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Sunday July 23rd, 2023 night edition

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A 2-year-old boy from Nevada, died this week from a Naegleria fowleri infection, also known as a brain-eating amoeba, state health officials and his mother said.

The boy, from Lincoln County, just north of the Las Vegas area, may have been exposed at Ash Springs, a natural hot spring in the county, it said.

State health officials didn't publicly identify the child or immediately respond to a request for his name.

His mother, Briana Bundy, said her 2-year-old son, Woodrow Turner Bundy, died Wednesday after fighting the infection.

Woodrow loved animals, including chickens, rabbits, cows and especially elk, and enjoyed chasing his sisters around the house, according to an obituary.

In February, a man in Florida died from the amoeba that he may have contracted after he rinsed his sinuses with tap water, health officials said.

The disease progresses quickly after symptoms start, and patients usually die within 18 days or less. »

If Trump Were Innocent, He'd 'Walk Over Fire' for Speedy Trial: Swalwell

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Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Bedminster, New Jersey, on June 13, 2023.

Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell said during an MSNBC appearance Friday that Trump was "acting like a guilty person" in the classified documents case.

"Someone who is as innocent as Donald Trump claims he is would not want to delay justice," he continued. »

Senior Dog 'Overlooked' in Shelter for 11 Years Finally Gets Forever Home

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A dog has finally got her happy ending after being overlooked in the shelter for 11 years.

Elderly pit bull Vanessa was overlooked at the shelter for 11 years, but she has finally found her forever home.

Thankfully, Vanessa found love and care at the Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC), a large dog rescue facility in southern Louisiana. »

Cocaine dumped in the sea off Florida could have 'crazy' consequences if sharks eat it, scientists find

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Sharks may be consuming cocaine dumped in the waters off Florida and it could be making them act in "crazy" ways, scientists have said.

Marine biologist, Tom 'The Blowfish' Hird, and University of Florida environmental scientist, Tracy Fanara, studied sharks off the Florida Keys to see if the drugs were having any impact on them.

The biologist admitted many different factors could be responsible for the odd behaviour and the results don't necessarily show that sharks in Florida are consuming cocaine. »

China’s economy is spiraling: Will war be Xi’s distraction?

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In a failing China, the Communist Party’s leadership will undoubtedly fall back on nationalism — and could end up starting a war.

China’s 6.3 percent report missed expectations by a wide margin, and analysts are now talking about how the Chinese economy is slowing fast.

Everyone says China must now rely on consumer spending, but China’s economy is geared toward depressing consumer sentiment. »