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Report: Condemned Alabama man coughed, heaved during execution

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:28:49 GMT

An Alabama death row inmate coughed and heaved for about 13 minutes during his execution by lethal injection on Thursday night, AL.com reported.(image)


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8 controversial executions that sparked lethal injection debates

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:57:33 GMT

A difficult execution in Alabama this week is raising well-tread questions about the humanity and appropriateness of lethal injections.(image)


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Why experts say there's no such thing as 'humane' execution

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 16:49:46 GMT

Throughout the history of capital punishment in America, states have reviewed and revised execution methods in the interest of finding a more "humane" option.(image)


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How to kill: America's death penalty dilemma

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:05:12 GMT

With supplies of lethal injection drugs running low and new sources increasingly difficult to come by, states are grappling with alternatives. Virginia is the latest.(image)


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How executions go wrong

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:15:09 GMT

CNN's Alexandra Field looks at the most common forms of execution used in the U.S. and how they can go wrong.(image)


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Stores offer quiet shopping for families of kids with autism

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:17:55 GMT

Though the holiday season is a favorite for many people, crowded stores full of shoppers running for the last toy on the shelf can be stressful.(image)


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Japan is using QR stickers to track down the elderly

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:26:34 GMT

Some people microchip their pets to ensure they're easily found when lost, but now a city in Japan wants to apply a similar approach to their elderly -- and they're turning to QR code stickers instead of microchips.(image)


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Experts believe we'll have an Alzheimer's drug by 2025

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:02:06 GMT

The results of recent trials that tested much-anticipated Alzheimer's disease drugs dashed the hopes of patients with the debilitating condition. The most recent disappointment came from the large trial for solanezumab, by Eli Lilly, announced last month.(image)


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Aspiring pop singer finds her true self after intersex diagnosis

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:12:50 GMT

When Alex Jinkinson was born in Lima, Peru, doctors marked "male" on her birth certificate. But she wasn't a boy.(image)


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A stranger walks into a school and pays off all overdue lunch balances

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:53:48 GMT

Nearly half the kids at H.W. Good Elementary are from financially struggling families and who qualify for free and reduced school lunches.(image)


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Beyond birth control, how Trumpcare might affect women

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:02:26 GMT

As the prospect began to sink in of losing access to free contraceptives if the health law is repealed or replaced, women have reportedly been racing to get IUDs or stockpile birth control pills before President Barack Obama leaves office.(image)


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Advice to Melania Trump: Here's how to tackle cyberbullying

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:35 GMT

The stories capture our attention and break our hearts every time. The most recent case: An 18-year-old girl in Texas who took her own life in front of her family after she was repeatedly bullied about her weight.(image)


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This doll and robot are spies, consumer watchdogs say

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:46:41 GMT

These toys can record children's conversations and upload the recordings, all without parents' consent, consumer groups say.(image)


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Oldest smallpox DNA discovered in 17th century child mummy

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:05:00 GMT

The oldest known sample of the smallpox-causing variola virus has been found within the DNA of a 17th century child mummy. The mummy was found in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church, according to a new study in the journal Current Biology. The finding shortens the timeline for how long smallpox may have afflicted humans.(image)


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Lung cancer symptoms even nonsmokers need to know

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:23:58 GMT

Ashley Rivas was 26 when she noticed she was getting tired earlier than usual on her runs. Over the next few years, the X-ray technician from Albuquerque, New Mexico, developed a persistent cough and wheezing, which her doctors attributed to exercise-induced asthma. She had other symptoms, too: weight loss, fever, and several bouts of pneumonia.(image)


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Ancient Roman DNA reveals modern malaria parasite

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:49:44 GMT

For the first time, researchers have discovered genomic evidence of malaria in 2,000-year-old human remains from the Roman Empire, according to a new study.(image)


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An intimate view into the lives of 'super parents' caring for chronically ill children

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:49:26 GMT

When a child is chronically ill or disabled, "there's not just a group or a statistic. We're people ... people with hearts and lives and hopes and dreams and fears and wishes."(image)


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These photographers say they shouldn't be forced to shoot same-sex weddings

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:42:49 GMT

The owners of a Minnesota video production company have filed a lawsuit, saying they shouldn't be forced to shoot same-sex weddings.(image)


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Chinese factory to grant Christmas wish for boy with autism

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:43 GMT

A boy with autism needed a replacement for his beloved sippy cup -- instead he got a thousand.(image)


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Experimental SkinGun heals burns using stem cells

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:05:55 GMT

An experimental technology offers new hope to patients who have suffered a severe burn.(image)


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How much time do parents spend on screens? As much as their teens

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:59:15 GMT

If you think your tween or teen spends too many hours online, you might need to look in the mirror before you dish out screen time criticisms. According to a new survey, parents spend as much time plugged in each day as their teens and three hours more per day than their tweens.(image)


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The abortion debate is more complex than you think

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:44:50 GMT

Abortion will always be one of those hotly debated and emotional issues. But if you think you have a good handle on the state of abortion in the U.S., you may be surprised by some of these stats:(image)


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1 in 12 African-American beauty products 'highly hazardous'

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:14:00 GMT

One in 12 beauty and personal care products marketed to African-American women in the US contains highly hazardous ingredients, according to research released Tuesday by the Environmental Working Group.(image)


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An airport therapy pig? We're snort kidding!

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:55:06 GMT

The San Francisco International airport has a new ungulate volunteer, and she's a beaut.(image)


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When guns are in the hands of artists

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:28:14 GMT

Jonathan Ferrara is a modern art gallery owner driven by an old-fashioned idea: He wants the pieces he has gathered at his gallery in New Orleans to hold a mirror up to society and reflect an issue that has become a touchy one for Americans.(image)


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Young mom struggles with Parkinson's

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:27:30 GMT

Sometimes, you don't know the exact moment when your life has changed.(image)


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Many asexual people still fantasize about sex, study finds

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:26:29 GMT

Researchers aren't quite sure exactly what asexuality is. On paper, the concept is clear -- asexual people simply don't experience sexual attraction -- but since scientists are so early on in their attempts to understand the phenomenon, they're not quite sure about many of the specifics.(image)


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Buzz Aldrin released from hospital

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:42:52 GMT

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been released from a hospital in New Zealand and is on a flight back to the United States, according to a tweet from his manager, Christina Korp.(image)


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Miami is free of locally transmitted Zika virus, governor says

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:49:00 GMT

Miami and the South Beach area have been declared free of locally transmitted Zika virus, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said during a press conference Friday.(image)


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