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Stories of Courage: Warrior Games

Stories of Courage: Warrior Games

Robin Meade of HLN's Morning Express recently joined some of our servicemen for the 2012 Warrior Games. Two hundred athletes from our armed services got together to compete for gold in Olympic-style events. Through competition, they renewed the camaraderie they built in the military and provided inspiration to everyone who witnessed the events. 

Sergeant Delvin Maston sat down with Robin to share his story of courage. 

NYC mulls ban on massive sugar drinks!

NYC mulls ban on massive sugar drinks!

The Bloomberg administration is facing a barrage of criticism after announcing Thursday that it was working to ban the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts in New York City, according to news reports.

The proposed ban would hit the popular soft drink industry hard in New York, affecting everything from delis,  fast-food franchises and sports arenas, according to the New York Times.

OUCH! Snakebitten man faces $143K medical bill!

OUCH! Snakebitten man faces $143K medical bill!

A San Diego, California, exchange student made headlines all the way in his native Norway after being bitten by a rattlesnake and being charged a $143,989 hospital bill, according to HLN affiliate KGTV.

"My jaw was dropping down," he said, not as a symptom to the bite -- but in reaction to the outrageous tab, Dag-Are Trydal told the station Tuesday.

Six gotta-have summertime gadgets

Six gotta-have summertime gadgets

Editor’s note: Mario Armstrong is HLN’s digital lifestyle contributor. He breaks down complex technological concepts to help people incorporate the latest gadgets, applications, and digital devices into their lives. Armstrong is also an NPR tech contributor and a public speaker.

On Morning Express with Robin Meade I went through a list of some of my favorite gadgets for the summer. Some of these are really cool and practical. Here's my roundup:

Shocking video: truck plows into busy bar

Shocking video: truck plows into busy bar

This video of a truck slamming into people at a bar is pretty insane.

A row of customers were bellied up to the bar at Gordie’s Place in Little Canada, Minnesota, when a truck exploded through the wall. One guy at the end sat there, surrounded by rubble, completely dazed.

Viral video: I feel DIZZAY!

Viral video: I feel DIZZAY!

"I feel DIZZAAAYYY," has been the catchphrase in the Morning Express newsroom since we first saw young Matthew Russell's adorably funny video.

Matt and his mom Jennifer spoke to HLN affiliate WTAE and explained that he broke his arm while climbing a small fence.  "We knew immediately it was bad," says Jennifer.  After an emergency trip to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh... the anesthesia started to wear off... and Matt's personality started to come out... strong!

Morning Express for Thursday May 31, 2012

Morning Express for Thursday May 31, 2012

Morning sunshine! Good to be back wit-cha after a longggg holiday weekend. Lots o fun on the waters of Lake Erie. Thanks to my Ohio pals and viewers.

Are you ready to kick butt today? Let me get ya there.  Coming up on Morning Express today:

Warrior Games: 'The cream of the crop'

Warrior Games: 'The cream of the crop'

Morning Express anchor Robin Meade sits down with wounded serviceman, Army Sgt. Delvin Maston, to talk about how his life has changed since being injured and how being a participant at the 2012 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs helps him cope.

Maston tells Meade that it was an especially big change when he lost right leg in June of 2009 because athletics were and are a big part of his life. But being around the other "wounded warriors" in Colorado Springs for this event helps him come to grips with what he calls his, "new normal."

Partially paralyzed vet breaks rowing records

Partially paralyzed vet breaks rowing records

Former Marine Angela Madsen says she lost nearly everything after a botched back surgery in 1993. Three weeks in the hospital became three months. She lost her job, her partner, even her house. "All I could see was a life of pain and suffering,” she says.

Her low point hit when the chief of spinal cord conditioning told her that her condition was a “waste of human life.”  She got mad, and motivated.

FDA: Beware of fake Adderall

FDA: Beware of fake Adderall

Some parents having a hard time finding Adderall pills to treat their child's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being sold counterfeit 30 milligram pills on the Internet. 

Real Adderall is scarce right now because of a shortage of some ingredients. “Many parents are desperate,” says HLN’s Jennifer Westhoven, “they’re going outside the usual channels (to get the drug) ... and that is when you can become a victim.” 

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