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India is on track to wipe out polio

India is on track to wipe out polio

India marked three years Monday since its last reported polio case, putting the country on course to being formally declared free of the disease this year. India has made great strides against polio in recent years through a rigorous vaccination campaign. Polio has been eradicated in most countries, but it still causes paralysis or death in some parts of the world, including Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Polio usually infects children under age 5 when they drink contaminated water.

'Octomom' charged with welfare fraud

"Octomom" Nadya Suleman did porn films, boxed D-list celebrities, even endorsed birth control for dogs after giving birth in 2009 to eight babies after she received in vitro fertility treatments. Through it all, she never ran afoul of the law. At least until now. On Monday, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Suleman has been charged with three counts of welfare fraud. Authorities say the 38-year-old single mother of 14 children failed to report $30,000 she earned while collecting public assistance. She was ordered to appear in court on Friday.

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