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A 107-year-old Minnesota woman beats Covid-19

A 107-year-old Minnesota woman beats Covid-19

(CNN)Tillie Dybing is a survivor.At the age of 107, the Minnesota woman recently beat Covid-19 after being diagnosed this fall, according to officials at the Ecumen Detroit Lakes community home, where she has lived since 2015.This isn't the first pandemic Dybing has lived through. Born in 1913, she was almost 5 years old when the 1918 flu pandemic hit her family farm in North Dakota, she told."My folks got sick and they were in bed, and I'd run into the bed and my Dad said, 'Can't you find another place to run,'" she said.Throughout her life, Dybing endured other losses, including the...

Dec 16
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A 104-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama has survived Covid-19

A 104-year-old World War II veteran from Alabama has survived Covid-19

Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for , a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. (CNN)An Alabama man battling the coronavirus was released from the hospital just in time to celebrate his 104th birthday.Major Lee Wooten, a World War II veteran, recovered from the virus last week in Madison, Alabama. Staff at Madison Hospital gave him a special send-off when he was discharged on Tuesday, two days before his birthday.In a , health care workers lined up along the hallway, sang "Happy Birthday" and applauded Wooten, also known as "Pop...

Dec 6
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Beach erosion from Tropical Storm Eta unearthed remnants of an 1800s shipwreck in Florida

Beach erosion from Tropical Storm Eta unearthed remnants of an 1800s shipwreck in Florida

(CNN)After swept across northern Florida earlier this month, a beachgoer made a discovery while walking on the shore in St. Augustine.What Mark O'Donoghue spotted peeking through the sand dunes of Crescent Beach were timbers likely belonging to a shipwreck dating back to the 1800s, according to a news release from the The program is the work of a team of researchers who have helped to identify several shipwrecks discovered in the area.Team members have begun inspecting and documenting the findings with the help of college students at Flagler College. They believe the timbers are likely from...

Nov 22
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Following a week rocked by a mayor's scandal and resignation, Anchorage Assembly chooses first female, openly gay acting mayor

Following a week rocked by a mayor's scandal and resignation, Anchorage Assembly chooses first female, openly gay acting mayor

(CNN)Anchorage Assembly Chair Austin Quinn-Davidson is set to make history when she steps into the role of acting mayor Friday.The current mayor of Anchorage, Ethan Berkowitz, submitted his resignation last week after admitting to an inappropriate but consensual relationship with a local news anchor, ."It is with profound sadness and humility that I resign as Mayor of the Municipality of Anchorage," . "My resignation results from unacceptable personal conduct that has compromised my ability to perform my duties with the focus and trust that is required." The resignation is effective Friday...

October 20, 2020
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A man fell to his death while taking pictures on a cliff in Arizona. Authorities discovered other remains while recovering his body

A man fell to his death while taking pictures on a cliff in Arizona. Authorities discovered other remains while recovering his body

(CNN)A 25-year-old man died on Sunday after falling off a cliff at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Arizona, the National Park Service (NPS) .While authorities were recovering the man's body, they also to the victim's fatal fall, according to a .Witnesses told NPS that the man -- identified as Orlando Serrano-Arzola -- was taking pictures at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook on Sunday morning. He was on top of the rim overlooking the Colorado River when he fell around 100 feet down and then slid roughly 150 feet further, witnesses said."The victim suffered severe trauma and showed no signs of...

October 7, 2020
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NYC subway station signs altered in tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NYC subway station signs altered in tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Several subway signs in New York City were temporarily altered to read "Ruth St" over the weekend to honor the late Justice . The blue and white titled mosaic signs normally read "50th St," but vinyl stickers were placed over the "50" transforming it to "RU."Artists and said they collaborated to produce and design the tribute for Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the bench. She died Friday due to "You don't necessarily notice it since it's slightly changed," Wilson told CNN on Monday of the...

September 22, 2020
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Coronavirus outbreak linked to wedding reception in Maine

Coronavirus outbreak linked to wedding reception in Maine

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A gathering of people in Maine to celebrate the joyous occasion of a wedding has sparked an , according to officials.The wedding guests attended a reception on August 7 at Big Moose Inn in Millinocket, according to the . The is a 37 acre property that includes a restaurant, cabins and campgrounds near Baxter State Park. The Inn has hosted weddings since the 1970s and can accommodate 100 guests in their Fredericka's Restaurant, according to "Right now, we do not know if the outbreak originated at...

August 18, 2020
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A doctor runs 22 miles in a face mask to prove that they are safe

A doctor runs 22 miles in a face mask to prove that they are safe

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A doctor in England wanted to prove that won't impair your oxygen levels. So he ran for 22 miles while wearing one.Throughout his running journey, Tom Lawton used a pulse oximeter to monitor his oxygen levels. The the saturation of oxygen in a person's red blood cells and typically clips to your finger."The mask didn't come off at all (no food or drink) -- and oxygen levels were stubbornly 98% every time I checked," he In an on air interview with CNN Sunday morning, the ICU doctor said he wanted...

August 9, 2020
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A small plane having mechanical issues safely lands on a California freeway

A small plane having mechanical issues safely lands on a California freeway

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing on a California freeway Monday after experiencing mechanical failure, according to officials.The single-engine plane was able to land on Interstate 5 in the San Clemente area without any injuries reported or vehicles hit, according to the The Piper PA24 was carrying only the pilot, an FAA official told .The aircraft departed John Wayne Airport in Orange County headed to San Diego's Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport when it began having mechanical...

July 27, 2020
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A crocheted Bernie Sanders doll raised more than $40k for charity in an online auction

A crocheted Bernie Sanders doll raised more than $40k for charity in an online auction

(CNN)A handmade crocheted doll inspired by the viral raised more than $40,000 for Meals on Wheels America when it was sold in an online auction Tuesday.The maker of the doll, Tobey King, placed it , promising 100% of the profits to the charity."I was talking with another crafter friend who told me Bernie had just sold some hoodies and donated all the proceeds to Meals on Wheels Vermont, and I knew that that is what I wanted to do with the doll I made," said King, owner of Tobey Time Crochet. "With the attention it was getting I was hopeful Meals on Wheels would get a good donation."The...

Jan 26
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