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  January 14, 2013

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Florida Couple Files Suit Against Child Agencies

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A Florida couple has filed a lawsuit against state of local child welfare agencies in Brevard County, accusing officials of failing to investigate abuse claims against the foster parents of the couple's now-adopted children. The couple says they filed a complaint against the foster mother with the Department of Children and Families but say they were told "they needed to drop the complaints or they would not get to adopt the children." The 6-year-old girl, the couple says, has suffered such mental harm from the abuse that she has been institutionalized.
Stacey Barchenger, Florida Today 01/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Taliban Fighter Allowed to Have Group Prayer in Jail

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A Los Angeles man who is serving a 20-year-sentence in prison for fighting with the Taliban has been granted the right to have a daily communal Muslim prayer in the prison. The judge ruled in favor of the man in a suit against the prison, saying a ban on daily group prayers violated the inmates' religious rights. The man was captured in Afghanistan and convicted for supplying services to the Taliban.
Maura Dolan, LA Times 01/14/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Merck Warns Docs to Stop Prescribing Tredaptive

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Drugmaker Merck & Co. is suspending its sale of the cholesterol drug Tredaptive after initial results from a study showed that it wasn't effective and could raise the risk of some serious side effects. The Whitehouse Station, N.J., company said Friday it is telling doctors to quit prescribing the tablets, which are not approved in the United States, and it also is advising patients to stop taking the medication only after talking to a physician.
Associated Press, Yahoo News 01/11/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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Flagstaff Settles Fatal Police Shooting Lawsuit

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The city of Flagstaff will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a local man who was shot and killed by two police officers during a traffic stop in 2007. The officers were cleared of criminal liability after officials found they acted in self-defense after the victim "accelerated his vehicle toward them during a traffic stop."
Joe Ferguson, Arizona Daily Sun 01/11/2013   Facebook iconTwitter iconLinkedIn Icon

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