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Willie Nelson
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Digital Content Producer
December 04, 2019 - 8:23 am
(KFTK) - Country icon Willie Nelson has stopped smoking weed. Willie, whose smoking habits have only been rivaled by Snoop Dogg, said that breathing is a little more difficult these days and he has to be careful. The 86 year old said he does not smoke anymore and that he is taking better care of...
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Jacquie Cadorette
October 10, 2019 - 10:29 am
“Sesame Street” has done it again, introducing another character to help more families relate to the children’s show. This time, they’ve brought in a mother struggling to overcome addiction. Between homelessness, divorce, autism, and incarceration, “Sesame Street” isn’t afraid to tackle the tough...
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Associated Press
October 02, 2019 - 10:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought...
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Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 1:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP/KFTK) — Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string illnesses and deaths related to vaping. A man who died in St. Louis this week was the first vaping-related death in the state of Missouri and eighth overall in the...
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Associated Press
September 10, 2019 - 4:33 pm
The $3.9 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to establish a regional resource center for HIV prevention efforts in 12 Midwestern states.
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Associated Press
August 23, 2019 - 2:16 pm
By Jessica Gresko Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday. The court said in a statement that a biopsy performed July 31...
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Planned Parenthood St. Louis
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July 22, 2019 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is giving taxpayer-funded family planning clinics more time to comply with its new rule that says they no longer can refer women for abortions. But the clinics reacted warily to the administration’s enforcement pause, and the widening rift could eventually...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:02 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Costa Rican Health Ministry says it has confirmed 19 deaths from consumption of alcohol tainted with methanol. The ministry said in a Friday report that the investigation continues, but so far it has counted 14 men and five women who have died after drinking adulterated...
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pregnant woman
July 22, 2019 - 10:35 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will be available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map . The feature shows information on the quality and...
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Planned Parenthood prolife protestors
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June 21, 2019 - 10:36 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's health department has declined to renew the abortion license for the state's lone clinic, but a court order allows the St. Louis Planned Parenthood affiliate to perform the procedure — for now. The state notified the clinic of its decision Friday morning before a court...
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