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Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

CONCAN, Texas (AP) -- Federal investigators will get their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision between a pickup truck and small church bus in southwest Texas that crumpled the front of the bus and killed 13 senior adults returning from a church retreat....

World's oldest spacewoman sets spacewalking record

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot....

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Bedbugs, peacocks add to uptick in U.S. animal insurance claims

U.S. claims involving bedbugs increased 50 percent between 2014 and 2015, from 66 to 99, according to Allianz. The insurer has already counted 70 bedbug claims through September 2016, heading for a total that could surpass the previous year's, said Larry Crotser, the chief claims officer for the insurer's Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty unit.

U.S. State Dept. employee charged in making contacts with Chinese agents

A U.S. State Department employee with access to sensitive information was accused of failing to report contacts with Chinese foreign intelligence agents who provided her with gifts in exchange for diplomatic and economic information, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. Candace Claiborne, 60, was charged in a Washington federal court with obstruction of justice and making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Claiborne appeared before a magistrate judge with her lawyer, David Bos, but both declined to speak to reporters.

Federal judge in Hawaii extends court order blocking Trump travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii indefinitely extended on Wednesday an order blocking enforcement of President Donald Trump's revised ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by the state of Hawaii challenging Trump's travel directive as unconstitutional religious discrimination. Trump signed the new ban on March 6 in a bid to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos at airports and sparked mass protests before a Washington judge stopped its enforcement in February.


Pregnancy, Adoption & Abortion Statistics

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There are 36 families waiting to adopt a baby for every child placed in a adopting family. The nation’s largest pregnancy center, Planned Parenthood’s states that from Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012, the business performed 327,166 abortions while only promoting … Continue reading

Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation in the United States

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“Drug treatment saves $19,000 per patient in crime-related costs in the year following treatment (1997 estimate). Compared with the costs of treatment for addiction ($2,828 for methadone maintenance, $8,920 for residential treatment, and $2,908 for outpatient drug-free treatment) drug treatment … Continue reading

What is Xarelto?

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Xarelto is a blood thinner or anticoagulant medication that prevents the formation of blood clots. The FDA approved Xarelto in July of 2011 to reduce the risk of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) and pulmonary embolism. The FDA then approved for … Continue reading

Viagra Cancer Killing Men?

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Viagra Shown by Harvard Study to Raise Melanoma Risks 84% Higher Melanoma Risks? Sunburn or Viagra? Twenty years ago the number of women with melanoma skin cancer greatly exceeded that of men. There were around 60% more women with the … Continue reading

New York Law News June 2014

Successful Bond Sale Underscores Investor Confidence in New York Albany, NY (June 24, 2014) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced strong results of the sale of $1.2 billion in New York State Personal Income Tax Revenue Bonds. This sale … Continue reading

Drug Crimes, the Law and Treatment

The Criminal Law Problem The number of American adults in the criminal justice system has soared from about 1.8 million in 1980 to 7.2 million in 2009, a 400% increase. The war on drugs, alone, costs tax paying citizens over … Continue reading