01-19-2018  11:16 pm      •     

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Riddick, 57, was one of 13 people who spoke at the meeting, and one of nearly 3,000 living victims of the program, which was shuttered in 1977, three years after the last sterilization was performed

The public hearing is part of a process unprecedented not just in North Carolina, but nationally. About a half dozen other states have joined North Carolina in apologizing for past eugenics programs, but none of the others have put together a plan to compensate victims of involuntary sterilization.


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The economy needs to generate at least 125,000 jobs per month just to keep up with population growth

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week rose by the most in a month, signaling growing weakness in the job market.


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Pounds often are packed on gradually over decades, and many people struggle to limit weight gain without realizing what's causing it

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blame the potato chip. It's the biggest demon behind that pound-a-year weight creep that plagues many of us, a major diet study found. Bigger than soda, candy and ice cream.


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The FDA pulled silicone implants off the market in 1992, saying manufacturers had not provided medical data showing their safety and effectiveness

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials say the latest data on silicone breast implants show they are relatively safe, despite frequent complications that lead about one in five women to have the implants removed within ten years.

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Unemployment is rising again and employers pulled back on hiring in May and economic growth slowed to 1.8 percent in the first three months of the year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve acknowledged that the economy is growing more slowly than it expected. But it plans to complete its $600 billion Treasury bond buying program by the end of the month.


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The destroyed Ozark Center included not just the autism school but residential and outpatient psychiatric care and substance abuse treatment units, collectively serving more than 13,000 patients

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Families whose children get some of the best autism services available are scrambling for help after a prominent treatment facility was destroyed in the tornado that ravaged the city of Joplin last month.


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Little is known about the black men and women who served as Union intelligence officers, other than the fact that some were former slaves or servants who escaped from their masters

Experts hope the war's 150th anniversary will include remembrance of these officers, some of whom are included in exhibits at the African American Civil War Museum opening on July 16-18


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Scientists in Oregon recently announced an experimental vaccine that helped monkeys with a form of HIV control their infections for more than a year

The past three weeks have seen a flurry of activity around new and exciting potential HIV-vaccine concepts.


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His autobiography, which was published in 1845, was a best-seller that helped fuel the abolitionist movement

EASTON, Md. (AP) -- Abolitionist Frederick Douglass is finally getting a homecoming celebration in his native Maryland county with a statue honoring him, after years of work by local residents to recognize him in a prominent place


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A key issue is a proposed down payment requirement on mortgages

Now, as regulators hammer out specific implementation of the bill, consumer and civil rights advocates are again fighting for the hopes of many low and moderate income families to fulfill their own American Dream of homeownership.


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