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Five Injured After Car Collides With Fire Truck

A civilian has been transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries after a fire engine and another vehicle collided.

Four firefighters were also injured in the collision and three have been transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

A spokesman for the fire department says it appears the fire engine was leaving a scene when it was struck by the other vehicle. The incident occurred at Drake Place and 53rd street in Southeast DC.

Emergency responders were called to the scene around noon.

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Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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