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New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker rescues neighbor from fire

Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered while rescuing his next-door neighbors from their burning house.

(STAR-LEDGER) Newark - "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledgerhe also suffered second-degree burns on his hand.

The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey.

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Photo of a Ukrainian woman mourning her son in Irpin Cemetery

A Ukrainian woman mourning her son in Irpin Cemetery

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At the start of the year, Ukraine seemed optimistic about its prospects in the terrible war of Russian aggression that has been inflicted on the country for almost a year now.

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