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Startling increase in physical and sexual abuse of child immigrants by US Border Patrol, new report alleges

Startling increase in physical and sexual abuse of child immigrants by US Border Patrol, new report allegesA new report suggests that there has been a startling increase in the number of instances where US Border Patrol officers have abused children seeking shelter in the United States from violence and poverty in Central America. The report, based on more than 30,000 pages of Border Patrol reports obtained by chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) through Freedom of Information Act requests, alleges a “pattern of inimidation, harassment, physical abuse, refusal of medical services, and improper deportation between 2009 and 2014.” The report follows after a previous disclosure from the ACLU that detailed 116 incidents where officers were alleged to have physically, sexually, or psychologically abused children between the ages of five and 17.



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Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas Relic

Oxford Researchers Make Startling Discovery About Ancient St. Nicholas RelicA post shared by Dr Georges Kazan (@drgeorgeskazan) on Dec 5, 2017 at 4:56pm PST Researchers at Oxford University have used modern scientific technology to test a religious relic believed to belong to St. Nicholas, the fourth-century Christian bishop whose generosity inspired the legend of Santa Claus.



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Startling Image of Flooded Texas Nursing Home Prompts Rescue

Startling Image of Flooded Texas Nursing Home Prompts RescueAn image of elderly women in a Texas nursing home surrounded by waist-deep flood waters went viral on social media on Sunday, prompting an emergency evacuation of the facility.



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The startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people

The startling rise in colorectal cancer among young peopleOn Tuesday, February 28, 2017, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric speaks with Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society and Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, from the Jay Monahan Center about a new study by the American Cancer Society detailing a startling rise in colorectal cancer among young people.



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The Startling Link Between Dating Apps And STI Risk

The Startling Link Between Dating Apps And STI RiskSmartphone social apps like Grindr, Scruff and Recon are associated with a greater risk for STIs like gonorrhea and chlamydia among gay and bisexual men, according to a new study conducted by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, Calif. Compared with men who met partners online or in person, men who used social apps had 25 percent greater odds of being infected with gonorrhea and 37 percent greater odds of being infected with chlamydia, the study found.



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