Girl at center of court battle dies after court allows more time on life support

Girl at center of court battle dies after court allows more time on life support

FORT WORTH, Texas — A 9-year-old Texas girl who was on life support and at the center of a dispute over her care has died, CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports. Payton Summons‘ heart stopped beating around 8:30 p.m. Friday, according to her family’s attorney Justin Moore. Citing Summons’ parents, Moore said her heart stopped beating on its own. Summons was not removed from life support. “Known by everyone as full of determination and fight she fought until…

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Grouper, snapper, cod? Mislabeling is rampant in the seafood industry

Grouper, snapper, cod? Mislabeling is rampant in the seafood industry

Recent investigations and studies have shown mislabeling – sometimes due to error but often the result of outright fraud – is rampant in the seafood industry, showing up both in the marketplace and on restaurant menus.  One study of retailers found seafood like grouper, cod and snapper may be mislabeled up to 87 percent of the time, swapped out for less desirable and cheaper varieties. For example, only seven of the 120 samples of red…

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Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm elections

Women candidates poised to make history in 2018 midterm elections

The 1992 election is often referred to as “The Year of the Woman,” as more women were elected to Congress than any year before. This year is set to be another record-breaking year by the same measure, and several women are poised to make history due to their race, religious beliefs or sexual orientation.  In 1992, many women were inspired to run in response to the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, when…

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Border patrol arrests of migrant family members hit all-time high in September, DHS says

Border patrol arrests of migrant family members hit all-time high in September, DHS says

A recent increase in migrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico caused agitation at the White House this week and reportedly led to a heated shouting match between two of the president’s top advisers Border Patrol arrests of migrant families have been surging since the family separation policy ended earlier this year, with nearly 17,000 family members arrested in September. The Department of Homeland Security said that is the most on record for any month…

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Rights group calls for Saudis to “immediately produce” Khashoggi’s body

Rights group calls for Saudis to “immediately produce” Khashoggi’s body

ISTANBUL — Amnesty International says Saudi Arabia should “immediately produce” the body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi so that independence forensic experts can conduct an autopsy in line with international standards. The human rights group issued the appeal on Saturday, after Saudi Arabia said the columnist for The Washington Post was killed in a fistfight in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate — a reversal from previous Saudi assertions that it knew nothing about Khashoggi’s fate. The writer…

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Thousands of migrants stuck as caravan halted on Mexico’s southern border

Thousands of migrants stuck as caravan halted on Mexico’s southern border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — A standoff between thousands of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States and Mexican police stretched through the night at Mexico’s southern border, with some migrants hanging from the closed border gate wailing “there are children here.” Others slept on a crowded bridge linking Guatemala to Mexico.  As of early Saturday, thousands were stuck on Mexico’s southern border after a failed attempt to enter the country, BBC News reported….

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Hundreds of migrants in U.S.-bound caravan cross Mexico’s southern border

Hundreds of migrants in U.S.-bound caravan cross Mexico’s southern border

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — A U.S.-bound caravan that once totaled more than 3,000 Central American migrants looked to be about a third that size Saturday morning, when its remaining members woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico and waited to get past a crossing guarded by hundreds of Mexican federal police.  Hundreds of migrants have already crossed, some legally, some not. It’s unclear whether any have simply turned back. Members…

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Some polls to stay open late after chaotic start to Afghan elections

Some polls to stay open late after chaotic start to Afghan elections

KABUL, Afghanistan — Some Afghans lined up for hours to cast their vote Saturday in a chaotic start to the country’s first parliamentary elections since 2010. In some parts of the capital Kabul, voters waited for polls to open five hours after the official opening time of 7 a.m. In some of the city’s western neighborhoods, voters were posting pictures of closed polling stations hours after they were scheduled to open.  As the extent of the…

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Suicide bomber strikes Afghan polling station

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan polling station

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a polling station in a school in the northern Kabul neighborhood of Khair Khana — the first major attack in Saturday’s parliamentary elections, police said. A doctor treating the wounded said three people were killed and six were wounded.  Both the upstart local Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) affiliate and the Taliban threatened violence during elections, warning people to stay away from…

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Eye Opener: Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was killed

Eye Opener: Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was killed

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