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FILE - In this May 17, 2016, file photo, a cat named Rubio walks in front of the podium during a news conference in Albany, N.Y. Massachusetts lawmakers are weighing a ban on the practice of declawing cats. A bill that would prohibit declawing is scheduled for a public hearing at the Statehouse on Monday, July 22, 2019, before the Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. In May, New York become the first state in the nation to ban the declawing of cats.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Looking to declaw your cat? Don't look in New York anymoreNew York becomes first US state to ban the declawing of cats
The Associated Press16 minutes ago
Indian Medical Center is shown Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Phoenix. A federal audit released Monday finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses. The audit says a handful of Indian Health Service hospitals failed to follow the agency's protocols for dispensing and prescribing the drug. The Indian Health Service agreed with the more than a dozen recommendations and says changes are in the works. (AP Photo/Matt York)
Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit saysA U.S. government audit that has been made public found that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
In this April, 24, 2013 file photo, Lego artist Sean Kenney shows off a sculpture of a polar bear at the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. Iowa State University hired Kenney beginning in 2011 to make nature-themed sculptures out of thousands of Lego pieces for traveling exhibits known as Nature Connects. The school has paid the former Nature Connects director, Teresa McLaughlin, $225,000 to settle a lawsuit involving the program's finances. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
Iowa State pays, praises ex-director to end Lego art disputeIowa State University is dropping claims of wrongdoing against a former employee and paying her $225,000 to resolve a financial dispute over its popular outdoor sculptures made from Lego bricks
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - This May 11, 2006 file photo shows the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship docked in Bayonne, N.J. Kimberley Wiegand, the mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on the cruise ship in Puerto Rico, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday, July 22, 2019 that her family will sue Royal Caribbean Cruises for “not having a safer situation on the 11th floor of that cruise ship.” (AP Photo/Mike Derer, File)
Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler's deathThe mother of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico says there are "a million things" the cruise company could have done to prevent her death
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018 file photo, Christine Gagnon, of Southington, Conn., holds a sign during a protest with others who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses, outside the Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. Gagnon lost her son Michael 13 months earlier. Nearly ten years ago, the blockbuster painkiller OxyContin was reformulated to discourage abuse by snorting and injecting, but it's unclear whether the harder-to-abuse format has decreased cases of addiction, overdose and death. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?Data on harder-to-abuse OxyContin remains under wraps, raising questions about reformulation's effectiveness amid drug epidemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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