Judge Edward KormanBy John Riley
MELVILLE, N.Y. — A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday gave the U.S. Food and Drug Administration 30 days to begin allowing minors who don't have a prescription to buy Plan B, the morning-after pill that was the subject of intense political battles during the Bush administration.
Judge Edward Korman ruled that the FDA, which has restricted over-the-counter access to the emergency birth-control drug to women 18 and older, must begin allowing 17-year-olds to buy it, and must also reconsider its ban on nonprescription sales to minors as young as 11.
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Maria Shriver and her father, By Lesley Clark
McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)
Sargent Shriver, Alzeimer's victim
WASHINGTON — Sargent Shriver once walked the halls of Congress pressing senators and members of the House of Representatives for more money for the Peace Corps, Head Start and Job Corps, his daughter, Maria Shriver, testified Wednesday.
"He knew every senator and every congressman by name. He knew their careers, their interests, their politics and, of course, their soft spots," California's first lady said. Now, at 93, the one-time adviser to two presidents doesn't remember his daughter, thanks to the ravages of Alzheimer's, the disease that's left him entirely dependent on others.
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