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Teen lives 4 mos with no heart, leaves hospital

Posted by Mai on 20th November 2008

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Teen lives 4 mos with no heart, leaves hospital
11/20/2008 | 09:01 AM

MIAMI – D’Zhana Simmons says she felt like a “fake person” for 118 days when she had no heart beating in her chest. “But I know that I really was here,” the 14-year-old said, “and I did live without a heart.”

As she was being released Wednesday from a Miami hospital, the shy teen seemed in awe of what she’s endured. Since July, she’s had two heart transplants and survived with artificial heart pumps — but no heart — for four months between the transplants.

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G20 devises plan vs. crisis

Posted by Mai on 17th November 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
G20 devises plan vs. crisis

World leaders agree on economic reforms, program to stimulate growth

WASHINGTON, D.C.: World leaders agreed on an action plan to restore global growth and prevent future financial upheaval at a crisis summit here, promising spending plans, a trade deal and reforms.

“One of the key achievements was to establish certain principles and take certain actions for adapting our financial systems to the realities of the 21st century,” US President George W. Bush told a post-summit press conference.

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World leaders pledge action plan

Posted by Mai on 16th November 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
World leaders pledge action plan

Declaration readied on moves to ward off recession

By GLENN SOMERVILLE and MATT SPETALNICK

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (Reuters) — World leaders grappling with the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s pledged on Friday to deliver a concrete plan to ward off recession and prevent future meltdowns.

But prospects for joint action on growth, let alone a major overhaul of the world financial system, looked slim with host President George W. Bush resisting bold moves before leaving office in two months and Presidentelect Barack Obama absent.

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Death March, Japanese camp survivors disband group

Posted by Mai on 13th November 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Death March, Japanese camp survivors disband group
By Jose Katigbak STAR Washington Bureau
Thursday, November 13, 2008

WASHINGTON – A dwindling group of Bataan Death March and Japanese prison camp survivors disbanded itself for lack of able-bodied members after commemorating for the last time on Tuesday Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery, closing a 62-year-old tradition.

Lester Tenney, 88, commander of the organization American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, told the Washington Post as few as 100 or so survivors of the World War II Death March were still alive and none had the energy or inclination to lead the group he has headed since May.

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Obama elected 44th and first black President of US

Posted by Mai on 5th November 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
Obama elected 44th and first black President of US

WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama wrote his name indelibly into the pages of American history Tuesday, engineering a social and political upheaval to become the country’s first black president-elect in a runaway victory over Republican John McCain.

Less than an hour after sealing his hold on the White House, Obama, the country’s 44th president, and his wife Michelle stepped onto the stage holding the hands of their two daughters at a massive victory rally in Chicago’s Grant Park.

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McCain no stranger to hopelessness

Posted by Mai on 3rd November 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
McCain no stranger to hopelessness

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WASHINGTON – John McCain knows what hopelessness feels like.

He attempted suicide as a Vietnam prisoner of war. His young political career took a head-on blow in the Keating Five scandal. He’s gone three rounds with melanoma. His quest of the presidency has been pronounced dead more than once.

Hopelessness, McCain says on the campaign trail, is “an enemy who defeats your will.”

“I felt those things once before,” he says of his years in Vietnam. “I will never let them in again.”

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