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  • PA Parents Fighting to Get Sick Daughter on Adult Transplant List

    St. Louis (CNN) — The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl waiting for a lung transplant say they have formally asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to change rules that keep children under 12 from being prioritized for donated adult organs. Sarah Murnaghan, who has had cystic fibrosis since birth, could die within weeks without a transplant. She has been waiting 18 months for another pair of lungs as her ability to breathe has rapidly deteriorated. Adult […]

  • Prosecutors Ready to Use Trayvon Martin’s Text Message in Trial

    (CNN) — Items taken from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone — including a text-message discussion of drug use and pictures of a gun and marijuana plants — are among new details released Thursday by attorneys for the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of killing him without provocation 14 months ago. The evidence, George Zimmerman’s attorneys say, paints a different picture of the 17-year-old than the one portrayed by his family and supporters. Lead defense attorney Mark O’Mara says he will try to […]

  • 3D Printed Guns Cause Heated Controversy

    (CNN) — A Texas group run by a self-described anarchist has posted what appears to be the first video of the live firing of a handgun created with a 3-D printer. The 53-second video shows a single shot being fired from The Liberator, a plastic handgun that, with the exception of its metal firing pin, was assembled from parts made with a 3-D printer, according to Defense Distributed. The gun appears unscathed after the test firing, although the brief clip […]

  • Whistleblowers Rip Administration for handling on Benghazi Attack

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Top Republicans and witnesses ripped the Obama administration’s response to last year’s deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, calling key executive branch officials unresponsive in the critical hours after the assault and uncooperative in the investigations that followed. Our goal “is to get answers because their families (of the victims) deserve answers,” said California Rep. Darrell Issa, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which heard from State Department “whistleblowers” at a […]

  • Congress may Vote on Bill to Tax Flu Shots

    St. Louis, MO (KPLR)  The US Congress is expected to pass a bill that would tax your flu shots. It would be a 75 cents tax per shot. The money is intended to go to the vaccine injury trust fund. It provides compensation to people injured by a vaccine. However, that fund already has $3.5 billion. The bill also states any money not used to pay off claims will be invested in US treasury securities, possibly going to pay off […]

  • Princeton Female Alum Causing Controvery with Advice to Current Students

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) One of the first female graduates of Princeton University is causing some controversy over some advice she gave to current students. Susan Patton wrote a letter to the school paper recently advising female students to find a husband on-campus before graduating. Here is a quote she gave during a recent interview, “Take the task of building your life’s happiness, if you want home and family, start thinking about who you’re going to marry sooner. Don’t defer […]

  • Controversial Lesson at FAU Prompts Investigation

    St. Louis, MO (KPLR) The Florida governor is calling for an investigation into a controversial classroom lesson at Florida Atlantic University. Professor Deandre Poole teaches communications. He asked students to write the word “Jesus” on a piece of paper, put it on the ground and stomp on it, then describe how they feel about it. The exercise was intended to show that we give meaning to symbols, not the other way around. No student was forced to participate if they […]

  • First Day of Supreme Court Hearings on Gay Marriage

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — As partisans argued pointedly over same-sex marriage outside the U.S. Supreme Court building, either hoping for or dreading a landmark decision, justices inside seemed reluctant Tuesday to extend a sweeping constitutional right for gays and lesbian to wed in all 50 states. In the first of two days of hearings on cases that have the potential to fundamentally alter how American law treats marriage, Justice Anthony Kennedy — considered the likely deciding vote on the divided court […]

  • TX Apartment Complex Requiring DNA Samples from Dogs

    Dallas, TX (KPLR) A Texas apartment complex is requiring DNA samples from your dog in order to keep its grounds clean. The Chapparal property management group owns 12 complexes and sent letters to dog owners demanding they hand over DNA of their dogs or face eviction. The DNA swab sample is kept on file. When the complex finds doggie waste, they pick it up and send it off to a company that will determine which dog is responsible. It the […]

  • Woman Chaning Story about Sex Allegations Against US Senator

    (CNN) — After asserting in a video that U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez had paid her for sex, a Dominican woman now says she was paid to make those claims and has never met the New Jersey Democrat, a court document states. According to a notarized document, Nexis de los Santos Santana said she was filmed without her knowledge when she claimed to have had sex with Menendez. “I am the person in the video, that is me, and those are […]

  • Former Model Suing “Mad Men”

    St. Louis, MO (KPLR)  A former model is mad about the t-v show “Mad Men” using her image without permission. 79 year old Gita Hall May claims show producers didn’t get her consent before using  a shot of her face used from a 1950’s revlon hairspray ad during its opening credits. She is suing Lionsgate, the studio behind the emmy winning AMC series. The suit states Hall never agreed for her photo to be used 40 years later, and to […]

  • Chicago Public Schools Push for Sex Ed for Kindergarteners

    St. Louis, MO (KPLR) Chicago public schools are pushing to teach kids sex education as early as kindergarten. Currently, students get their sex education in fifth grade, as most children do in the US. Officials say the curriculum will conform to each age group. For example, kindergarten students through 3rd graders will learn about anatomy and appropriate touching. Fourth graders will focus on puberty and HIV… and so on. Parents who are uncomfortable with the new policy will be able […]

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