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Farmworkers harvest broccoli in an Adams Brothers Farm field near Santa Maria, Calif., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. U.S. health officials have traced a dangerous bacterial outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least one farm in central California. The Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are cooperating with U.S. officials. (Len Wood/Santa Maria Times via AP)
Tainted romaine lettuce traced to at least 1 California farmUS officials trace E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce to at least 1 farm in California
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2016, file photo, a one-month dosage of hormonal birth control pills is displayed in Sacramento, Calif. A U.S. appeals court Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Court: Trump can't let companies deny birth control coverageA U.S. appeals court has blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control
The Associated Press5 hours ago
5 convicted in meningitis outbreak case; 1 acquittedFour former employees and an owner of the Massachusetts facility responsible for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 100 people were convicted on charges including mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2018, file photo, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., speaks to media on Capitol Hill in Washington. Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics Thursday, Dec. 13, at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. “Most of my constituents don’t understand when you harvest baby parts, why that is OK,” said Meadows, who chaired the hearing by the Oversight & Government Reform committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical researchScience, ethics and politics spark clash at House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research
The Associated Press7 hours ago
The shoes of first lady Melania Trump as she greets children released from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and their parents at Children's National Health System, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
First lady spreads anti-bullying message at kids' hospitalMelania Trump spread her anti-bullying message on an annual Christmas season visit to a Washington children's hospital
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this April 23, 2018 file photo, a sign designates the type of crop grown in a field as it stands ready to plant another hemp crop for Big Top Farms near Sisters, Ore.  Hemp is about to get the federal legalization that marijuana, its cannabis cousin, craves. That unshackling at the national level sets the stage for greater expansion in an industry seeing explosive growth through demand for CBDs, the non-psychoactive compound in hemp that many see as a way to better health. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
With OK from Congress, US hemp market set to boomWith federal legalization of hemp at hand, the US market is set to boom amid the popularity of CBDs, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp as a health supplement
The Associated Press9 hours ago
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