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FILE - This April 22, 2014, file photo shows an employment application form on a table at a job fair in Hudson, N.Y. Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. The economists, Anne Case and Angus Deaton, argue in a paper released Thursday, March 23, 2017, that the loss of steady middle-income jobs for those with high school degrees or less has triggered broad problems for this group. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)
Less-educated middle-age US whites dying younger than othersMiddle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found
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House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., left, confers with House Rules Committee Chairman Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, during a meeting to shape the final version of the Republican health care bill before it goes to the floor for debate and a vote. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdownPresident Donald Trump is dangling possible changes to the health care bill aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation
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In this March 14, 2017 photo, Yutaka Motohashi, head of government-funded Japan Support Center for Suicide Countermeasures, speaks during an interview at his office in Kodaira, western suburb of Tokyo. Fewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a positive sign in a country with one of the world’s highest suicide rates. The still-high suicide rate means Japan is a difficult place to live, a society that is not kind to troubled people, said Motohashi. (AP Photo/Mari Yamaguchi)
Steady fall in suicides offers glimmer of hope in JapanFewer Japanese are taking their own lives, a glimmer of hope in a country with one of the world's highest suicide rates
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FILE - In  this March 16, 2017, file photo, Barry Cadden arrives at the federal courthouse in Boston. A verdict has been reached Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the case. Cadden, president of New England Compounding Center, faces multiple counts in a fungal meningitis outbreak from tainted steroids manufactured by the pharmacy, which killed dozens and sickened hundreds of people in 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreakThe former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy has been convicted of racketeering in a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people across the country and was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined at rear by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., speaks to reporters about the pending GOP health care bill following lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, Tuesday, March 31, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
After surgery, Georgia senator could miss crucial votesGeorgia Sen. Johnny Isakson is at home recuperating from back surgery, and that means Republican leaders may have to muster the votes to overhaul the 2010 health care law without him
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FDA links very rare cancer, 9 deaths, to breast implantsThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nine deaths from a very rare kind of cancer have been linked to breast implants
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This 2014 family photo provided by Geoffrey M. Zimmerman shows Zimmerman and his wife, Lynn Zimmerman, of Walnut Creek, Calif. The pair are rethinking their plan for dealing with expected family health issues as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. (Courtesy of Geoffrey M. Zimmerman via AP)
Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repealWorkers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans
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Schoolchildren wait to perform during the inauguration ceremony of a water filtration tower at their school in Nai Basti Village, some 55 kilometers (35 miles) from in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. In Nai Bastti access to clean drinking water was a dream for the villagers till Wednesday, when the water filtration plant began functioning in an elementary school in the village. India has the world's highest number of people without access to clean water. UNICEF says nearly 78 million Indians - about 5 percent of the country's 1.3 billion population - must make do with contaminated water sources or buy water at high rates. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Hope flows into Indian village in the form of clean waterSchoolchildren cheered as a gush of clean water flowed through gleaming taps connected to a newly installed water filtration plant in a dusty Indian village
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President Donald Trump comments about large columns in the room as he speaks at the National Republican Congressional Committee March Dinner at the National Building Museum, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fatePresident Donald Trump is warning House Republicans they could lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they don't back the GOP health care overhaul
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Pediatric neurosurgeon John R. Ruge, MD, describes the surgery during a news conference, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at Advocate Children's Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. Ten-month-old Dominique was born in the Ivory Coast with a parasitic conjoined twin. The bottom half of the not-fully-developed twin's body protruded from her neck and back until last week's operation. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
Baby born with extra legs thriving after surgeryDoctors say a baby girl from Africa who's recovering from a risky surgery at a suburban Chicago hospital should now be able to lead a normal life
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FILE--In this Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson sits in his corner office overlooking downtown Everett, Wash. Stephanson is suing pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma, becoming the first city to try to hold the maker of OxyContin accountable for damages to his community. Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma argued in court documents filed Monday, March 20, 2017, there is no legal basis for such a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, file)
OxyContin maker asks judge to toss case brought by cityThe maker of the pain medication OxyContin has asked a federal judge in Seattle to throw out a Washington city's lawsuit that seeks to hold the drugmaker responsible for allowing its pills to flood the black market and into Everett
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President Donald Trump pauses during his speech during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Monday, March 20, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings falsePresident Donald Trump contends doctors are fleeing the medical profession because of "Obamacare," but an AP Fact Check finds that dire claim is not supported by the data
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