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College student from Castle Rock was drunk when shot, autopsy shows 27.11.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Colin Brough, the 20-year-old college student from Castle Rock, had a high blood-alcohol level and had recently used marijuana last month when he was shot and killed by a fellow ...
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Mike Coffman visits troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving 27.11.2015 Denver Post: All Political News
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Aurora gave thanks to American military Thursday by spending the holiday with deployed troops in Afghanistan.
Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia 27.11.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards’ wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won’t be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he’s being treated for pneumonia. But he won’t have to eat hospital turkey. Trina Edwards says her mother is […]
Authorities identify 2 men found shot dead in Minneapolis 27.11.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The men were found Sunday, in a remote corner of the parking lot on Franklin Avenue. A third man was injured.
Girl's rare multi-organ transplant 26.11.2015 CNN: Top Stories
While most girls her age were peacefully asleep, 8-year-old Kyree Beachem was wheeled early Wednesday into an operating room for a triple transplant that lasted more than 12 hours.
Study: Skin care drug prices up 401 percent since 2009 26.11.2015 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009, as the burden of escalating drug prices increasingly weighs on family budgets....
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Suspicious powder at mosque 26.11.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Emergency responders were investigating suspicious packages containing white powder found Thursday at a prominent mosque in Brussels, a Brussels Fire Brigade and Emergency Medical Service spokesman said Thursday.
One dead, three wounded in shooting outside Fenway Park bar 26.11.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
One dead, three wounded in shooting outside Fenway Park bar
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Pfizer-Allergen merger an example of why we need healthcare price controls 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Yes, the Pfizer-Allergen deal would increase drug prices even more with diminished competition. ("Pfizer and Allergan's $160-billion pharmaceutical merger puts new twist on tax-avoiding inversions," Nov. 23)

Ironically, consolidation in healthcare was at the heart of the reform plan...

Casey Kasem's children sue his widow, saying alleged abuse led to his death 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Three of Casey Kasem’s children and his brother filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the late radio host’s widow, accusing her of neglecting his medical care and hastening his 2014 death.

The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges that Jean Kasem moved her husband between medical facilities,...

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Rights court upholds French headscarf ban in hospital job 26.11.2015 Washington Post: World
Europe’s top human rights court is upholding France’s headscarf ban in the case of a Muslim social worker who lost her hospital job because she would not remove her ...
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APNewsBreak: Casey Kasem's widow sued for wrongful death 26.11.2015 AP Top News
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three of the radio personality Casey Kasem's children and his brother sued his widow on Wednesday, claiming her actions led to his death in 2014....
Despite California's budget surplus, unions eye tax hikes 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Here is one thing for California to be thankful for: The state treasury is overflowing with tax money.

Long gone are the dark years of multibillion-dollar deficits — $42 billion in 2008 — and sharp cuts in state services, especially healthcare for the poor and education.

Credit the recovering national...

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Salvation Army needs to enlist you 26.11.2015 Durango Herald
‘Tis the season for gratitude and giving, and the Salvation Army needs to enlist members of the community to help it help our neighbors experiencing emergencies.Two-hour bell-ringing slots are available at both City Markets and Walmart.“Donations stay in La Plata County,” Salvation Army President Judy Duke...
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Efforts to enroll Hispanics for health coverage lagging 26.11.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – The number of people shopping for medical insurance on the Spanish-language version of is lagging behind last year’s interest, even as President Barack Obama’s administration urges Hispanics to sign up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.Federal figures released Wednesday show that...
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Officer charged in Chicago teen's death almost always cleared 26.11.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Missouri Planned Parenthood says legal action likely 26.11.2015 AP National
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A regional Planned Parenthood official said Wednesday that the organization likely would take legal action against the state of Missouri after a Columbia clinic halted abortions this week, leaving just one in the state that still performs them....
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11 injured after wind gusts blew through Northern California flea market 26.11.2015 LA Times: Commentary

Eleven people were injured Wednesday after wind gusts blew through a Northern California flea market, sending several tents and tarps airborne, striking some patrons and vendors.

The winds kicked up about 3 p.m. at the Galt Flea Market, a weekly outdoor bazaar about 25 miles southeast of Sacramento,...

Court fight erupts over care of media mogul Sumner Redstone 26.11.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A legal battle that began Wednesday over medical care for ailing media mogul Sumner Redstone has produced dueling portraits of the billionaire’s health and mental state. Redstone’s former companion Manuela Herzer claims in a probate filing seeking to regain control of his care that Redstone can no longer make informed decisions […]
Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival’s version sells well 26.11.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine’s price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price. Instead, the small biotech company is reducing what it charges hospitals, by up to 50 percent, for its parasitic infection […]
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