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FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gestures as he speaks during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and a familiar face this year in its bid to rebound from declining ratings and attendance. The next 11 months will show if Dale Earnhardt Jr., Monster Energy and different rules can provide the needed jolt.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season beginsNASCAR has beefed up its concussion protocol with a consistent screening rule at all venues
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Dr. Larry Nassar, center, and his attorneys, Shannon Smith and Matt Newburg, listen to Judge Donald Allen Jr. rule that Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, should stand trial on sexual assault charges during a hearing, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He's pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)
Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault caseA judge has ordered a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor to stand trial on sexual assault charges
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 1957 file photo, Jon Douglas, 6, right, visits his friend, Greg Cox, standing behind a sign warning he has mumps, on the door of his home in Altamont, Ill. Fifty years ago, mumps was once a childhood rite of passage of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws. That all changed with the arrival of a vaccine in the late 1960s, and mumps nearly disappeared. But in 2017, the U.S. is in the midst of one of the largest surges in decades. (AP Photo)
AP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccineAP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccine
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This Jan. 11, 2016, photo shows a digital audio recorder at a home in Providence, R.I. The city is in the third year of its effort to boost language skills for children from low-income families by equipping them with the devices that count every word they hear. During home visits, social workers go over the word counts with parents and suggest tips to boost the child's language skills. Even young infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies _ and recording their attempts. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gapEven infants can have conversations with mom or dad but their turn tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words
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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2016, file photo, Karen Pence speaks at a campaign rally at the Main Line Sports Center in Berwyn, Pa. Pence wants people to know that art therapy isn’t exactly arts and crafts. The wife of Vice President Mike Pence has been a passionate advocate of art therapy for many years, including during her recent stint as first lady of Indiana. Now, she hopes to use her new and loftier public profile to raise awareness of the mental health profession and help change the public’s perceptions about what art therapists actually do. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
VP Pence's wife aims to raise awareness about art therapyKaren Pence wants people to know that art therapy isn't exactly arts and crafts
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Tanzania stops 40 health centers from offering AIDS servicesTanzania stops 40 health centers from offering AIDS services, says they promote gay sex
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In this Oct. 9, 2016 photo, a butcher carries slaughtered chickens in a poultry market in Fuyang in central China's Anhui province. Chinese state media reported Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 that the National Health and Family Planning Commission is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in China's south-central regions as it grapples with the worst outbreak of bird flu in years. (Chinatopix via AP)
China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreakChina is ordering the closure of live poultry markets in its south-central regions where the worst outbreak of bird flu in years has killed at least 87 people
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of La., right, and Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., departs a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP leaders unveil new health law outline, divisions remainTop House Republicans have unveiled a rough sketch of a massive health care overhaul to rank-and-file lawmakers
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In this photo provided by Microsoft, Microsoft researcher Ethan Jackson sets up a trap for mosquitoes in Harris County, Texas in 2016. A new high-tech version trap is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape, and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite. (Microsoft via AP)
New mosquito trap smart enough to keep just the bad bugsA new smart trap for mosquitoes is promising to catch the bloodsuckers while letting friendlier insects escape _ and even record the exact weather conditions when different species emerge to bite
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Seema Verma, left, then President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, gets on an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Verma, the businesswoman selected by President Donald Trump to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed at its core by policies that burden states and foster dependency in the poor. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci File)
Trump health pick says Medicaid needs a major overhaulPresident Donald Trump's pick to run the government's major health insurance programs says Medicaid needs an overhaul but she doesn't support turning Medicare into a "voucher" plan
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, a nurse gives administers a flu vaccine shot in Washington. Preliminary data released by U.S. health officials on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2017 suggest this season's vaccine is 48 percent effective. That's not bad since the strain that’s making most people sick is one of the worst. Experts consider it a good year when a flu vaccine is 50 to 60 percent effective. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
US flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so farU.S. health officials say the flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well this season
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Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins at age 64A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age
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