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“A lot of them say it’s because I ate a lot of sweet potatoes, but I don’t think that’s it. I don’t know, God’s will.”

Lessie Brown, believed to be the oldest person in the U.S., on her secret to a long life. The 114-year-old woman from Ohio died Tuesday, according to her family.
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“We were surprised the district came in with so little to offer. Unless something changes, there will be a strike in the city of L.A.”

Alex Caputo-Pearl, United Teachers Los Angeles President, as the nation's third-largest teachers union prepares to strike as soon as Thursday. The battle between the school district, with 600K students, and union leaders, representing 30K teachers, is largely over classroom and staff size.
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“Those involved in a terror corridor (in Syria) will receive the necessary punishment.”

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuffing U.S. national security adviser John Bolton's request to not attack Kurdish U.S. allies remaining if and when the U.S. withdraws from Syria. Bolton met with Turkish officials Tuesday, but the U.S. says President Erdogan's schedule did not allow him to join. President Trump has said 2K U.S. troops will leave Syria.
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“Stopping gun violence takes courage, the courage to do what’s right, the courage for new ideas.”

Fmr. Rep. Gabby Giffords as House Dems unveil a universal background check bill exactly 8 years to the day she was shot. Background checks are already required for most gun purchases; the bill expands criminal background checks for online, private sales & gun show purchases. Critics argue Giffords' shooter purchased a gun legally, passing a background check.
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“I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide.”

Margot Robbie (28), Oscar-nominated actress, on creating the first, live-action movie about Barbie. The doll, which debuted 60 years ago, has been in talks to become a film for years with stars like Amy Schumer and Anne Hathaway reportedly set to star. The film's release date has not been announced.
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