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Mom Arrested in Daughter's Gangrene Death

She, husband, and health aide accused of neglecting 12-year-old girl

(Newser) - The mother of a disabled Tennessee girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores has been arrested in New Orleans. The US Marshals Service says Raven Ruth is being held in the Orleans Parish Jail after her arrest yesterday. Ruth is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse in... More »

Stunned Couple Gets the Bubonic Plague

Husband slips into coma for nearly 90 days

(Newser) - Cases of bubonic plague aren't exactly common these days. But when Lucinda Marker and her husband John Tull fell ill on a trip to Manhattan—and realized it might not be the flu—they were smart to go see a doctor. It turned out that plague-infected fleas had bitten... More »

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