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  • News

    Debate on in Massachusetts over safe sites for drug users

    BOSTON (AP) The idea may seem jarring at first: Creating safe spaces where drug users can shoot up under the watchful eye of staff trained in helping counter the effect of potentially fatal overdoses all with the approval of public health...

    By Steve Leblanc, Associated Press|

  • Environment

    More than 1K cold-stunned sea turtles found in Florida bay

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) More than 1,000 sea turtles stunned by unusually cold weather have been rescued from waters off Florida's Panhandle this month.U.S. Geological Survey sea turtle expert Margaret Lamont said cold-stunned sea turtles began...

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  • News

    60-plus applicants appeal pot cultivator license rejections

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) More than 60 companies have filed appeals after the state rejected their applications for medical marijuana cultivation licenses.Cleveland.com reports 47 companies that applied for a large grow-license and 16 for a...

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  • Health

    Stanford linebacker Ryan Beecher says he has lymphoma

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford junior inside linebacker Ryan Beecher has announced he is receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma but will remain enrolled in classes and looks forward to making a full recovery. He also hopes to contribute...

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  • Entertainment

    The Second City expands comedy classes for teens with autism

    CHICAGO (AP) Chicago's renowned sketch comedy club The Second City has expanded its class offerings for people with autism to include teenagers in the city's suburbs.The comedy club has partnered with the Lisle-based Giant Steps to expand its...

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  • News

    Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer

    CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) A letter containing what investigators are calling a "biohazard" has been sent to a Pennsylvania police barracks and has sickened three employees.State police and federal authorities say two state troopers and a civilian...

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  • Business

    US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) The federal government wants to change the rules on how most hogs slaughtered for meat in the U.S. are processed.Some of the U.S. Department of Agriculture proposals released Friday are similar to those enacted in 2014 for...

    By David Pitt, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Prosecutor: Woman stole gold to pay mom's medical expenses

    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts woman charged with stealing $40,000 worth of gold from her employer to pay for her sick mother's medical expenses has avoided jail.The Sun Chronicle reports that 40-year-old Carmelita Francis on Thursday...

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  • News

    Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy.The diocese announced Thursday that it's suspending the sharing of consecrated wine...

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  • News

    For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

    Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force, while looking ahead to the coming year with a mix of combativeness and trepidation.The events kick off Friday with...

    By David Crary, AP National Writer|

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