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She is the first American to get a new face twice

She is the first American to get a new face twice

Seven years ago, Carmen Tarleton received a face transplant, a decision she made after her estranged husband attacked her in 2007 with a bottle of lye, disfiguring her face beyond recognition. The transplant was a grueling, complex, surgical procedure — one that ultimately proved unsuccessful. But last month, Tarleton, a 52-year-old former nurse, chose to…MORE

College football players and coaches push to save the 2020 season

As discussions about postponing the 2020 college football season continue, players and coaches are trying to save the season. Using the hashtag #WeWantToPlay, many star players — including Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence — expressed their support in playing this year, a sentiment echoed by President Trump Monday. “The student-athletes have been working too hard for…MORE

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd’s death

Two police body cameras capture the struggle leading to George Floyd’s death

Police body camera footage showing Minneapolis police pointing a gun at George Floyd and struggling with him during his fatal arrest was released by the court on Monday. CNN is reviewing the videos. The network was permitted last month to view, but not air, the May 25 footage. Eleven weeks after Floyd’s killing, protesters continue…MORE

Hiker rescued 6,200 feet up mountain after 6 foot boulder rolled onto him

A hiker was seriously injured on Sunday when a large boulder rolled onto him as he descended down a mountain in Washington, according to rescue teams. The man, who wasn’t named by officials, was hiking down the Iron Cap Mountain with a female friend Sunday evening, according to a press release from the Coast Guard.…MORE

Illinois’ breakout star in a hazy economic landscape: recreational marijuana

Illinois’ breakout star in a hazy economic landscape: recreational marijuana

It only took a few months for Illinois’ budding recreational marijuana industry to blossom — even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year, Gov. J.B. Prizker passed bipartisan legislation legalizing marijuana for recreational use and sale in the state — the 11th in the nation to do so – starting January 1, 2020. When the pandemic…MORE

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