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Missionary groups call for evacuation from Liberia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina-based missionary groups have ordered the evacuation of their non-essential personnel from Liberia af…

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cite…

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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secr…

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Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by cough…

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Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative grou…

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with he…

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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, offici…

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of m…

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Corning donates $1.8M in parts for space telescope

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to…

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Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.

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Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers rea…

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia,…

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Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a ste…

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Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to …

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Arizona abortion law goes to Supreme Court

Arizona abortion law goes to Supreme Court

An injunction blocking Arizona's restriction on medication abortions is cleared for appeal.

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Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United …

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Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in t…

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Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 unde…

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire…

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Sea star disease strikes Washington marine centers

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections on Washing…

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhau…

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5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

5 things to know about Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — There has been panic and fear about the deadly Ebola disease spreading ever since Nigerian health officials reported Fri…

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Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

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