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Dad Breaks World Record by Completing 1.5 Million Pushups for Charity

A Wisconsin man has gone to extreme, near-impossible lengths to inspire his kids—while raising money for an important cause. As of Sunday, Winneconne’s Nate Carroll completed his 1,500,231st push-up within

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Catalans’ comeback thwarts Leigh’s quest for first Super League win

Leigh Centurions are finding out the hard way just how tight the margins are between success and failure in Super League. Since opting to remove their coach, John Duffy, 10

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G7: taste of laid-back Cornwall on the menu for leaders

Sea shanties, buttered rum and toasted marshmallows on the beach: away from the tense negotiations at this weekend’s G7 summit, Boris Johnson is hoping to give the assembled leaders a

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The cost of caregiving: When financial and emotional stress compound

When Lynda Steele’s father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years ago, she faced an impossible choice. Continue as host of her popular Vancouver radio show, and try to

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China’s Zhurong rover sends a selfie from Mars

China has released new images from its Zhurong rover, which began wheeling its way around Mars in late May. One of the photos is a lovely selfie of Zhurong posed

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High Schooler Paralyzed During Football Game Draws Standing Ovation as He Walks at Graduation

A Pittsburgh high schooler who was paralyzed three years ago during a football game received a standing ovation at his high school graduation as he rose from his wheelchair and

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Sluggish Wales make point but leave much room for improvement

Stinking out a major tournament is an experience that most middling countries endure at some point and, for a long time in Azerbaijan, it looked as if Wales might be

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Smashed prices: Australians enjoy $1 avocados amid record production

It was the summer of 2018 and Australians were sweating. In their hands: a single avocado pear, barely ripe. The price: $9. Could it possibly be worth it? And how

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Rolls-Royce names Anita Frew as new chair

Rolls-Royce said that Anita Frew would succeed Ian Davis as chair on Oct. 1 2021, making her the first woman to chair the British aero-engine company when Davis retires after

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Jordan Clarkson helps food truck following racist vandalism

Utah Jazz player Jordan Clarkson made an incredible assist after a Filipino food truck was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti. The guard partnered with vehicle wrap shop Identity Graphx to get

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