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Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Chicken Soup For The Influenza-Riddled Soul

In California, at least eight people have died from the flu. In North Texas, there have been 19 deaths. The Associated Press reports there’s been a slow start to the flu season in Arizona, but there have been three deaths in Southern Nevada. And as of Thursday, New Mexico was reporting its first flu death for the season.

With flu circulating, officials are urging people to get vaccinated.


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Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords went skydiving on Wednesday.

Giffords Skydives To Mark Anniversary Of Shooting

Exactly three years after being shot in the head by a would-be assassin, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spent the anniversary skydiving over her beloved borderland.

In recent years Giffords has pushed for gun background checks, expanded resources for mental health and limits on assault weapons.

In an op-ed for The New York Times, Giffords likens the slow progress on these issues to her rehab: “Every day, we must wake up resolved and determined. We’ll pay attention to the details; look for opportunities for progress, even when the pace is slow.”

Border State Of Chihuahua Was Mexico's Most Violent In 2013

Mexico's federal government says the murder rate in that country fell in 2013. But using Mexico's own statistics, a murder still takes place there almost every hour and the kidnapping rate rose considerably last year.

Tracy Greer

Shipments of Sriracha are on hold in California following a partial factory shutdown.

Texas Attempts To Lure Sriracha Factory To Lone Star State

As shipments of the popular spicy Asian condiment Sriracha remain on hold following a partial shutdown of its factory in California, a state representative from Texas is trying to lure the maker of the sauce away from the West Cost and into the Lone Star State.

“We’re in the center of the United States with some of the best transportation and distribution arteries in the country,” State Rep. Jason Villalba of Dallas wrote in a letter to the company.