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Seeking peace in sickness

China | With coronavirus spreading, Chinese churches are trying to help their neighbors
by June Cheng
Posted 2/06/20, 11:42 am

On Jan. 20, Zhang Ruzhen traveled from her home in Wuhan to Chengdu to celebrate Chinese New Year with her son, Xue Ximing, and his family. She soon developed a cough and low-grade fever, so the family brought her to the local hospital. By Jan. 23, doctors discovered she had contracted the novel coronavirus and quarantined her and Xue’s family.

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U.S. life expectancy gets a boost

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/31/20, 11:17 am

After a couple years of decline, life expectancy in the United States went up by one month in 2018. The modest increase represents a welcome halt in a downward trend. The life expectancy for men increased to 76 years and 2 months, and 81 years and 1 month for women, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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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