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The American Red Cross is working with its partners in an effort to entice donors to give blood.

The Red Cross is urging donors of all blood types and especially type O negative and O positive to donate blood and platelets, by offering incentives. Communications Manager Kristen Stancil says the agency is trying to replenish depleted stocks after low donations during the summer.

Appeals Court: Energy Officials Missed in Pipeline Review

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A Washington appeals court says federal energy regulators fell short in evaluating the environmental impact of a natural gas pipeline that's carrying gas through Alabama, Georgia and Florida.

Leadership Changes at Athens for Everyone

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The nonprofit Athens for Everyone is announcing some big changes in its leadership. Eleanor Davis and Adam Lassila are taking roles as Member Coordinator and Organization Coordinator, respectively. Founding President Tim Denson is stepping down as Organization Coordinator and Briana Bivens is leaving her role as Member Coordinator.  

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Athens residents have an alternative option to throwing away their leftover glasses from yesterday’s solar eclipse. That's because the Athens-Clarke County Solid Waste Department is collecting leftover solar eclipse glasses and sending them to the international organization, Astronomers without Borders.

ACCPD Investigating Old Lake Road Shooting

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The Athens-Clarke County Police Department is investigating a shooting off Old Lake Drive. According to a news release from Public Information officer Epifanio Rodriquez, officers were called to the scene of a person shot on Old Lake Road. When they arrived, they heard someone yelling for help. Officers found the victim nearby with gunshot wounds to his leg and abdomen, and a large cut on the back of his head.

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An airstrike apparently targeting Houthi rebels hit a hotel north of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing dozens of people.

Al-Masirah TV, a network run by the rebels who control the capital, said more than 40 people were killed in the strike in Arhab. But The Associated Press, citing Yemeni officials and witnesses, put the number of fatalities at about 60.

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While on holiday in Rome five years ago, Devon Akmon, director of the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Mich., took a food tour in a neighborhood known for its culinary traditions. He walked around for hours, tasting samples and hearing the personal stories of shop owners. That experience sparked the idea of establishing walking food tours in metro Detroit, home to the largest concentrated Arab community in the United States.

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A year ago, Maine was one of the first states to set limits on opioid prescriptions. The goal in capping the dose of prescription painkillers a patient could get was to stem the flow of opioids that are fueling a nationwide epidemic of abuse.

Maine's law, considered the toughest in the U.S., is largely viewed as a success. But it has also been controversial — particularly among chronic pain patients who are reluctant to lose the medicine they say helps them function.

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