Rebecca Hersher

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Virginia Executes Convict With Drug From Anonymous Compounding Pharmacy

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The execution of Ricky Gray on Wednesday was the first known instance of a state using midazolam, a sedative, that was not manufactured by a pharmaceutical company.

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Sotheby's Contends Painting That Sold For $842,500 Is A Fake

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, the auction house argued that a painting titled St. Jerome was actually created in the 20th century, and not by the 16th century Italian artist known as Parmigianino.

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18 Million People Could Lose Insurance In First Year After Partial Obamacare Repeal

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office found that without the federal mandate and subsidies, the number of people who will lose their health insurance could grow to 32 million over 10 years.

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More People Over 60 Are Struggling To Pay Off Student Loans, Report Finds

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found the number of people 60 and older with student loan debt has quadrupled in the past decade. Most loans were taken out on behalf of a child or grandchild.

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Brexit: Theresa May Lays Out Her Plan For A Sharp Break With The EU

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The British prime minister said in a speech on Tuesday that she plans for the United Kingdom to walk away from the European Union's single market and unified court system.

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Takata To Pay $1 Billion Over Air Bag Fraud; 3 Executives Criminally Charged

Friday, January 13, 2017

The settlement with the Justice Department is tied to a deadly defect in air bags that has been linked to at least 16 deaths. The associated recall is the largest in U.S. auto safety history.

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DOJ: 'Severely Deficient Training' Has Led To Pattern Of Abuse By Chicago Police

Friday, January 13, 2017

The investigation found widespread evidence of unconstitutional use of force. It was launched more than a year ago after a black teenager was shot and killed by a white Chicago police officer.

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'Snowpacalypse2017' And Flooding Clobber Western States But Ease Drought

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Storms dumped rain and snow all along the coast, prompting evacuations, closing roads and knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers. But all that water has helped the West's severe drought.

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New 'Skywalker' Ape Species Will Need Jedi Powers To Survive

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Scientists named a new species of gibbon ape after Star Wars rebel character Luke Skywalker. Like similar species that live in China and Myanmar, the so-called skywalker hoolock gibbon is endangered.

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'What Happened To You, Dylann?' Victim's Friend Asks Roof At Sentencing

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The white man who murdered nine black people in a church in Charleston, S.C., is the first person to receive the death penalty in a federal trial that included hate crimes charges.

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Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dylann Roof, 22, murdered nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C. He told the jury that prosecutors "don't know what real real hatred looks like."

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What Happened When Dylann Roof Asked Google For Information About Race?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The 22-year-old said in court documents that the results of a Google search shaped his beliefs on race years before he murdered nine people in a historically black South Carolina church.

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Backpage Shuts Down Adult Ads In The U.S., Citing Government Pressure

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The online classified website disabled its space for adults seeking sexual partners. A Senate report last year accused the website of being a forum for child sex trafficking.

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Yahoo Will Become 'Altaba' If Verizon Buys Its Internet Business

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

If the $4.8 billion deal goes through, more than half of the company's current board members, including Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, will step down.

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Texas Police Officer Suspended For 10 Days Over Woman's Forceful Arrest

Monday, January 09, 2017

The December encounter between the white police officer and the black woman in Fort Worth was caught on camera and quickly went viral. The woman's two daughters also were arrested.

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Pope Francis Reiterates Support For Public Breast-Feeding

Monday, January 09, 2017

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church encouraged mothers to breast-feed their infants during a baptism ceremony for 28 babies on Sunday in the Sistine Chapel.

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Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Of 5 People At Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Airport

Friday, January 06, 2017

The U.S. Attorney has issued several charges against 26-year-old Esteban Santiago for carrying out the deadly shooting. Maximum penalty is possible death sentence.

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Soldiers Seize Ivory Coast's 2nd-Largest City, Reportedly Demanding Money, Houses

Friday, January 06, 2017

Bonuses of $8,000 and a house were reportedly the price named by soldiers said to have taken over police stations in Bouake. Witnesses also reported gunfire in two other cities, Daloa and Korhogo.

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Regulators Say Jon Corzine Will Pay $5 Million Penalty Over MF Global Collapse

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The former brokerage CEO and New Jersey governor has reached a civil settlement with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission for his role in the company's 2011 bankruptcy.

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New Guidelines Tell Parents When To Introduce Babies To Peanut Products

Thursday, January 05, 2017

The recommendations by a panel sponsored by the National Institutes of Health suggest introducing foods containing peanuts into the diets of children as young as 4 to 6 months.

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