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My Medical Choice
New York Times, by Angelina Jolie

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Posted By:earlybird, 5/14/2013 7:07:23 AM

MY MOTHER fought cancer for almost a decade and died at 56. She held out long enough to meet the first of her grandchildren and to hold them in her arms. But my other children will never have the chance to know her and experience how loving and gracious she was. We often speak of “Mommy’s mommy,”(Snip)the truth is I carry a “faulty” gene, BRCA1, which sharply increases my risk of developing breast cancer(Snip)I made a decision to have a preventive double mastectomy.

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Her choice.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: real fifi, 5/14/2013 7:21:37 AM     (No. 9325800)

She´s some gal. It is wonderful for her to be so open about this to help others.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/14/2013 7:23:20 AM     (No. 9325809)

The identification of this rare gene is expensive and not recommended unless one knows that there is a very good reason to have it.

More information on the gene is here in Q&A form:

"What´s the gene that led to Angelina Jolie´s double mastectomy?"

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/14/health/jolie-what-is-brca/index.html

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/14/2013 7:24:28 AM     (No. 9325815)

#2 should have said:

The testing for the identification of this rare gene is expensive and not recommended unless one knows that there is a very good reason to have it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jsulman, 5/14/2013 7:24:30 AM     (No. 9325816)

My wife after getting cancer in one of her breasts had the second re-moved.

The genetic testing was inconclusive for her at the time.


A very brave thing to do. My guess is she will have reconstructive surgery and you hardly be able to tell.

Cancer is a nasty thing. Only those who live through it or watch someone they love die of it truly know.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 5/14/2013 7:27:37 AM     (No. 9325823)

Angelina may be a lefty but she´s a half decent one.I feel bad she had to have this surgery. She´s one of the few actresses I enjoy watching.I wish her all the luck dealing with it.

She´s really well versed on world affairs,probably more so than Kerry and Obama´s other political hacks.She knows exactly where various regions of the world where people are starving.Problems that could be solved by a sane US government.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jsulman, 5/14/2013 7:28:25 AM     (No. 9325824)

It also says a lot about Brad Pitt. When my wife was going through her treatment we met many women who were abandoned by their husbands and such after they were diagnosed. The fact that he would not only support her but stick where her says a lot.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 3xalady, 5/14/2013 7:28:48 AM     (No. 9325826)

A cousin did this many years ago. Not sure if she had the gene or was tested for it, but after breast cancer in her mother and three sisters I´m sure she knew something was up. Also, I know a lady whose three daughters all developed breast cancer. Two have died and one still lives. She said the cancer was inherited from their father´s mother´s ovarian cancer. Scary stuff.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 5/14/2013 7:46:38 AM     (No. 9325855)



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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 5/14/2013 7:48:50 AM     (No. 9325857)

How many women under 0bamacare´s Death Panel scheme will be able to get this?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: SpencersMom, 5/14/2013 7:52:04 AM     (No. 9325864)

I think she´s incredibly stupid to have this done. I watched my father die of cancer so I know the horrors of the disease. But to have a double mastectomy because she ´might´ get cancer some day is crazy. And then she expects and gets high praise for it. Wow.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Drive, 5/14/2013 7:53:42 AM     (No. 9325867)

She may not be as lefty as she was before. Especially since she reconciled with Dad Jon Voight. Brad is still Hollywood lib but her not so much. Visited Iraq when others wouldn´t and supported military. Also she is a good actress.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Catherine, 5/14/2013 7:57:52 AM     (No. 9325874)

Does insurance pay for this? If not, most of us couldn´t do it. I guess now she´ll look around for a movie that showcases her boobs so we can see how ´beautiful´ they are. Yes, I´m a cynic where this woman is concerned.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: cartcart, 5/14/2013 8:02:53 AM     (No. 9325890)

She might get brain cancer as well.....

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Reply 14 - Posted by: flybynight, 5/14/2013 8:26:42 AM     (No. 9325927)

it is all about the numbers. Ms. Jolie doubtless is smart enough to take a careful look at the statistics for women carrying the BRCA gene and make a decision based on facts rather than anecdotes or the snap judgments of snarky but ignorant bystanders. Her politics probably has nothing to do with her decision to undergo serial radical surgeries. She obviously decided it was better to endure that pain now rather than the very substantial risk of dying young of an aggressive cancer. I remain amazed at what strangers with no medical training think they need to grandstand about.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/14/2013 8:40:42 AM     (No. 9325957)

What #14 said. Her prognosis was significantly more than "might get".

