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Plane drops jet fuel over schools

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/16/20, 10:19 am

A Delta Air Lines flight to Shanghai reported engine trouble minutes after takeoff from Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday and dumped its fuel to lose weight for an emergency landing. The smelly vapor fell around the city of Cudahy and nearby parts of Los Angeles County—including on seven schools.

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U.S cancer death rate drops

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/09/20, 12:41 pm

The American Cancer Society on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the rate of U.S. deaths from cancer. The rate has fallen by about 1.5 percent a year since 1991, but that accelerated to 2.5 percent between 2016 and 2017. Rebecca Siegel, the lead author of the report, said that’s the largest drop in national cancer statistics since 1930.

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U.S. approves first Ebola vaccine

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/20/19, 11:03 am

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday authorized the use of a vaccine developed by Merck to fight the deadly Ebola virus.

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