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74 Children Are Missing From Kansas’ Foster Care System

Over 70 children are missing from Kansas’ foster care system. This shocking number was revealed by two companies running the state’s foster care system at a child welfare task force meeting on Tuesday.

Phyllis Gilmore, secretary of the Kansas Department for Children and Families, was allegedly unaware of at least some of the missing children. According to the Kansas City Star, several lawmakers were furious that Gilmore seemed unaware that three sisters, ages 15, 14 and 12, have been missing since August. Emily, Aimee and Christin Utter (pictured above) have been missing for 47 days. Lt. Jarrod Gill with the Tonganoxie Police Department told the Kansas City Star that the three sisters likely ran away after experiencing problems in their home. He thinks they are probably together, and receiving assistance from at least one other person.

“I am flabbergasted,” Sen. Laura Kelly said.  “I used to work in this world

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Carrie Fisher Had Cocaine, Ecstasy In Her System Prior To Death

In a report issued Friday, the Los Angeles County Coroner listed sleep apnea and drug use as contributing factors in the death of beloved Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher. A detailed follow-up released today determined she had ingested cocaine within 72 hours of going into cardiac arrest on December 23 aboard a flight from London as it approached L.A. The report also found traces of opiates, ecstasy, and alcohol in her system at the time of her death on December 27, according to the Los Angeles Times. Atherosclerotic heart disease was also cited as a factor in her death.

In her books, plays and interviews, Fisher had long been candid about her struggles with drug abuse and bipolar disorder. She was a product of Hollywood’s Golden Age; born in 1956 to actress Debbie Reynolds and the singer and actor Eddie Fisher, who famously dumped Reynolds when Carrie was three

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