Those who read before posting can see the medical statistics she and any other woman carrying that gene are faced with in the CNN link in #2.

We can agree or disagree with her choice, but to call her stupid under her personal circumstances is harsh and seriously uninformed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: thelmalou, 5/14/2013 8:51:43 AM     (No. 9325983)

I agree with #14 and #15. She made a bold choice, and a very hard choice. She said she wants to be around for her children. I also agree with the poster who said it speaks well of Brad Pitt. Amen to that. I like her. But it was her choice, and with an 87% likelihood of getting the disease that killed her mother, I can see why she did it.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: flybynight, 5/14/2013 9:02:58 AM     (No. 9326013)

One more thought:This points up the absolute necessity of looking carefully at the numbers before committing to--or avoiding-- cancer therapy. To have surgery, chemo, radiation, experimental regimes, hocus-pocus alternative medicine, or do nothing? Hard decisions, but made easier by looking rationally at the statistics. Those numbers are available, and they change. Do your homework, distasteful and frightening though it be. Pay NO attention to anecdotes. The friend´s cousin´s wife may have nothing to do with your situation. Ask the right questions of the right people. Make your peace with the best advice you can get. Which may be some dreadful combination of harsh treatments, or to do nothing and make the most of the time that remains. And then ignore the ignoramuses who want to second-guess your wisdom.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JAN, 5/14/2013 9:03:12 AM     (No. 9326015)

Removed by Taste Police. Don't do that on this site.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: udanja99, 5/14/2013 9:04:54 AM     (No. 9326018)

I did the same thing with my ovaries after a benign tumor was found on one of them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 5/14/2013 9:22:12 AM     (No. 9326059)

Excellent comments, #17! You are absolutely correct. Thank you.

Nancy Reagan was also criticized for her decision to do this.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 5/14/2013 9:22:37 AM     (No. 9326061)

I will be as polite as I can, but I think more of Brad Pitt right now than the 3 naysayers here. That is really sad. If the odds of getting cancer are as high as she was told by HER DOCTOR, then she did the smart thing. She is a good mom for wanting to spare her kids from the pain she went through losing her own mom at that young age. If her high profile gets women to think about their health a bit more in depth, who on earth are you folks to judge and call her nasty names?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: PageTurner, 5/14/2013 9:22:49 AM     (No. 9326062)

I don´t think she´s all that lefty.

I agree with those who said she made a brave choice, particularly as she is a movie star, who makes her living by wearing revealing gowns on red carpets. She looked at the hard numbers, could see the odds were not on her side, remembered what her mother went through and made the hard choice.

I am glad she wrote about it. This may give other women courage.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 5/14/2013 9:27:05 AM     (No. 9326073)

"Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take on and take control of."

Now that is advice that we would all do well to take seriously.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tnorling, 5/14/2013 10:19:22 AM     (No. 9326195)

Is she a singer or an actress? It´s wonderful to be so clueless. Anyway, I must say it´s the first time a Hollywood figure has made themselves truly useful.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Emerson, 5/14/2013 10:24:30 AM     (No. 9326204)

We are known here by what we post. I´m glad I didn´t post #18.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Emerson, 5/14/2013 10:28:01 AM     (No. 9326212)

And BTW, a read of the article reveals that Angelina Jolie was not giving medical advice - other than to know as much as possible about your genetic heritage and your own body and discuss them with your doctor. And then, as #15 said, have the guts to do whatever is necessary and right for you.

Angelina Jolie has taken responsibility for six children - by either birth or adoption. I rather imagine that finding out about her gene, and considering her mother´s early death from cancer, gave her a lot to think about.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Emerson, 5/14/2013 10:30:30 AM     (No. 9326222)

Re #26, should have said

"And then, as #17 said, have the guts to do whatever is necessary and right for you."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: akudaq, 5/14/2013 11:25:49 AM     (No. 9326400)

Akudaq´s Medical Choice
My left breast hurts. "nothing shows up on tests." (6 months on) It still hurts. "Tests look okay and pain doesn´t mean anything bad."(12 months on) It still hurts. "Nothing on the mammo or ultra-sound." Try an MRI. "Well, something there, but very small. If it were any smaller, we wouldn´t even worry about it. Come back in 4-6 months and let´s MRI again (to the tune of $900 per test)." No, let´s do a BIOPSY. I don´[t want to wait till it´s stage III cancer, as it was before. After more than 18 months of pain, patience, and worry... "Nothing outright malignant, but some Ready-to-go-nova (high risk)cells." Okay, simple mastectomy it is, no reconstruction. And take the implant out of the right side, as it´s causing problems to the previously irradiated and chemo-therapied tissue; then both sides will be even.
I´m sitting here recuperating from a simple mastectomy and a removal of an implant from the side I had a not-to-simple mastectomy on a few years ago. This was my choice as to handling my situation.


