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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., second from right, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 20, 2017 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Democrats rejected White House demands Friday to add provisions weakening the Obama health care law to a bipartisan deal on steadying unsettled insurance markets. The compromise already faced an uphill path and this was the latest blow. Senate Minority Leader Chuck...
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October 20, 2017 - 11:38 am
GENEVA (AP) — Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses. But the World Health Organization's new chief is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador." With Mugabe on hand, WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2015, file photo, visitors to a park gestures at each other near chimneys spewing smoke in Beijing. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
October 20, 2017 - 4:50 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Increasing pollution worldwide is proving deadlier than war, natural disasters or smoking, according to a new report published in the Lancet medical journal. Based largely on 2015 data from the Global Burden of Disease, the report estimates that at least 9 million premature deaths...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017, file photo, toxic froth from industrial pollution floats on Bellundur Lake on World Environment Day, in Bangalore, India. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
October 20, 2017 - 2:15 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. One out of every six premature deaths in...
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Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 19, 2017 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic...
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 19, 2017 - 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bipartisan health care bill formally proposed Thursday in Congress would help stabilize insurance markets up-ended by the fierce partisan battle over "Obamacare." For consumers, it offers a potential respite from the spiral of rising premiums and dwindling choice. The...
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October 19, 2017 - 3:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump succeeds in shutting down a major "Obamacare" subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from...
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President Donald Trump applauds members of the audience before speaking at the Heritage Foundation's annual President's Club meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
October 18, 2017 - 8:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 9 p.m. The authors of a bipartisan plan to calm health insurance markets say they'll push the proposal forward, even as President Donald Trump's stance has changed from supportive to disdainful to...
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FILE - In this May 2016 file photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved sales of the therapy Yescarta, developed by Kite Pharma. It is the second gene therapy for U.S. patients _ the first one for adults _ a custom-made, one-time treatment for certain common types of the blood cancer lymphoma. (Kite Pharma via AP, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:27 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved a second gene therapy for a blood cancer, a one-time, custom-made treatment for aggressive lymphoma in adults. The Food and Drug Administration allowed sales of the treatment from Kite Pharma on Wednesday. It uses the same technology, called CAR-T...
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October 18, 2017 - 3:11 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who said solutions can't come too soon. During a news...
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