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Court blocks removal of life support for 13-year-old Jahi McMath

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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, Nailah Winkfield, mother of 13-year-old Jahi McMath, cries before a courtroom hearing regarding McMath, in Oakland, Calif. McMath remains on life support at Children's Hospital Oakland over a week after doctors declared her brain dead, following a supposedly routine tonsillectomy. Ben Margot/AP

A 13-year-old girl Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead earlier in the month following surgery to remove her tonsils. Jahi was due to be taken off a ventilator last night, but her family was able to stop that from happening.

Now they have another week to try to find a long-term care facility who might take her.

For more on her story we turn to Natalie Alund, who has been covering the story for the Oakland Tribune.
 

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