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July, 2017


Two arrested in child abuse case

July 14, 2017 ·  By www.wjhg.com

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BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) The Bay County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two people in Fountain, charging them in relation to alleged abuse involving multiple children. According to arrest paperwork filed by BCSO, Frankie Dewayne Stallings, 34, is charged with two counts of aggravated child abuse. Investigators wrote in a report that a child told them […]

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Health committee rejects Bill to legalise medical cannabis

July 14, 2017 ·  By Jack Power for www.irishtimes.com

Gino Kenny has been pushing for the legalisation of medical cannabis. Photograph: Alan Betson

Report says proposals would have unintended consequences The Oireachtas Health committee has voted to reject People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny’s Bill to legalise medical cannabis and said the Bill “should not proceed to committee stage”. The report by the committee on the proposals says the Bill has major legal issues and the proposed framework […]

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House passes sweeping overhaul of law to combat human trafficking

July 13, 2017 ·  By Emma Kinery , USA TODAY for www.usatoday.com

(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)

The House on Wednesday approved a sweeping reauthorization of the nation’s most comprehensive law to combat human trafficking, in a rare bipartisan vote. The bill allocates $520 million over four years toward programs that aim to identify and aid victims of trafficking and prevent it from occurring. The bill — called the Frederick Douglass Trafficking […]

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Arrest DR Congo Warlord

July 13, 2017 ·  By Ida Sawyer for www.hrw.org

Sylvestre Mudacumura, the military commander of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

Five years ago today, the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sylvestre Mudacumura, the military commander of a rebel group based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, on nine counts of war crimes. Congolese authorities, together with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Congo, should redouble their efforts to send Mudacumura to The […]

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Human Rights Watch says Brazil is risking new Zika surge

July 13, 2017 ·  By SARAH DILORENZO, ASSOCIATED PRESS for abcnews.go.com

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Poor sanitation and water conditions that contributed to an outbreak of Zika persist in Brazil and leave the country vulnerable to a resurgence of the virus, a rights group said Thursday. Brazil declared an end to the public health emergency over the mosquito-borne disease in May, 18 months after a surge in cases of the […]

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Doctor accused of molesting US gymnasts pleads guilty to child porn

July 13, 2017 ·  By Agence France Presse for news.abs-cbn.com

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WASHINGTON – A former US Olympic gymnastics team doctor accused of molesting more than 100 female athletes pleaded guilty Tuesday to three charges of child pornography, avoiding tougher sexual assault charges in the first case to be heard against him. A Michigan federal court said Larry Nassar, 53, a doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 […]

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3-year-old killed for drinking milk from jug — authorities

July 13, 2017 ·  By Associated Press for newsinfo.inquirer.net

This July 7, 2017 booking photo provided by Orange County Corrections shows Callene Barton after she was arrested in Orlando, Fla. Orange County sheriff’s investigators say 3-year-old Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel, was killed by his mother’s roommates, Barton and and her daughter Lakesha Lewis, because he drank milk from a jug. (Orange County Incarcerations via AP)

ORLANDO, Fla. — A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend’s 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room because he drank milk from a jug, authorities said Monday. The boy died of his injuries. Lakesha Lewis, 28, and her mother, Callene Barton, 58, have each been charged with first-degree […]

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New studies find coffee drinkers live longer and more disease free

July 12, 2017 ·  By www.afr.com

One study found those drinking thee cups of coffee daily had a 18 per cent lower risk of death from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease.
Edwina Pickles

Coffee drinkers live longer, according to two large-scale studies released Monday that add to extensive research indicating coffee consumption is associated with better health. The studies examined the health histories of hundreds of thousands of people who were tracked over many years. They found that coffee-drinking reduced the risk of various diseases among people from […]

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Since Sandy Hook, an American Kid Has Died by a Gun Every Other Day

July 12, 2017 ·  By POLLY DEFRANK and MIKE BRUNKER for www.nbcnews.com

The families of victims grieve near Sandy Hook Elementary School after the mass shooting. ADREES LATIF / Reuters file

There are at least 555 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots — both intentional and accidental — since Adam Lanza stormed […]

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NI child re-offending rate is 90% after custodial sentence

July 12, 2017 ·  By Northern Ireland for www.bbc.com

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Nine out of 10 children in Northern Ireland who serve a custodial sentence after breaking the law re-offend within a year of being released. A report by the Audit Office also reveals that it costs £324,000 a year to keep a young person in custody. The report says repeat offenders are responsible for 72% of […]

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