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    Escaped 600-pound pig crashes voting spot in New Hampshire

    PELHAM, NH — The New Hampshire presidential primary has gone to the hogs. A 600-plus-pound pig in Pelham got its 15 minutes of fame when it got loose and headed for the polling place at the high school on Tuesday morning. Police were called to Marsh Road after the pig was spotted nearby. It was clearly eager to make friends with the officers, trailing them around even as they tried to turn on their heels to avoid the affectionate snout. […]

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    Former priest arrested in 56-year-old murder case

    MCALLEN, Texas  — John Feit, a former Catholic priest, has been arrested in a 56-year-old murder case. Irene Garza was last seen alive the night before Easter 1960 when Feit heard her confession at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, Texas. Five days later, searchers found the lifeless body of the 25-year-old former Miss South Texas face down in a canal. Feit, 83, has long been the main suspect in the case, but he wasn’t arrested until Tuesday in Scottsdale, […]

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    Weed users found to have poorer verbal memory in middle age

    People who smoked weed regularly as teenagers remembered fewer words as they entered middle age, according to a new study published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Marijuana use is increasingly common among adolescents and young adults in the United States. In fact, a recent survey of high school students found more teens use marijuana than tobacco. One reason: a perception that it’s not harmful For this study, researchers randomly selected more than 5,000 young adults from 18 and 30 and […]

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    Parents: Hospital performed surgery on wrong baby

    LEBANON, Tenn. — For most, the birth of your child is a moment you will never forget. What was supposed to be a time of celebration turned into a nightmare for one Tennessee family. During the family’s hospital stay, their newborn was mistaken for another child and surgery was performed on him. The Melton family delivered a healthy baby boy named, Nate, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, near Nashville. Soon after his birth, Jennifer Melton, Nate’s mother, thought […]

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    WWII veteran travels to Australia to spend Valentine’s with long-lost love

    NORFOLK, Va. — Norwood Thomas and Joyce Durrant are set to have a Valentine’s date, 70 years in the making. The two were separated after World War II but one question has always bugged Thomas, 93, since they split, why didn’t she come with him? Thomas was stationed in London with the 101st Airborne Division, and she was living for the duration of the war, reports WTKR. The couple planned to marry but they did not go through with the […]

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    At least 9 killed, 50 seriously injured after head-on train crash in Germany

    BAVARIA, Germany — At least nine people are dead and 50 seriously injured after a head-on collision between two trains in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria, according to police. Altogether, 100 to 150 people suffered injuries in the collision, police say. Authorities have issued an urgent call for blood donations to help treat the injured. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday local time near the spa town of Bad Aibling, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of the […]

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    All teens should be screened for depression, task force recommends

    All primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians, should screen adolescents routinely for depression, new recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said, and those doctors should have a system in place to connect young people to treatment for depression if they need it. The group decided that there was good evidence to support screening for all young people between the ages of 12 and 18. For children younger than 12, there is not enough evidence around which […]

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    Chipotle closing all its restaurants today for 4 hours

    NEW YORK — Now that Chipotle’s E. coli is outbreak officially over, the company is temporarily shuttering all its restaurants in order to keep it that way. Chipotle is closing all of its stores nationwide for four hours Monday to hold a company-wide staff meeting about food safety. The meeting is slated to run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and CEO Steve Ells will field questions from employees. The meeting will go over an improved “farm-to-fork” food safety program, […]

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    3 mauled as leopard wreaks havoc at Indian school

    ​​ NEW DELHI — Three people were mauled when a leopard entered school grounds in the Indian city of Bangalore, leading officials on an all-day mission to subdue the animal. Surveillance video of Sunday’s attack showed the big cat chasing terrified men around the private school’s swimming pool, leaping on them and mauling them as they tried to escape. The 6-year-old male leopard, suspected of straying onto the school grounds from a nearby forest, was eventually tranquilized and taken to […]

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    Here’s how to get your free Chipotle burrito ‘raincheck’

    Chipotle is shutting down all of its stores nationwide on Monday for a few hours to hold a national staff meeting about food safety. The company’s more than 1,900 restaurants will take part in the required meeting. Chipotle said the meeting would provide an opportunity to thank employees, discuss changes and answer questions. The good news for you? If you were planning on going to Chipotle for lunch, you can score a burrito”raincheck.” Simply text “raincheck” to 888-222. The restaurant […]

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