01-17-2017  9:18 am      •     

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BRUSSELS (AP) -- They remembered him as "The Bulldozer" - a U.S. diplomat with such a forceful persona he could drag politicians, military brass and even warlords to the negotiating table in a quest for peace.


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African-American women are at the greatest risk of dying from pregnancy-related complications, largely because they tend to forego prenatal care, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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CHICAGO (AP) -- In Illinois, a pharmacist closes his business because of late Medicaid payments. In Arizona, a young father's liver transplant is canceled because Medicaid suddenly won't pay for it. In California, dentists pull teeth that could be saved because Medicaid doesn't pay for root canals.


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If you're feeling financially stressed, you are not alone. A new national consumer study, released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's Investor Education Foundation, surveyed more than 28,000 people this fall.


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Pancreatic cancer is not a new disease. It just so happens that it has received a lot of attention with the health battles of celebrities including Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, actor Patrick Swayze and football great Gene Upshaw.


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NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Ja Rule on Monday pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a July 2007 stop of his luxury sports car.


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WASHINGTON -- President Obama is signing into law legislation to provide more lunches and dinners to school children and make those meals healthier.


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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama apparently hasn't had a cigarette since March, but the White House stopped short Thursday of declaring that he has officially kicked the habit bedeviling millions of Americans.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said he expects disgruntled Democrats to make changes to the sweeping tax-cut deal he cut with Republican leaders, a pact he predicted will win congressional approval.


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A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled against the challenge to Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences in public education, employment and contracting.


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