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S.C. detective dies after being shot during manhunt

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Detective Michael R. Doty, one of the four shot in the line of duty trying to find a domestic violence suspect, died Wednesday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. CBS affiliate WBTV reports that the officer-involved shooting took place late Monday night in response to a domestic …

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This is now the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S.

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For the first time since records have been kept, preventable injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced Wednesday. In fact, data shows that preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016.  The increase was largely due to an uptick …

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The cuisine Anthony Bourdain wants you to know about

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You’ve probably tasted Laotian flavors and not even realized it. Anthony Bourdain and chef James Syhabout want to change that. Syhabout is the force behind two Michelin-starred restaurants, Commis and sister eatery Hawker Fare, which focuses on the Laotian cuisine of his childhood. Bourdain is the host of the popular …

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2 dead as bitter cold freezes eyelashes in Siberia

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MOSCOW — Even thermometers can’t keep up with the plunging temperatures in Russia’s remote Yakutia region, which hit minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas Tuesday. In Yakutia – a region of 1 million people about 3,300 miles east of Moscow – students routinely go to school even in minus …

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Chinese-American journalist says wife kidnapped by China

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BEIJING — A Chinese-American journalist who extensively interviewed an exiled businessman says his wife has been kidnapped and held for months by Chinese security forces, adding a subplot to the high-stakes drama that has transfixed followers of Chinese politics. Chen Xiaoping, a New York-based editor at Chinese-language Mirror Media Group, …

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