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Great white shark leaps into a boat, lands on top of a 73-year-old fisherman

Australian fisherman Terry Selwood said Monday, May 29, 2017, that he caught a far bigger fish than he hoped for when a 9-foot great white shark leapt into his boat and knocked him off his feet. Selwood was left with a badly bruised and bleeding right arm where the airborne shark struck him with a pectoral fin as it landed on him on the deck of the 15-foot power boat Saturday off Evans Head, 450 miles north of Sydney.

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Bullies are using a small but powerful weapon to torment allergic kids

Food allergies affect an estimated 15 million Americans, including 6 million children, according to Food Allergy Research & Education. The prevalence of food allergies among children rose to 5.1 percent in 2009-2011 from 3.4 percent in 1997-1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Bullying, harassing and teasing of children with food allergies seems “common, frequent, and repetitive,” concluded a 2010 study that surveyed 353 food-allergic teens, adults and the parents of food-allergic children.

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Gregg Allman, Southern rock pioneer, dies at age 69

Gregg Allman, who along with his brother, Duane, and their influential Allman Brothers Band, captured the hearts and ears of Middle Georgians as they rose to rock ’n’ roll prominence in the 1970s, died Saturday at his Savannah-area home. He was 69.