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Harrison Ford Hospitalized Following Plane Crash in California

This is absolutely harrowing news: iconic actor and living legend Harrison Ford has been critically injured in a plane crash. The plane crash-landed in Venice, California today and Ford was subsequently rushed to the hospital where his condition is currently critical. Ford, who’s been reprising his role in the new series of Star Wars films and recently signed on for the long-gestating Blade Runner sequel, is 72 years old—making his enduring dedication to these franchises even more remarkable.

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Flight Skids Off Runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport

A Delta flight from Atlanta to New York skidded off the runway while trying to land at LaGuardia Airport on Thursday morning. There are no reported injuries.

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Category: National News
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Photo by Christian Marquardt/Getty Images
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Proposed California Measure Would Make Homosexuality Punishable by Firing Squad

A California man has filed a proposed bill that would allow the state government, and common citizens, to execute known homosexuals.

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Lacey Spears with her 5-year-old son Garnett-Paul Spears
Lacey Spears with her 5-year-old son Garnett-Paul Spears
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Mom Convicted of Killing 5-Year-Old Son by Poisoning Him With Salt

A woman who blogged for years about her son's constant health woes was convicted Monday of poisoning him to death by force-feeding heavy concentrations of sodium through his stomach tube.

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Category: Crime, National News
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Brian Stevens, ThinkStock
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Members of CVS’ Pharmacy Rewards Program Could Have Their Personal Information Shared

Are you a member of CVS's ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards program? If so, it's possible the national pharmacy chain has shared your personal health information with others.

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Llamas on the Loose Fascinate a Riveted Country

While most of the entire free world was caught up in the controversy over what the color of the dress taking over the internet is, the rest of us were captivated by the antics of a pair of llamas.

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Boldly Go Through This Video Collection of Leonard Nimoy’s Career Highlights

The late, great Leonard Nimoy, who died earlier today at the age of 83, will always be Mr. Spock, second-in-command of the USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk. For a long time, Nimoy was not okay with this. And then, over the years, he embraced the character that defined his career and inspired an entire generation of fans (many of whom became scientists, engineers, and astronauts). But Nimoy didn't just sit back and rest on his Vulcan laurels. When he wasn't wearing those pointy ears, Nimoy was acting, directing, writing, singing, and lending his likeness and distinctive voice to commercials and TV specials. He was a real Hollywood renaissance man, dabbling in high art, low art, and everything in-between.

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Leonard Nimoy
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Leonard Nimoy, Beloved Mr. Spock From ‘Star Trek,’ Passes Away at 83

We have very sad news to report from The New York Times: Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek’s Mr. Spock for almost 50 years, has died. Nimoy’s wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, told the Times the cause of death was “end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” The beloved actor and director was 83 years old.

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