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Family Suing NYC After Teen’s Brain Found In ME’s Office

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Family Suing NYC After Teen’s Brain Found In ME’s Office

The Shipleys Of Staten Island Forced To Bury Son Twice

NEW YORK (CBS 2) -- Their son died in a horrific car accident, but that was just the beginning of dealing with his heart-wrenching death for his parents.

Next, after he was buried, they found out his brain was on display in the medical examiner’s office.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:43 ) Read more...

Free Speech: Westboro Church Supreme Court Case Tests First Amendment

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On Oct. 6, the US Supreme Court takes up a case examining whether members of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., went too far when they staged a protest at a fallen marine's funeral in Maryland. The demonstrators hoisted signs proclaiming: "You Are Going to Hell" and "Thank God for Dead Soldiers."
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 October 2010 19:39 ) Read more...

Preneed irresponsibly sold to disabled person

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The flier that arrived in Carol Rognstad's mailbox sounded like a great deal. For only $38 a month, she could prepay for her future cremation.

The 48-year-old, who is mentally disabled, prides herself on doing things on her own. So she called the number listed and set up an appointment.
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 October 2010 19:39 ) Read more...

Grave curiosities

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17 Dirty Details on Death
The tradition of playing load, raucous music at an Irish wake originated with the belief that it would ward off evil spirits; the wake also presented an opportunity to watch over the "deceased" to see if they would "awaken."
This is just one of the interesting tidbits collected by
Last Updated ( Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:44 )

Supreme Court Considers Constitutionality of Military Funeral Protests

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The court is set to decide whether members of a fundamentalist church in Kansas who picketed Matthew [Snyder]'s funeral with signs bearing anti-gay and anti-Catholic invective have a constitutional right to say what they want.

Or, in intruding on a private citizen's funeral in a hurtful way, have the protesters crossed a line and given [Al] Snyder the right to collect millions of dollars for the emotional pain they caused?

The justices will hear arguments in the case next Wednesday [10/06/2010].

The Huffington Post (09/30/2010) has the full story.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 11:50 )

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