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24 People Injured by Heavy Turbulence on JetBlue flight

24 People Injured by Heavy Turbulence on JetBlue flight

A JetBlue flight from Boston to Sacramento hit severe turbulence Thursday evening, causing injuries to 22 passengers and two crew members and forcing the Airbus 320 aircraft to land in Rapid City, South Dakota...

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Chinese Olympic Swimmer Chen Xinyi Tests Positive for Banned Substance

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide on Thursday at the Rio Olympics, according to Chinese state news agency Xinhua. Hydrochlorothiazide is a diuretic used as a masking agent, causing those who use it to make more urine, according to WebMD. The 18-year-old Xinyi, who finished fourth in the 100-meter butterfly …

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Sara Ahmed Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Win Olympic Medal

Egyptian weightlifter Sara Ahmed said she had blazed a trail for women athletes after becoming the first female from her country to stand on the Olympic podium with weightlifting bronze at Rio Wednesday. Ahmed, wearing a sports hijab, lifted 255 kg in the women’s 69kg weightlifting competition to finish third …

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Explosion, Large Fire at Motive Oil Refinery in Convent

Explosion, Large Fire at Motive Oil Refinery in Convent

CONVENT, La. - The St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office said emergency crews are on the scene of a fire at the Motiva Oil Refinery in Convent near the Sunshine Bridge. According to the plant’s switchboard operator, the fire at Motiva is a “Level 2” in the H-Oil unit. Witnesses in the area reported there was an explosion and then a fire...

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DEA: Medical Marijuana Won’t Become Legal Anytime Soon

DEA: Medical Marijuana Won’t Become Legal Anytime Soon

The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday that it would reject petitions to reschedule marijuana as a Schedule II drug or lower. As a Schedule I drug, marijuana use is strictly prohibited outside of research. A Schedule II classification would have allowed its usage as a federally-approved prescription medical therapy...

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