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July 1, 2014
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Following the battlefield success of tourniquets in Iraq and Afghanistan to help decrease fatalities, they are being adopted by law enforcement nationwide. In Houston, more than 2,000 officers so far have been trained and armed with tourniquets. (July 1) Video provided by AP


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