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    Little Tikes recalls 540,000 swings after injuries

    Little Tikes is voluntarily recalling 540,000 toddler swings after 140 reports of the swing breaking, posing a fall hazard. There have been 39 reports of injuries, including two children with broken arms. On Thursday, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Little Tikes 2-in-1 Snug ‘n Secure pink toddler swings. The recall includes swings manufactured in the United States from November 2009 through May 2014 with model number 615573 molded on the back of the seat. According […]

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    White House hints at greater enforcement of marijuana laws

    WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday it expects law enforcement agents to enforce federal marijuana laws when they come into conflict with states where recreational use of the drug is permitted. “I do believe you will see greater enforcement of it,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer said regarding federal drug laws, which still list marijuana as an illegal substance. That’s a reversal from the Obama administration’s stance, which laid out in an official memo that the federal government […]

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    Contestant in a wheelchair is a first for Miss Australia pageant

    Pageants are known for wanting complete perfection from their contestants. This year, the Miss Australia pageant has a contestant in a wheelchair, showing just how perfect women of all kinds can be. Justine Clark, 26, became the first contestant to compete in the Miss World Australia pageant in a wheelchair. I love my job. The impact I'm able to make just by being a part of other people's lives in whatever makes them feel whole. This year I decided to […]

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    Woman with eating disorder dies after court grants her that right

    A woman battling a severe eating disorder who won the right to refuse forced feeding has died, according to her attorney. A.G., as the woman is referred to in court documents, died on Monday, three months after she won the right to refuse a feeding tube in a New Jersey court. Judge Paul Armstrong granted her the right to “live free from medical intervention” in an opinion delivered in Morris County Superior Court in November. The woman, who has suffered […]

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    Is this sign sexist? Debate breaks out over North Carolina billboard

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – It’s just seven words long, but that’s enough to start a firestorm: “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.” A billboard containing the words sits along an interstate in North Carolina, and it’s inflaming passions. Some people find the message sexist. A group of those who don’t like the billboard’s message plan to hold a protest this weekend. Molly Grace said she’s never organized a protest before, but she’s putting one together now after seeing the […]

  • Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding a recall over its products and has ended its relationship with its supplier over potential listeria contamination of its cheeses.

    Cheesemaker Sargento expands listeria recall, cuts supplier

    Sargento Foods Inc. is expanding a recall over its products and has ended its relationship with its supplier over potential listeria contamination of its cheeses. The company, one of the largest cheesemakers in the United States, recalled several of its products last week over the fears. “Out of concern for the health and well-being of Sargento consumers, the company has also terminated its relationship with Deutsch Kase Haus, which supplied Sargento with the affected Longhorn Colby cheese,” the Plymouth, Wisconsin-based […]

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    Dylann Roof drove to another church after Charleston shooting, documents say

    After killing nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, Dylann Roof drove more than 20 miles and stopped at a second African-American church, according to newly unsealed court documents. GPS data obtained by officers showed that after the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Roof drove directly to the Branch AME Church in Summerville, South Carolina. The Branch AME Church had also been scheduled to have Bible study on the night of June 17, 2015. Roof slowed down […]

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    Powerball ticket sold in Indiana hits $435M jackpot

    NEW YORK — A single Powerball ticket sold in Indiana has won Wednesday night’s massive $435 million jackpot. The numbers pulled were 10, 13, 28, 52, 61 and the Powerball was 2. The identity of the winning ticket holder wasn’t immediately available. If it seems like massive Powerball jackpots have become relatively common, that’s because they have. Five of the ten largest Powerball jackpots have come since the start of last year. The reason: Powerball changed up its formula in […]

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    Muslim Americans unite to raise funds for vandalized Jewish cemetery

    A fundraiser for a vandalized Jewish cemetery is sending a strong message of unity and tolerance. The effort organized by Muslim-American activists Linda Sarsour and Tarek El-Messidi was launched this week to fund the repairs of nearly 200 headstones that were damaged and toppled in the Chesed Shel Emeth Society cemetery in the St. Louis suburb of University City in Missouri. The fundraiser exceeded its goal of $20,000 so fast, it has expanded into an effort to support Jewish community […]

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    Kellyanne Conway sidelined from TV after Flynn debacle

    NEW YORK – Kellyanne Conway, once the most visible spokesperson for the Trump White House, was sidelined from television appearances for a week for making statements that were at odds with the administration’s official stance, White House sources told CNNMoney on Wednesday. Conway, who is scheduled to appear on Fox News on Wednesday night, has not given a television interview since early last week. On that Monday, she told MSNBC former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had the president’s “full […]

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    Parents charged after heroin found in 8-year-old son’s system

    OHIO – Two Ohio parents face child endangerment charges after their 8-year-old son was found unresponsive last month with heroin in his system, authorities said. The couple had called 911 after they noticed the boy had stopped breathing. The incident was not fatal. Charles Dowdy, 32, and Danielle Simko, 31, are also charged with three counts of drug possession, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and police in Berea, a suburb of Cleveland. They appeared in court Wednesday for a […]