Pollution takes heavy toll on Bay Area children with asthma
Each year, asthma attacks send tens of thousands of California children to the emergency room. Some of the patients face such severe and enduring symptoms that they are admitted to the hospital for days. In 2010, the state had more than 11,000 such admissions, costing an average of $19,000 apiece.
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Children who live and play near the Bay Area's notoriously jammed freeways, ports or refineries, or in substandard housing, are rushed to the hospital for asthma treatment at alarming rates.
Pamela Tapia: My life as an asthmatic
When I came to Oakland from Mexico in 7th grade, language was not my greatest challenge. My immigration status was not a barrier either. Asthma was my nemesis.
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This country is threatening to ban Facebook and YouTube
Turkey's prime minister has threatened drastic steps to censor the Internet, including shutting down Facebook and YouTube, where audio recordings of his alleged conversations suggesting corruption have been leaked in the past weeks, dealing him a major blow ahead of this month's local elections. Full Story
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.