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Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

Health officials on Friday said this flu season has been officially going for 21 weeks. That makes it the longest U.S. flu season in 10 years, and among the longest seen since the government started tracking flu season duration more than 20 years ago.
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Parents who tortured children get life after hearing victims

A California couple who inflicted years of torture and abuse on 12 of their 13 children and were only discovered when one of their daughters fled their home and pleaded for help to a 911 operator were sentenced to life in prison Friday, with parole possible after 25 years.

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Protesters in Bangladesh after girl is burned to death

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:52 p.m.

Dozens of protesters have gathered in Bangladesh’s capital to demand justice for an 18-year-old woman who died after being set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school’s principal.
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Journalist shot dead in Northern Ireland rioting

Police in Northern Ireland say the dissident republican group the New IRA was probably responsible for the fatal shooting of a journalist during overnight rioting in the city of Londonderry.
News >  Education

WSU settles class action suit over 2017 hard drive theft

UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 10:23 a.m.

A King County judge on Thursday approved a settlement in a class-action lawsuit against Washington State University over a potential data breach in April 2017. WSU and its insurers agreed to pay up to $5.26 million and provide potential victims an additional two years of free credit monitoring.