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Ebola cases reported in Congo
1 new Ebola death confirmed in Congo, bringing total to 12Congo's health ministry says there has been another death of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre watches from the stands during the second day of play of the first test cricket match between England and Pakistan at Lord's cricket ground in London, Friday, May 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
The Latest: Macron: Ireland makes history with abortion voteFrench President Emmanuel Macron says that Ireland has made history with its abortion referendum in which voters overwhelmingly chose to abolish a ban on terminations
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Counting of votes begins in the Irish referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 26, 2018. Official counting began Saturday in Ireland's historic abortion rights referendum, with two exit polls predicting an overwhelming victory for those seeking to end the country's strict ban. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
Some Irish Catholics worried, dismayed after abortion voteIrish Catholics attending Sunday Mass were disappointed with the result of a referendum in which voters opted to legalize abortion and think it reflects the weakening of the Church _ a situation that was unthinkable in Ireland a generation ago
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In Rural Areas, One Thing Is 'Worse Than Murder'When Barry Gibbs' wife had a heart attack two years ago, the North Carolina man couldn't take her to the hospital in nearby Belhaven—because it had closed. Should he drive her 60 miles east to one town or 70 miles west to another? Neither seemed close enough. But his...
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Is This a Good Idea? Cancer Researcher Says YesIs your child’s environment as sterile as an operating room? That might not be a good thing, a leading cancer researcher says in a new report. After three decades of research, Mel Greaves , from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, believes that acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is caused by...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniersNewly released emails show senior political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency working closely with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes residents and visitors to the tiny town in Dietrich, Idaho. Residents of tge Idaho town have been told not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home by emergency workers who were hospitalized after entering the residence. Dietrich Mayor Don Heiken said Friday, May 25, 2018, that 62-year-old Tom Young was found dead Thursday and that he had been fired on May 9 following an altercation that involved the police, but declined to offer details. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi, File)
Idaho town told not to drink water amid contamination scareOfficials say residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink its well water amid concerns that a fired municipal worker found dead in his home may have contaminated it
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Scientists find opioids in Puget Sound musselsScientists who track pollution have discovered traces of the pain reliever oxycodone in some Puget Sound mussels
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US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic potFederal health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah
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Dancing, Rapping Doc Facing Malpractice LawsuitsSince-deleted YouTube videos of Dr. Windell Boutte dancing and singing around exposed patients in her operating room are sending chills throughout the patient community, reports CNN . The Atlanta plastic surgeon can be seen rapping, dancing while holding surgical instruments (minus gloves or mask), and cutting into an abdomen to the...
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In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, paramedics wear protective suits as a precautionary measure against the Nipah virus as they bury Valachekutti Mosa's body, died of the same virus, in Kozhikode, in the southern Indian state of Kerala. More than10 people have died of Nipah since an outbreak began earlier this month in Kerala, health officials say. There is no vaccine for the virus, which can cause raging fevers, convulsions and vomiting, and kills up to 75 percent of people who come down with it. (AP Photo/K.Shijith)
Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south IndiaIndian officials say an outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread to any new areas but issued a series of warnings to people in stricken towns
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FILE - This April 15, 2011, file photo, shows a bottle of Johnson's baby powder. A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. Jurors on Thursday, May 24, 2018, awarded $4 million in punitive damages after finding that Johnson & Johnson acted with "malice, oppression or fraud." (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Jury recommends $25M in Johnson & Johnson lawsuitA California jury delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed she developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder
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