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Family of baby that was cut from slain mother's body still receiving bills for his care

iStock(CHICAGO) -- A Chicago family can’t seem to wake from the nightmare they faced when a young mom was murdered in April and had her newborn -- who died about two months later -- cut from her stomach.The alleged suspects -- a mother-daughter pair -- have been apprehended and now face two murder charges a piece, but the family of Marlen Ochoa-Lopez struggles to move on, not only as a result of the emotional horror of the situation but because what they described as further ...

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'Manhole' becomes 'maintenance hole' as Berkeley switches to gender-neutral language

iStock(BERKELEY, Calif.) -- Manholes will now be known as maintenance holes and craftsman will be replaced by artisan, after the Berkeley, California, City Council voted unanimously to revise the city’s municipal code with gender-neutral language.Dozens of terms will be revised and the pronouns “they” and “them” will replace “he” and “she,” according to the new ordinance.“In recent years, broadening societal awareness of transgender and gender nonconforming identities has brought to light the importance of non-binary gender inclusivity,” Rigel Robinson, a member of the council and ...

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Watchdog: Border protection stored enough fentanyl to kill 794 million, but isn’t doing enough to protect its agents

iStock(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stored enough fentanyl in the past year to kill an estimated 794 million people, and now a government watchdog office is warning that the agency is "unnecessarily jeopardizing the lives" of its own agents by not sufficiently protecting them from accidental exposure to the lethal synthetic opioid.In a report released Friday, the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General said the amount of fentanyl seized by agents and stored in vaults has skyrocketed -- from 70 pounds in ...

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Canadian police investigating 'suspicious' deaths of couple on side of remote highway

iStock(BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada) --  Authorities in British Columbia, Canada, are desperately looking for answers after the lifeless bodies of a young couple were found on the side of a remote highway.Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and boyfriend Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, of Australia, were found Monday on Alaska Highway 97, south of Liard Hot Springs, British Columbia, according to the Northern Rockies, Royal Canadian Mounted Police.Authorities said that they considered the deaths "suspicious" and that they believed the killings had occurred between ...

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What's in a decimal point? Maybe a $9672 Uber ride

iStock(NEW YORK) -- An Uber glitch moving the decimal point over two spaces caused several riders to be charged eye-popping fares this week, or 100 times the original amount.After users took to social media earlier this week, Uber copped to the problem and said it would work with banks and credit card issuers to resolve the payment problems.Tech worker Aaron Himelman tweeted at the company on Wednesday, saying his wife was charged almost $10,000 for a fare."Hey @uber, you charged my wife $9672 for a ...

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EPA allows continued use of pesticide linked to developmental issues in children

iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Environmental Protection Agency is not banning a pesticide linked to developmental issues in children, the agency announced this week despite years of calls to pull it from use, saying further study of its effects is needed.Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide used mostly on fruit and other produce. California and some other states have moved to ban the chemical from agricultural use because of the health risks, but the federal government has denied longstanding petitions from environmental groups.This is despite a finding from ...

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DHS warns of Russian efforts to divide America over pineapple pizza -- sort of

iStock(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is warning that Russian agents could seek to further divide Americans by exploiting U.S. passions over whether pineapple belongs on pizza.It's a cheesy, playful warning -- but it's trying to deliver a serious message. Posted online Wednesday by the department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the tongue-in-cheek warning aims to help Americans identify and protect against propaganda campaigns from Russia and other foreign adversaries.After all, the DHS warning says, Russian agents are capable of simultaneously ...

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YTMT Logo Is there a plan?

Can anyone explain the wisdom of every year allowing a million or so poor, low-skilled, social services-consuming strangers into a country that is $22 trillion in debt and whose cities are already coping with a burgeoning homeless problem?

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