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Teacher shares touching gift of Lucky Charms marshmallows from student with nothing to give

Teacher shares touching gift of Lucky Charms marshmallows from student with nothing to giveThe teacher says her students receive free or reduced-price breakfast. The student sifted through her individual box of cereal to pick out the marshmallows for her teacher.



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A Lucky Louisiana Couple Found a $1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for Thanksgiving

A Lucky Louisiana Couple Found a $  1.8 Million Lottery Ticket While Cleaning for ThanksgivingThe five-month-old ticket was worth a $ 1.8 million grand prize



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Miley Cyrus's house burns down in California wildfires: ‘I am one of the lucky ones’

Miley Cyrus's house burns down in California wildfires: ‘I am one of the lucky ones’Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke and Gerard Butler are among those whose homes have been damaged or destroyed as two wildfires sweep through California. The singer said she had been left “devastated” after her Malibu home was destroyed in the blaze as California battles one of the most destructive fire’s on state record. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now,” Cyrus wrote on Twitter.



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Talk About a Lucky Break. Man Who Won a Million Dollars After Breaking a Hip Is Doing All Right

Talk About a Lucky Break. Man Who Won a Million Dollars After Breaking a Hip Is Doing All RightTalk about a lucky break



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Enjoy Labor Day, If You're Lucky Enough To Get Paid Holidays

Enjoy Labor Day, If You're Lucky Enough To Get Paid HolidaysWorkers across the country will be kicking back, firing up the grill and



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One lucky winner grabs top Mega Millions $450M prize

One lucky winner grabs top Mega Millions $  450M prizeThe golden ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, Florida, and the mystery winner remains unknown.



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Man acquitted in San Francisco shooting got lucky on lawyer

Man acquitted in San Francisco shooting got lucky on lawyerSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jose Inez Garcia Zarate grinned broadly and hugged his public defender tightly immediately after a jury acquitted him of killing a young woman on a San Francisco pier.



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Lucky Australian diver paddles five miles to shore with a tiger shark following him

Lucky Australian diver paddles five miles to shore with a tiger shark following himIt's a situation no ocean swimmer wants to find themselves in. John Craig was free diving off the coast of Shark Bay in Western Australia on Friday afternoon, when he suddenly found himself alone — and stalked by a tiger shark. SEE ALSO: In Australia, sometimes you've got to pick a shark out of a pool Craig and a friend of his were at the last dive spot of the day, where a series of unfortunate events began, according to his Facebook post.  On his first shot spearfishing, he had managed to get his spear stuck in a rock. Meanwhile, his friend was on the boat, which was having mechanical trouble. By the point Craig managed to get his spear free, the boat had drifted away. He was alone. "I started to call out and splash to try and get the attention of my friend but after five minutes it was clear I was on my own … I had been splashing and screaming for some time and my heart rate was sky high," he wrote in the post. Craig then dived underwater to check that he was in the same place as marked on the GPS, when he noticed a four-metre-long tiger shark approaching and circling beneath him.  "It was obvious the sharks had been attracted by my splashing and panicking so I knew immediately that I had to try to calm down in order to survive," he said. After recognising the shark was trying to size him up, Craig decided to make a beeline for the shore. It wasn't going to be an easy swim, he was 7.4 kilometres (4.6 miles) out to sea. Then, the shark followed him. "I have to admit that at this point I thought I was gone," he said. Fortunately, the shark swimming along with him gave up after about 500 metres in, and left him alone.  Craig kept swimming for about three hours before he noticed boats and a plane searching for him. He screamed and waved at them — but his wetsuit was in camouflage, making it difficult for rescuers to find him. He made it to shore, exhausted from the swim and barely able to walk. The rescue boats and plane were too far for him to signal. Half an hour later, a plane came along the coast and circled to show that it had seen him. He was picked up by a fisheries boat, and reunited with his wife. "I feel extremely lucky to be alive and was blown away by the Shark Bay community's efforts to rescue me," he added. "I am eternally grateful and I'm sure I'll be buying beers for years to come."  Despite the frightening experience, Craig doesn't want to discourage people from diving around Shark Bay. "We need them in the oceans and as much as it was scary at the time I can only reflect on how beautiful that big female tiger shark was. If the circumstances were different I would have been stoked to have that experience," he said. WATCH: Someone created a storm lamp that produces lightning every time Trump tweets



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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Said She’s ‘Lucky’ to Have Insurance — Here’s What It’s Like to Have Breast Cancer Without It

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This article originally appeared on People.com.

When Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced that she has breast cancer, she made sure to point out that she was “lucky” to have great insurance — and renewed the call for universal health care. Because every day there are 11 million women in the United States who live without any coverage, while at risk of developing breast cancer and other health problems.

For women who are diagnosed with breast cancer without health insurance, the statistics are particularly grim. Uninsured women are almost 2.6 times more likely to die of breast cancer than those with coverage, according to a study from the National Cancer Society. They’re also 3.72 times more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, which lowers their survival rate.

This is largely because women without insurance aren’t going to regular doctors appointments, or getting mammograms that could catch the disease before it spreads. In a survey of women in California with varying degrees of insurance coverage, researchers found that 21.2 percent of uninsured women aged 40 and up had never had a mammogram.

For those who do get diagnosed with breast cancer, they face daunting medical fees. The American Cancer Society estimates that uninsured women would pay at least $ 140,000 for their treatment, but likely far more. That cost goes down to out-of-pocket costs of about $ 5-10,000 with good insurance.

When caught between survival and the thought of mounting payments, uninsured women with breast cancer “typically go deeply into debt,” Dr. Ninez Ponce, from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, tells PEOPLE. Others delay life-saving treatment until they can get insurance, or opt for the cheapest treatment possible.

Having insurance can literally save lives. The American Cancer Society’s study looked at 52,000 cases of breast cancer across the country, and for uninsured women with breast cancer, the survival rate sits around 80.4 percent. For women with insurance of any kind, that number jumps up to 92.7 percent.

To get ahead of breast cancer, many groups offer free or low-cost mammograms. Search for doctors in your area though the American Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Koman and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Program. Additionally, Planned Parenthood provides free mammograms at their locations. During the month of October, many clinics offer free or discounted screenings — look for an FDA approved center here to see if there’s a location near you.

And if you can’t make it to a clinic, learn how to do a self-exam with this guide.


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Trump Evangelical Adviser: NFL Kneelers Are Lucky They Aren't 'Shot In The Head'

Trump Evangelical Adviser: NFL Kneelers Are Lucky They Aren't 'Shot In The Head'A conservative pastor on President Donald Trump’s informal evangelical advisory council thinks NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to highlight racism should “be thanking God” they haven’t been “shot in the head.”



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