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Babies born to mothers using WIC are 33% less likely to die in first year of life: Study

Adene Sanchez/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The children of low-income mothers who benefit from the federal government's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children are one-third less likely to die during their first year of life than babies born to mothers without WIC benefits, according to a new study.The study, published in the Journal of American Medicine, comes as many federal programs for low-income populations face increasing scrutiny."All safety net programs are being scrutinized under a magnifying glass," Dr. Samir Soneji, one the study's authors, ...

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Huawei calls FCC's order 'unlawful,' takes new legal action

Dafinchi/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Chinese tech giant Huawei is not backing down from an ongoing battle with U.S. regulators by taking new legal action on Thursday against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over an order it calls "unlawful."Huawei filed a court petition to overturn an FCC order from November that bans wireless carriers in rural America from purchasing Huawei equipment through a government subsidy fund known as the Universal Service Fund (USF). The FCC has previously argued the order was imposed because Huawei poses a potential ...

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Pelosi flashes anger when asked if she hates Trump: 'I don't hate anybody'

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- In a striking moment Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacted angrily to a reporter who asked if she hated President Donald Trump, shortly after she announced the House would draw up articles of impeachment against the president. “I don’t hate anybody,” Pelosi snapped as she pointed and shook a finger at the reporter, James Rosen, a correspondent for Sinclair Broadcast Group who shouted the question as she was leaving her weekly press conference.Rosen said he was referring to comments from Rep. Doug ...

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Worldwide measles deaths surge, reversing years of progress

Hailshadow/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 140,000 people around the world died of measles last year, most of them children under the age of 5, according to a report published by the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday.This year is shaping up to be even worse, as deadly outbreaks continued to sweep the globe in 2019. As of mid-November, the number of measles cases countries reported to WHO was three times higher than the number of cases reported at this time last ...

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Seven die of flesh-eating bacteria linked to injecting black tar heroin

milanfoto/iStock()SAN DIEGO) -- Seven people in San Diego have died from a flesh-eating bacterial infection linked to black tar heroin use, according to local health officials. Over the last two months, nine people were admitted to San Diego hospitals for severe myonecrosis infections. All but two of those cases proved fatal.The soft tissue infection, which starts as pain or swelling around a wound or injection site, can cause people to go into shock if left untreated, according to San Diego County Health and Human Services ...

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Second Chicago police officer relieved of duties amid investigation into body-slamming incident

Jovonna Jamison(CHICAGO) -- Two Chicago police officers have now been relieved of their duties as officials investigate an arrest that was caught on camera and showed one of them slamming a man to the ground.The Civilian Office of Police Accountability opened an investigation into the Nov. 28 incident last week and recommended that the officer who was seen throwing the man to the ground be relieved of his police powers until the case is closed.On Wednesday, the agency recommended the second officer at the scene ...

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Search is now recovery effort for 6-year-old girl swept away in creek

davelmorgan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- One week after a 6-year-old girl was swept away by floodwaters in an Arizona creek, officials say the search for her is transitioning to a recovery effort."Every soul that's out here that's searching for this little girl is staying strong, and we're here for the family," Gila County Sheriff Patrol Lt. Virgil Dodd told reporters Wednesday. "We hope to bring her home soon to the family to give them peace and closure."Willa Rawlings, 6, was with her family on Friday when their ...

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YTMT Logo Trump the un-punctilious.

To a broad swath of American voters, Trump’s disdain for Beltway punctilio isn’t a bug. It’s a feature.

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