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Texas police officer shoots woman to death inside her home

A Fort Worth police officer checking out a residence with an open door opened fire on a woman inside her home, killing her, authorities said. The shooting early Saturday occurred less than two weeks after a police officer in nearby Dallas was found guilty of murder for fatally shooting a man in his home in 2018. In both cases the officers are white and the victims were African American. In the Fort Worth shooting at…

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Playing Mahjong May Reduce Depression, Study Finds

Mahjong is no longer just a means to teach crazy rich Asian mothers that prejudice can cost you your child’s happiness. As it turns out, the tile-based strategy game can also help adults struggling with symptoms of depression. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Social Science & Medicine, which shows that a regular game of Mahjong can help reduce rates of depression among middle-aged and older adults in China. Those who…

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9/11 survivors: We were saved by the man with the red bandanna

On Sept. 11, 2001, Welles Crowther sat at his desk on the 104th floor in the south tower of the World Trade Center and dialed his mother’s cellphone. His mother, Alison, never heard the call. Welles left a short message. “Mom . . . this is Welles. I . . . I want you to know that I’m OK.” The time was 9:12 a.m. They were the last words his family would ever hear him speak. Some details of…

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EXCLUSIVE: Ottawa cuts reimbursements for military health care, hospitals on the hook for millions – National | Globalnews.ca

Global News has confirmed with sources within the military, provincial and federal governments that Ottawa made major changes this spring to the fees it reimburses to hospitals when they provide health care to military members – and that’s leading to fears some members could be denied health care services. Under the Canada Health Act and provincial health acts, members of the military are not eligible for public health coverage under provincial plans. Instead, the federal…

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House passes bill giving illegal immigrants medical records years ahead of veterans

In a Thursday decision, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to implement new interconnected medical records system for migrants, ahead of efforts to implement those same medical systems for U.S. military veterans. The House passed the bill, H.R. 3525, U.S. Border Patrol Medical Screening Standards Act, on a vote of 230-184. The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol officials to implement an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system, and…

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Dems Vote To Enhance Med Care for Illegals Now, Vote Down Vets Waiting 10 Years for Same Service

House Democrats voted Thursday to fast-track an electronic medical records system that would serve illegal immigrants, something America’s veterans have been seeking for years. The House passed the bill on a largely party line vote of 230-184, American Military News reported. Only two Republican congressmen supported the bill — Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Fred Upton of Michigan. Advertisement – story continues below The proposal has yet to be considered by the Republican-controlled Senate. The…

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Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

Fabian Castillo was suffering from crippling anxiety when his uncle handed him a marijuana vape pen one day last December. “It will help calm you down,” Castillo said his uncle told him. Over the next several months, the vape worked as advertised. Castillo, who had just graduated high school in southern California, found himself more mellow and more productive. He had no idea at the time that he was using, what he now believes, was…

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Trophy hunter who paid $400K to kill rhino allowed to import remains by Trump admin

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says it will issue a permit to a Michigan trophy hunter to import the skin, skull and horns from a rare black rhinoceros he shot in Africa. Documents show Chris D. Peyerk of Shelby Township, Michigan, applied last year for the permit required by the Fish and Wildlife Service to import animals protected under the Endangered Species Act. Peyerk paid $400,000 to an anti-poaching program to receive permission to hunt…

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Public Health Notice — Outbreak of Salmonella infections possibly linked to long English cucumbers – Canada.ca

Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada collaborated with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella infections that involved five provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec. The illness reported in Quebec was related to travel to British Columbia. Based on the investigation findings during the outbreak, exposure to long English cucumbers was identified as the likely source of…

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Trump attacks California homeless crisis, picking new fight with state

Trump officials look to fix California homeless problem, state officials say back off Marco della Cava, Michele Chandler and John Fritze USA TODAY Published 8:36 PM EDT Sep 10, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Trump administration officials confirmed Tuesday they are on the ground in California looking at ways to intervene in the state’s mounting homelessness issue, which President Donald Trump has criticized as “disgusting” and a “disgrace to our country.” But many elected officials and…

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