Wednesday , 21 February 2018
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Arizona couple allegedly locked adopted children in rooms without food, water

Pima County Sheriff’s Office (TUCSON, Ariz.) — An Arizona couple was arrested for child abuse after allegedly locking their adopted children in rooms without food, water or a bathroom, officials said. The investigation began Saturday when a boy in “disheveled condition” asked to use the phone at a Family Dollar store in Tucson, and the store clerk called 911 to …

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Comfort dogs descend on Florida community after deadly school shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(PARKLAND, Fla.) — The handlers behind the comfort dogs making their way through the Florida community where 17 students and teachers were killed in a school shooting last week have a saying. “We like to say, ‘Comfort walks in on four paws,'” Brenda Burden told ABC News today. Burden and her husband, Phil, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, have …

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Flu vaccine: Will it work better next season?

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Flu season isn’t over yet, but the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that in less than two weeks they will be putting together a panel of experts to help select strains for next season’s flu vaccine. The influenza virus changes or mutates every year, which makes it very difficult to create a vaccine. It …

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This city is equipping its first responders with active shooter kits

iStock/Thinkstock(NASHUA, N.H.) — First responders in Nashua, New Hampshire, completed the final phase of a yearlong project last Tuesday, equipping their vehicles with active shooter kits. The idea, Chris Stawasz, the regional director for American Medical Response in New Hampshire, told ABC affiliate WMUR, is for EMT, fire and police units to be able to deploy the necessary tools as …

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