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Sign1News 10.6.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL).


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. I’m Candace Jones. Here are your top stories for today. What an amazing day we had at Six Flags over
Georgia on Saturday! The park held its annual Deaf celebration
day and the entire Sign1News crew was there to enjoy all the fun. Many of you may have seen our Facebook live
reports. Now we want to show you some behind-the-scenes
video. Check it out. We want to send a big congratulations to Georgia
State University student DeMarco Pittman. Last night he became the first black Deaf
man to be voted into the school’s royal homecoming court. Check out some of the pictures he sent. Demarco is earning a degree in middle grades
education. He says he was shocked when he found out he
beat out seventy-three other applicants and was selected as the final sixteen, eight men
and eight women, to represent the royal court. And he is truly honored to be part of GSU
history and promises to work hard to give back to the community. Congratulations DeMarco! Joshua Brown, the key witness in the murder
trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, was fatally shot Friday in his apartment
complex parking lot. The shooting happened two days after Guyger
was sentenced. Brown was a neighbor of Botham Jean. Jean was sitting in his apartment in September
2018 when Guyger walked inside and fatally shot him. Lee Merritt, the attorney for Jean’s family,
said Brown’s mother confirmed Brown’s death. Dallas police responded to a call for a shooting
at Brown’s apartment complex Friday night. They found him lying in the parking lot with
gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Witnesses say they heard gunshots and saw
a car speed out of the parking lot. Police say there’s no information on the suspect. Guyger was found guilty of murder Wednesday
and given a 10-year sentence. She said she mistakenly walked into the wrong
apartment in her complex and opened fire because she thought Jean was an intruder. Family lawyer Merritt says Brown lived in constant fear
of gun violence and that’s why he was emotional on the witness stand. A man paralyzed from the shoulders down is
now able to walk using a mind controlled robotic suit. Sounds like science fiction right? But it really happened in France. The man, identified only as Thibault, severed
his spinal cord after falling from a balcony. University of Grenoble researchers implanted
recording devices in his head that can transmit signals into movements, which are then executed
by a robotic exoskeleton. For two years Thibault had been using a videogame
avatar to help it understand his thoughts. Over the course of study, he was able to walk
the distance of more than 1-1/2 football fields. Scientists say the technology is an experimental
treatment that could help others, after it’s improved. For more information check out Friday’s edition
of the journal Lancet Neurology. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness
month. Every year thousands of women and men are
diagnosed with breast cancer. In this month, doctors, patients and advocates
a working to make sure they spread the word on how to prevent, screen and treat it. Today we’ll start with some quick facts on
this deadly disease. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer
among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death among women
overall. Each year about 245,000 new cases are diagnosed
in women in the US and 2,200 cases are founded in men. Approximately 41,000 women and nearly 500
men will die from it each year. Breast cancer is a disease where the cells
in the breast grow out of control. While it can start in different areas of the
breast, it can also metastasize and spread to other parts of the body. The two most common types of breast cancer
are invasive ductal carcinoma. That’s when the cancer cells grow outside
the ducts and other parts of the breast. Invasive lobular carcinoma describes cancer
cells that spread from the lobules to the breast tissue close by. While some people may experience symptoms,
many will not. That’s why experts agree regular breast cancer
screenings and early diagnosis are essential. McDonald’s is bringing back a fan favorite! The fast food chain announced the McRib will
return to menus next week. McDonald’s first launched the iconic sandwich
in 1981. It features a seasoned boneless pork patty,
barbecue sauce, onions and pickles on a hoagie style sesame seed bun. Here’s an interesting bit of McRib history. When the sandwich debuted in 1981, it flopped
and McDonald’s pulled it from the menu. But even though the sandwich did not receive
a nationwide success, some areas of the country love it! So McDonald’s brings the sandwich back every
now and then. However not every location is getting the
popular menu item. McDonald’s says the sandwich will appear at
just over 10,000 US restaurants for a limited time. The McRib could go on sale as soon as tomorrow
Monday, October 7. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Candace Jones. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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