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  • The violent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico has shaken families across the Carolinas who agonized for days while waiting to learn if their loved ones survived a cosmetic surgery road trip that turned deadly. Questions about the attack persist, even as officials have reported two dead and sped the two survivors to U.S. soil. Both survivors are natives of Lake City, South Carolina. Relatives sought details, and federal investigators pledged to investigate how Latavia Burgess, Shaeed Woodard, Eric Williams and Zindell Brown wound up in the crossfire of Mexican drug cartels, as captured on video.
  • Officials say two survivors of a deadly abduction in Mexico are back on U.S. soil. They were brought to a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, on Tuesday. Two other Americans were killed after the group got caught in a drug cartel shootout last week. Officials say the group was on a road trip to Mexico for one of them to get cosmetic surgery. The Americans were hauled away in a truck but were found Tuesday in a remote area near the Gulf coast in a wood shack.
  • Tennessee and South Carolina are joining five other states in extending health care coverage to women with low-to-modest incomes for a full year after childbirth. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced friday the expansion of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program on Friday. It comes as the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn women's constitutional right to abortion, making maternal health care more urgent than ever.