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Child battling rare brain cancer becomes honorary cop for a day

WPVI-TV(EVESHAM, N.J.) — The newest member of the Evesham Police Department was sworn in on Thursday, and the rest of the force couldn’t help but smile.Four-year-old Chase Gilchrist has been battling a rare brain cancer and it was his dream to get to …

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd share baby-bonding workout

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Dancing With the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd are amping up their workouts to get into wedding shape for their July nuptials and have turned it into a family affair.Five-month old son Shai, whose name means “…

Dad-to-be catches 28-pound catfish to reveal baby’s sex

Creatas Images/Thinkstock(MANNFORD, Okla.) — One Oklahoma couple learned the sex of their baby through a new twist on a Southern tradition — catching a catfish by hand.“It is definitely out of the box, to say the least,” mom-to-be Shelby …

Study: extra virgin olive oil could help reduce risk of Alzheimer’s disease

dulezidar/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new study published in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology indicates that extra virgin olive oil may be associated with reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.The research was completed at Temple U…

Experts warn rising temperatures can turn air conditioners into fire hazards

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The appliance many people rely on to keep their homes cool could potentially pose a fire risk.
Air conditioners cause an average of 20 deaths, 140 injuries and $82 million in property damage annually, according to …

Five unusual yoga styles for International Yoga Day

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you’ve never practiced yoga before, there’s no better day to start than on Wednesday. June 21 is International Yoga Day.According to Days of the Year, International Yoga Day was declared by the United Nations General A…

Mike Pence, other lawmakers donate to Capitol Hill blood bank in honor of Scalise

Twitter/VP(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Mike Pence was among those on Capitol Hill Tuesday who rolled up their sleeves and donated blood in honor of the victims of last week’s shooting at congressional baseball practice at an Alexandria, Virginia, park.

The blood drive — which will also take place on Thursday — is supported by the American Red Cross and hosted by Deputy Whip Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. It’s in honor of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who has been upgraded from critical to serious condition, as well as Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner and lobbyist Matt Mika, all of whom were injured when gunman James Hodgkinson opened fire. He was killed in a shootout with police.

“Inspiring to see members of Congress & staffers at the blood drive organized to help those hurt in last week’s shooting. #TeamScalise,” Pence tweeted, along with photos of himself at the blood bank.

Marc Lotter, Pence’s press secretary, tweeted a photo of the vice president “donating blood & getting update on @SteveScalise.”

Pence’s donation to the blood bank was welcomed by Scalise’s staff, who tweeted from the congressman’s account, “Thanks to @VP Pence for giving blood today in honor of those injured in last week’s attack. #TeamScalise”

Rep. McHenry also commended Pence, tweeting, “Great to see @VP Pence taking part in today’s blood drive honoring the victims of last week’s attack. #ScaliseStrong @CapitolPolice.”

Rep. Pete Aguilar, R-Calif., also donated blood, tweeting a photo of himself at the blood bank.

“Thank you @PatrickMcHenry for organizing a blood drive in honor of @stevescalise and all the victims of last week’s horrific attack,” he wrote.

Thank you @PatrickMcHenry for organizing a blood drive in honor of @stevescalise and all the victims of last week’s horrific attack. pic.twitter.com/vuB3TUPfqZ

— Rep. Pete Aguilar (@RepPeteAguilar) June 20, 2017

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) also tweeted a photo of himself, while blood was being drawn.

“Happy to give blood today in honor of @SteveScalise and others injured on the ball field last week,” he wrote.

Happy to give blood today in honor of @SteveScalise and others injured on the ball field last week. pic.twitter.com/CDi9IAUkFl

— Jeff Flake (@JeffFlake) June 20, 2017

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) tweeted a series of photos, as well.

Donating blood today at the blood drive on Capitol Hill for @SteveScalise, @CapitolPolice, and all victims of the #AlexandriaShooting pic.twitter.com/RB36lXr68i

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2017

Nice to see @VP Pence stop by the Capitol Hill blood drive today while donating blood in honor of Scalise & others wounded last week pic.twitter.com/LEHqtdsP6V

— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) June 20, 2017

Rep. Jason Lewis (R-Minn.) tweeted a photo of himself giving the thumbs-up, while his blood was being drawn.

“Joined @InovaBlood to give blood today in support of my friend @SteveScalise’s recovery! Praying for Steve & our brave Capitol Police #Mn02,” he wrote.

Joined @InovaBlood to give blood today in support of my friend @SteveScalise‘s recovery! Praying for Steve & our brave Capitol Police #Mn02 pic.twitter.com/yifoBBnD6x

— Jason Lewis (@RepJasonLewis) June 20, 2017

Georgia congressman Drew Ferguson also tweeted a photo of himself donating blood.

“Proud to be supporting #TeamScalise today at the Capitol Hill blood drive,” he wrote.

Proud to be supporting #TeamScalise today at the Capitol Hill blood drive pic.twitter.com/cP57rLWuI0

— Drew Ferguson (@RepDrewFerguson) June 20, 2017

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Mom has priceless reaction after she gives birth to a boy, breaking family tradition

Ker-Fox Photography(COLUMBUS, Ga.) — One mom’s epic response to learning she had given birth to a baby boy was captured on camera in the delivery room.Dara Crouch, 29, of Columbus, Georgia, talked about the candid photos taken during the birth of her …

‘Don’t judge me’ woman writes in solidarity with moms everywhere

Laura Mazza/Mum on the Run(NEW YORK) — Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on the Facebook page of Laura Mazza, who blogs at Mum on the Run. It has been reprinted here with permission.Don’t judge me.If I complain about my children, don’t say …

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