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Cops: Missing girl changed paperwork to list man as stepdad

Cops: Missing girl changed paperwork to list man as stepdadALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A 45-year-old man who signed out a 16-year-old girl from her Pennsylvania school 10 times in the last few months before the two went missing was able to do so because she had changed school documents to list him as her stepfather, according to police.



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VA head changed records to hide travel boondoggle, report alleges

VA head changed records to hide travel boondoggle, report allegesThe Department of Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin was accused of a cover-up that involved altering emails relating to a trip that cost taxpayers more than $ 120,000, according to a report.



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This Photo Of Me At The Women's March Went Viral And Changed My Activism Forever

This Photo Of Me At The Women's March Went Viral And Changed My Activism ForeverBeing a black woman in this country is an exercise in ongoing frustration and fear.



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Man Fatally Stabbed Wife After She Changed the TV Channel, Police Say

Man Fatally Stabbed Wife After She Changed the TV Channel, Police SayTony Thomas' wife allegedly turned off a football game while he was outside smoking



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Women speaking out changed 2017. Will it be a permanent shift?

Women speaking out changed 2017. Will it be a permanent shift?Time magazine dubbed 2017 the year of the silence breakers, as powerful men who misused their power were brought down by the women they’d wronged.



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The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party Changed

The GOP Crusade Against Obamacare's Mandate Says A Lot About How The Party ChangedSenate Republicans are set to vote next week on tax legislation that would eliminate the financial penalty for people who don’t get health insurance, often called the “individual mandate.”



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See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA Timelapse

See How the Earth Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years in This NASA TimelapseA new 20-year NASA timelapse taken from space shows in just a few minutes how life on Earth shapes the planet year by year.



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Here's How People Say Their Lives Have Changed (Or Not) Since The 2016 Election

Here's How People Say Their Lives Have Changed (Or Not) Since The 2016 ElectionA year after the 2016 presidential election, the political divide between Republicans and Democrats is wider than it has been at any point in at least 23 years, according to an October report from Pew Research Center. Democrats around the country saw the “blue wave” in the November 2017 elections as evidence that the movement against President Donald Trump is building, and they have been feverishly working at the grassroots level to mobilize the party’s base.



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Folks Are Sharing How Much They’ve Changed In The Year Since The Presidential Election

Folks Are Sharing How Much They’ve Changed In The Year Since The Presidential ElectionWednesday marks one year since the 2016 presidential election.



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I Was About to Have a Double Mastectomy—Then a Genetic Test Changed My Life

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I have a lot of breast cancer in my family. I have an older sister who was diagnosed at stage 3 when she was 39, a grandmother who had stage 4 in her 30s, and an aunt who was diagnosed after menopause.

Last summer, when I was 48, I finally had a mammogram after not getting around to it for a few years, and I got a suspicious result. I had a second mammogram and a biopsy. The doctors found DCIS, or cancer/dcis-breast-cancer”>ductal carcinoma in situ. DCIS is really pre-cancerous cells, and the hard thing is that sometimes it turns into invasive cancer and sometimes it doesn’t. Doctors tend to treat it all the same pretty aggressively. Given my family history and my diagnosis, my surgeon thought it was likely my DCIS could turn into invasive cancer. He recommended that I get a double mastectomy.

My sister, facing a second cancer diagnosis, decided to undergo genetic testing. She found out she’s a carrier of a genetic mutation which increases breast cancer odds called CHEK2. (A CHEK2 mutation doubles breast cancer risk, according to the American Cancer Society.) That was another piece of data for my doctor, who assumed I was probably a carrier too.

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“Hold on,” I said, “let me get tested myself to confirm that.” My doctor ordered a breast cancer gene test from a company called Color. [Note: Katie Stanton, Color's chief marketing officer, is on the board of directors of Time Inc., the parent company of Health.

When she called me after she got the results back, she was kind of speechless. She couldn’t believe it, given my DCIS diagnosis and my family history, but I wasn’t a carrier for CHEK2 or BRCA mutations, which also increase breast cancer risk.

The results totally changed how I chose to treat my DCIS. Without the test, I would have gotten a double mastectomy, taken tamoxifen for 10 years, and had radiation. Testing enabled me to decide on less treatment, which felt safe and right for me. Unfortunately, there’s a narrative that more testing means more treatment, but my situation was exactly the opposite. I chose to treat my DCIS with just a lumpectomy. It was a complicated decision, but a minimally invasive course of treatment was the right choice for me.

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I’m one of five kids, and three are carriers of CHEK2. One brother and I are not. It’s weird to know my sister has suffered so much given her genetic predisposition, and I was incredibly lucky not to be in that same situation. I feel like genetic testing saved my breasts.

*Name has been changed for privacy.


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