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Young hotel worker hailed as a hero after working 32 hours straight during Hurricane Imelda

Young hotel worker hailed as a hero after working 32 hours straight during Hurricane Imelda

Facebook/Angela K Chandler(BEAUMONT, Texas) -- A Texas hotel employee is being hailed as a hero after working 32 hours straight and helped to ensure guests safety and comfort as the region was assailed by Hurricane Imelda.

Satchel Smith began his shift at the Homewood Suites in Beaumont at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 but was not relieved until 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 20, reports ABC affiliate WFAA.

At one po...

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North Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul

North Korean mother and son defectors die of suspected starvation in Seoul

Hakyung Kate Lee/ABC News(SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA) -- A mother and son who defected from North Korea are believed to have died of starvation after their bodies were uncovered two months after they were last seen.

"We are sorry" wailed women in black at a funeral for Han Sung Ok and her 6-year-old son. The women who were mourning were North Korean defectors who had never met the deceased before but t...

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Sam Donaldson, George Will remember Cokie Roberts on ABC's 'This Week'

Sam Donaldson, George Will remember Cokie Roberts on ABC's 'This Week'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In a special tribute to legendary ABC News and NPR journalist Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson and George Will shared their memories with "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz.

"She tamed us, and she changed the business," Donaldson said on Sunday, noting Roberts role in mentoring and promoting female journalists.

"She changed us and she changed the business."

In a special tri...

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Avocados with longer-lasting technology are finally in stores across the country

Avocados with longer-lasting technology are finally in stores across the country

MarsBars/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Is there anything worse than waiting for an avocado to be perfectly ripe, then cutting into it to find mushy brown streaks throughout? So much for what could have been great guacamole or the perfect toast topping.

Well, one food-tech startup has created a product that avocado lovers everywhere might get behind -- and its about to hit one of the largest regional groc...

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Ahead of the Emmys on Sunday, 'Pose' stars explain why ground-breaking series "cannot be measured by an award"

Ahead of the Emmys on Sunday, 'Pose' stars explain why ground-breaking series "cannot be measured by an award"

Indya Moore - Eric Liebowitz/FX(LOS ANGELES) -- Ahead of the71st Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Pose starsDominique Jackson and Indya Moore are sharing their thoughts on whatwinning the Emmy for Outstanding Drama series would mean to them.

When the series was first announced in 2017, it made history by casting five transgender actorsin series regular roles. It also also hadthe largest LGBT...

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High levels of cancer-causing chemical found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes: Study

High levels of cancer-causing chemical found in mint and menthol e-cigarettes: Study

iStock/PavelKant(NEW YORK) -- The Food and Drug Administration has announced plans to ban all non-tobacco flavored e-cigarettes and now a study from Duke University raises serious health concerns for people using mint and menthol flavored e-cigarette products: a potentially cancer-causing chemical in some of the e-cigarette liquids.

The study details high levels of a chemical called pulegone, wh...

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Patriots Play The Jets On Sunday

The Patriots are looking for a three-win-and no-loss start to the 2019 NFL season this weekend with a home game versus the New York Jets. Kickoff from Gillette Stadium is at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Pats ha...

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Scooter Shuffle In Providence

The rentable scooter lineup is changing in Providence. Lime and Bird scooters have both pulled their fleets. Bird pulled its scooters because its permit was not renewed, while Lime says it wasn't ...

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Another Round Of Mosquito Spraying Announced

The state of Rhode Island is announcing another round of aerial spraying targeting mosquitoes to battle the triple-E virus. This comes as two more human EEE cases have been identified. Weather-permitt...

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First IGT Contract Extension Hearing Held

Hearings are underway in the Rhode Island General Assembly over a proposed contract extension for state lottery runner IGT. Rhode Island Department of Revenue officials urged the Senate Finance Commit...

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Replica Of Vietnam Veterans Memorial In Newport

The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is in Newport. It's on display in Touro Park from now through the weekend. Last night there was a candlelight vigil...

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