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Report: 20-somethings can go 2 years between cervical cancer tests

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    WASHINGTON. - Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says federal policy on who should get breast cancer screening has not changed.>>
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WASHINGTON. - New medical guidelines are calling for fewer Pap smears for most women in their 20s.
      
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says having the tests every two years is enough to catch slow-growing cervical cancer in women under 30. Previous rules had called for annual testing.
      
The new guidelines also say that routine Pap screening should begin at age 21. Previously, ACOG had urged a first Pap either within three years of first sexual intercourse or at age 21.
      
Pap smears can spot pre-cancerous changes in the cervix in time to prevent invasive cancer. Widespread use has halved cervical cancer rates in the U.S. in recent decades.
      
The change comes amid a completely separate debate over when regular mammograms to detect breast cancer should begin. ACOG says the timing is a coincidence.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two families are still left shocked after they say someone sprayed their dogs with pepper spray. This happened on Saturday night around 9 p.m. near Hays Park. Eric Eitzman says he was inside his home when he heard his dog and his neighbor’s dogs start barking. He opened the door and his dog ran inside. That’s when his daughter grabbed the dog and said she smelled.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Two families are still left shocked after they say someone sprayed their dogs with pepper spray. This happened on Saturday night around 9 p.m. near Hays Park. Eric Eitzman says he was inside his home when he heard his dog and his neighbor’s dogs start barking. He opened the door and his dog ran inside. That’s when his daughter grabbed the dog and said she smelled.

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  • One killed, two injured in Highway 195 crash south of Rosalia

    One killed, two injured in Highway 195 crash south of Rosalia

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-24 19:19:33 GMT

    ROSALIA, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports one person is dead after a crash on Highway 195 Saturday night.  It happened around 10:30 p.m. about one mile south of Rosalia. Troopers say a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 36-year-old Joshua J.Kenyon was northbound on 195 and a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven 37-year-old Angela C. Pressnal, was headed southbound on the highway.

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    ROSALIA, Wash. - Washington State Patrol reports one person is dead after a crash on Highway 195 Saturday night.  It happened around 10:30 p.m. about one mile south of Rosalia. Troopers say a 2002 Chevrolet Blazer driven by 36-year-old Joshua J.Kenyon was northbound on 195 and a 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven 37-year-old Angela C. Pressnal, was headed southbound on the highway.

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  • Jury: Former Spokane deputy guilty of stealing federal funds

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    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:02:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A former Spokane County Sheriff's deputy has been convicted of lying to fraudulently obtain federal assistance. The Spokesman-Review reports that a jury on Friday found former Spokane County Sheriff's jailer Donald B. Henderson guilty of stealing roughly $650,000 from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs for more than a decade.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - A former Spokane County Sheriff's deputy has been convicted of lying to fraudulently obtain federal assistance. The Spokesman-Review reports that a jury on Friday found former Spokane County Sheriff's jailer Donald B. Henderson guilty of stealing roughly $650,000 from the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veteran Affairs for more than a decade.

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