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To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece

Seeking to prevent superbug outbreaks, federal health officials said they have approved the first gastrointestinal medical scope with a disposable cap for use in the U.S. The Food and Drug Administration said that the design of the new duodenoscope by Japanese device maker Pentax should make it...


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High On Drugs? Anthem Cites Soaring Drug Costs To Justify 35% Rate Hike in California

Health insurance giant Anthem predicts Californians will pop a lot more pills next year. To make the case for a hefty premium hike in the state’s individual insurance market, Anthem Blue Cross has forecast a 30 percent jump in prescription drug costs for 2018. Such a sharp increase is nearly double...


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GOP Health Bill’s Changes Go Far Beyond Preexisting Conditions

The latest GOP effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act is getting a lot of attention, even if its passage seems unlikely. But there is far more to the measure than its changes to rules regarding preexisting health conditions. In fact, the bill proposed by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C....


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GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare,” dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party’s years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-...


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The Latest: In AP tally, 21 states confirmed hacking targets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the federal government’s notification to 21 states about election hacking (all times local): 8:50 p.m. A 50-state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 21 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are...


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Trump weighs new travel restrictions as ban nears expiration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president impose the new, targeted...


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Fate of Utah event with redface Native American portrayal handed to committee

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Both sides say they need to take a hard look at event that puts white re-enactors in redface for a war with Mormon pioneers and U.S. soldiers.


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Does NKorean H-bomb threat push US closer to war?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Would exploding a hydrogen bomb over the Pacific, as North Korea has threatened, push the current war of words between the U.S. and North Korea closer to actual war? As with much that has transpired lately in the U.S.-North Korea nuclear crisis, no one can be sure where this would...


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US government tells election officials in 21 states hackers targeted their systems in

WASHINGTON (AP) — US government tells election officials in 21 states hackers targeted their systems in 2016 but most systems not breached.


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AP Was There: Lawyers argue over separate but equal doctrine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: Sixty years ago, nine black students enrolled at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, putting to test a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1954 that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional. The court ordered all public schools to act...


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