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Mother who fled Honduras 'to escape abuse, mistreatment' says 'it's the same' in U.S. 31.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Ten immigrant women who had been held at government-contracted family detention centers filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday alleging that they and their children had received substandard medical care at the ...
South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak: Contaminated cooling towers found 31.7.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
City officials have identified contaminated water in two building cooling towers that may be connected to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened 46 people in the South Bronx, two of them ...
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Palestinian child burnt to death in apparent Israeli firebomb attack on home 31.7.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Once a sideshow, now old, former preemies praise bold doctor 31.7.2015 AP National
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old....
No move to alter Olympic venues despite water contamination 31.7.2015 AP Top News
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Sailors and other athletes preparing for the Olympics have been training for months in contaminated waters where the Rio Games will be held. Many believe moving events now would put them at a disadvantage, even though water-quality tests analyzed by The Associated Press show athletes have a high chance of being exposed to viruses....
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D.C. Fire owns its mistake. Now will it stop making them? 31.7.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
THE GOAL of the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is to have a paramedic arrive within eight minutes of dispatch to a scene. So the 11 minutes it took for help to arrive at the home of an 18-month-old choking on a grape was unacceptable. It was also tragic, considering that there were emergency personnel closer to the scene who could have gotten there sooner but didn’t. The boy died six days later, and once again the District must sort out the mess of its emergency services. Read full article ...
Photos from a city under siege 31.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Every 10 minutes, a randomly targeted shell explodes, rattling the windows and doors in Aden's city center. Once a bustling port in Yemen, Aden has been reduced to rubble, ravaged by the incessant shelling of the Houthi militia that has the city surrounded.
What If Cecil the Lion’s Cousins Were Named? 31.7.2015 NYT: Home Page
The outcry over the killing of Cecil the lion suggests a strategy for saving the many other lions that are threatened by hunters. What if they too had ...
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Fluoride debate hits Colorado's largest water utility 31.7.2015 AP National
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's largest supplier of public drinking water is in the midst of a debate over how much fluoride - if any - to put into its delivery system after the federal government announced new standards in April....
Taliban leader Omar’s tale reflects clashing agendas 31.7.2015 Washington Post
In early 2011, then-CIA Director Leon Panetta confronted the president of Pakistan with a disturbing piece of intelligence. The spy agency had learned that Mohammad Omar, the Taliban leader who had become one of the world’s most wanted fugitives after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was being treated at a hospital in southern Pakistan. Read full article ...
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Inspection finds asbestos material at Denver VA medical complex 31.7.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
Asbestos-containing material has been found in a satellite building of the Department of Veterans Affairs medical complex in Denver, agency officials said Thursday.
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Mother who fled Honduras 'to escape abuse, mistreatment' says 'it's the same' in U.S. 31.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
Ten immigrant women who had been held at government-contracted family detention centers filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday alleging that they and their children had received substandard medical care at the facilities.
South Bronx Legionnaires' disease outbreak: Contaminated cooling towers found 31.7.2015 LA Times: Nation
City officials have identified contaminated water in two building cooling towers that may be connected to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened 46 people in the South Bronx, two of them fatally.
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Body found in duffel bag in SeaTac identified 31.7.2015 Seattle Times: Opinion
The woman whose body was found Monday in a duffel bag in SeaTac has been identified as Jenna K. Ferguson, 23.
Two-thirds of uninsured Californians gain coverage after Obamacare rollout 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
More than two-thirds of Californians uninsured before the Affordable Care Act now have coverage, a new report finds.
Outraged over Cecil the lion? It may help you understand the rage over Planned Parenthood 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
This week brought with it a strange convergence. The story of surreptitious Planned Parenthood videos that appeared to show a doctor haggling with potential buyers over prices for fetal body parts and the story of an American dentist killing Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe collided in an Internet frenzy...
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Valerie Harper hospitalized after falling ill backstage at a Maine playhouse 31.7.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Valerie Harper is reportedly out of a Maine hospital after being rushed there Wednesday night before she was to have gone on stage in a production of the musical comedy "Nice Work If You Can Get It."
Here’s the first check Medicare ever cut: $331.71, for a woman named Mary 31.7.2015 Washington Post
Medicare, the federal health insurance program created 50 years ago Thursday, writes a staggering number of checks. It now covers about 55 million Americans ages 65 and older, as well as people with permanent disabilities. Medicare benefit payments last year totaled $597 billion, or 14 percent of the federal budget.Read full article ...
Three-year-old girl fatally shot in D.C. by child playing with a gun 31.7.2015 Washington Post
A 3-year-old girl died after she was shot by another child who was thought to be playing with a gun at an apartment complex in Southeast Washington, according to police.The girl was identified as Dalis Cox. Authorities said a preliminary investigation shows that the shooting “may have been the result of another child having found and been playing with a firearm that discharged” and struck Dalis.Read full article ...
Envision to Buy Rural/Metro, Revenue Rises 31.7.2015 WSJ: Health
Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. has reached a deal to buy privately held ambulance and fire-protection services company Rural/Metro Corp. for $620 million in cash.
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