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CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other…

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Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Warmer water and recent storm swells are to blame for mounds of stinky kelp piling up on the sand in the upscale S…

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Ancient Greek well yields rare wooden statue

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archeologists in Greece have uncovered a rare wooden statue preserved in the muddy depths of an ancient well in Piraeus,…

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North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.

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N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

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Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a h…

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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) — The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to…

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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theor…

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as …

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Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washin…

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Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas…

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North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

North Dakota reaches deal to keep dinosaur mummy

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.

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N. America treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

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Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

Spanish woman free of Ebola, final tests show

MADRID (AP) — Conclusive tests show a Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola is cured of the virus, doctors said Tuesday, signaling a h…

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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) — The government announced Tuesday that everyone traveling to the United States from Ebola-afflicted African nations will have to…

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Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theor…

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as …

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Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

Newborn Puget Sound killer whale presumed dead

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washin…

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Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas…

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CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.

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New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued b…

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First round of Ebola contacts cleared from isolation

First round of Ebola contacts cleared from isolation

DALLAS — The countdown has begun. With the first round of possible Ebola contacts cleared from isolation Monday, all eyes are on Nov. 7.

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GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major …

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Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats

DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed awa…

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NBC's Snyderman faces credibility issues

NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over fo…

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Restitution ordered in dinosaur footprint theft

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who pleaded guilty in the theft of a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that's never been recovered was …

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In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama

CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.

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Colorado proposes edible-pot ban, then retreats

Colorado proposes edible-pot ban, then retreats

DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away fro…

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If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no ex…

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Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital

ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday.

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La. health dept. seeks end to billing rape victims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Sexual assault victims in Louisiana should not have to pay for their treatment in emergency rooms, the health departme…

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Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas…

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Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient…

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Everglades trail surveyed for cultural artifacts

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK, Fla. (AP) — Archaeologists are poking through the muck under a boardwalk in Everglades National Park, looking for ev…

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

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Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record

WASHINGTON — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

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Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.

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WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

GAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, f…

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Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist La…

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EU seeks $1.27 billion in Ebola aid for W. Africa

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union committed itself Monday to step up efforts toward getting 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid to fight…

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Image of Asia: A snowstorm survivor waits in Nepal

In this photo by Niranjan Shrestha, an avalanche survivor waits to receive the bodies of his colleagues outside a morgue in Katmandu, Nepal. B…

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Lebanon imposes new measures against Ebola

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is imposing new measures to prevent the Ebola virus from reaching the Middle Eastern nation, the health minister said Monday.

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WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria is free of Ebola, the World Health Organization declared Monday of a rare victory in the months-long battle against t…

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World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.

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Be an informed patient; get healthier

Be an informed patient; get healthier

A revolution that's making consumers healthier: tracking your doc's notes on you.

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Gas pains; teen sleep and revising early school start times

Gas pains; teen sleep and revising early school start times

Q: Sometimes I get excruciating gas pains. They usually go away after a little flatulence or going to the bathroom. What can I do to stop the …

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Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought …

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CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a t…

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Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa …

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Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and f…

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New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could prov…

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Belgium's main airport to begin Ebola screening

PARIS (AP) — Brussels Airport says it will begin screening passengers arriving from Ebola-stricken countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned fr…

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UK nurse back in Sierra Leone after Ebola recovery

LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned to the country after treatment in London.

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German minister: EU should consider Ebola mission

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister has suggested that the European Union could send a civilian mission to West Africa to help combat the…

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Spain gives US go-ahead to use bases against Ebola

MADRID (AP) — Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat th…

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Nabhan discusses economic value of local food production

Nabhan discusses economic value of local food production

Tucson food expert offers ways to solve health and economic problems.

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Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread

DALLAS (AP) — The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of …

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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But de…

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First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his inf…

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