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Monday, January 13, 2014

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Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said federal forces with support from Michoacan state police will patrol an area in the state known as Tierra Caliente, the home base of the Knights Templar drug cartel.

“Be certain we will contain the violence in Michoacan,” Osorio Chong said.

He gave no details on what federal agencies would be involved or give numbers on planned forces. Some federal police and troops have been sent to the region in recent months because of the unrest, but have generally not intervened.

Osorio Chong made the announcement after a meeting called by Michoacan state Gov. Fausto Vallejo following a weekend of firefights between drug traffickers and some of the vigilante groups that have sprung up by the dozens over the past year to confront the gangs.

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University finds evidence that sperm mix-up resulted in fertility clinic worker fathering girl

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The University of Utah is investigating a complaint that a convicted felon working at a fertility clinic replaced a customer’s sperm with his own, fathering a girl 21 years ago.

The mother of the girl, Pamela Branum, says she and her husband discovered a genetic mismatch in their daughter, and were able to trace her lineage with help from relatives of the now-deceased fertility clinic worker, Thomas Ray Lippert.

“I don’t think we’re the only ones,” Branum told CBS affiliate KUTV in Salt Lake City. “We think we’re one of many” victims who used a clinic that was operated by faculty members.

The University of Utah says there is “credible” evidence of semen tampering or mislabeling. On Friday, the university announced it was opening a hotline and offering paternity testing to anyone who used the clinic between 1988 and 1993.

“It was hard at first, to think, ‘Who am I?’” the daughter told KUTV in San Antonio, where the family moved in 2003. “I thought I was this person (of) my mom and my dad. Now, my dad is not my biological father. Who am I?”

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2 children die after getting trapped inside hope chest in Mass. home in apparent accident

FRANKLIN, Mass. (AP) - A 7-year-old boy and his 8-year-old sister died after getting trapped in a hope chest in their home, authorities said Monday.

Family members found the children together inside the chest, which had a lid that could only be opened from the outside. Police responded to the Franklin home at about 8 p.m. Sunday, and the children were taken to hospitals but did not survive.

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