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Bailey Rankin, ‘Doah Staff Writer
October 23, 2013

In Sweden, a nuclear power plant has shutdown because of jellyfish. That’s right, CNN News reports, “instead of spineless politicians, you can blame invertebrate sea creatures.” Due to the large amount of jellyfish that inhabit the cool water around the major plant they determined to shutdown last week. They have since made reinforcements to prevent any other shutdowns due to the invasion of jellyfish.

A couple in Shanghai, China sold their babies for iPhones, computers and shoes. Back in May they put out an ad to sell their newborn baby girl and other two children. The couple was arrested in June once the police tracked their IP address from the ad. After being arrested. the couple admitted to selling their three children in recent years for a total of $13,000. CNN News tells that the couple hoped by selling their babies that they would have a better life.

Fox News covers a story about a 31-year-old woman named Ashley Kurpiel, who at age 3 was diagnosed with cancer. When she found out there were cancerous tumors in her right arm the doctors amputated it. Come to find out Ashley didn’t have cancer. She has a rare disease that gradually turns her muscles and tendons into bone. She describes it by telling people she’s turning into a statue. Doctors in Denver have recently given her a prosthetic arm now. There is currently no known cure.

Fantasy football participators are in a scramble to replace all of their injured players. Yahoo News posted new injury reports after an intense football weekend. Quarterbacks and wide receivers are out; Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears is expected to be out four weeks as well as their back-up Lance Briggs for six weeks. The Colts lose Reggie Wayne for the rest of the season with an ACL tear.

World News delightedly shares that a grandfather wins a $200,000 bet that his grandson would one day play international soccer for this home country.  On Wednesday he announced his retirement. When he saw his grandson crawl around after the ball only be 18-months-old he laid down the bet that he would one day play for Whales. The 16-year-old saw action in his first game during the second half of a game against Belgium.

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