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Nurses in Mass. want to limit number of patients
METHUEN, Mass. - Nurses in this state are trying to get support for a ballot initiative that would limit the number of patients they can treat at one time.
NEW YORK: Stop-and-frisk led to few convictions, state study finds
NEW YORK - The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who was subsequently removed from the case, have led to convictions just 3 percent of the time, the state attorney general's office found.
A new reason why newborns can't fight colds
One of newborns' biggest vulnerabilities is largely invisible: In the weeks after birth, babies are especially susceptible to infection because their immune systems aren't fully functional.
NATIONAL: Robotic surgery deaths, injuries add to call for more training
NEW YORK - A rising number of reports about deaths, injuries and malfunctions linked to the robotic surgery system made by Intuitive Surgical may pressure hospitals to bolster training for doctors using the $1.5 million device.
Military bases are our most exclusive gated communities
Inside, troops and their families live and work on massive military bases, separated geographically, socially and economically from the society they serve.
NC Museum of History presents 'Was I Born For This?'
Walk through the lives of enslaved persons in North Carolina as told in their own words. Based on interviews, narratives and poetry, their experiences before and soon after the Civil War will be highlighted in the program Was I Born for This? North Carolina Slave Voices on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Lucinda MacKethan, Professor of English Emerita, N.C. State University, will present the program. Admission and weekend parking are free.
NATIONAL: Day before playoff game, 2 high school football players killed in crash
SHARON, Pa. - A day before they were to compete in a high school football playoff game, two Sharon High players were killed in a car crash that also left a third man dead.
Beaufort County Has New Local Law That Affects Hunters
RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding hunters in Beaufort County of a newly enacted local law that prohibits the discharge of firearms or archery equipment on or from public roads or right-of-way.
Why late nights are bad for your immune system
Jet lag, shift work and even late nights staring at your tablet or smartphone may be making you sick.
GEORGIA - Gun-wielding citizens corral Walmart shoplifters
THOMASVILLE, Ga. - Police in this south Georgia town say two drunk men trying to steal $227 worth of meat from Walmart were stopped by two armed citizens, who held the suspects at gunpoint until police could arrest them.
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