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How to boost your flu shot's effectiveness

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Foxnews.com -- (10/20/17) Unfortunately, getting a flu shot doesn’t absolutely guarantee that you’ll sail through flu season unaffected, or even that you’ll be safe from the specific flu strains contained in the shot. But there is one factor that might give you better odds: your mood. 

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5-year-old saves family from house fire

Rosa Conley with her daughter, Jamirah, who saved the family from a fire.  (FOX2) Rosa Conley with her daughter, Jamirah, who saved the family from a fire. (FOX2)
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Foxnews.com -- (10/20/17) A 5-year-old girl became an unlikely hero, saving her family from flames after a fire broke out in her Michigan home early Wednesday morning.  The fire began around 5:30 a.m., while Rosa Conley, Isaiah Smith and their two daughters were sleeping, FOX47 reported. Jamirah, 5, was the first to notice the blaze after the heat woke her up. She quickly ran to her parents' room. 

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Nursing home bills resident who died during hurricane

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Foxnews.com -- (10/20/17) A Florida nursing home that charged one of its residents who died when Hurricane Irma created sweltering conditions at the facility has blamed an automatic payment system for the error, and claims that the family has been refunded. The relatives of Albertina Vega, who was a resident at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, said they were shocked to see the bank withdrawal and subsequent overdraft fee on her account, 

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Football game forfeited after 9 players take blows to head

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Foxnews.com -- (10/18/17) A high school team in Canada forfeited a game Friday after nine players suffered head injuries, CBC News reports. The coach of the Ecole L'Odyssee Olympiens said he had no choice after four members of the team in New Brunswick showed symptoms of concussion, including vomiting. "We had to forfeit the game for players' safety and security," Marcel Metti said. The teens with concussion symptoms were still feeling ill on Sunday, he said. 

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Neighbors react to deputy involved shooting

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(GREENE COUNTY, Mo.-- 10/17/2017)  A 58-year-old man is in the hospital being treated for non-life threatening injuries after an officer involved shooting that occurred late Monday night.

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Backlash in ‘Big Bang Theory’ star’s sexual assault interview

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Foxnews.com -- (10/16/17) In an effort to give her point of view on the ever-growing scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein and sexism in Hollywood, “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik has opened herself up to some sharp ridicule from fans. The star clarified in a Facebook live video Monday that she regrets how her lengthy op-ed for The New York Times about the Harvey Weinstein scandal has been received.

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Body in barrel found floating in San Diego Bay

Oct. 12, 2017: Human remains were found stuffed in a barrel in San Diego Bay.  (Fox 5 San Diego) Oct. 12, 2017: Human remains were found stuffed in a barrel in San Diego Bay. (Fox 5 San Diego)
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Foxnews.com -- (10/13/17) An unusual odor emanating from a sealed barrel found floating in San Diego Bay led police to a shocking discovery: human remains. The decomposed body was found stuffed inside a 55-gallon drum attached to a cinder block, drifting about 200 feet from the shore Thursday, police said. "This is not normal," Chula Vista Police Department Captain Eric Thunberg told CBS 8. "We have a body crammed inside a barrel, that is not normal. 

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Billboard chemo bell will ring for finished treatments

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Foxnews.com--(10/12/2017) A giant billboard over Interstate 44 will now help children mark the end of their chemotherapy treatment at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The 12-foot metal bell was installed on Wednesday, and will be triggered to ring through an app used by hospital staff, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Bell-ringing is a ceremonious way patients mark the end of chemotherapy at hospitals across the nation.

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Trump signs exec. order, prompts Obamacare alternatives

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Foxnews.com -- (10/12/17) President Trump on Thursday took executive action on health care, calling for a plan that could let employers band together and offer coverage across state lines as Congress stalls on efforts to overhaul ObamaCare. “So this is promoting health care, choice and competition all across the United States,” Trump said as he signed the order in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. 

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FBI investigating Puerto Rican officials "withholding" supplies

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Foxnews.com -- (10/12/17) FBI agents in Puerto Rico have been receiving calls from "across the island" with residents complaining local officials are "withholding" or "mishandling" critical FEMA supplies -- with one island official even accused of stuffing his own car full of goods meant for the suffering populace. The accusations come in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Maria, which devastated the U.S. territory last month. 

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California wildfires death toll now at 29

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Foxnews.com -- (10/12/17) The Latest on wildfires in California (all times in Pacific Time Zone): 2:40 p.m. Authorities in Northern California say at least four people were killed by a wildfire burning in California's Sierra Nevada foothills, bringing the state's death toll to 29. Yuba County Sheriff Steve Durfor confirmed Thursday that the four have died since a blaze ignited there Sunday night. 

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Missouri Senator wants to expand access to mental health care

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--10/11/17) Missouri US Sen. Roy Blunt was in Springfield Wednesday to discuss the expansion of a grant program that targets mental health. 

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Insurer Cigna to stop covering Oxycontin Video included

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--10/10/17) A major health insurance company, Cigna, is becoming the latest to take measures to combat the staggering opioid addiction numbers and deaths. 

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California wildfires kill at least 15, over 200 missing

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Foxnews.com -- (10/10/17) At least 15 people are dead and more than 200 have been reported missing as explosive, wind-whipped wildfires rage through Northern California's famed wine country, forcing fire crews to race to get the massive blazes under control.  Sonoma County spokeswoman Maggie Flemings said Tuesday afternoon about 200 missing-person reports have been lodged as family members and friends scramble to locate loved ones while wildfires ravage the region.

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