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Texas is kicking Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program

Several other socially conservative governors did the same in 2015 when an anti-abortion group claimed it had secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials selling fetal tissue for medical research. Texas officials warned at the time that a "final notice of termination" was impending. The Texas Tribune , which obtained the statement, reports that funding is due to be shut off in 30 days.

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Attorney General Bill Schuette announces more charges in Flint Water Crisis

The charges center on city employees Daugherty Johnson , a utilities manager, and Howard Croft , a public works superintendent, as well as emergency managers Gerald Ambrose and Darnell Earley , who was in control when the city began using the Flint River for its water supply, while the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) pipeline was being constructed.

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BC overdoses hit new record at end of November

Last August, 49 people died of illicit drug-overdoses across B.C. Then 57 in September, 63 in October, and now 128 last month. The unsafe synthetic opioid fentanyl has been detected in more than 60 percent of 2016 deaths. Coroners Service found that at least one other substance - mostly cocaine - was present in 96 per cent of the cases. Last week, the federal government announced it was overhauling a Harper government bill that made it hard, if not impossible, for cities to open supervised ...

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Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of Heimlich maneuver, dies at 96

He also invented a chest drain valve widely used in emergency rooms and by soldiers in the Vietnam War, and in 1955 "gained notoriety with an operation that replaces a patient's severely damaged esophagus or one that has been removed", WCPO wrote.

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Trainer Reed Recalls Devastating Barn Fire

Reed said one problem the employees had in trying to rescue the horses is that they would instinctively run back into the barn and they would have to be chased back out. He said some of the horses in the yearling barn were older and some were racehorses. Reed thought that it might have been caused "by lightning during a Saturday night storm".

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16 die in Siberian city after drinking bath lotion containing alcohol

Although poisonings with products which contain alcohol are not so uncommon there in Russian Federation, this incident is considered to be very serious and the deadliest incident in city of Irkutsk, in years. Russian President Vladimir Putin is being briefed on the incident. Police have found an underground facility that made the counterfeit lotion, and seized 132 gallons of the substance at about 100 shops in Irkutsk, according to the Tass news agency.