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Abortion Ban Blocks Chemo for Cancer Teen

'My daughter's life comes first,' says Santo Domingo mom

(Newser) - An abortion ban in the Dominican Republic is blocking chemotherapy treatment for a pregnant teenager with leukemia. The 16-year-old girl, who's nine weeks pregnant, needs aggressive chemotherapy to fight acute leukemia. But the treatment would likely end the pregnancy, so it's being withheld. The girl's mom is... More »

Tropical Storm Noel Kills 20

After slamming Haiti and Dominican Republic, heads for Cuba, Bahamas

(Newser) - Tropical Storm Noel slammed into the Dominican Republic today with torrential rain and mudslides, leaving 20 people dead and another 20 missing. Noel was expected to drop as much as 20 inches of rain on Hispaniola, the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic, before heading northwest toward the... More »

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