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Girl Fakes Cancer To Scam $17K

Ruth Angelica Gomez stands in front of an “Achieve The Dream Foundation” sign in El Paso, Texas. Gomez, who collected $17,000 in donations after telling people she was dying of leukemia and had only had six months to live faces theft charges after police determined she lied about being sick. More here. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Ruben R Ramirez)

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PM: Vaulter Competes With Leukemia

Washington State sophomore Shawn Swartz practices the high jump at Mooberry Track Tuesday afternoon in Pullman. Swartz recently returned to the track after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. John Blanchette SR story here. (Special to the SR: Kevin Quinn)

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