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PICS: Baby Alfie Mourned in UK

LONDON (AP) — Alfie Evans, a British toddler with a degenerative brain condition whose parents lost a legal battle to keep him on life support at a Vatican hospital, was mourned with balloons set free in the sky and prayers from the pope after he died Saturday weeks shy of his second birthday.

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UK Hospital Says Terminally Ill Baby to Have ‘More Time’

LONDON (AP) — A terminally ill British baby will be given “more time” before life support is withdrawn, the 10-month-old boy’s parents and a London children’s hospital said Friday, days after the family lost a legal battle to take him

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Report: Cockroaches Served for Dinner at VA Hospital

A plague of cockroaches has invaded and occupied a kitchen at a VA hospital in Chicago, ensuring that some roaches are being served up as food to veterans, according to a new report at Conservative Review.

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Texas Hospital Seeks to End Life of Conscious Patient, Says Mother

A Texas mother claims a hospital is seeking to end the life of a her son who is a fully conscious patient. The patient’s mother says that a hospital administrative death panel is “Playing God” in deciding whether her son has the “quality of life” to continue to live.

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Saudis Admit ‘Mistake’ in Bombing Doctors Without Borders in Yemen

While the Obama administration deals with the fallout from bombing a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Afghanistan, the Saudis have a similar situation on their hands in Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been conducting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi insurgents.

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Pope to Hospitalized Children ‘We Need to Learn from You’

In his visit to a children’s hospital in Paraguay Saturday, Pope Francis told the young patients that Jesus loved children, enjoyed spending time with them, and wanted to be their friends. He also said Jesus put them forward as a model for adults.

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Sea Lion Drags Fisherman Overboard

“We’re starting to see the behavior here on the dock with the seals a little more aggressive than normally,” said local Erik Kopp after seeing a man hauled off in a stretcher from San Diego’s Mission Bay Channel Sunday afternoon. The man was holding a fish in his hand when a sea lion jumped up and bit the fish and the man’s hand, dragging the man underwater as well.

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Vegas Hospital Sends Out Stillborn Twins with Soiled Laundry

A Las Vegas hospital faces questions after it accidentally left the bodies of twin babies wrapped in linens it sent to be cleaned. The children’s mother apparently suffered a miscarriage early in her pregnancy and arrived at the hospital with the dead twins already wrapped in linens.

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E-cigarette Explodes in SoCal Man’s Face

A Ramona, California man smoking an e-cigarette found himself headed to the hospital after the device exploded, cutting his face and shattering a nearby display case at the Stage Stop liquor store Saturday.

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Unrelenting Measles Outbreak Climbs to 107

More measles cases are appearing by the day in an outbreak that began mid-December in the traveler-magnet Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, California. In numbers updated Friday, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reports 91 cases confirmed within California and has reported 16 outside the state for a total 107 measles-infected persons.

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Ebola Infection Suspected at UC-Davis

The University of California Davis Medical Center received a suspected case of Ebola Thursday morning when a patient exhibiting symptoms consistent with the disease was transferred from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.

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Great White Sinks Teeth Into Southern California Surfer

“It’s pretty radical, I mean there was no warning at all, I was about ten feet from him and it was absolute quiet, silent, nothin,” Andrew Walsh told a reporter from the shores of Montaña De Oro State Beach