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The state Department of Correction said Wednesday that it believes the medical care Michelle Kosilek is receiving in prison is adequate and that the court didn't address the state's legitimate safety concerns for protecting Kosilek in a male prison.
Kosilek was named Robert when convicted of his wife's 1990 murder.
A federal judge ruled the surgery is the only adequate treatment for Kosilek's gender identity disorder, a condition he calls a "serious medical need." It's the first time a judge has ordered prison officials to provide sex reassignment surgery to an inmate.
The judge's ruling prompted an outcry among some legislative leaders, who say Kosilek isn't entitled to the taxpayer-funded surgery.
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Arrest made in fatal shooting in Memphis
May 23, 2013 19:55 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another.
The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/188G97s ) reports that 21-year-old Setric Hall has been charged with second-degree murder, aggravated assault, attempted second-degree murder and using a firearm during a felony.
He's being held in the Shelby County Jail.
Police say the shootings occurred Wednesday night. Officers found a 26-year-old man on the floor with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead there, and later identified as Devin Cox.
A few minutes later, officers responded to another location, where they found a 22-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
Police believe that Hall was trying to shoot his girlfriend when the 22-year-old man intervened.
The girlfriend was not injured.
Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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