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FILE - In this Friday, June 1, 2018 file photo, a child shines a light on hundreds of shoes at a memorial for those killed by Hurricane Maria, in front of the Puerto Rico Capitol in San Juan. In June 2018, two bills were introduced in Congress in an attempt to establish a new standard for counting deaths after a natural disaster. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
June 12, 2018 - 7:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into the island and devastated the U.S. territory last year. It's also raised questions about how officials go about the challenging task of counting...
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June 12, 2018 - 12:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is diving into a two-week vote-a-thon on dozens of bills aimed at opioids abuse. The move comes as lawmakers seek to expand efforts to curb addiction — and return home with a relatively easy win they can tout before the midterm elections. Underscoring the effort's...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 09, 2018 - 8:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge premiums even higher. The Justice Department said in a court...
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FILE- In this Jan. 1, 2018 file photo, various types of marijuana are on display at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. President Donald Trump said Friday, June 8, 2018, that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner, File)
June 08, 2018 - 8:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the...
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This combination of 2004 and 2016 file photos shows fashion designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain in New York. A U.S. report released in June 2018 found an uptick in suicide rates in nearly every state since 1999. Middle-aged adults _ ages 45 to 64 _ had the largest rate increase. Bourdain was 61 and Spade was 55. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Andy Kropa/Invision)
June 08, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade highlight a troubling trend — rising suicides among middle-aged Americans. Mental health problems, often undiagnosed, are usually involved and experts say knowing warning signs and who is at risk can help...
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In this Aug. 11, 2017 photo, visitors approach a former ranch house and barn during a guided hike on the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge near Denver. Rocky Flats was once the site of a plant that made plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. Part of the site was designated a refuge after a $7 billion cleanup. On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the refuge manager harshly criticized a local Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of the site and expressed doubt about whether the U.S. government's assurances about the site could be trusted. (AP Photo/Dan Elliott)
June 08, 2018 - 5:18 pm
DENVER (AP) — A U.S. official harshly criticized a Colorado health officer who questioned the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant that was converted into a wildlife refuge and expressed doubt about whether the government's assurances about the site could be trusted. The dispute is part of a...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. Sessions said in a letter to Congress on June 7, that President Donald Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and nearly did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2018 - 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to stop defending in court the Obama health law's popular protections for consumers with pre-existing conditions could prove risky for Republicans in the midterm elections — and nudge premiums even higher. The Justice Department said in a court...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:28 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and...
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June 08, 2018 - 4:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has pulled out two more of its workers from its embassy in Cuba and is testing them for possible brain injury, three U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Friday, amid concerns they may have been affected by mysterious health incidents harming U.S...
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June 08, 2018 - 12:38 pm
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — "Strong progress" has been made in calming Congo's deadly Ebola outbreak in a city of 1.2 million and in the rural outpost where the epidemic was declared one month ago, the World Health Organization said Friday, but now the focus turns to "some of the most remote territory on...
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