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1:27pm

Wed April 16, 2014
The Two-Way

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 2:51 pm

Hurricane Katrina holdout Hazzert Gillett reads his Bible in his New Orleans home in September 2005. The state's Legislature is considering a bill to make the Holy Bible the official state book.
Brian Snyder Reuters/Landov

The "Good Book" could become the official book of Louisiana if a bill sent to the state's Legislature passes in a vote that could come as early as this week.

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1:23pm

Wed April 16, 2014
The Two-Way

Judge Overturns North Dakota's Strict Abortion Law

A federal judge has struck down a North Dakota law banning abortions if a fetal heartbeat can be detected, calling the law "invalid and unconstitutional."

The law, passed by lawmakers in the state just over a year ago, bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and is considered the most restrictive in the country.

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1:00pm

Wed April 16, 2014
The Two-Way

Boston Bombing Defendant Can See Victims' Autopsy Photos, Judge Says

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 2:24 pm

Blue and yellow are the colors for tributes to victims of the Boston Marathon. Street lights on the route of this year's race are among the places they're showing up.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

A federal judge said Wednesday that Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may see autopsy photos of the three people who died after the explosions near the finish line of last year's race.

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11:31am

Wed April 16, 2014
The Two-Way

Washington State Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 39

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 12:08 pm

Tayler Drayton, 16, earlier this month painted words of support on a bus stop for those affected by the deadly mudslide at the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River.
Elaine Thompson AP

The death toll in last month's fatal mudslide in Washington state has risen to 39, officials say, after two more bodies were recovered from the debris.

Search efforts following the mudslide, near the community of Oso in the Cascades foothills, have been hampered by rain and the difficulty in recovering victims from the mudslide on the north fork of the Stillaguamish River on March 22.

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11:00am

Wed April 16, 2014
Shots - Health News

Medicare Kept Paying Indicted, Sanctioned Doctors

Originally published on Wed April 16, 2014 12:26 pm

A check of Medicare's new database of payments to physicians confirms that at least $6 million in 2012 went to doctors who had been indicted or otherwise sanctioned.
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In August 2011, federal agents swept across the Detroit area, arresting doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals accused of running a massive scheme to defraud Medicare.

The following month, several of those arrested, including psychiatrist Mark Greenbain and podiatrist Anmy Tran, were suspended from billing the state's Medicaid program for the poor.

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