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President Donald Trump waves to reporters after a lunch with Republican senator at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
October 24, 2017 - 6:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two top Republicans announced a bill Tuesday restoring federal subsidies to insurers while including tough conditions sought by the White House. Senate Democrats have enough votes to kill it, but the measure underscores the changes the Trump administration and congressional...
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Charity Tillemann-Dick, right, debuts her new song with Esperanza Tufani, left, at a medical summit in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Tillemann-Dick, an opera singer still singing after two double lung transplants, wrote a song to honor the Honduran immigrant roots of Tufani's mother, who was the donor of her lungs. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
October 24, 2017 - 5:44 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — An opera singer still performing after two double lung transplants has debuted a song she wrote to pay tribute to the immigrant roots of her more recent donor. Charity Tillemann-Dick and her lung donor's 24-year-old daughter, Esperanza Tufani, sang the song together in front of...
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October 24, 2017 - 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's long-awaited declaration that the opioid epidemic is a national emergency finally arrives this week. But some advocates are worried that it won't be backed with the money and commitment to make much difference. Trump is expected to make the formal...
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FILE - This Jan. 10, 2013 file photo shows vials of flu vaccines in Philadelphia. No vaccine is perfect, and it can take many years to find out how well a new vaccine works and how long it lasts. The annual flu vaccine is a particularly hard one to nail. The virus changes quickly and spreads easily. U.S. health officials make their best guess each spring about the formula for the next flu season. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 24, 2017 - 3:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two years ago, George Green got stabbing pain and bad blisters around his right arm. It was the worst case of shingles his doctor had ever seen. "I said, 'Wait a minute, I had the vaccine! How come I got this?'" recalled Green, a 68-year-old engineer in Austell, Georgia, who got the...
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October 24, 2017 - 2:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin touted an overhaul plan Tuesday to give veterans even wider access to outside doctors than under its troubled Choice health care program, stressing ties with the private sector even while acknowledging key questions of rising cost and...
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FILE - In this May 3, 2017, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra answers a question during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. The top lawyers for 19 states will urge a federal judge Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, to force President Donald Trump's administration to pay health care subsidies he abruptly cut off earlier this month. State attorneys general, led by Becerra, argue the monthly payments are required under former President Barack Obama's health care law, and cutting them off will harm consumers. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
October 24, 2017 - 12:31 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An attorney for California was grilled by a federal judge skeptical of a push by 18 states to immediately reinstate Affordable Health Care Act subsidies cut off by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said he would likely issue a ruling on Tuesday, a day...
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October 24, 2017 - 12:00 am
Christie denies making remark about Trump, opioid crisis Judge skeptical of need to reinstate Trump health care cuts California company recalls vegetables over listeria fears Iowa withdraws proposal to opt out of Affordable Care Act Man in yard mistakes coyote for neighbor's dog, gets bitten Jurors...
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October 23, 2017 - 5:59 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa officials withdrew a proposal Monday that sought to pull out of the Affordable Care Act and redirect federal money toward lowering premiums for younger participants under a separate program. If the Trump administration had approved Iowa's waiver request, it would have...
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October 23, 2017 - 5:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by California and other states over health care subsidies cut off by the Trump administration (all times local): 2 p.m. A federal judge says he doesn't see how the Trump administration's decision to cut off health insurance subsidies would immediately...
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October 23, 2017 - 5:23 pm
ASHBURNHAM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has mistaken a coyote for his neighbor's dog and has been bitten several times. Police say the man was bitten on Sunday evening in Ashburnham and they're advising people to stay away from coyotes, foxes and unfamiliar dogs. Police say the man was in his...
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