Otto Warmbier

Dennis Rodman is under fire for making his fourth trip to North Korea to visit with dictator Kim Jung Un. A petition has been launched to remove the 56-year-old retired NBA star from the Basketball Hall of Fame following his most recent visit to North Korea.

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Shaquan Taylor

A Brooklyn teenager who allegedly beat his infant daughter into a coma wrote a Facebook post earlier this year saying he never wanted the child.

16-month-old Nylah Taylor is fighting for her life in a New York hospital. The child was allegedly beaten after Shaquan Taylor warned the baby’s mother, Tammy Lewis, not to bring his daughter to his apartment on Father’s Day.

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Robin Williams and Joan Rivers

Good news for Joan Rivers fans: the 81-year-old comedian is “on the road to recovery,” according to E! News. Rivers suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest during a routine outpatient endoscopy procedure last week. She was placed in a medically induced coma at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY to allow her brain to rest.

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Joan Rivers

Comedian Joan Rivers is reportedly in a medically-induced coma to relieve swelling in her brain after she stopped breathing during a routine endoscopy procedure at an outpatient clinic in NY yesterday.

Rivers, 81, was reportedly undergoing a non-surgical endoscopic procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy clinic when she experienced respiratory and cardiac arrest as a result of a lack of oxygen to her brain.

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Judge rules girl brain dead

An Oakland, CA judge has given the go ahead to remove a 13-year-old girl from life support after doctors declared her brain dead following a routine tonsillectomy.

The family of Jahi McMath plans to appeal the judge’s decision, ABC News reports. The family spent Christmas day at Children’s Hospital Oakland, where they set up a Christmas tree in Jahi’s room.

The judge based his ruling on an evaluation from an independent neurologist who examined Jahi on Monday. Chief of child neurology and director of the Center for Brain and Behavior at Stanford, Dr. Paul Graham Fisher, said Jahi “has no response to facial pain, no gag reflexes, no reflexes in her arms or legs, and a complete absence of brain stem and cerebral function.”

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