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14 min ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

Fla.'s 'Gray Belt' a glimpse at nation's future

A billboard at the county line advertises home health care services. Local churches try to create a feeling of belonging for elderly members who may be disconnected from family up north.

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Related Topix: Elderly (Senior Citizen), Florida, Citrus County, FL, Medicaid, Health, Citrus Hills, FL, Beverly Hills, FL

2 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

Pride and patronage

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO

3 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Small number of drugs behind kids' accidental poisonings

A relatively small number of medications are responsible for sending thousands of young children to the hospital for accidental ingestion, a U.S. government study finds. Each year between 2007 and 2011, about 9,500 U.S. children younger than 6 years were hospitalized after getting a hold of family members' medication, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), ADHD, Health

5 hrs ago | KFVS12

Kids prescribed antibiotics twice as often as needed

Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates. More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be unnecessary, according to researchers from University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital.

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Related Topix: Pediatrics, Medicine, Kids, University of Washington, Infectious Diseases

7 hrs ago | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

Amazing transformation! From 'sumo wrestler' to distance runner

When he visited his relatives in Japan, they would jokingly say, "the sumo wrestler is back." Their comments were meant to be funny, but Kirimoto still felt the sting.

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Related Topix: Toddlers, Westminster, CO

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Mark Sanford, Parenting, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

10 hrs ago | KFI

Man suspected of firing on kids at ice cream truck

Police say that after a nine-hour standoff they have arrested a 59-year-old man suspected of shooting at a group of children who were surrounding an ice cream truck in San Bernardino. No children were injured by the gunfire Sunday afternoon.

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14 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Kids' poisonings linked to anti-addiction medicine

A federal study says an anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children. The drug is called buprenorphine .

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Related Topix: Kids, Drugs

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Pasadena Star-News

California broadens autism coverage for kids through Medicaid

I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.

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Related Topix: California, California Government, Kids, Medicaid, Health, Medicare

FOX Carolina

Mother allegedly stabbed two of her children

Mary Galvis, 47, was still in a hospital gown when officers took her from the police station to the Salt Lake County jail. "I am just in shock.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Kids, West Valley City, UT

Lowell Sun

Lawyer: Mom in Blackstone infant remains case was afraid

The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home says she was scared because her longtime boyfriend didn't want any more children. Thirty-one-year-old Erika Murray was charged Friday with fetal death concealment and other counts after authorities found their bodies in her squalid, vermin-infested Blackstone home.

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Related Topix: Blackstone, MA, Kids

Philly.com

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.

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Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

Journal Gazette

State's vaccine exemptions rising

The exemptions have grown slightly in Indiana, but the increase could be much larger because more parents are declining to allow their child's vaccination status to be reported.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox, Mumps, Kids

Journal Gazette

Japan's yen for cuties goes beyond Kitty

TOKYO Hello Kitty, who many learned recently is a girl and not a cat, may be the queen of Japan's cute characters.

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Related Topix: Japan, World News, Asia, Asia Travel, Travel, Japan Travel, Tokyo, Japan Travel, Life, Hello Kitty, Hobbies, Kids, Anime and Manga

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Mail

LeAnn Rimes pays homage to her country roots in cowgirl boots and a ...

'A message to the allies of America': British aid worker forced to condemn UK government for backing U.S. before beheading by Jihadi John who threatens to kill another Briton next 'Would they have done that to any white boy?': Grieving mother hits out at police after they shoot dead her bi-racial son 'with his arms by his sides' 'There's so many unanswered questions': Cops still clueless over murder of mother who was stabbed to death as she handed out apartment flyers Is the net closing on Jihadi John? Latest beheading video comes after days of claims special forces are on his tail 'This was unreasonable discipline': Police stand by Adrian Peterson abuse charges as NFL begin probe into star player's child abuse scandal Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dance, LeAnn Rimes, Country, Kids

Lancashire Telegraph

Darwen studio school moves into new home

THE principal of a Darwen secondary school has said she is confident its pupils will 'thrive' after it moved into a revamped A 4.1m building. Darwen Academy Enterprise Studio , which is sponsored by the Aldridge Foundation, moved into the former Model Lodging House in Police Street yesterday.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens

KSL-TV

W.Va. student raises funds for 'chemo ducks'

Huntington High senior Ginny Blake wants to help alleviate fears for kids facing cancer. And she wants to do it with stuffed ducks.

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Related Topix: Kids, Marshall University

KFI

Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border. At the same time, his department is taking the opposite position in court.

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The York Daily Record

Police: Man found with homemade bombs, kids in car

Police in eastern Pennsylvania say they arrested a man after finding him passed out in a parked car with two children and three homemade bombs. Authorities say they discovered 28-year-old James Zwally in the vehicle early Thursday morning outside a convenience store near Reading .

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Related Topix: Kids, Reading, PA

CFRA

Ex-Quebec doctor charged with killing his kids gets bail

A former Quebec doctor who is awaiting a new trial on charges he killed his two children was granted bail Friday in a decision that infuriated an uncle of the kids. Turcotte, 42, is charged in the stabbing deaths of Olivier, 5, and Anne-Sophie, 3, at a rented family home north of Montreal in early 2009.

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