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Fast-acting police save teen’s life after heart attack

It’s a typical scene at the Jackson Skating Center on Friday nights: crowds of teenagers whiz around the skating rink to the steady beat of loud music. But for Victoria Pyott, it’s where her life changed forever. The 15-year-old, who has a pacemaker because of a heart condition, had just arrived with her dad on…MORE

Take a look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on Disneyland’s new guide map

Disney Parks unveiled a new map on Friday that includes Galaxy’s Edge, the immersive Star Wars themed land that opens next week at Disneyland in California. The 14-acre Galaxy’s Edge takes up Disneyland’s back left corner, where it will be accessible from Fantasyland, Critter Country and Frontierland. The colorful rendering provides a first look into…MORE

Fact-checking Trump claims he’s ‘the most transparent’ president in US history

Before heading out on his trip to Japan, President Donald Trump spoke with the press Friday reasserting his claim that he is the “most transparent” President. “I was the most transparent, and am, transparent President in history,” Trump said, going on to cite how many interviews and documents special counsel Robert Mueller’s team went through.…MORE

Supreme Court puts on hold gerrymandering rulings in Michigan, Ohio

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to put on hold lower court rulings that ordered new voting maps in Michigan and Ohio. The move was widely expected as the justices are currently considering similar cases concerning partisan gerrymandering out of Maryland and North Carolina, and are expected to issue a ruling in those cases by…MORE

Nerve stimulation therapy lessens disability in stroke patients, research finds

There may be new hope for stroke patients: An experimental nerve stimulation therapy helped reduce disability, new research finds. The therapy, known as active nerve cell cluster stimulation, was used on patients within 24 hours of an ischemic stroke. This most common type of “brain attack” is often caused by a clot that blocks a…MORE

ACLU, Planned Parenthood bring lawsuit against Alabama abortion law

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Friday against Alabama’s abortion law, the latest in legal challenges to state legislation that place restrictions on abortions. Alabama’s near-total ban — the most restrictive abortion law in the country — would punish doctors who perform the procedure with up to 99 years in…MORE

Bipartisan lawmakers want congressional oversight of North Korea talks

Bipartisan lawmakers in the House and Senate introduced legislation aimed at providing congressional oversight of the Trump administration’s diplomatic efforts with North Korea. The identical bills were introduced this week in the Senate by New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner and…MORE

Summertime was made for movies

This time of year is all about sun, fun and going to the movies. Summer cinema is a ritual and this season there’s plenty to get excited about. From musicals to comedies and dramas, click through the gallery above to see some of what will be playing in a theater near you. Click here to…MORE

What’s Mayor Pete’s path?

Here’s what we know for sure about South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg: Hollywood loves him. Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and GOOP founder, hosted a fundraiser. So did POSE executive producer Ryan Murphy. And Oprah Winfrey read his book, invited him to lunch and even has her own nickname for him — Buttabeep, Buttaboop. And even…MORE

Gene therapy gets FDA approval — and a $2 million price tag

The US Food and Drug Administration approved a treatment Friday for a genetic disease called spinal muscular atrophy that causes infants’ muscles to waste away, potentially killing them before age 2. And then came the price tag: $2.125 million for a one-time treatment. The gene therapy, called Zolgensma, will be marketed by AveXis, whose parent…MORE

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