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    brendan marrocco, the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs. has received a double arm transplant, the associated press reports. it is the seventh operation of its type performed in the u.s.
    marrocco received both limbs and bone marrow from a single donor as part of a strategy to reduce the risk of the limbs being rejected by marrocco's body.
    marrocco and his surgeon have planned a press conference for tuesday to discuss the surgery.
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    "this doesn't mean that i'm taking leave from you. ... i still will be able to meet many of you. i am deeply thankful for the faith that you've had in me ... in all these years that i've been able to be queen." - queen beatrix of the netherlands, who announced to day in a televised speech that she will be abdicating the throne. her son, prince willem-alexander, will take her place as monarch.
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