceiling collapsed. He lost his ears, lips, eyelids and most of his nose. Hardison made history in 2015 when he became the recipient of the most extensive face transplant ...

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French Burkini Bans Face Legal Challenge as Tension Mounts

(PARIS) — France’s highest administrative authority is studying whether local bans on full-body burkini swimsuits are legal, amid growing concerns about police forcing Muslim women to disrobe. Images of uniformed police appearing to require a woman to take off her tunic, and media accounts of similar incidents, have elicited shock and anger online this week. Several towns in strictly secular ...

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Do China’s Olympic Drug Cheats Know They’re Doping?

Four years ago, just down the street from the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, Liu Chunhong was heaving discs of metal into the air, just as she had done from the time she was a little girl. By the time I met the Chinese weightlifter, she was already a legend, a double Olympic champion and world-record holder in the 69 ...

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Death Toll from Italy Quake Rises to Nearly 250 as Rescuers Work Through the Night

The death toll from Wednesday’s 6.2 earthquake in Italy’s central Appenine region rose to 247 Thursday morning, according to the country’s civil protection agency, as rescuers continued to dig through the debris for survivors. A 10-year-old girl was recovered alive from underneath the rubble in the town of Pescara del Tronto on Wednesday evening, nearly 17 hours after the quake ...

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Vuelta 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Stage 6 online with NBC Sports Gold

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The Vuelta a Espana is barely underway and the top general classification contenders are all in great position. The 2016 Vuelta a Espana field is shockingly strong and the big dogs are already well positioned, with Alejandro Valverde, Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana in second, third and fourth, respectively, on the general classification. The fact that Darwin Atapuma is in ...

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Texas Waiter Fires Multiple Shots During Fight With Customers at Steakhouse, Flees Restaurant

A waiter at a San Antonio steakhouse pulled out a gun during a dispute with two diners and fired multiple shots before running from the restaurant, according to police. A patron took cellphone video of the altercation Wednesday afternoon at the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, located on the city’s historic Southeast Side. The argument apparently started after the unidentified server ...

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Judge Rules in Favor of Higher Fees for New Home Developers; Money Would Go to California Schools

SACRAMENTO — A Sacramento judge ruled in favor of California’s school districts charging higher fees on new home developers, money which will allow them to build new classrooms. As new homes go up around California, many of the state’s school districts are struggling to fund new campuses. “There’s a lot of development happening in our community, and right now, we’re ...

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Turf Troubles for High School Football Teams in Turlock

TURLOCK — Talk about a false start. Just two days before the start of the high school football season and the two main schools in the city don’t have a field to play on. Turlock and Pitman High Schools have shared Joe Debely Stadium for years. In fact, the stadium was renovated back in 2010 to the tune of more ...

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Appeals Court Overturns Verdict in 2012 Anaheim Police Shooting of Unarmed Man

A federal jury decision that absolved Anaheim police in a shooting of an unarmed man was influenced by inflammatory, graphic and irrelevant evidence and must be overturned, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Wednesday. The decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived a civil rights lawsuit by the family of Manuel Diaz, 25, who was shot and ...

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Update: Pair Going Door-to-Door in Fairfield are Legal Solicitors, CEO of Company Says

A follow up on a story FOX40 brought you Tuesday about complaints from Fairfield residents who say people are going door-to-door posing as PG&E workers. After FOX40’s story ran showing photos of two people going door-to-door, we were contacted by the company that employs those workers. According to CEO Mike Foster of the National Direct Sales Development Center, they’re a ...

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Scots Mock ‘Outlander’ Cookbook for Its American Recipes: Haggis Tacos Anyone?

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The Scots are very proud of their food — and you would think that a cookbook dedicated to the Starz’s hit series “Outlander,” which is set in the Scottish highlands, would celebrate that. But instead, “Outlanders Kitchen,” written by a Canadian chef and food writer Theresa Carle-Sanders, has become a subject of mockery among Scottish locals because it is packed ...

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Fire closes down portion of East President Street

A structure fire on East President Street has closed the portion between Randolph Street and Truman Parkway. The building is believed to be the former youth detention center, but the area is so overgrown that it’s hard to tell. The fire was so large that it was visible from the Talmadge Bridge. We will update this article as more information ...

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The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs

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At around 11 p.m. on July 25, Restituto Castro received an anonymous text message asking him to leave his house in the Caloocan district of northern Manila and come to the corner of the McArthur Highway. Just hours earlier, the Philippines’ new President, 71-year-old Rodrigo Duterte, had given his inaugural State of the Nation address, in which he repeated the ...

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Italy Earthquake Leaves 247 Dead; Rescuers Racing Against Time

SALETTA, Italy — At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department. In the small Italian towns hit hard by earthquake that struck in the middle of the night, rescuers feverishly dug through the rubble of downed homes and apartments looking for survivors. In one such rescue, shown on ...

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Richmond child prodigy composing in plain sight – 50 years later

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RICHMOND, Va. — It might be easy to ignore the silver-haired man sitting at the midtown Starbucks day after day, methodically putting musical notes on paper, or just carefully reviewing them. And you might see without noticing this slight but firm 64-year-old as he walks down W. Broad Street or W. Grace Street, on the way to or from his ...

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‘Underground’ television series to shoot in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Forrest Gump and many other productions chose to make Savannah its backdrop. Now there’s a new show in town looking to make Savannah it’s home for the time being. ‘Underground” is an online series focusing on the historic Underground Railroad and plans on shooting its second season in Savannah. Underground sent out a flyer over the week ...

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Trump suggests major shift on deportations

Watch Video WASHINGTON — Donald Trump suggested Wednesday that he would allow exceptions to let some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US, vowing he wouldn’t grant them citizenship but telling Fox News, “there’s no amnesty, but we work with them.” For Trump, whose rise to the Republican nomination was based in large part on his hardline immigration policies, the ...

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