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Japan gov’t to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation

Japan gov’t to pay damages to kin over leprosy isolation

Japan's prime minister said Tuesday that the government will abide by a court ruling ordering it to compensate former leprosy patients' families over a lengthy segregation policy that severed family ties and caused long-lasting prejudice.Prime ...

How to maximize beets’ sweet, earthy flavor without mess

How to maximize beets’ sweet, earthy flavor without mess

We sought a streamlined stovetop recipe for beets that maximized their sweet, earthy flavor_with minimal mess.Braising worked perfectly. We partially submerged the beets in just 1 1/4 cups of water so that they partially simmered ...

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.At least 29 wrongful-death ...

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Voluntary euthanasia becomes legal in Australian state

Voluntary euthanasia became legal in an Australian state on Wednesday more than 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy-killing law for the terminally ill.The process of dying in an assisted suicide after ...

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

Cuomo airs concerns over solitary confinement proposal

New York's governor expressed concerns Tuesday with a proposal that would restrict the use of solitary confinement, saying the legislation would require the construction of new facilities and cost jails about $1 billion statewide.Gov. Andrew ...

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a legislative compromise announced Tuesday.Gov. Gavin Newsom and the bill's author disclosed the deal ...