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Reply 29 - Posted by: Edgelady, 5/14/2013 11:37:46 AM     (No. 9326434)

Well, then she´s a lefty that likes guns. I think she has a lot of attitudes she keep quiet because of her profession. Hopefully that will change a little more some day.

I know she loved her mother very much, and these surgeries are quite painful. I think her sharing is beneficial.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 5/14/2013 1:54:09 PM     (No. 9326803)

I once had a chance to hear directly from staff working in the field with refugees. Normally, field staff are highly critical of celebrities coming to the refugee camps, particularly those judged to be high maintenance. They had nothing but praise for Ms. Jolie. In my one indirect contact with her, I found her to be gracious and kind to people who were otherwise strangers to her. I admire what she has done here, and I wish her well.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Coy860, 5/14/2013 2:09:10 PM     (No. 9326831)

Her risk was very high and she did a very brave thing.
Protect life at all costs.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: cinwasp, 5/14/2013 2:18:51 PM     (No. 9326856)

I am an Oncology nurse and I witness death from gyn cancers every week. Angelina Jolie made a decision based on evidence based medicine. Now she must decide about having her ovaries removed. Ovarian cancer is a horrendous and cruel disease.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Susannah, 5/14/2013 2:26:35 PM     (No. 9326875)

She made a tough decision, and very probably the right one, given her medical history. I wish her continued good health.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Penney, 5/14/2013 3:02:41 PM     (No. 9326948)

This is a personal health matter and a personal choice, as is her right. She has our respect for her right to make her own decision.

Broadcasting her very personal decision sure gives the PC media something to talk about today, of all days, and a diversion for the alphabets from the current many MANY urgent matters of critical national importance which they should be investigating & reporting.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/14/2013 3:34:43 PM     (No. 9327010)

I can say that this report was very interesting and not the least bit diverting from the issues that face our country - especially Benghazi, the IRS scandal, the AP scandal and others.

We are fully able to think about many things and prioritize them. To say otherwise is either uninformed or disingenuous.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: earlybird, 5/14/2013 3:36:49 PM     (No. 9327015)

(cont´d)
As for the alphabets, they go their way. They always have. If this doesn´t divert them, something else will. Not worth thinking about. We just avoid them.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: gagolfer, 5/14/2013 5:01:30 PM     (No. 9327171)

I am sitting here after being diagnosed on one side in February, waiting for my 2nd chemo treatmet (will have a total of 6). I immediately chose to have a double mastectomy as many gals are doing nowadays. No way was I spending the rest of my life feeling around for lumps on the unaffected side. Actually the operation itself was not bad. I took a grand total of 4 Tylenol as pain preventative the first day and really didn´t even need those.

I wish AJ all the best and praise her for following good medical advice and also for sharing with the public. She may well spur on many to check with their doctor on their risk level and certainly to not miss their mammograms.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Hammock, 5/14/2013 6:13:46 PM     (No. 9327260)

Preventive breast removal, although one valid choice for those with the "bad gene", is still looked down upon, as can be seen by snarky comments mostly in this and more, the other thread.

The fact that she´s so high-profile will be a help to other women who may just be hesitating to have an operation they really want, because of others´ stupid prejudice and need to mock and denigrate others. Not that she could have avoided having everyone know, but she could have been ashamed and unforthcoming.

I suppose if a snarkster had watched a number of family members die of the same thing, it might make an impression on them where basic human decency did not.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 5/14/2013 9:27:40 PM     (No. 9327481)

Good luck with your decisions 28, I wish you a speedy recovery. You sound like a wise patient.

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American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
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A Washington Post story purporting to expose the Koch brothers as behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the Keystone Pipeline has been exposed as an utterly false propaganda operation, hilariously wrong and politically malicious. Even worse, one of the writers behind the story is married to a political operative in the left wing Koch-demonization machine. The Washington Post was recently purchased by Jeff Bezos of Amazon, who ought to take a hard look at the reporters and editors who collaborated with the left wing smear machine, and while he is at it, should send a note of thanks to John Hinderaker, the blogger

Jeb Bush Praises Illegal Immigrants
as ´Risk Takers,´ Defends Common Core

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/21/2014 7:24:57 PM     Post Reply
In a speech Friday, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush praised illegal immigrants as "risk takers" who embody the entrepreneurial spirit of America and doubled down on his defense of Common Core. According to the Miami-Herald, Bush made his remarks in front of business leaders in Florida. “People who come here legally and illegally are the risk takers,” Bush reportedly said. “If you’re living in a rural area of Guatemala and you come, you’re a bigger risk taker than those who stay,” he added. Of course, the first action of those who come to the country illegally is breaking the law. Bush also said he

Why Does Michelle Obama’s
Mother Live at the White House?

