The deadly grip of the flu season appears to be weakening, according to statistics released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Xavier Staubs, a 15-year-old Michigan teen, noticed a competitor sinking to the bottom of the pool after they each completed their race. Without hesitation, he dove right in.

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While the nation debates whether teachers should carry guns to protect students from armed intruders, the question's already settled in one Texas school district, where educators have had firearms on campus for years.

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When an elementary school in Texas picked happiness as this year's campus theme, a group of parents decided to bring the cheer straight to the students -- and to their bathrooms.

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Four survivors of past school shootings open up about the "new normal" they faced and the challenges that come after such a tragic event, while leaving messages of hope for the students in Parkland, Florida.

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A married lesbian couple in Texas was told they couldn't apply to foster refugee children because they don't "mirror the Holy Family." Now they're suing the government.

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A surgeon in India has removed a 1.873-kilogram (4.1-pound) tumor from a 31-year-old man at a government hospital in Mumbai, India.

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Mandy Harvey takes people on a journey when she sings.

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President Trump called the Parkland high school shooter a "sicko." Experts say this kind of language is harmful, and studies show that most people with mental illness are more likely to be victims, not perpetrators.

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Rebecca Field says she'd take a bullet for her students. But she's furious it could come to that.

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An outbreak of salmonella infections linked to chicken salad has sickened 65 people in five states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. No deaths have been reported, but 28 people have been hospitalized.

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Neanderthals may not have been that different from us, after all.

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Our DNA plays a key role in determining who develops addiction and who doesn't, experts say.

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During a typical day, kids and teens check out YouTube, watch TV, play video games, scroll through social media feeds, and listen to music. Overall, they're passive consumers of the content they love -- which is fine.

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