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Beer deliverymen talk man out of jumping off Minnesota bridge by offering him a 12-pack of Coors Light

The Jamestown Sun Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson don’t usually cross the bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn. But this Wednesday morning, for no reason in particular, the beer deliverymen decided to take a different route, they told … Continue reading

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Yes, you can fail a drug test by eating a poppy seed bagel, as a Maryland mother learned

LMT Online It sounds like a flimsy excuse. But poppy seeds really can make you fail a drug test, both peer-reviewed scientific studies and unofficial experiments conducted by journalists have found. Because they’re derived from opium poppies, they sometimes contain … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Drugs for Kids–– A Big (and Dangerous) Pharma Marketing Push

Epoch Times – by Martha Rosenberg How did the once modest medical specialty of child psychiatry become the aggressive “pediatric psychopharmacology” we see today? Millions of children who were once just considered too active are now diagnosed with ADHD, conduct disorders, … Continue reading

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Annual rabies bait drops underway

WCAX 3 BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services are teaming up again for the annual Rabies Bait Drop. The week-long bait drop started Wednesday and is part of a nationally coordinated effort to stop the … Continue reading

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Dashcam video shows events leading up to Valley City man’s death

Valley News Live VALLEY CITY, N.D. (Valley News Live) – It started off as a routine traffic stop. “He’s a danger to the community, and even more than that, he’s a danger to himself. So law enforcement had an obligation to … Continue reading

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Immigrant shelters drug traumatized teenagers without consent

Why is no one screaming about the mass drugging of American Children??? When will this stop? USA Today Fleeing an abusive stepfather in El Salvador, Gabriela headed for Oakland, California, where her grandfather had promised to take her in. When … Continue reading

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Woman who collected queen conch seashells in Florida sentenced to jail

USA Today A Texas tourist who collected 40 queen conchs seashells from Key West, Florida, is going to jail for 15 days. A Florida judge also sentenced Diana Fiscal-Gonzalez of Dallas to serve six months of probation and pay a $500 fine, … Continue reading

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Milton Edgerton, trailblazing plastic surgeon for children and transgender patients, dies at 96

Washington Post When Milton Edgerton began his career as a plastic surgeon, his patients were wounded veterans of World War II, troops scarred by shrapnel or bullets or flames. Later, as one of the foremost medical practitioners at Johns Hopkins … Continue reading

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Can the ‘immortal cells’ of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights?

Washington Post – by DeNeen L. Brown A lawyer representing the eldest son and two grandsons of Henrietta Lacks, whose “immortal cells” have been the subject of a best-selling book, a TV movie, a family feud, cutting-edge medical research and … Continue reading

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Volunteer group aids migrants fleeing to Canada

Adirondack Daily Enterprise WHALLONSBURG — Some refugees have come from as far away as California. At the north end of Roxham Road, where those seeking new lives cross into Canada on foot, Janet McFetridge met a doctor and his family … Continue reading

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Nancy Schaefer: CPS criminality

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Lockdown rhyme draws attention in Somerville

Boston Herald A mother who visited her soon-to-be kindergartner’s classroom in Somerville this week tweeted her shock over a sing-song nursery rhyme teaching kids how to respond in a lockdown — which city leaders are defending as a sober reminder … Continue reading

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Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

New York Times High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky. Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling … Continue reading

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Hyperbaric healing

WCAX 3 COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) At first look, you may think it’s something you’d find at NASA’s headquarters or even in a “Star Wars” film. But there’s someone inside the strange-looking device healing. It’s a hyperbaric chamber. The concept has been … Continue reading

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In The Market For A Free House? Rutland And GMP Team Up For House Giveaway Contest

VPR – by Nina Keck In Rutland, demolition crews began tearing down a dilapidated three-story dwelling which will soon be replaced with a brand-new 1,500-square foot, energy-efficient New England-style farmhouse. And if all goes according to plan, it’ll be given … Continue reading

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Mammoth Cave: A Place Called Home

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Leaders to Decide if Gun Control Bills Will Be Considered This Session

Maine Public In the wake of the Parkland, Fla. school shootings last week, Democrats in the Maine Legislature are hoping to introduce a number of last-minute gun control bills next week, including a ban on “bump stocks,” devices that are … Continue reading

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The Round Scar Generation – How a Vaccine Defined a Generation

Appalachian Magazine If you were born prior to the 1970s, chances are you belong to an exclusive club known as the “Round Scar Generation”. Most likely, there is a round scar on your upper left arm that came as a … Continue reading

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In Less Than A Week, Scott And Lawmakers Put Gun Control Bills On Fast Track

VPN For decades gun control has been the third rail of Vermont politics — but almost overnight that appears to have changed — and recent events in Vermont and beyond have put gun legislation on a fast track in Montpelier. … Continue reading

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Philadelphia DA names staffer to protect immigrant rights

WITF (Philadelphia) — Philadelphia’s district attorney has created a new position to protect immigrants trying to navigate the criminal justice system. Larry Krasner says the office’s new immigration counsel will help people move through the system without facing “disproportionate consequences,” … Continue reading

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