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Ore. hospital keeps missing man secret, cites law

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- An 81-year-old Salem man was safe in a hospital while friends and police searched for him for two days this week after he disappeared from his home -- but medical workers wouldn't tell police that, citing a federal privacy law. Eventually, an anonymous tipster told police the diabetic man was in Salem Hospital, and he's since been transferred to an adult care facility, the...

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