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Report: Cows, chickens taint Shenandoah River with E. coli

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Excessive livestock manure from millions of turkeys, chickens and cows in Virginia is making its way into the Shenandoah River, polluting the scenic waterway with unsafe levels of E. coli, according to a new report from an environmental advocacy group….

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2 hours ago

The Latest: California universal health measure advances

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California lawmakers' single-payer health care proposal (all times local):…

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2 hours ago

Conservatives back revised health bill, GOP moderates balk

WASHINGTON (AP) — The moribund Republican health care bill received a jolt of life Wednesday when the conservative House Freedom Caucus endorsed a revised version of the measure. But a leading GOP moderate criticized the reshaped legislation as a conservative exercise in "blame-shifting and face-saving" that wasn't winning new support from party centrists, leaving its fate unclear….

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3 hours ago

Key provisions of proposed GOP health care compromise

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are debating a proposed compromise that might help them revive stalled legislation to roll back much of Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law. The broader bill would rework subsidies for private insurance, limit federal spending on Medicaid for low-income people and cut taxes on upper-income individuals used to finance Obama's overhaul….

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4 hours ago

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is leaving thousands of positions unfilled, citing the need for a leaner VA as it develops a longer-term plan to allow more veterans to seek medical care in the private sector….

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4 hours ago

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages….

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5 hours ago

Insurer Anthem hands feds deadline on crucial ACA subsidies

Health insurers are pressing President Donald Trump and Congress to guarantee a crucial customer subsidy for the Affordable Care Act's shaky insurance exchanges, and one of the biggest carriers has thrown in its participation as bargaining chip….

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5 hours ago

Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatment

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very earliest stages….

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7 hours ago

Azerbaijan former minister sentenced to 3 more years

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — A former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned since 2005 has been sentenced to seven more years behind bars….

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7 hours ago

Jury deliberating in eye doctor’s $105M Medicare fraud case

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A jury has begun deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator….