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Two hikers in their 70s got lost in dense forest on Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, rescuers found them alive

(CNN)An intense search in Northern California ended joyously on Saturday when rescue teams found a couple in their 70s who went hiking more than a week ago and got lost in dense forest, said Sgt. Brenton Schneider of the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. Kiparsky had lost her shoes and neither had eaten in more than a week, but Irwin had enough spirit to begin singing as rescuers approached, Schneider said. Their family is “ecstatic to say the least,” Schneider said. Kiparsky and Irwin were last seen February 14 at a…

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Coronavirus is fast becoming an ‘economic pandemic’

London (CNN Business)The emergence of hundreds of coronavirus cases in two major economies outside China has dashed hopes of a speedy recovery from an epidemic that has already wreaked havoc on global supply chains and hit company profits. Officials and business leaders had been hoping that dramatic action taken by China would slow the spread of coronavirus and prevent it from gaining traction around the world. If China’s factories were able to restart production quickly after an extended shutdown, the world’s second largest economy would have a chance to return…

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After College, I Decided To Be A Farmer. Here’s Why And What It’s Really Like.

When I tell people I’m a farmer, I’m often met with puzzled looks. I didn’t grow up on a farm. I’m not a grizzled white man in his 60s with a John Deere hat. I’m a woman in her 20s with a naturally soft voice and a slim build.  I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania, running around on the soccer field and reading books late into the night. I spent hours outside catching crayfish in streams and looking for salamanders under logs, and I whipped up three-layer…

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Australian hiker rescued after crawling with broken leg for two days

(CNN)An experienced Australian hiker crawled for two agonizing days, carrying his broken leg, to find help after falling down a waterfall during a solo mountain hike. Parker splinted his shattered leg with hiking sticks before crawling for two days to find a clearing, where he hoped he would be spotted by emergency services. “I had to carry my leg, and it was very heavy,” he told reporters from a hospital bed on Wednesday. “I had a bandage on my elbow so I could use my elbow and scrambling, lifting, inch…

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California hiker is found dead on top of a glacier after missing for days

(CNN)A three-day search for a California hiker has ended after he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Stringer did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes, and authorities said he’d recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said. A forensic analysis of Stringer’s cell phone found that he had made one call Nov. 3 — before his planned hike. Inyo search and rescue crews deployed a helicopter during the…

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