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Report: ‘Superbug’ Still at Large; Devices Still Unsafe

A new report from a public health department in Seattle that examines Seattle’s 10-month outbreak of a superbug in 2013 indicates that despite efforts to make duodenoscopes--the medical devices responsible for the transmission--risk-free, they still pose a risk to patients at hospitals nationwide, the Los Angeles Times reports. Los Angeles suffered an outbreak last year that was reported in early 2015.
Chief Beck, LAPD (Damain Dovarganes / Associated Press)

LAPD Diversity: Helping Build Trust, or Not?

Despite assertions that the more diverse Los Angeles Police Department has been more effective in improving community relations, there is evidence that distrust of the police in the general community still has a racial tinge.
AP Photo/Steven Senne

Abortion Clinic Poses as Spa

The abortion movement is going upscale: a new Maryland abortion clinic in Friendship Heights called Carafem attempts to make women who want an abortion feel like they’re attending a spa, with tea, robes, and plush furniture.
Billy Cundiff

NFL Punishes Browns, Falcons

The NFL has cracked down on the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns, suspending Falcons President Rich McKay and Browns General Manager Ray Framer for violations of NFL policy.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

What Barack Obama Suffers While Traveling

New York Magazine, bemoaning the terrible hardships Barack Obama must endure as President of the United States, writes that the constantly jet-setting Obama lives a rough life because his hotel rooms never have a view, and he has to keep the blinds closed.
Benjamin Netanyahu

Tech Lessons from Israeli Elections

In an analysis of how the recent Israeli election was shaped by the use of mobile media, Israeli startup notable Gilad Bechar, who helps startups Microsoft Accelerator, The Technion, Tel-Aviv University and Unit 8200, writes at TechCrunch.com that the next U.S. elections will be influenced far more by mobile media than the standard practice of shaking hands and kissing babies--a prospect that should delight Silicon Valley.
Passed out on 805 (ABC 10 News Screenshot / YouTube)

Woman Passes Out In Middle of SD Highway 805

A 25-year-old female student from San Diego State University passed out while driving early Friday morning, leaving her black Chrysler Sebring stopped in the middle of I-805 near Kearny Mesa around 1 a.m. while, miraculously, other cars speeding by managed
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British Opera Honours 9/11 Victims

A new small British opera, Between Worlds, is attempting to dramatize what it was like for victims in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Composer Tansy Davies and librettist Nick Drake have collaborated on a work Drake calls “a requiem
Aaron Hernandez

Bomb Threat Interrupts Hernandez Trial

The murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was interrupted for two hours on Thursday when the Fall River Justice Center received a phone call warning of a bomb threat.

Oklahoma Tornado Leaves Cross in Its Wake

After Wednesday’s assault on areas in Oklahoma and Arkansas by tornadoes and storms, a high school student in Moore, Oklahoma, snapped a picture that quickly went viral: a broken power pole suspended on power lines that formed a cross.
Compton School (CTA / Facebook)

Teachers Support Crackdown on Charter Schools Through Legislation

Democrats in the California State Assembly, prodded along by their financial backers at the California Teachers Association, California Federation of Teachers, and California Labor Federation, announced their goal on Wednesday of gutting the state’s charter school system. Their strategy: force charter schools to operate as non-profit organizations.

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