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Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Ceres may reveal the secrets of planets

Tucson scientists will interpret features of the dwarf planet and possibly a subsurface ocean.

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California measles outbreak is up to 87 cases in 7 states, Mexico

LOS ANGELES — Officials have now confirmed at least 87 cases of measles in seven states and Mexico, as the outbreak centered in California con…

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Measles outbreak that began at Disneyland grows to 87 cases

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

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New Mexico appeals court hears assisted suicide case

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Do terminally ill patients in New Mexico already have the right to end their lives?

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Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with healt…

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Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercia…

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Mond…

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County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold o…

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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in…

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VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency int…

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Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options.

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Union says California Kaiser nurses reach contract agreement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kaiser Permanente nurses in California approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with healt…

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Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

Boeing, SpaceX will beat Russia on price for astronaut rides

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA expects to save millions of dollars sending astronauts to the International Space Station, once its commercia…

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Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

Gov't to overhaul Medicare payments to doctors, hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare will change the way it pays hospitals and doctors to reward quality over volume, the Obama administration said Mond…

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County suspends home purchase program over lava concerns

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Uncertainty over a lava flow in a mostly agricultural region of Hawaii's Big Island has prompted officials to put a hold o…

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Montana oil spill estimate lowered to 30,000 gallons

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities have lowered their estimate of how much oil spilled from a broken pipeline beneath the Yellowstone River in…

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VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

VA to create unified framework with 5 service regions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it is creating a single regional framework that divides the sprawling agency int…

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Finding available options when diagnosis calls for surgery

Health advocates advise a second opinion when major surgery is recommended. Here are tips on searching for options.

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Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

Hard search for less invasive brain surgery leads to eyelid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctor after doctor said removing the tumor causing Pamela Shavaun Scott's unrelenting headaches would require cutting open …

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Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic tu…

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Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the d…

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Health groups reach out to insure rural communities

Health groups reach out to insure rural communities

Residents face significant barriers to enrollment and access to health care. 

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, th…

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Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the dru…

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Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Kids will eat whole grains; eyewitness news

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Michael Roizen answer readers' questions weekly.

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The science behind the high-protein craze

The science behind the high-protein craze

Move over, fat and carbs. Protein's grabbing the spotlight.

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to…

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Navy wants to increase use of sonar-emitting buoys

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy is seeking permits to expand sonar and other training exercises off the Pacific Coast, a proposal raising concern…

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Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

Obama to seek wilderness designation for Alaska refuge

JUNEAU, Alaska — President Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area,…

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WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

WHO adopts reforms to repair reputation after bungling Ebola

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization has proposed reforms that could overhaul its structure after botching the response to the biggest-…

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Breached pipeline that spilled oil lies exposed on riverbed

GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) — Sonar indicates part of an underground pipeline that spilled almost 40,000 gallons of oil into Montana's Yellowstone Ri…

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Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to…

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Former disc golf course is for the birds

Former disc golf course is for the birds

Where golfers once tossed discs into baskets, the Santa Cruz River now flows.

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Opponents say mine threatens Patagonia drinking water

Opponents say mine threatens Patagonia drinking water

Report is blasted by the mining company but generally praised by Patagonia town manager.

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Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Tucson science series ponders the unknowable

Brother Guy says he won't answer the question 'What is Life?' in his opening lecture.

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Added protections for consumer information on health website

Added protections for consumer information on health website

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health ins…

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Elon Musk's SpaceX drops lawsuit against Air Force

WASHINGTON (AP) — A spacecraft company run by billionaire Elon Musk has dropped a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Air Force improperly awarded a con…

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Avian flu confirmed in commercial turkey flock in California

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say they have found avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in central California.

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UK nurse who contracted Ebola recovers, leaves hospital

LONDON (AP) — A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has been discharged from the hospital after making a complete…

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Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains

MADRID (AP) — Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-…

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School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity

School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A sea otter impregnated in the wild has given birth at the University of California, Santa Cruz, allowing researcher…

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Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week …

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Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal…

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Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

Regulators order pipeline upgrades after Montana oil spill

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal safety regulators have ordered a pipeline company to make major upgrades to a line that spilled almost 40,000 g…

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Settlements reached in so-called 'hot fuel' litigation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharge…

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FDA approves 2nd vaccine against meningitis strain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved a second vaccine to prevent a strain of bacteria that can cause deadly cases of meningitis.

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In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

In bike-loving Colorado city, ambulances get racks for rides

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Showing how much one Colorado city loves its bikes, cyclists who go to the hospital by ambulance no longer have to …

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Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

NEW YORK (AP) — All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation con…

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Clarification: Hottest Year story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 16, The Associated Press reported that the odds that nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000 a…

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NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's showtime for Pluto.

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Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer'

LONDON (AP) — Suddenly, science is sexy. With Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for multiple trophies as Alan Turing and Eddie Redmayne turning h…

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Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

Sierra Leone eases blocks on travel, business as Ebola wanes

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — With the Ebola outbreak weakening in West Africa, Sierra Leone eased restrictions on movement and commercial act…

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Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama's climate talks in India

Hazy skies the backdrop for Obama's climate talks in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the …

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Artists explore asteroid

Artists explore asteroid

Art students created a mural celebrating the UA-led NASA mission.

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One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

One dose, then surgery: A new way to test brain tumor drugs

Lori Simons took the bright orange pill at 3 a.m. Eight hours later, doctors sliced into her brain, looking for signs that the drug was working.

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Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

Measles outbreak casts spotlight on anti-vaccine movement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A major measles outbreak traced to Disneyland has brought criticism down on the small but vocal movement among parents to o…

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Texas Panhandle gets foot of snow

Texas Panhandle gets foot of snow

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A winter storm has swept through parts of Texas, dropping up to a foot of snow in the Panhandle and prompting El Paso to…

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Montana city gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river

Montana city gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Thousands of people in an eastern Montana city were told Thursday they can resume using tap water after tests showed no…

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened aborti…

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First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare

First major retailer to reopen after Hawaii lava scare

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A drugstore plans to reopen next week in the small Hawaii town that's being threatened by a slow-moving lava flow, making …

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