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This undated photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Jennifer Lampkin. Lampkin, a 35-year-old Austin, Texas native, has spent over a year in county jail, waiting for treatment in a mental hospital after she was accused of slapping a young girl in a Dollar General store but deemed both mentally ill and intellectually disabled by a judge. She is one of hundreds of Texans jailed rather than placed in a mental hospitals despite being deemed incompetent for trial and in need of psychological treatment. (Austin Police Department via AP)
May 24, 2017 - 4:35 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals. Lampkin, 35, has both intellectual disabilities and a mental...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Though a judge deemed her mentally unfit to stand trial fourteen months ago, Jennifer Lampkin is still sitting in an Austin jail cell because there are no free spots for her at the state's psychiatric hospitals. Lampkin, 35, has both intellectual disabilities and a mental...
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May 24, 2017 - 3:57 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals. Though such problems aren't unique to Texas, its inmates face among the nation's longest waits to receive psychiatric treatment and the...
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In this Thursday, May 18, 2017 photo, Carol Berg talks about the challenges she and her neighbors in White Sulphur Springs, Mont., face with affording health care. Berg works as a hairdresser and upholsterer. She and her husband recently qualified for Montana's Medicaid expansion program. Health care is weighed heavy on her mind when she recently cast her ballot for the special election to fill the state's sole U.S. House seat. As a protest, she said, she voted for the Libertarian candidate. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)
May 23, 2017 - 7:01 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, Mont. (AP) — Meagher County, Montana, may not be much different than the rest of the rural enclaves across America that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump last fall. The median annual household income is $38,000 — about 25 percent below the national average. Nearly 20...
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A woman holds a portrait of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), as a group of supporters cheer in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday May 23, 2017. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemaraim Desalegn, said the election of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to head the World Health Organization is a big achievement for Africa and proves Ethiopia's growing...
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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), leaves after delivering a 15-minute speech during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 10:14 am
GENEVA (AP) — The race to lead the World Health Organization was down to two candidates Tuesday after Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar was eliminated in a first round of voting. The vote left Britain's Dr. David Nabarro and Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former minister of health, competing...
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China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses her statement, during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 10:10 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local): ___ 5:10 p.m. Pakistan's candidate to lead the World Health Organization, Dr. Sania Nishtar, has been eliminated after the first round of voting. Nishtar was among three candidates vying to replace outgoing...
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China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses her statement, during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 8:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on the World Health Organization's new chief (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Pakistan's candidate to be the next director-general of the World Health Organization, cardiologist Dr. Sania Nishtar, said she decided to go into public health after being told the hospital where she...
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May 23, 2017 - 6:22 am
GENEVA (AP) — Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists. As it stands, 185 member states attending WHO's World Health Assembly are eligible to cast ballots Tuesday afternoon. Nine others...
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May 22, 2017 - 5:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of at least 10 people apparently sickened by nacho-cheese dip sold at a California gas station has died, health officials said Monday. The San Francisco County coroner's office identified the victim as Martin Galindo-Larios Jr., 37. An online fundraising page that...
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