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Cheney Gets Heart Transplant; Santorum Wins Louisiana; Sandusky Had 'Likely Pedophile's Pattern' In 1998

71-year-old former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant yesterday. Cheney had been on a waiting list for a new heart for 20 months, and had his operation at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. "Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity of the donor, they will be forever grateful for this lifesaving gift," a statement from an aide said. Cheney has had five heart attacks since 1978. [NYT, CNN]

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana primary Saturday. However, the win still leaves him far behind Mitt Romney in number of delegates obtained. "Rick Santorum is like a football team celebrating a field goal when they are losing by seven touchdowns with less than a minute left in the game," a Romney campaign spokesman told CNN. [CNN]

In 1998 a psychologist told Penn State police that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's actions had a "likely pedophile's pattern." He was arrested in November on child sex abuse charges. [NBC News, AP]

A total of eighteen people were arrested in yesterday's Occupy Wall Street protests, police told Runnin' Scared this morning. The arrests took place in Mott Street, Union Square and the UN. In addition to the march against police brutality, another protest occurred at the United Nations. [Runnin' Scared, Reuters]

A baby was found abandoned on the floor of a building's lobby in Brooklyn's Sunset Park. The boy was in a car seat and covered in blankets. [NYP]

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