Whooping Cough Cases Double in Indiana in a Year, Prompting a Call to Vaccinate

Nationally, reported cases have risen in the last 15 years. In 2003, there were 11,647 cases in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before that, the annual tally had not broken 10,000 since 1964. But since 2003, there have been over 10,000 cases each year. In 2009, there were 16,858 reported cases. In 2012, the year of the Washington outbreak, there were 48,277 cases nationwide. In 2015, the most recent year for which the C.D.C. provided statistics, there were 20,762. Much of this trend…

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Rick Ross Apologizes for Misogynist Remarks About Not Hiring Female Artists

Justin Bieber Accidentally Drives Into, Injures Photographer Guess Which Model Shared This Red Hot One-Piece Pic! Venus Williams Told by Police On Scene of Fatal Accident ‘You Violated His Right of Way’ Kim K. vs. Chantel Jeffries — Who’d You Rather?! (Bustin’ Out Edition) Ohio State Fair Riders Thrown Off Ride in Deadly Accident Source: TMZ

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OJ Simpson Is Killer Non Grata At USC

OJ Simpson Killer Non Grata … At USC Breaking News USC just delivered a pretty ferocious stiff arm to O.J. Simpson.  With the ex-Trojans running back expected to be released from prison in October, USC football coach Clay Helton was asked Thursday if the Heisman Trophy winner would be welcomed back to campus.  “Currently, right now, what the USC administration and athletic department has said is, ‘No, O.J. will not be a part of our functions or invited,’” Helton told reporters at PAC-12 media day.  “That’s been the statement by…

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Chinese billionaire convicted in UN bribery case

In this Oct. 26, 2015 photo, Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng waves to the media as he leaves federal court. AP NEW YORK — A Chinese billionaire who wanted to build a United Nations center in Macau and was accused of illegally paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to U.N. ambassadors to make it happen was convicted at his bribery trial on Thursday. The verdict was returned in Manhattan federal court against Ng Lap Seng, one of China’s richest men. Ng was convicted of bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges. Acting…

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Scaramucci and Trump Bring Trash Talk to West Wing

By CHRIS CIRILLO and SARAH STEIN KERR | Jul. 27, 2017 | 2:35 The blunt lingo of President Trump and his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, can sometimes sound like a cross between “Goodfellas” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Related: article: Anthony Scaramucci Attacks Reince Priebus as Leaker and Vows to Oust Him Source: New York Times – Politics

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Meet Aminé, a Joyful Rapper With an Eye on Politics

From a distance, Aminé (born Adam Amine Daniel) exudes glee and mischief. On the back of his laptop is a Supreme sticker cut up and reshuffled to read “penis.” On the cover of his album, he is seated on a blue toilet, naked from the calves up. A few weeks ago, he was selected as part of XXL magazine’s annual Freshmen list; on the magazine’s cover, he wore a T-shirt with several mispronunciations of his name. He was determined to release his album during the summer — “When who I…

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The Latest: Man charged in fire deaths maintains innocence

AKRON, Ohio –  The Latest on the case of a man charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of nine people in two fires (all times local): 7:30 p.m. An attorney representing a man indicted on aggravated murder charges in an Ohio fire that killed seven people in May and in a second fire that killed two people on the same street last year says the man maintains he’s innocent. Attorney Joseph Gorman says he and his co-counsel look forward to reviewing the evidence and defending 58-year-old Stanley Ford in…

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New details on Trump Organization’s confidentiality agreement

WASHINGTON — Throughout his business career, Donald Trump placed a premium on fame. But President Trump’s business organization wants to stay on the down low. CBS News has obtained a new confidentiality agreement rolled out after the election. The Trump Organization is requiring employees at all levels to sign it, or else they will lose their jobs. Employees must agree to keep secret any information they learn about anyone in the “Trump family” and extended family, including their “present, former and future spouses, children, parents, in-laws.” “I have reviewed confidentiality…

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Texas mulls pulling police fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road

July 27, 2017, 6:51 PM| Officials in Austin, Texas, are weighing whether to pull the police department’s entire fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road over concerns of carbon monoxide leaks. More than 120 are already out of service, and multiple officers have been sickened while in the cars, Kris Van Cleave reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Austin mulls pulling Ford Explorer police cruisers off the road

The state capital of Texas is considering pulling its police department’s entire fleet of Ford Explorer SUVs off the road.  More than 120 are already out of service. Sgt. Zachary LaHood is one of 18 Austin police officers who have been treated for carbon monoxide exposure after driving the department’s Ford Explorers. “I don’t remember if we hit a curb or if my head just hit the window and it woke me up but I remember swerving to miss a head-on collision,” LaHood said. He is now suing Ford. Play…

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