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Incredible ski lift rescue as man dangles unconscious

Friends of the man reported that after a visit to the hospital, the man was at home recovering from a few broken ribs. "These types of incidents, they are extremely rare", said Chris Linsmayer, a spokesman for ski area trade association Colorado Ski Country USA.

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Kentucky bill aims to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Similar ultrasound bills have been introduced before in Kentucky, but never managed to make it out of committee until Wednesday. The Kentucky Chamber has been supportive of legislation that seriously examines the state's prevailing wage laws, which must be made more representative of local wages by utilizing more effective methods of data collection than the current hearings process.

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Bathroom bill similar to HB2 proposed in Virginia

A similar piece of legislation died in committee past year, and the state's Democratic governor, Terry McAuliffe, has vowed to veto such bills. If Patrick's bill passes, Texas would become the fifth state with legislation limiting transgender bathroom use.

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Macy's to close Crown Center store

On the same day, the company announced that it plans to make a "headcount reduction of approximately 6,200 employees" starting in early 2017. The stores which will close include one in Queens and other outlets in NY and New Jersey. CityPlace, which is owned by Related Cos.in NY, said management has been in talks with Macy's about their plans to close their store. Macy's joins a growing list of major retailers shuttering locations.

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California Dems tap Eric Holder to fight Trump in court

Gov. The decision signals that the California's Democratic leaders expect unprecedented levels of conflict with Washington over the next four years-stemming both from a desire to protect already existing liberal values and policies, as well as taking the progressive fight to Trump on new issues.

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Family of four killed when plane bound for Telluride crashes

Three people were killed and another was missing Tuesday after a small plane crashed in central Arizona, authorities said. Falbe, 44, his wife Carrie, 31, and his two children - ages 12 and 14 - from a previous marriage - had taken off from Scottsdale and were heading to Telluride, Colorado, for a ski vacation, the Daily Mail said .