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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

He added that the doctor was barred from the campus and any school-related events or activities. “We certainly understand that substance abuse is a tragic and devastating disease,” the statement said. “But we are also bound to our responsibilities as a university to take the necessary actions concerning Dr. Puliafito’s status.” Attempts to reach Dr. Puliafito on Saturday were unsuccessful. A phone number listed in public records with a Pasadena, Calif., residence was disconnected. A faculty page for him on the Keck School of Medicine website had been taken down….

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Woman, 18, accused of burying baby alive

Brooke Skylar Richardson, 18, is accused of burying an infant alive outside her family’s home. WKRC FRANKLIN, Ohio — The attorney for an 18-year-old Ohio woman accused of burying an infant alive outside her family’s home said the teen is a “very good person” who has worked with disabled children.  Brooke Skylar Richardson pleaded not guilty through her attorney to a reckless homicide charge on Friday during a brief municipal court hearing in the southwest Ohio city of Franklin. A judge continued her $15,000 bond. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell…

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Sessions pleads for cities, churches to obey ICE orders

July 22, 2017, 6:41 PM| A church in New Haven, Connecticut, is providing a safe haven for a single mother from Guatemala who faces deportation. More than 800 churches and synagogues across the country have become sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. Roxana Sabieri reports. Source: CBS News – United States

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Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine, police say

SPANISH FORK, Utah — Police said a mother and father were arrested after they gave their newborn daughter drugs on the day she was born, CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City reports. Colby Glen Wilde, 29, and 26-year-old Lacey Dawn Christenson face drug distribution and child endangerment charges, authorities said. “They administered the drug hours after baby was born,” said Sgt. Spencer Cannon, a Utah County Sheriff’s spokesperson. Authorities said investigators learned Christenson had been taking heroin and prescription pain medication during pregnancy because her child was born addicted to…

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Trump tweetstorm comes one day after communications team shake-up

July 22, 2017, 6:31 PM| President Trump tweeted 10 times before 9 a.m., venting about topics including health care, Hillary Clinton and intelligence leaks. The tweetstorm came a day after the White House communications team went through a major overhaul. Errol Barnett reports. Source: CBS News – Politics

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Controversial Russian diplomat leaves U.S.

Controversial Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak has officially departed the United States as his assignment has come to an end, CBS News’ Margaret Brennan reports. Kislyak became a central player in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling of the 2016 election. The long-time Washington fixture was involved in a variety of private meetings and discussions with Trump associates, including undisclosed interactions with Mr. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Sessions recused himself from the Russia…

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Son charged in death of father whose body was left on couch for weeks

Tyler Swantek faces charges in the death of his father, whose body was found on a couch. WYOU-TV FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks.  Tyler Swantek, 24, faces charges in Schuylkill County including criminal homicide, first- and third-degree murder, aggravated assault and abuse of a corpse in the death of Todd Swantek, 49, whose body was found May 24 in the Frackville home the…

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Jim Vance, longtime D.C. news anchor, dies at 75

Jim Vance on August 6, 2009 in New York City. Michael Loccisano / Getty Images Veteran Washington, D.C., news anchor Jim Vance has died at 75, according to NBC Washington station WRC-TV. “Jim Vance was not only the soul of NBC4 but of the entire Washington area. His smooth voice, brilliant mind and unforgettable laugh leaves each of us with a tremendous void,” station president and general manager Jackie Bradford said in a statement Saturday. In May, Vance announced he would be undergoing cancer treatment but hinted he would still be…

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John Heard, “Home Alone” actor, dies at 72

88 Photos John Heard at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Mark Davis / Getty Images Last Updated Jul 22, 2017 12:20 PM EDT John Heard, the actor best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and the 1992 boxing film “Gladiator,” has died, the Santa Clara Medical Examiner-Coroner confirmed to CBS News. He was 72. Early reports from TMZ said Heard was found dead in his hotel room in Palo Alto, California. Earlier this week, representatives for Heard told TMZ the actor underwent…

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