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An Army veteran from Queens, New York was able to thank doctors Friday for his second chance at life, months after he miraculously awoke from a monthlong coma while loved ones were planning his funeral.
“They didn't give up on me. They absolutely didn't give up on me,” said Michael Mendez.
Mendez was admitted to the hospital last summer with stomach pains and within days was placed on life support as his vital organs started shutting down.
But a team of 36 doctors and nurses didn’t waver and stayed by Menendez’s side, hoping for a miracle.
“One day he opened his eyes,” Dr. Lisa Chen, Mendez’s doctor, remembered. “We said, ‘You know what? Maybe he is still in there.’”
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The Democratic presidential sweepstakes might seem like a tale of Joe Biden and the Seven Senators, but there are plenty of governors and mayors looking for a chance to steal the spotlight from the former vice president and other headliners.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee pitched his progressive record during a visit Saturday to the early caucus state of Nevada and recounted how he challenged the president when Trump suggested arming teachers in the wake of school shootings last year.
Mayor Steven Fulop called for changes in gun laws at the federal level in an earlier message posted Saturday on Twitter and addressed people who "say gun access has nothing to do with shootings."
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Thousands of French yellow vest protesters marched through Paris on Saturday for a ninth straight weekend as others took to the streets in the central city of Bourges to denounce President Emmanuel Macron's economic policies amid high security measures as authorities feared more violence.
Protesters walked through central Paris from the Finance Ministry in the east to the surroundings of the Arc de Triomphe in the west.
Thirteen-year-old Jayme Closs escaped the man who killed her parents and held her against her will in a remote part of Wisconsin, then gave police a description of his car that enabled deputies to quickly take him into custody, authorities said at an emotional news conference Friday.
Jake Thomas Patterson, a 21-year-old from Gordon, Wisconsin, was arrested Thursday - the same day Jayme was discovered walking down a road roughly 60 miles north of where she disappeared, authorities said. Jayme had been missing for 88 days, since her parents were fatally shot at their home outside Barron, Wisconsin, in October.
The former U.S. Cabinet Secretary made his presidential campaign announcement in his hometown of San Antonio.
A gas leak had been reported at Paris bakery and firefighters were on their way to investigate when the explosion occurred.
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Sarah Thomas, an American football official, has seen a litany of football firsts.
She was the first woman to referee a major college football game, the first to officiate in a Big Ten stadium and the first to officiate a bowl game.
On Sunday, she’ll become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game as the Patriots and Chargers face off in the AFC divisional playoff.
Women comprise roughly half the NFL’s fan base, making up about a third of fantasy sports players and are integral to league growth. Female viewership increased by 26 percent from 2009 to 2013, while male viewership increased by 18 percent, according to data from Ebiquity.
President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday.
Meanwhile, some 800,000 federal employees, more than half still on the job, missed their first paycheck under a stoppage that tied a record for the longest government shutdown in the nation's history, matching a mark set in the Clinton administration.
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At least two people were shot when gunfire erupted inside a New Jersey mall Friday night, sending frightened shoppers running and stores into lockdown before police arrived, sources say.
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President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border.
Democrats argue that funding the construction of a steel barrier along 234 miles (377 kilometers) will not solve the problems. A 2018 government report warns of increased risks that the U.S. wall-building program will cost more than projected, take longer than planned and not perform as expected.
A Muslim family went to a hospital in Northern Virginia to celebrate a joyous occasion: the birth of a newborn baby.
But they say hospital staff humiliated them by telling them they looked "scary," and threatened to kick them out.
Visiting hours were nearly over when the Zahr family went to Inova Fair Oaks Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, in early December. They wanted to visit Ahmed Zahr's newborn baby.
When they got up to the third-floor birthing center, they were confronted by a security guard, Arwa Zahr, the newborn's aunt, said in an exclusive interview with News4.
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Megyn Kelly and NBC News have agreed to terms that will see the high-profile TV host leave the company with a $30 million payout, according to a source familiar with the agreement.
The news comes after months of negotiations over parts of Kelly’s long-term contract following her removal in October from the 9 a.m. ET hour of NBC’s “Today.” Her morning show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” was cancelled after the anchor made comments about wearing blackface as part of a Halloween costume debate.
Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii has announced that she is running for president in 2020.
Gabbard said in a CNN interview slated to air Saturday night that she will be formally announcing her candidacy within the next week.
President Barack Obama stunned Republicans when he bypassed Congress and — relying on what he called his pen and his phone — used executive powers to enact his agenda, including protecting millions of young immigrants from deportation.
Now, with President Donald Trump proposing an even more dramatic end-run around Congress to build his promised border wall with Mexico, many Republicans are uneasily cheering him on.
The potential use of a national emergency declaration by Trump for the border wall shows the extent to which the party is willing to yield on treasured values — in this case, the constitutional separation of powers — to steer clear of confronting the White House and give the president what he wants.