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House approves VA health care overhaul

House approves VA health care overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plag…

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health ca…

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VA wants to fire 2 accused of manipulating data

DENVER (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.

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Africa summit to proceed despite Ebola outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there are no plans to change or cancel an upcoming summit of African leaders in the U.S. despite an Ebo…

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Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

NEW YORK (AP) — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new…

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Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

Weather kills 2,000 a year; cold is top culprit

NEW YORK — The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new gove…

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.…

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college …

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US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates f…

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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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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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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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Study: Running may add years to your life

Study: Running may add years to your life

Nonrunners were 24 percent more likely to die during the study period.

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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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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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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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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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