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  • Bill to create health care price controls in California dies

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A proposal to create government price controls in California for surgeries, hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care...

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  • Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday ordered Alaska corrections officials to provide Muslim inmates with nutritionally sufficient, pork-free meals when they break their Ramadan fasts at night. U.S. District Judge H. Russel… The post Judge orders higher-calorie meals for Alaska Muslim inmates appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Voters in Ireland Repeal Abortion Ban, Exit Poll Shows

    Irish voters repealed a constitutional ban on abortion, according to an exit poll Friday, a sweeping change that caps an emotion-filled debate and marks another significant step away from the country’s historic Catholic influence.

    WSJ
  • Blaming dating apps for the rise of STDs is just the latest form of sex panic

    "Are dating apps to blame for the rise in STDs?" It's a line that seems tailor-made for morning news shows, designed to be read in that formal, faux-inquisitive tone newscasters use before cutting to commercial break. It's true that STD rates have risen in the U.S. over the last 10 years, with an especially steep rise in the last four years. Alongside straight coverage of this rise, reports drawing the line between STDs and dating apps have also proliferated on local news, digital outlets, and...

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  • Is Your Juul Rewiring Your Brain?

    Read more...More about Mashable Reels, Sn Reels, Juul, Tech, and Health

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  • Idaho town warns against drinking water after man found dead

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — Residents of an Idaho town have been told not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home by emergency workers who were hospitalized after… The post Idaho town warns against drinking water after man found dead appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Jonny Wilkinson launches No1 Kombucha drinks range and talks about mental health struggles

    The rugby legend, 39, reveals fermented foods help him feel better physically and mentally which is why he has launched his own range, No1 Kombucha, into Sainsbury's stores.

    Mail Online
  • New Push to Topple Affordable Care Act Looms

    A group of Republicans and advocacy groups will soon release a proposal intended to spark another push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reviving a potentially volatile issue ahead of the November midterm elections.

    WSJ
  • Health care CEOs lead the way in pay

    The highest pay packages go to CEOs at health care companies. For the second time in three years, chief executives in the health care field led the S&P 500 in terms of total compensation. The… The post Health care CEOs lead the way in pay appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Defiant Lakewood moves to block state from releasing dangerous psychiatric patients into city

    Lakewood approved a moratorium on new adult family homes and other businesses that routinely contract with the state to serve people with mental illnesses, some of whom are leaving Western State Hospital. It also unanimously ordered a lawsuit against the state.

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  • Emma Watson sends moving message to people voting in Ireland’s abortion referendum

    Emma Watson has tweeted an inspiring message to people voting in Ireland's historic abortion referendum.  On May 25, Irish people cast their votes to decide whether the country's 8th amendment—which currently makes abortion illegal in almost all circumstances—should be repealed.  SEE ALSO: Prepare to sob at these moving stories of people travelling home for Ireland's abortion vote "A vote for the freedom to choose, a vote for women's rights, a vote for women's control over their bodies, a vote...

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  • Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian officials say an outbreak of a deadly virus has not spread but issued a series of warnings to people in stricken areas. Press Trust of India news agency quoted an… The post Officials: Deadly Nipah virus has not spread in south India appeared first on WTOP.

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  • WATCH: Michael Jackson 'determined' to pull off concert series despite health issues: Part 8

    Jackson receives regular shots of Demerol during the three months of grueling rehearsal for "This Is It's" 50 shows.

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  • Discharged and jobless: Veterans seek change in hiring rules

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Military veterans who were discharged for relatively minor offenses say they often can’t get jobs, and they hope a recent warning to employers by the state of Connecticut will change that.… The post Discharged and jobless: Veterans seek change in hiring rules appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Ireland Votes Whether to Repeal Abortion Ban as Catholic Influence Wanes

    Irish voters are deciding whether to remove a ban on abortion from the country’s constitution, a sweeping change that would further dilute church influence in a country steadily moving away from its Catholic roots.

    WSJ
  • Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who has been on California’s death row for more than three decades can’t be executed because he’s intellectually disabled, the state’s highest court ruled Thursday. In a unanimous decision,… The post Death sentence overturned for intellectually disabled man appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Prize-winning children's author Richard Peck dies at 84

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning children’s author Richard Peck has died. Peck died on Wednesday at his home in New York City at age 84. His publisher, Penguin Young Readers, tells The Associated Press, that… The post Prize-winning children’s author Richard Peck dies at 84 appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge plans to issue an order Friday requiring that an Alaska jail provide suitable meals to Muslim inmates as they break their daily fasts during Ramadan. U.S. District Court Judge… The post Judge set to order proper meals for Muslim inmates in Alaska appeared first on WTOP.

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