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Police violence deemed leading cause of death in men, Black men fare worst

The Louisville Courier Journal reported that of 130,999 traffic stops in Louisville from 2016 to 2018 where citations were given, African Americans were disproportionately stopped and three times as likely to be searched as white drivers. According to a new study on life expectancy and mortality within the nation, researchers found that excessive force by… Read More »

First Death in a Spate of Vaping Sicknesses Reported by Health Officials

A patient in Illinois is the first to die of a mysterious lung illness linked to vaping, public health officials announced on Friday. The death occurred as doctors and hospitals nationwide report an increasing number of vaping-related respiratory illnesses this summer: 193 cases have now been reported in 22 states, including 22 cases in Illinois,… Read More »

Alberta father accused in son’s death says boy wasn’t sick enough to worry about

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — A father accused in his son’s death has taken the stand in a southern Alberta courtroom where the man and his wife are accused of failing to get medical attention for the toddler. David Stephan and his wife, Collet, are charged with failing to provide the necessaries of life to 19-month-old Ezekiel,… Read More »