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A Craigslist meet-up to exchange some Air Jordan sneakers went tragically wrong on Friday night in Brooklyn, New York. 39-year-old Philip Pierre met up with a teenager that was interested in buying the Jordan Retro 8’s he advertised online. Instead of offering up the cash, the teen pulled a gun on Pierre and fled with the sneakers. A furious Pierre mowed the teen down with his truck, severing his right arm. Miraculously, the teen was able to run to his home one block away before collapsing. He is in serious, but stable, condition, and doctors hope to reattach the arm. [PIX 11]

A Salt Lake City high school senior performed a very rare act of kindness this Valentine’s Day. 17-year-old Hayden Godfrey purchased 900 carnations and then rallied volunteers to distribute the flowers to each girl in his high school. “I don’t think anything can compare to seeing every girl in your life holding a flower as they walk through the halls,” Godfrey confessed in a Facebook post. [Complex]

Columbia’s national health institute is reporting that more than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. The virus causes birth defects in newborns, like noticeably small head sizes and developmental issues. Health officials are racing to find a vaccine or cure to the mosquito-borne epidemic, as total reported Zika cases increased by 23 percent since last week’s figures. [Reuters]

New research finds that more than 5.5 million people die from air pollution each year globally, with the majority of these deaths occurring in countries like China and India, which are overpopulated and have low air quality. [Christian Science Monitor]


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