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Contract Dispute Continues for Minneapolis Area Nurses Despite End of Strike

iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Thousands of nurses at five hospitals in the Minneapolis-area have finished their week-long strike over a contract dispute.Although the strike is over, the nurses' contract fight is not.The nurses in the Minnesota Nurses Association believe hospital operator Allina Health wants to switch nurses to a plan with lower monthly premiums and higher out-of-pocket costs.Almost 5,000 nurses joined the picket lines starting last weekend, calling for Allina to hold contract talks."We're asking Allina, come back and actually negotiate with us," said...
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Officer Killed On Duty Honored by Police Force in Widow’s Maternity Photo Shoot

iStock/Thinkstock(GREENVILLE, N.C.) --  A widow, who lost her police officer husband in the line of duty while she was expecting, decided to honor him in a maternity photo shoot that's gone viral.Officer Allen Jacobs died March 18 in Greenville, South Carolina.His widow Meghan Jacobs is pregnant with their third child -- a baby girl to be named Lennox -- who is due in July.  To honor her late husband, Meghan Jacobs, with the help of a friend of more than 15 years, photographer Jessie...
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NC Whitewater Rafting Facility Closes After Deadly Amoeba Found

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A North Carolina whitewater rafting facility was forced to close after water samples tested positive for brain-eating amoeba. The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) announced the temporary cancellation of its whitewater activities in a statement Friday, and said it was based on "discussion with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health officials." Health officials had been studying the water since the death of Ohio teen Lauren Seitz, who visited the park with her church group, and fell in the water when her raft overturned. Doctors said...
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Abortion Demands on the Rise Over Zika Fears

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The increase in fears over the Zika virus has also caused an increase in the number of Latin American women wanting abortions, researchers say according to the BBC.Recent estimates published by the New England Journal of Medicine suggest that the abortion requests in Brazil have more than doubled.The BBC reports many governments have advised women not to get pregnant while the risk of contracting the Zika virus is still prevalent.Many pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus have given birth...
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