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7-year-old girl dies during tonsillectomy

7-year-old girl dies during tonsillectomy

A 7-year-old South Carolina girl died one minute into surgery to remove her tonsils, her parents told CNN affiliate WHNS. Paisley Cogsdill snored in her sleep but was perfectly healthy, relatives said, according to WHNS. But her heart suddenly stopped during the operation in Greenwood on Friday. “Going into surgery, she had no fear,” her…MORE

Huge numbers of ticks are wreaking havoc on the moose population in Vermont

Huge numbers of ticks are wreaking havoc on the moose population in Vermont

A “dramatic increase” in winter ticks affecting moose in Vermont has officials proposing a moose hunt to lessen the impact of the parasites on the animals’ population. One moose was found with as many as 90,000 winter ticks on its body, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department said. Winter ticks are parasitic mites that can…MORE

Investigation finds decades of abuse at American School for the Deaf

Investigation finds decades of abuse at American School for the Deaf

Allegations of sexual and/or physical abuse leveled against nine former employees at the American School for the Deaf in West Hartford, Connecticut, have been found “credible,” according to an independent investigation conducted at the school’s request. In an investigative report released last week, the 203-year-old institution published findings that the staff members engaged in “multiple…MORE

What’s next for Harvey Weinstein and his accusers

What’s next for Harvey Weinstein and his accusers

Harvey Weinstein was convicted on two counts in his New York City trial Monday after seven weeks of proceedings. A jury deliberated over 26 hours before reaching its verdict. The disgraced movie mogul was convicted of committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree against Miriam Haley and rape in the third degree against…MORE