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That his discovery might someday help put broken bodies back together is somewhat ironic, considering these days he's tearing apart his competition as a Highland High wrestling standout.
As you read of these still-suffering victims, you can feel your soul slowly, word by word, tearing apart in abject disgust.
The storm slammed into the US Gulf coast yesterday, tearing apart houses, knocking out power to 1.