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Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

FILE - In this June 12, 2104, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama stands with Sam Kass, White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy, before they make salads from vegetables harvested from the White House garden with area students in the State Dining Room of the White House in Wa…

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Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

Obama personal chef to hang up apron after 6 years

WASHINGTON — Political advisers, chiefs of staff, press secretaries and national security advisers have come and gone in the nearly six years Barack Obama has been president. Now, the White House chef is also waving goodbye.

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Judge backs firing of Phoenix VA director

Judge backs firing of Phoenix VA director

Says gifts, not long wait times, are the reason.

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CDC monitoring tech for possible Ebola exposure

ATLANTA (AP) — A laboratory technician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was being monitored Wednesday for possible accidental exposure to the Ebola virus that came during an experiment, officials said Wednesday evening.

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Ebola survival rates improve in Sierra Leone

Ebola survival rates improve in Sierra Leone

One year into the world’s worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an encouraging sign: About 70 percent of patients in a hard-hit area of Sierra Leone now survive.

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Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, homeless men Arnold Kelley, left, 60, and Clint Paul Harris, 35, talk with a reporter with The Associated Press about what they see as the benefits for many homeless people of legalized marijuana in Colorado, inside the Salvation Army shelter in Denver. Some home…

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Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

DENVER — Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most.

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Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Take comfort in an almost effortless onion soup

Talk about a vegetable that’s everywhere. The humble onion is one of the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines.

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Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director

Judge weighs in on firing of Phoenix VA director

FILE--This April 22, 2014 file photo shows Sharon Helman, former director of Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care Center, in Phoenix. A judge has ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs was justified in firing the former director of its Phoenix office, but not because of delays in care…

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More than 2 million consumers sign up for Obamacare for first time

WASHINGTON — Enrollment in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is increasing rapidly, with more than 2 million people having signed up for coverage for the first time.

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Ruling opens door for cruise malpractice lawsuits

MIAMI — For more than 100 years, people couldn’t win medical malpractice lawsuits against cruise lines because of exemptions created through a series of court decisions.

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US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

FILE - In this July 19, 2010 file photo, blood is collected during a blood drive at Saint Vincent Health Center in Erie, Pa. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014 recommended an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old …

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US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

US moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

WASHINGTON — Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

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Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

FILE - A Saturday, July 6, 2013 file photo showing Stephen and Pauline O'Brien, foreground, holding Catholic rosary beads as they march through Ireland's capital, Dublin, in an anti-abortion protest. Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again because of a case involving a b…

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Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

FILE - A Saturday, July 6, 2013 file photo showing thousands of anti-abortion protesters filling Dublin's major thoroughfare, as they march against Ireland's abortion bill. Ireland is debating its constitutional ban on abortion again because of a case involving a brain-dead pregnant woman on…

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Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

Doctors: Take pregnant Irishwoman off life support

DUBLIN (AP) — Irish doctors who have been keeping a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support in hope of saving her 17-week-old fetus pleaded in court Tuesday to be permitted to turn off the machines because their treatment was becoming horrific and could not end in a successful birth.

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France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

A rescue worker stands next to the van that crashed into a French Christmas market in Nantes, western France, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the attacks were conne…

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France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

This photo provided Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 by local newspaper Le Bien Public shows rescue workers tending at victims after a driver deliberately slammed into passersby in several spots in Dijon, central France, Sunday Dec. 21, 2014. French police are raising security after an attack on office…

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France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

A rescue worker directs a fire brigade vehicle after a van crashed into a French Christmas market in Nantes, western France, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the att…

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France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

France finds no links among 3 attacks in 3 days

A police officer guards the van that crashed into a French Christmas market in Nantes, western France, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. French authorities urged calm after a series of attacks across the country left dozens of people injured, and said there was no evidence the attacks were connected by…

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