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Hospital Tech Pleads Guilty For Role In Hepatitis Outbreak

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A traveling hospital technician accused of causing a multistate outbreak of hepatitis C last year has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

David Kwiatkowski was accused of stealing painkiller syringes from Exeter Hospital in New Hamphire and replacing them with saline-filled syringes tainted with his own blood.

He worked at 18 hospitals in seven states before being hired at Exeter in 2011. Forty-six people in four states have been diagnosed with the same strain of hepatitis C he carries. In Maryland, seven people were infected.

The 34-year-old Kwiatkowski pleaded guilty to 14 charges of drug theft and tampering under a plea agreement calling for him to serve 30 to 40 years in prison and avoid charges in other states.

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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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