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Needle Containers To Be Recalled

Becton Dickinson & Co. said Friday it would recall thousands of containers used to dispose of contaminated needles after an advocacy group found the needles could pierce the thin containers.

Becton Dickinson officials said they had known about the defective containers since last December.

The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the company gave false information to the government, and, if so, whether charges will be filed against Becton Dickinson or the manufacturer, Medafe Inc. of Oceanside, Calif.

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Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

UPDATED: 9:33 p.m.

updated  The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States.