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Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

Congress has passed a landmark bill to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

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USDA overhauls decades-old poultry inspections

The Obama administration is overhauling poultry plant inspections for the first time in more than 50 years, a move it says could result in 5,000 fewer foodborne illnesses each year. Read more »

Published 11 hours ago

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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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West Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Security forces went house-to-house looking for Ebola patients and others exposed to the disease Thursday in Sierra Leone's capital as the death toll from the worst recorded outbreak in history... Read more »

Published 12 hours ago

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Congress races to finish veterans, highway bills

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast... Read more »

Published 13 hours ago

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Starz' 'Outlander' brings novels to life vibrantly

There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Jude Law: With maturity comes complication

Jude Law feels his work options are widening as he gets older, and he revels in the complications. Read more »

Published 14 hours ago

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released... Read more »

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George W. Bush writes book about father

His paintings made news worldwide, but it turns out that former President George W. Bush has been working on another, highly personal project since leaving the White House: He has quietly completed... Read more »

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Senators seek to curb campus sexual assault

Campus sexual assault victims are joining senators on Capitol Hill in announcing legislation designed to make colleges more accountable to rape victims. Read more »

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NBC announces lead for live musical 'Peter Pan'

NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams. Read more »

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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO — The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

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 hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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House-Senate negotiators approve $17B VA bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to... Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks for fisheries in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest... Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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NCAA settles head injury suit, will change rules

The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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APNewsBreak: NCAA settles head injury lawsuit

The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain... Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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Report: More acidic seawater poses risks to fisheries in Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from factory smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Read more »

Published July 29, 2014

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New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare

No one knows for sure just how many people Patrick Sawyer came into contact with the day he boarded a flight in Liberia, had a stopover in Ghana, changed planes in Togo, and then arrived in... Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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Red Lobster goes vertical on plate to push quality

Red Lobster wants to be seen as a purveyor of quality seafood, so it's getting rid of some of its promotional discounts and stacking the food higher on plates, as is the style at fancier restaurants. Read more »

Published July 28, 2014

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