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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carrie Fisher's death certificate confirms that the actress died of a heart attack, but it says more investigation is needed to try to determine the underlying cause. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued the death certificate in the name of Carrie Frances Fisher. Fisher had the heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles on Dec.
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U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic to a church that sued Missouri for denying it state taxpayer funds for a playground project in a closely watched religious rights case involving public money going to religious entities. Conservative and liberal justices on the nine-member court indicated that Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri should be allowed to apply for the state grant program that helps nonprofit groups buy rubber playground surfaces made from recycled tires.
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The FDA approved a new drug for patients with a rare form of leukemia who were not helped by other treatments. The drug is meant for chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients who have a genetic mutation causing no response to at least one other form of treatment. Manufactured by AbbVie, the new drug Vencelxta, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Monday. Venclexta inhibits a protein that supports cancer growth in these patients which helps to avoid killing other cells.
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Alysia Reiner is a successful actress, best known for playing Natalie “Fig” Figueroa in the Netflix comedy drama series “Orange Is the New Black.” As an actress who plays strong, ball-busting women, Reiner opens up about the challenges women often face in coming to terms with self-image.
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WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 -- America's war on heart disease and stroke may have suffered a setback. A new study warns that the rate of decline in deaths from heart disease and stroke has stalled. "It is likely that the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes, which began around 1985, are the major contributors to the deceleration in the decline of cardiovascular disease, heart disease and stroke death rates," said lead researcher Dr. Stephen Sidney.
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Religious hospitals no longer have to comply with federal laws protecting pension plans. A unanimous Supreme Court decision sided with three church-affiliated nonprofit hospital systems being sued by their employees over pension plans. Pension plans have been federally protected since the 1970s, but Congress have provided certain exemptions for churches and other religious organizations. The three church-affiliated hospital systems successfully argued they should also be exempt.
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If the Trump administration is driving you to drink, there's now an official bar you can go to. Coup, a bar decorated entirely in the theme of protest, opened this month. Its owners have promised to donate their profits to various organizations including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. Patrons are also given a chance to choose where their money goes.
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The death of Debbie Reynolds has shocked Hollywood.Reynolds death hit fans and the entertainment industry especially hard as it comes just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away. Reynolds strength, resilience, determination, and fortitude as well as her un shakable grace and undeniable talent proved a formidable combination. She won hearts over the years thanks to roles in films like Singin’ In The Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
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Portland, Oregon has become known as the hipster center of the U.S.A., thanks to all the bike riders and backyard chicken coops, food trucks and artisanal coffee. But now there’s something new brewing in Portland, they call it “ale-truism.” At first glance, the Oregon Public House looks like any other hipster pub in Portland. There are lovingly-crafted local beers and people playing music. But take a closer look, and you’ll notice something unusual, a sign reading “nonprofit pub.
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Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander revealed Saturday that he is "doing well" after recently suffering a second heart attack. Primus drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander revealed Saturday that he recently suffered a second heart attack; he previously endured a similar health scare in 2014. I did not think this could happen after having a triple bypass almost exactly 2 years ago," Alexander wrote (via Diffuser).
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CBS News reports that Not only is the Mexican government not building a wall. It is spending $50 million to beef up its legal aid to migrants who fear deportation, a response to President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration. All 50 Mexican consulates in the U.S. on Friday launched legal assistance centers to form partnerships with nonprofit groups and tap lawyers to provide legal assistance to those fearing Mr. Trump’s policies.
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Stem cells placed into the brain may give stroke patients a new chance at recovery well after their stroke occurred. Chair of neurosurgery at Stanford University's School of Medicine stressed this isn't the first stem cell trial for strokes. The study early phase, with only 18 patients. But after injecting stem cells directly into the brain of chronic stroke patients, and the results were mind blowing.
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First lady Michelle Obama is set to depart the White House on Friday as one of the more influential first ladies of all time. CNN's Isha Sesay, founder of W.E. Can Lead, a nonprofit organization working in Sierra Leone to educate and empower women, was invited to travel and work with the first lady in Morocco and Liberia for the filming of CNN Films' "We Will Rise: Michelle Obama's Mission to Educate Girls Around the World.
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TOKYO -- Ken Watanabe, one of a handful of Japanese actors who has made it on the international stage, underwent surgery for stomach cancer. But he has beaten serious sickness before, having had leukemia more than 20 years ago. The early-stage cancer was found in a medical checkup, the Tony- and Oscar-nominated actor said on his Japanese Twitter account. His publicist confirmed the sickness Tuesday, noting the 56-year-old actor will be forced to delay his return to Broadway's "The King and I."
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Utah — Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue. When asked his response to the election, Damon demurred and said he hopes Trump will be open to back clean water programs like his nonprofit Water.org. Find out more about Water.org here: The Martian actor got emotional when describing how being a father affects his fight for clean water. He said, "It's a massive issue for men, women and girls.
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On Sunday night John Oliver pulled an historic stunt on national television with the largest give-away in television history. The Last Week Tonight host bought $15 million in medical debt and forgave it for people who were struggling to pay medical bills. The charity RIP Medical Debt was designed to help everyday individuals do the same thing. The nonprofit cuts into the cycle of debt buying that Oliver outlined on his show and helps the average American purchase and forgive medical debt.
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Through its use of civil asset forfeiture, a process by which the police can seize money and property from people who are merely suspects in a crime and not convicted of anything, the Chicago Police Department brings in an average of $7 million a year. The department disclosed its asset forfeiture spending to the Chicago Reader, open records website MuckRock, and local Chicago transparency nonprofit Lucy Parsons Labs.
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President Barack Obama's push to reduce the country's use of privately owned prisons might lose all its progress under the Donald Trump's administration. Though the stock market suffered after Trump's victory, stocks for private corrections company CoreCivic rose 43 percent, the biggest leap of any other company on the market. Stocks for a similar company, Geo Group, rose 21 percent.
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According to UPI, a new study finds brothers and sisters of children with epilepsy tend to worry and feel protective toward them. For the study, researchers surveyed 61 parents of a child with epilepsy. The study found that 56 percent of parents said the sibling worries that the child with epilepsy will have a seizure, which is the hallmark of the disease.
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A study conducted by researchers with the nonprofit Common Sense Media group and Northwestern University's Center on Media and Human Development shows that parents think they are good role models despite spending more than nine hours a day with technology. The results showed that parents also are very enthusiastic about technology's role in their kids' lives but wary of the risks it might present.
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