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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, and director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney arrive for a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands itRepublicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul
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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, departs a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health votePresident Donald Trump is demanding a make-or-break vote on GOP health care legislation, as White House officials tell Republican lawmakers that negotiations are over and the vote will come Friday
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. Environmental risks and heredity get the most blame for cancer, but new research released on Thursday, March 23, 2017 suggests random chance may play a bigger role than people realize: Healthy cells naturally make mistakes when they multiply, typos in your DNA that can leave new cells carrying cancer-prone genetic mutations. (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP)
SCIENCE SAYS: Unavoidable typos in DNA help fuel cancerNew research says more cancer-causing mutations are due to random chance than heredity or lifestyle risks, but lots of tumors still are preventable
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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)
Death rates up for middle age whites with little educationA sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" _ suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases
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UN aims to immunize more than 115 million kids against polioThe World Health Organization says it's aiming to vaccinate more than 115 million children against polio across Africa next week, in its continuing bid to wipe out the crippling disease
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Egypt suspends school lunches after mass food poisoningAn outbreak of food poisoning has sickened thousands of Egyptian schoolchildren this month, sending parents rushing to hospitals and leading the Education Ministry to temporarily suspend its school lunch program
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This undated photo provided by Shauna Etheredge shows her granddaughter, Londyn Raine Robinson Sack, in Terryville, Conn., shortly before Londyn died on Oct. 19, 2014, after ingesting an opioid that her mother obtained. Her mother is incarcerated on a charge of second-degree manslaughter. The number of children's deaths is still small relative to the overall toll from opioids, but toddler fatalities have climbed steadily over the last 10 years. (Shauna Etheredge via AP)
Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlersAmong the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are under age 5. Curious toddlers sometimes find the pills in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks in support of the Republican health care bill during a TV interview in Statuary Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardyScrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment
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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
The Associated Press1 day ago
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