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May 3, 2014

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Study reveals sizable increase in diabetes among children

For years doctors have warned of a rising epidemic of diabetes among children. Yet there has been surprisingly little firm data on the extent of this disease among younger Americans. Now a nationally representative study has confirmed that from 2001 to 2009 the incidence of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes drastically increased among children and adolescents across racial groups. — The New York Times

Miniature horse trapped in sinkhole

Norton, a miniature horse, was stuck in a sinkhole. The local fire department came to the rescue. — CNN

Father and son arrested in shooting deaths of two Alaska troopers

A father and son from a remote village west of Fairbanks have been arrested in a shooting incident that left two Alaska state troopers dead and the tight-knit law enforcement community in the Last Frontier reeling. The bodies of Sgt. Patrick “Scott” Johnson, 45, and Trooper Gabriel Rich, 26, were taken Friday from Tanana, Alaska, to the state Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage, where troopers and other officers planned a 24-vigil in their honor. — LA Times

No more blackjack for Ben Affleck at Las Vegas casino

It’s a bust for actor Ben Affleck at one Las Vegas casino. The actor was “banned from playing blackjack at the Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas,” a source close to Affleck told CNN. Affleck was “not booted” from the casino as other reports have indicated, the source said. Rather, the source says, he was asked to leave after casino security told him: “You are too good at the game.” — CNN

Gerry Adams ‘questioned for 17 hours a day’ over McConville murder

Gerry Adams is being questioned for up to 17 hours a day by detectives investigating the murder of Jean McConville, a source close to him says. The Sinn Fein leader, who denies any involvement in the killing, is spending his fourth night in police custody. — BBC

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