The Pulse: A Teacher's Invention That Could Save Lives in the Classroom

Published 07/25 2014 04:47PM

Updated 07/26 2014 12:38AM

Comic-Con International is still in full swing in San Diego, California. More than 130,000 people are expected to attend the annual event, which runs through July 27th. Now in its 45th year, Comic Con is the epicenter of all things that are pop-culture.
In fact, just about the whole city of San Diego is transformed into a fantasy world of comics, video games, costumes, television and movies.

Lanie Brown and her husband discovered an American flag tucked away in a corner of a flea market, and bought it for $5. It's called a tribute flag, intended for a fallen marine. From the messages, the Browns knew the marine's name was Lance Corporal Maciel. Thanks to Facebook, they found his mom near Houston. Patsy Maciel's son Fred died in a helicopter crash in Fallujah in 2005. He was just 20 years-old. Patsy and the Browns have never met, but tomorrow that will change. They'll see each other for the first time, and Patsy will get her son's flag. The Browns are also Marine parents. Neither family knows how the flag ended up at the flea market.

Cease-fire negotiations between Israel and Hamas fell apart this afternoon, sparking fresh fears of continued bloodshed in the region. Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations Secretary led the talks - but the Israeli Cabinet unanimously rejected the offer, which would have allowed a one-week window for officials to safely bring medical supplies into Gaza. Israel's Minister of Intelligence says it comes down to the safety of his country's citizens. Kerry said that all sides will continue to work towards a seven day cease fire.

Presidents from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala - meeting with President Obama today to discuss how to tackle the immigration crisis. The talks focused on how to reinforce ongoing collaboration to stem the flow of undocumented migrants, including how the US and Central American governments are cooperating to promote safety, legal, and orderly migration on the border lines. More than 57,000 unaccompanied children from Central America have crossed the US border since October. Congress is deeply divided over the president's emergency request for $3.7 billion dollars in funding to address the crisis.

From an idea in a basement - to a nationwide business that hopes to save lives. An Iowa teacher created a simple product that could protect children in schools all across the country. For more, click on the video on this page.

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