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First Baby From a Uterus Transplant in the US Born in Dallas

The first birth as a result of a womb transplant in the United States has occurred in North Texas, a milestone for the U.S. but one achieved several years ago in Sweden. A woman who had been born without a uterus gave birth to the baby at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Hospital spokesman Craig Civale confirmed Friday that …

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Jesse Ventura, Estate of Chris Kyle Agree to Dismiss Case

Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case. Ventura sued Kyle after Kyle wrote that he punched a man, later identified as Ventura, in a bar. Ventura said it never happened. A federal jury in Minnesota awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned …

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Man Shot During Online Shopping Exchange, Two Arrested

Arlington police are reminding people to take advantage of safe zones for online shopping exchanges after a man was shot in Meadowbrook Park on Monday evening. The victim, Jacob Bateman, agreed to meet with two men to sell his playstation console. The two men proceeded to rob the Bateman and shoot him twice in the torso. Detectives traced the two …

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Two School Buses Involved in Crash on IH-35E

Dallas police and fire are working on a crash involving two Waxahachie ISD school buses. The crash happened around 11 a.m. in the northbound lanes of IH-35E at Laureland on Saturday. Members of the Waxahachie High School band were headed to a playoff game at the Star in Frisco at 1 p.m. A third bus was called to the scene …

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Emmett calls for more funding from state, less interference

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on Tuesday used his annual State of the County speech to blast state leaders who he said attack local governments and seek to cut needed taxes but offer no real solutions to the myriad problems Texas’ large urban counties face. In addition to helping with the county’s flood control efforts, Emmett called on the state …

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More verbal sparring between Senate leaders and Harris County Judge

AUSTIN — They never mentioned each other’s name, but it was clear State Sen. Paul Bettencourt and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett were ready to resume jabbing at one another over tax policies and hurricane recovery at a conference in Austin on Friday. “We have a problem that local property taxation is just rising too quickly,” Bettencourt said as he …

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State asks for $90 million to keep CHIP alive through February

AUSTIN – Nearly 400,000 Texas children could lose healthcare coverage in late January unless Congress renews funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a decades-old federal program that provides health care to millions of children across the country. Congress allowed the program to expire on Sept. 30, leaving Texas and other states with dwindling coffers. CHIP typically receives bipartisan support, …

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General Motors recalling 1million cars in China

BEIJING (AFP) – US auto giant General Motors and its partners in China will recall nearly one million vehicles over a fuel tank issue, a Chinese regulator said Friday. It is the latest recall to hit car companies in China in recent months. GM and its joint venture partners SAIC and Wuling Automobile will recall 938,686 vehicles starting December 1, …

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Government health departments, NGOs observe World Aids Day in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Federal and provincial health departments and NGOs are organising health seminars and awareness walks today all over the country in connection with World Aids Day. The day observed every year on December 1 is aimed at highlighting the negative fallout of the deadly disease and create awareness among masses to observe safety measures from falling prey to it. In …

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Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS

OTTAWA: Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. Around the world, fewer than half of HIV-positive men are getting treatment, compared to 60 percent of women, according to a UNAIDS report released on World AIDS Day. Men are also …

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