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Oxygen therapy revives brain of toddler who almost drowned

In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). It exposes a patient to pure oxygen within the confines of a carefully controlled pressurized chamber. During the therapy, the body gets three times the normal amount of oxygen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The saga began with every parent’s nightmare. Just one day shy of her 2nd birthday,…

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Congressional Memo: In a Cruel Summer for the G.O.P., ‘Things Are Starting to Feel Incoherent’

Some Republican senators, like Dean Heller of Nevada, should be gearing up for fights with Democratic challengers next year, but instead are trying to duck primary threats inspired at least in part by a president of their own party. The professional deficits have been topped with dejecting personal tragedies. Senator John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has spent the better part of the last six months racing around the world defending a generation of American international positions, announced Wednesday night that he had brain cancer. The third-most powerful House Republican,…

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1947 Indian Chief rides off with top bid at 700-vehicle Hackenberger auction

In a sea of cars that actually included a couple of sea-worthy vehicles, a motorcycle stole the spotlight at VanDerBrink Auctions’ two-day, two-location, no-reserve auction in Norwalk, Ohio, over the weekend. The disbursement of Ron Hackenberger’s massive collection included 700 cars, trucks, vans, buses, motorcycles, scooters, tractors, bumper cars, and horse-drawn buggies. The total for cars, trucks, and motorcycles sold was $1.67 million. The overall total, including tractors, buggies, and memorabilia sold, was about $2 million. A lifelong enthusiast, Hackenberger accumulated items for decades and dreamed of opening a museum one day. His plans…

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What the 2018 Pirelli Calendar Says About Race

For Mr. Combs, who made headlines in 2001 when he posed with Ms. Campbell for a cover of British Vogue, the calendar comes at a time when there needs to be what he called “an unapologetic expression of black pride.” Continue reading the main story “I moved mountains to be a part of this,” said Mr. Combs, as he sat in his dressing room after the shoot. “It is a chance to push social consciousness and break down barriers. For so many years, something like this would not have happened…

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Top Instructor Is Making Golf’s Stars Shine Brighter

No one is shedding any tears for Cowen, who gets a share of a player’s winnings. His overflowing stable of pros has won six majors — including Henrik Stenson, who is the reigning British Open champion, and Brooks Koepka, who won the United States Open at Erin Hills last month and credits Cowen for his improved short game. In January, Golf Digest magazine called Cowen “The Best Teacher No One Knows.” That is fine with him. He goes out of his way to avoid self-promotion and will not even reveal…

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John McCain Has Brain Cancer, His Office Says

The diagnosis shook the Senate, where Mr. McCain was a very popular figure despite his occasionally heated disputes with colleagues in both parties. Mr. McConnell called Mr. McCain a hero to both Senate Republicans and the nation at large. “He has never shied from a fight, and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life,” Mr. McConnell said Wednesday night. “We all look forward to seeing this American hero again soon.” The disclosure Wednesday suggested that Mr. McCain’s condition was…

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New LPGA dress code rules spark debate

Sandra Gal of Germany and Jaye Marie Green approach the 16th green during the final round of the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic at Thornberry Creek at Oneida on July 9, 2017 in Oneida, Wisconsin. Stacy Revere / Getty Images The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) made changes to its dress code for players that went into effect this week, issuing new guidelines banning leggings, “plunging necklines” and shorts or skirts that don’t sufficiently cover a player’s “bottom area.” The new rules have sparked a debate among current and former players…

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Uruguay’s Marijuana Law Turns Pharmacists Into Dealers

“This follows from increasing momentum by leaders in Latin America in calling for alternatives to the war on drugs,” said Hannah Hetzer, an analyst at the Drug Policy Alliance, which favors decriminalization. “What’s so important about this is it takes a debate about the need for alternatives and provides an actual proposal for an actual policy.” But the law has been contentious for many Uruguayans. The thorniest part of it — establishing a system for the state-controlled production and sale of marijuana — took years to work out. Sales at…

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