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Teen Declared Brain Dead Released From Hospital

January 6, 2014
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13-year-old Jahi McMath has been released to the custody of her mother after nearly a month in an Oakland hospital. She was pronounced brain dead after going into cardiac arrest after tonsil surgery, but her family does not believe she is dead. (Jan. 6)

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