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Fifty and childless: Finding a way forward

Image caption Nicci and Andrew Fletcher are now in their 50s “What people don’t realise is it’s a form of bereavement. There were days I couldn’t get out of bed. I just couldn’t face the world.” Nicci Fletcher, 50, says she and her husband Andrew felt “real grief” at not ...

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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Image copyright napatcha/Getty Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The ...

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Donald Trump’s ‘racist slur’ provokes outrage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Mr President, are you a racist?’ US President Donald Trump has sparked outrage by reportedly using crude language to describe foreign countries in an Oval Office meeting. Mr Trump insists he did not insult Haitians and appeared to deny calling any nations ...

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Lawmakers tackle crime as New Mexico state finances improve

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers and Republican Gov. Susana Martinez are preparing to boost spending on public schools, early childhood education programs and law enforcement as state government climbs out of a financial crisis linked to fluctuations in energy markets. Strategies for reducing property crime and violence, ...

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Police: ‘Dignitaries’ disrupted crime scene after massacre

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut State Police say in a new report on the Newtown school massacre that unnecessary personnel potentially contaminated the crime scene by stepping on bullet casings and glass shards before they were collected for evidence. State police released a long-awaited report Friday that reviewed their response ...

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Some children in Houston area get free eye exams, glasses

HOUSTON (AP) — Chaise Perry can’t quite see the words in his favorite “Pete the Cat” books, or those on the whiteboard at the front of his Francone Elementary School classroom. The Houston Chronicle reports the second-grader tried squinting. He sat on the floor, in front of his classmates’ desks. ...

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