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Texas House passes abortion bill; Senate next stop

(AP)—The Texas House has approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Senate Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid a filibuster and raucous protests.

Jul 10, 2013
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Texas abortion bill falls after challenge

(AP)—Hundreds of jeering protesters helped stop Texas lawmakers from passing one of the toughest abortion measures in the U.S., shouting down Senate Republicans and forcing them to miss a midnight deadline ...

Jun 26, 2013
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Africa hopes to speed up medicine approval systems

Bringing a new medicine to market in Africa requires 54 separate applications to each country on the continent, a time-intensive process that could be costing lives. African leaders are now trying to move toward a regional ...

Jun 08, 2013
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Fewer families struggling to pay medical bills: CDC

(HealthDay)—The proportion of families in the United States that can't keep up with their medical bills declined between 2011 and 2012, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Vermont House passes aid-in-dying bill

The Vermont House has approved a measure that would allow doctors to provide lethal medication to terminally ill patients seeking to end their own lives.

May 14, 2013
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Ireland publishes bill on life-saving abortions (Update)

Ireland unveiled a long-awaited bill Wednesday that lays down new rules governing when life-saving abortions can be performed, a point of potentially lethal confusion for women in a country that outlaws terminations.

May 01, 2013
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White House threatens veto on GOP health bill

(AP)—The White House is threatening to veto a Republican bill that would shore up one part of President Barack Obama's health care law by siphoning funds from another part.

Apr 24, 2013
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Interview: UN puts spotlight on 'stunted' kids

(AP)—The United Nations Children's Fund says more than a quarter of children under the age of 5 worldwide are permanently "stunted" from malnutrition, leaving them physically and intellectually weak and ...

Apr 16, 2013
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