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President Donald Trump shakes hands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during an opioid and drug abuse listening sessionWednesday, March 29, 2017, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addictionPresident Donald Trump has tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the lead the against the nation's addiction crisis
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward the health overhaul repeal attempt; 2c x 8 inches; 96.3 mm x 203 mm;
AP SPIN METER: Was Trump joking on health care?Since the Republican health care bill died in the House last week, marking the defeat of President Donald Trump's first major legislative initiative, the president has sent conflicting signals about trying again
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on attitudes toward the health overhaul repeal attempt; 2c x 8 inches; 96.3 mm x 203 mm;
Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health carePresident Donald Trump and House Republicans say they're still looking to revive their shattered health care overhaul effort. But an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds that people don't like their approach so far
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. questions Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. during a House Appropriations subcommittee to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grillingPresident Donald Trump's top health official has gotten strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Graphic shows worldwide pollution deaths ties to consumption elsewhere; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm;
Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroadA study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home
The Associated Press10 hours ago
This photo provided by Genentech shows the company's drug Ocrevus. Late Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus, the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk. While there are more than a dozen treatments for the most common form of MS, there's been nothing specifically for people with the type called primary progressive MS. That type of MS is relatively rare, affecting about 50,000 Americans. Ocrevus was also approved for relapsing forms of MS, which progress more slowly. (Genentech via AP)
FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosisU.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis
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A young Somali girl who was displaced by the drought wears a pair of mock spectacles cut out from a cardboard box of antibiotics medicine as a joke, as she carries her brother around a camp just outside of Mogadishu, in Somalia Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Somalia's drought is threatening 3 million lives according to the U.N. and in recent months aid agencies have been scaling up their efforts but say more support is urgently needed to prevent the crisis from worsening. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Somalia's drought once again has thousands on the moveSomalia's drought has once again uprooted hundreds of thousands of people as families stream into camps, urban areas and neighboring countries in search of aid
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FILE - This March 16, 2017 file photo released by the Bannock County Sheriff's Office shows a cyanide device in Pocatello, Idaho. The cyanide device, called M-44, is spring-activated and shoots poison that is meant to kill predators. The device that doused a 14-year-old boy and killed his dog was placed on public land despite a document by federal officials stating they would avoid such areas to reduce the risk of exactly what happened. The U.S. Department of Agriculture in November said it would not put the M-44 devices on public land in Idaho. But the U.S. Bureau of Land Management says GPS coordinates put the device on BLM land near Pocatello. (Bannock County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policyOfficials say a cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier to halt use of the devices on all the state's U.S.-owned land
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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y., flanked by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., right rear, speaks with reporters following a closed-door strategy session, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate, White House pass on House push to revive health billWhite House officials and Senate Republican leaders say they're ready to leave efforts to repeal and replace the nation's health care law behind them for now and move on to other issues
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for a reception for Senators and their spouses in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump says he expects a health care deal soonPresident Donald Trump says he expects to make a deal on health care, even though his first attempt failed just a few days ago
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In this undated photo made available on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by Case Western Reserve University, Bill Kochevar feeds himself, in Cleveland, Ohio. A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted electronic sensors into his brain and arm that restored the broken connection between them. Kochevar, 56, was paralyzed from the shoulders down after a cycling accident in Cleveland nearly a decade ago. (Russell Lee/ Case Western Reserve University via AP)
Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himselfA paralyzed Ohio man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm
The Associated Press1 day ago
ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivorsThe American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Ohio community to stop charging drug users revived by emergency responders using an overdose antidote
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