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Girl, brain dead after tonsil surgery, to be taken off life support

December 16, 2013 6:05 pm

A 13-year-old Oakland girl will be removed from life support on Tuesday because she’s been declared brain dead after she suffered complications following a routine tonsil-removal procedure, her uncle said Monday. Jahi McMath, an eighth-grade student at the E.C. Reems Academy of Technology and Arts in Oakland, was declared brain dead last Thursday after she […]

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Raw: Final Goodbye to Mandela

December 16, 2013 5:36 pm

Several thousand guests gathered in a huge tent in Qunu, South Africa to bid their farewells to the anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela in his home village. The burial took place out of public view at the request of the family (Dec. 15)

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Judge Rules U.S. Phone Data Program Likely Unlawful

December 16, 2013 5:36 pm

A judge rules the U.S. government's gathering of Americans' phone records likely is unlawful. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon of the District of Columbia ordered the suspension of the collection of data on two phone company customers who sued the Obama administration. The ruling marks a significant challenge to U.S. spying authority. In his written […]

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US seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

December 16, 2013 5:27 pm

The U.S. government said Monday it has no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and it is reviewing research suggesting they may pose health risks. Regulators at the Food and Drug Administration said they are revisiting the safety of chemicals such as triclosan in light […]

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Millions spent on Afghan incinerators that were never used

December 16, 2013 5:25 pm

Millions of taxpayer dollars wasted and the health of U.S. troops put at risk. That's what the government's own internal watchdog for spending money in Afghanistan claims was happening with trash.

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Utah Governor Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

December 16, 2013 4:48 pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has expressed concern over a federal judge's ruling that struck down key parts of Utah's polygamy laws, saying his legal counsel would determine the ramifications of the decision.

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Judge dismisses Monster Beverage´s lawsuit vs. SF

December 16, 2013 4:47 pm

A federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by Monster Beverage Corp. that sought to block the San Francisco city attorney’s investigation into the company’s marketing practices. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside ruled Monday that granting Monster’s request would unfairly hinder a lawsuit San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed in state […]

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FDA: Antibacterial Soaps May Pose Health Risks

December 16, 2013 4:40 pm

The FDA says chemicals in many antibacterial soaps thought to fight germs may pose health risks. The agency proposed new rules for the makers of such cleansers to prove they work better than plain soap and water. (Dec. 16)

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Nelson Mandela Laid To Rest In Childhood Village

December 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Nelson Mandela was taken to his final resting place in his childhood village Sunday.

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Violence in Iraq Highest in Five Years

December 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Scores are killed in Iraq in a string of bombings targeting mainly Shi'ite Muslims ahead of a Shi'ite holy day. It makes this year's bloodshed in Iraq the worst it's been in five years. In Baghdad, authorities say a string of car bombs and roadside bombs killed at least 14 people.

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