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PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 9:28:09 PM     Post Reply
Here’s a question I’ll bet nobody ever asked Jay Carney at a White House press briefing: Why does Michelle Obama’s mother live at the White House at taxpayer expense? (If someone has asked, please send link for me to stand corrected.) Now that Michelle Obama’s mother has caused a disruption on the latest exotic vacation for the first lady, perhaps it is time for some answers about why Marian Robinson is even on the trip to China. Worse, why is she appearing in official photographs with Chinese officials? Drudge is reporting in big bold lead letters that Marian Robinson is barking

Black preschoolers more likely
to face suspension

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Associated Press, by Kimberly Hefling & Jesse J. Holland    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 3/21/2014 11:11:29 AM     Post Reply
Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools — even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by the Education Department´s civil rights arm. The suspensions — and disparities — begin at the earliest grades. Black children represent about 18 percent of children in preschool programs in schools, but they make up almost half of the preschoolers who are suspended more than once, the report said. Six percent of the nation´s districts with preschools reported suspending at

Michelle Obama: It´s very rare
that I have the chance to travel
outside of the United States

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 12:50:07 PM     Post Reply
During her visit to China, first lady Michelle Obama pointed out that the ability to travel outside of the United States was "rare" but that she chose China for a reason. "It’s very rare that I have the opportunity to travel outside of the United States, and it’s even more rare to have the opportunity to travel with three generations — with my daughters, and with my mother," she said. "And it is no accident that one of our first trips as a family is here to China." Obama made her remarks while visiting a school in Beijing, with the Chinese first

Washington Post Falls for Left-Wing
Fraud, Embarrasses Itself

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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 3/21/2014 5:27:43 AM     Post Reply
Today’s Washington Post features an article by Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin headlined, “The biggest lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.” The article was based on a newly-issued two-page report by the far-left International Forum on Globalization. The Post reported: You might expect the biggest lease owner in Canada’s oil sands, or tar sands, to be one of the international oil giants, like Exxon Mobil or Royal Dutch Shell. But that isn’t the case. The biggest lease holder in the northern Alberta oil sands is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, the privately-owned

Obama: Nancy Pelosi ´will
go down in history as one
of the greatest speakers´

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Washington Examiner, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/21/2014 1:22:42 PM     Post Reply
President Obama took the opportunity to flatter House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi during a fundraiser Thursday for House Democrats at the Florida home of former NBA star Alonzo Mourning. Obama said the California Democrat "will go down in history as one of the greatest speakers in our history" and indicated that he was eager to return her to her former position as Speaker of the House. "She is as tough and principled and as visionary as any member of Congress that we´ve ever seen and I´m grateful to call her a friend," he added. The fundraiser — the first of six Obama has

L´Wren Scott, and the awful
truth about women´s obituaries

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The Week, by Stassa Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 3/21/2014 4:29:41 AM     Post Reply
W hen news broke that respected fashion designer L´Wren Scott had passed away on Monday, The New York Times noted her suicide with the regrettable headline "Mick Jagger´s Girlfriend Found Dead." The Times wasn´t alone in its faux pas; the Associated Press dutifully tweeted, "BREAKING: Law enforcement: Mick Jagger´ [sic] girlfriend, L´Wren Scott, found dead in NYC of possible suicide." Though the AP managed to slip Scott´s name in the headline of the report, both news organizations seemed to agree: Scott´s death was newsworthy only because of her romantic association with a legendary rock and roller. Editors at neither The New York

Without facts on the missing airliner,
the media make stuff up

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Washington Post, by Eugene Robinson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/21/2014 4:56:42 AM     Post Reply
Let me go out on a limb: The Malaysian airliner did not get sucked into a black hole, vanish over the Indian Ocean equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle or crash-land on the spooky island from “Lost.” Those “theories” were actually discussed on CNN this week. Host Don Lemon dismissed them as “preposterous” before asking one of his assembled “expert” guests — there were six of them waiting expectantly in their boxes on the screen — whether, you know, such ideas really were so preposterous. At which point the nonstop coverage of this tragedy entered the Twilight Zone. The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines


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