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Rare Elizabethkingia Bacterial Infection in Newborn Could Shed Light on Outbreak Mystery

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wisconsin health officials are investigating if a suspected case of the rare bacterial infection called Elizabethkingia at a children's hospital could be related to an ongoing outbreak that has infected at least 61 people in three states.The newest suspected case at the Wisconsin Children's Hospital was diagnosed in an infant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, according to hospital officials. The bacterial infection has infected 59 people from Wisconsin alone, of which 18 people have died, according to health officials. Two other ...

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Kenya Protests Poaching by Burning Pile of Ivory

TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has set fire to a huge stockpile of ivory in protest of poaching.The tusks of nearly 7,000 elephants are being burned  in Nairobi National Park.  They were taken from rhinos and elephants that were poached, as well as from those that died naturally, the government says. The ivory was collected from Kenya's parks and confiscated at its ports.Before igniting the first pyre, Kenyatta said the fire shows his country's commitment to saving Africa's elephants."The height of the ...

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More Rain Falls After Flash Flooding, Tornadoes Ripped Through Southern Plains

Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Tornadoes, hail and flash flooding ripped through the Southern plain states Friday, and as more rain falls Saturday morning, new severe weather warnings were in effect.Flash flood watches and warnings were in effect from eastern Texas to western Tennessee. The threat for severe weather Saturday covers a large area, including Houston, New Orleans, Nashville and St. Louis, and up to southern Illinois and Indiana.The weather turned fatal early this morning when a 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were found dead amid ...

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Satanists Snub Comparison of Cruz to Lucifer

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Prominent Satanists want to be clear: Ted Cruz need not apply.After former House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday called the current Republican presidential candidate “Lucifer in the flesh,” saying he found it difficult to work with him, officials from the Church of Satan decried the comparison."Having a conservative Christian likened to Lucifer — one who opposes equal rights for same sex couples and promotes the ability to deny services to any with different values — we Satanists see as besmirching the ...

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Lakers Announce Luke Walton as New Head Coach

Jason Miller/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Lakers have announced an agreement with Luke Walton to become their new head coach.Walton spent nine seasons with the Lakers, winning two championship rings  and now will return to the team as the 26th coach, according to ESPN.Lakers' general manager Mitch Kupchak announced the deal on Friday."We're excited to bring Luke back to Los Angeles, where we feel he's going to start an outstanding coaching career," said Kupchak. "He's one of the brightest young coaching minds in ...

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'Comedian-In-Chief' Obama to Deliver Final White House Correspondents Dinner Speech

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) --  It's a comedy routine two presidential terms in the making, with Saturday marking the final time President Obama will don his "Comedian-In-Chief" hat to roast the press, politicians and celebrities at the annual White House Correspondents Dinner.Over the years, President Obama has used the dinner to cast a comedic light on some of the day's political headlines and laugh off his critics.In his first dinner speech back in 2009, Obama opened by telling the audience he wanted ...

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Woman, Four Grandchildren Killed in Texas Flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 64-year-old woman and her four grandchildren were found dead amid flooding in eastern Texas this morning.The woman and her grandchildren -- ages 6, 7, 8 and 9 -- were found when officers responded to waist-deep flooding on a street in Palestine, Texas, about 150 miles north of Houston, police said.Two of the children were found in the front yard of a home. The other two children and the woman were found behind some houses. They appeared to have been swept away ...

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UT Health Logo Autism Spectrum Disorder: Is it a Growing Problem?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 children have been identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder – or ASD. What is behind these alarming statistics?
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