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Walmart has removed about 1,000 third-party items from its website in the wake of two mass shootings after determining the products violate company policy, a company spokesperson told CNN. The retail giant regularly reviews its 75 million online offerings, looking for items that violate its ban on merchandise that glorifies violence, the company said. A recent review focused on gun-related items after 31 people were killed in mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, earlier this month. The products were removed over the last week, the spokesperson said. — CNN
A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found a link between high blood pressure and dementia. About one in three American adults have high blood pressure and Dr. Tara Narula says bringing that number down could potentially bring down the number of people suffering from dementia. "Dementia affects about 10% of Americans over 65," Narula told "CBS This Morning" on Wednesday. "We don't have a lot of great treatments or preventative measures. And a lot of people don't know that hypertension or high blood pressure can be associated with future risk of dementia. And this is something that's potentially modifiable." — CBS News
Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams has closed the door to her own presidential bid but reportedly said she'd be "honored" to be considered as a running mate by her party's eventual nominee. "I would be honored to be considered by any nominee," she said, according to The New York Times on Wednesday. For months, speculation has swirled around whether Abrams would run for president in 2020 after losing what Democrats have claimed was an unfair gubernatorial election in Georgia. — Fox News
If you and your beloved have a wedding coming up and you live in south-central Texas, pay attention. An unwanted guest might show up at the reception, and she may not leave empty-handed. Authorities in Comal County are warning people about a woman who has been showing up at weddings in the area and stealing gifts. — CNN