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Deaths of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and wife Honey called 'suspicious' by police

Deaths of Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and wife Honey called 'suspicious' by policeA pharmaceutical billionaire and his wife have been found dead at their home in circumstances described as “suspicious” by Canadian police. The bodies of Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife, Honey, were discovered dead in the basement of their Toronto home by officers responding to a medical call. Toronto’s mayor, John Tory, said it was “shocked and heartbroken” by Mr and Mrs Sherman’s deaths, paying tribute to the pair on Twitter.



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Plague deaths rise to nearly 200 as outbreak grows in Madagascar

Plague deaths rise to nearly 200 as outbreak grows in MadagascarA serious outbreak of the plague is threatening residents and tourists in Madagascar  The World Health Organization (WHO) reports more than 2,000 confirmed or suspected cases and that the death toll has reached 195 as of this week.



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Investigators: Texas woman planned daughters' deaths

Investigators: Texas woman planned daughters' deathsDALLAS (AP) — A north Texas woman told investigators she had planned for at least two weeks to kill her young daughters and husband before she fatally shot the girls early Thursday morning.



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U.S. Gun Deaths Have Increased for the Second Straight Year

U.S. Gun Deaths Have Increased for the Second Straight YearThe rising number follows a 15-year period of no real change



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More Than 900 Post-Hurricane Deaths In Puerto Rico Won't Be Physically Examined

More Than 900 Post-Hurricane Deaths In Puerto Rico Won't Be Physically ExaminedMore than 900 bodies have been authorized for cremation in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria ravaged the island on Sept. 20, the U.S. territory’s Department of Public Safety confirmed to HuffPost Saturday.



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Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' Tampa

Police Say 3 Deaths Could Be Work Of Serial Killer 'Terrorizing' TampaA string of murders in Florida is sparking fears that a serial killer is targeting Tampa residents.



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Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’

Hikers’ Families Say Deaths Motivated By ‘Compassion’The families of a young couple found dead in an embrace believe they died in a murder-suicide motivated by compassion.



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Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths

Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' DeathsThe mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump’s delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― “to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members.”



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Breast Cancer Deaths Drop Nearly 40% In the U.S.

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This article originally appeared on Time.com.

Efforts to improve cancer-screening-women/”>screening and access to treatment for breast cancer are making a difference nationally, according to the latest figures from the American Cancer Society.

From 1989 to 2015, deaths from the disease dropped by 39%, which translates to 322,600 lives saved from breast cancer. The latest numbers continue a steady downward trend for breast cancer deaths over the past few decades.

In some states, the death rates from breast cancer among white women and black women are equalizing, suggesting that access to screening and treatments are more evenly distributed in those parts of the country.

But the data still show that black women have the highest death rates from breast cancer nationally. Among black women, the death rate was 42% higher than among white women from 2011 to 2015. Other studies have documented that black women tend to be diagnosed with more advanced-stage cancers, which are harder to treat and have higher mortality rates. Aggressive triple negative cancers that are deadlier are also more common among this group of women.

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The overall drop in mortality is a positive sign suggesting that wider mammogram screening and improved treatments for the disease are helping women survive breast cancer. Yet in the U.S., breast cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and the second deadliest. During her lifetime, a woman has a one in eight chance of developing the disease. Ensuring that more states start to equalize access to screening and treatments is critical to sustaining the decline in deaths, say the authors.


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New Details Emerge on Florida Nursing Home Deaths During

New Details Emerge on Florida Nursing Home Deaths DuringAuthorities said one of the eight victims died on Tuesday and had a “do not resuscitate order” leading no one at the facility to call 911. It wasn’t until Wednesday at 3 am when the fire department got the first of several 911 calls.



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