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How a blind runner got his independence back

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Our ongoing series “A More Perfect Union” aims to show that what unites us as Americans is far greater than what divides us. In this installment we learn about the growing effort to train dogs not just to be guides, but also to be athletes. One stride at a time, …

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Reporter who witnessed Oswald shooting dead at 86

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A political pollster and longtime journalist who was just feet away from Jack Ruby when he shot Lee Harvey Oswald has died. Maurice Carroll was 86. Carroll’s death from colon cancer Wednesday was announced by Quinnipiac University. Carroll, who went by Mickey, was raised in New Jersey …

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U-Haul offers wildfire victims free storage

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U-Haul locations in Southern California are offering free storage to victims of the raging wildfires. Residents who have been or will be effected by the fires are offered 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box containers. The multiple wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have burned more than 80,000 …

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Puerto Ricans displaced by hurricane struggle to adjust

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In the three months since Hurricane Maria, hundreds of thousands of people living in Puerto Rico left for the U.S. mainland. More than 215,000 arrived in Florida since October 3, when the state began counting. One study estimates more than 470,000 people will leave Puerto Rico over two years. Many …

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