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Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement
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Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Dozens of women who say they were sexually abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden reached a settlement with the hospital system that employed him that will allow them to seek money from a $71.5 million victims’ compensation fund. Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital reached the settlement with 79 women who were…MORE

This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose
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This strip of paper can help prevent a drug overdose

It’s a little strip of paper not much longer than 2 inches, and it has the potential to prevent a drug overdose. These strips can detect fentanyl, the deadliest drug in the United States, when it’s mixed with other drugs. Between April 2020 through May 2021, there were more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths in…MORE

White House holds Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony
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White House holds Hanukkah menorah lighting ceremony

The first and second families held a menorah lighting ceremony to celebrate Hanukkah at the White House on Wednesday evening, marking the first time the holiday has been celebrated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with the Jewish spouse of a president or vice president. “This is a White House tradition, but for the first time in…MORE

When a Florida woman misdialed her sister’s number, it sparked a 20-year friendship with a stranger in Rhode Island
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When a Florida woman misdialed her sister’s number, it sparked a 20-year friendship with a stranger in Rhode Island

What started out with an incorrect phone number is now a friendship that has lasted 20 years. One day in the early 2000s, Gladys Hankerson of Delray Beach, Florida, was trying to call her sister in Maryland, according to CNN affiliate WPBF. Her sister’s area code was 410, but Hankerson kept dialing 401 instead. Mike…MORE

January 6 committee moves to hold former DOJ official in contempt but also gives him one last chance to cooperate
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January 6 committee moves to hold former DOJ official in contempt but also gives him one last chance to cooperate

The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol approved on Wednesday night the report to hold former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress for defying his subpoena by refusing to answer questions during a recent deposition and failing to hand over documents to the panel. Passing…MORE

Brett Kavanaugh, who touted importance of precedent during confirmation fight, downplays it as he considers reversing Roe
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Brett Kavanaugh, who touted importance of precedent during confirmation fight, downplays it as he considers reversing Roe

When Justice Brett Kavanaugh was facing tough questions during his 2018 confirmation battle about his views on the Supreme Court’s abortion rulings. he returned time and time again to the importance of precedent and their “precedent on precedent.” Speaking more broadly, Kavanaugh at the time described the circumstances that the justices overturn precedent as “rare”…MORE

Here’s why the suspected Michigan school shooter has been charged with terrorism
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Here’s why the suspected Michigan school shooter has been charged with terrorism

Ethan Crumbley, who is accused of killing four fellow students at a Michigan high school, will be tried as an adult and faces murder, assault and weapons charges. He will also face one count of terrorism causing death, a rare charge for a school shooting. The events unfolded Tuesday at Oxford High School when, law…MORE

What could happen if the government shuts down
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What could happen if the government shuts down

Congress could be barreling toward another government shutdown at midnight on Friday if Republicans and Democrats don’t pass a bill to fund the government by then. This isn’t the first time the government has shut down because of Congress’ inability to negotiate a funding package. The last time the government shut down was in December…MORE

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