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FILE - In tjhis Aug. 2017 file photo then Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks during a press briefing in Bridgewater, N.J. The book by former VA Secretary David Shulkin, obtained by The Associated Press, describes a March 6, 2017, conversation in the Oval Office where the president explored ways in which the administration could act quickly in shuttering the government-run VA medical centers that he viewed as poorly performing. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Book: Trump mulled order to close parts of VA health systemAn upcoming book says President Donald Trump was eager for changes at the Department of Veterans Affairs and toyed with issuing an executive order early in his term to close parts of VA's health system without consulting Congress
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, narcotics detective Paul Laurella retrieves unused medications from the police department's disposal box in Barberton, Ohio. Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the first federal trial over the nation's opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Opioid settlement talks broaden ahead of 1st federal trialNegotiations to settle thousands of lawsuits over the toll of opioids are broadening days before opening arguments are scheduled in the first federal trial on the drug crisis
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and The New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Warren, candidate with the answers, dodges tax hike questionElizabeth Warren has persistently refused to say whether middle class taxes will rise to pay for her 'Medicare for All' health care plan
The Associated Press9 hours ago
North Korea seen as weak link as swine fever spreads in AsiaSouth Korea is deploying snipers, traps and drones along its border in intensified efforts to stop wild boars from spreading swine fever from North Korea
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 photo, a small board spells out a message for customers at the Village Bloomery, a marijuana retail shop, in Vancouver, B.C. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Frustration and pride in Canada after a year of legal potA year after Canada became the first major nation to legalize cannabis, the weed is expensive, the selection is limited, the black market persists, and licensed stores are scarce
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, an American flag flutters in the breeze outside of the Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, Calif. Sutter Health, one of California's largest hospital systems, has reached an agreement to settle a massive class-action lawsuit over allegations that it abused its market power to snuff out competition and overcharge patients for medical bills, a spokeswoman for California's attorney general said Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Sutter Health, California settle massive antitrust caseSutter Health, employers and California attorney general reach settlement in massive antitrust lawsuit over health costs
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, 6-year-old elementary school students go through the lunch line in the school's cafeteria in Paducah, Ky. Nearly a million students could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that's expected to reduce the number of people who get food stamps. In October 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis finding as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. (Ellen O'Nan/The Paducah Sun via AP)
Trump rule may mean 1 million kids lose automatic free lunchNearly a million students could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal to tighten food stamp benefits
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden listens during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at Otterbein University, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Westerville, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Study: 'Medicare for All' not only way to universal coverageStudy: 'Medicare for All' is not the only way for US to get universal coverage
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, opponents of the recently passed legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, demonstrate outside the office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom in Sacramento, Calif. Parents say that New York's crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines is unfairly keeping children out of school. New York State officials said they did not want a repeat of what happened in California, where medical exemptions more than tripled in the three years after they became the only allowable reason for a student to be unvaccinated. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Scrutiny of vaccine exemptions banishes some from schoolsParents say that New York's crackdown on medical exemptions for student vaccines is unfairly keeping children out of school
The Associated Press1 day ago
Participants at the Italian International Circus festival perform for Pope Francis during his weekly general audience, in St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope on World Food Day laments paradox of hunger, obesityPope Francis is calling for lifestyle and dietary changes to address the paradox of people suffering from malnutrition in some parts of the world and obesity in others
The Associated Press1 day ago
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 yearsA new study finds that the opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over the past four years
The Associated Press1 day ago
He's One of Just 4 Men on the Planet to Have This Operation"Only a handful of people know the full extent of his injuries." Andrew Zaleski is writing about "Ray," who in March 2018 became the fourth man to ever have a successful penis transplant. Zaleski explains in a piece for the MIT Technology Review that aside from a short New York...
Newser1 day ago
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