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Trail runner with broken leg rescued after crawling 10 hours in remote area near Seattle

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SEATTLE — A long-distance trail runner who broke his leg while traversing a remote Olympic Peninsula trail crawled toward help for 10 hours on increasingly torn-up knees.From a bed at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Joseph Oldendorf told KIRO 7 he crawled for nearly seven hours in below-freezing temperatures to get to a place where his cellphone had service and then crawled several more hours until rescuers arrived.“I had to crawl on all fours, and my knees — it’s a rocky, snowy, dirty, wet trail, and after a while, my knees were just raw,” Oldendorf, 26, told the television station. “So…

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Biden says ‘hard to envision’ Democratic convention taking place in July as Sanders vows to stay in race

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The two remaining contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made their comments on separate late night tv appearances. 

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday night said he found it "hard to envision" the Democratic National Convention scheduled for July going forward as planned as his rival for the party's 2020 presidential nomination Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that in his mind, the race is still far from over.

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Trump ripped by former Ted Cruz aide for his ‘firehose of falsehoods’ as we ‘tally the sick and the dead’

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In a column for the conservative Bulwark, a former speechwriter and aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) expressed her disgust with Donald Trump for his continuing lying about the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic while at the same time bragging about the TV ratings for his daily press conferences.

According to Amanda Carpenter, who also doubles as a conservative commentator on CNN, she has had it with his "firehose of falsehoods' " and "avalanche of lies" while the country is reeling from a health crisis that has trapped almost 80 percent of the populace in their homes.

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Measles threat grows amid COVID-19 crisis: vaccine group

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With all eyes on the rapid global spread of the novel coronavirus, health experts fear a drop in routine vaccinations could fuel other, potentially deadlier outbreaks of diseases like measles.

With nearly half of the world's population told to stay at home, many parents are having to postpone taking their children in for routine immunizations, while big vaccine drives have been halted, leaving many vulnerable to a range of infectious diseases.

"Measles is probably number one in my worry list at the current time," Seth Berkley, who heads the Gavi Vaccine Alliance, told AFP in an interview.

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