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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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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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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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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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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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Floyd Mayweather to Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight!

Floyd Mayweather To Adrien Broner: I’m Coming to Your Fight! EXCLUSIVE Adrien Broner will have some major starpower in his corner when he takes on Mikey Garcia this weekend — FLOYD MAYWEATHER.  Broner and Floyd have a big bro, lil bro relationship with major ups and downs. But it seems they’re on great terms at the moment … with Floyd promising he’ll be in the building to support AB on Saturday.  “He called me the other day and said he was gonna be there,” Broner tells TMZ Sports.  Floyd’s been…

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Prices of grocery staples could rise as drought conditions worsen

In this Wed., July 26, 2017, photo, soybeans grow in a farm field near Indianola, Iowa. Drought conditions are getting worse in several states, and extreme heat and weeks with little rain have begun to stress corn, soybeans, wheat and livestock in some areas. AP DES MOINES, Iowa — Drought conditions worsened in several states over the past week from extreme heat and weeks with little rain, raising the prospect that grocery staples such as bread and beans could cost more as the region that produces those commodities is hardest…

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Animals, Abandoned and Starving, Are Evacuated From Zoo in Syria

Photo An ailing lion was given water while being transported from the Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo near Aleppo, Syria, last week. Credit Four Paws International Nine animals that had been kept alive — barely — at a damaged zoo on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria, were evacuated and taken to a rehabilitation center in Turkey last week. The animals — three lions, two tigers, two bears and two hyenas — were trucked from Aalim al Sahar, or Magic World, zoo after months of uncertainty. Photo A tiger…

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Venus Williams Fatal Accident, Police Release Full Bodycam Footage

EXCLUSIVE Police quickly informed Venus Williams she was “at fault” in her fatal car accident, but also explained why she wasn’t being cited — namely that she got “caught in the middle.” Palm Beach Gardens PD released the full bodycam footage from officers on the scene of the June 9 accident. One officer approached Venus and asked her to describe what happened. She was totally upfront with the officer … explaining how she had entered the intersection, but stopped when another vehicle made a left in front of her. The…

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