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Oct 15, 201305:17 PM

Cheat Sheet: October 15, 2013

Terrorism suspect brought to U.S.

Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, a Libyan man, was snatched by U.S. Special Operations forces outside his home in Tripoli this month and brought to the U.S. over the weekend because a chronic medical condition prevented them from keeping him detained aboard a Navy ship any longer. Ruqai is charged in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa and is undergoing a medical evaluation in New York. He could be arraigned as early as Tuesday if he is discharged in time. (Source)

Medical pioneer slams Jackson for calling in vitro “evil”

In vitro fertilization has become an issue in this fall’s statewide election campaign. Dr. Howard Jones, the 102-year-old co-founder of EVMS’ Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, has taken offense at a passage in a book written by E.W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, in which he calls in vitro “evil.” Jackson, a Chesapeake minister, wrote in his 2008 book “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” that cloning and in vitro fertilization by women who want children without fathers are the kinds of evils God saw in the tower of Babel incident. (Source)

Mom arraigned in infant’s homicide

Asia Jatanya Foster, 21, of Norfolk is charged with murder and child abuse and neglect after her 1-month-old daughter, Audree Michelle Foster, died Saturday.  The baby was pronounced dead at DePaul Hospital Saturday after being transported from a home in the 400 block of Walsingham Way. The infant was transported to the hospital after a call was placed from the home about an unresponsive infant girl. (Source)

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