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  • Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Florida State removes statue of founder, slave owner Eppes

    Friday, July 20 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-07-20 15:17:52 GMT
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    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

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    Eppes was once commemorated as the founder of FSU, and until early Thursday morning his statue was on the school's Westcott Plaza.

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  • Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

    Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

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    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

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  • Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Marriott hotels eliminating plastic straws by 2019

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:25:22 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 14:47:09 GMT
    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019. (Source: Pixabay, File)

    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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    The world's largest hotel company said the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.

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A week after brain surgery, one little boy's cancer is gone! And it's all thanks to a new approach that's raising some eyebrows.

Headaches, dizziness, fainting, vision problems. Each year, 180,000 people will experience this and be told, "You have a brain tumor." Thousands of children are among this group. Now, doctors are taking out the tumor in both young and old without major surgery.

Little Robert Nelson has licked a lot of ice cream the last few days and he deserves it. Less than a week before this interview, Robert underwent brain surgery. A team of neuroscientists from St. John's Health Center used a new approach to get to the tumor -- they went through Robert's eyebrow!

"It's a small, very focused approached that allows us to get and lets us get to where we want to go." Neurosurgeon Dan Kelley makes an incision along the eyebrow, creating an opening in the bone, which allows him access to the base of the skull.

He went under the frontal lobe to get to the tumor near Robert's optic nerve. "We were probably able to remove about 95 to 98 percent of the tumor," says Kelley.

Robert may still need radiation, but that's not the case for most eyebrow craniotomy patients. Compared to the more traditional surgery through the scalp or the nose, eyebrow craniotomy patients leave the hospital in two to three days following surgery. With the eyebrow approach, there is decreased risk of meningitis and leaking spinal fluids.

Now, a week after having his tumor removed, Robert is headed home and it's back to reality for this little guy.

Robert will have to undergo MRI's every three months for two years to make sure the tumor is completely gone. Dr. Kelley says Robert has a good chance of regaining any eyesight lost because of the tumor.

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