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More than 200 passengers aboard Royal Caribbean ship stricken with stomach virus

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — About 220 passengers aboard a five-night Caribbean cruise, slated to return to Ft. Lauderdale Saturday morning, suffered from a gastrointestinal illness over the past week, RoyalRead More

Two swimmers in San Francisco bit by sea lions 24 hours apart

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KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) — Two swimmers were bit by sea lions in San Francisco Bay this week, prompting officials to close a popular water park on Friday. The sea lion attacksRead More

Santa delivers Christmas magic to babies in the NICU with special visit

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) — More than 20 preemies in the NICU at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, got a magical visit from Santa ahead of the holidays. “It’s really specialRead More

'Life or death' insurance program for kids could lose funding in matter of months

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Comedian Jimmy Kimmel brought his 7-month-old son on stage for his monologue Monday night to draw attention to the de-funding of a “life or death” programRead More

Sweet dad shaves his head so daughter diagnosed with alopecia feels loved

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Chelsea Sylvaria(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — After a Rhode Island dad heard that his 6-year-old daughter, who has alopecia, said she didn’t love herself because she didn’t have hair, he decided toRead More

Hospitals offer 'gentle' C-sections with options like aromatherapy and a see-through drape

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — When Tara Martinez gave birth to her second child, she was able to watch the birth and have immediate skin-to-skin contact with her son, even though sheRead More

Fast food employee comes to the rescue of diabetic woman at drive-thru window

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(AMARILLO, Texas) — Texas resident Rebecca Boening was driving on Dec. 8 when she felt her blood sugar level dropping. Boening, who is diabetic, began “sweating and shaking,”Read More

Chicago Boy, 4, sharing gift of books with others after reading 100 in a day

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A 4-year-old Chicago boy is inspiring others to share the gift of reading after thousands watched him read 100 books in one day on Facebook Live. Caleb GreenRead More

France to ban mobile phones in primary, middle schools starting next fall

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iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Banning cellphones in French schools was one of the promises made by Emmanuel Macron during his campaign to become president of France last spring. Six months after heRead More

FDA warns not to consume the raw dough in your Christmas cookies

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new warning against consuming raw cookie dough as Christmas cookie season gets underway. While the potential risks ofRead More