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‘Other People’s Kids’ deals with meth addiction

  By Eva Trieger SAN DIEGO — Once again the Playwrights Project proves that it is not afraid to tackle thorny subjects that most would like to sweep under the rug.  Just as the group partnered with the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility to bring us Out of the Yard, last year, they have created […]

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Claire McCaskill launches probe of opioid manufacturers’ role in epidemic

A Senate Democrat said Tuesday she is launching a wide-ranging investigation into prescription drug makers and their role in an opioid epidemic that is ravaging every corner of the nation. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri said she requested sales and marketing information from the makers of the top-selling, opioid-based painkillers. She also demanded any company […]

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Scanner may be hackers’ back door to your computer

BEER-SHEVA, Israel (Press Release) —A typical office scanner can be infiltrated and a company’s network compromised using different light sources, according to a new paper by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science. “In this research, we demonstrated how to use a laser or smart bulb to establish a covert […]

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White House proposes new, sweeping budget cuts at NIH

WASHINGTON – The White House is proposing a $1.2 billion cut this year to the National Institutes of Health’s budget, targeting research grants. The proposed NIH cut is part of $18 billion in spending reductions that President Trump’s team is proposing to Congress for the current fiscal year, which ends in October, according to a […]

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Safety tips for Passover cleaning

TEL AVIV, Israel (Press Release) – Every year, Magen David Adom tends to wounds that occur as a result of pre-Passover cleaning and other holiday preparations. The first case of the year has already taken place this week. MDA teams in Jerusalem have been called to treat a nine year old girl as well as […]

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UN Makes Big Push to Wipe Out Polio on African Continent

The World Health Organization and U.N. children’s fund are spearheading a massive immunization campaign across Africa to rid the continent of the last vestiges of polio. Tens of thousands of health workers will fan out across 13 central and western African countries to vaccinate more than 116 million children under age five against the crippling […]

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Chuck Schumer, Senate minority leader, offers Democrat help to fix Obamacare if repeal off the table

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Sunday that Democrats are ready to work with President Trump to fix Obamacare if Republicans abandon their drive to repeal the law. The New York Democrat made the offer in the wake of Friday’s decision by Mr. Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan to pull the GOP […]

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Trump blames GOP conservative faction for blocking health care bill

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday took hard-line congressional Republicans to task over last week’s failed attempt to push through a health care overhaul measure, but the principal target of his Twitter broadside declined to engage in any sparring with the White House, instead emphasizing the need to move forward. The episode, however, could […]

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Dead Sea drilling reveals ‘epic’ droughts throughout history

Scientists from Columbia University use geological sample to reveal arid spells that lasted for decades or centuries, thousands of years ago By Melanie Lidman A sample of the geological core drilled 450 meters (1500 feet) into the Dead Sea floor reveals layers of mud from the rainy season on the left and layers of salt […]

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House GOP postpones vote on health care

WASHINGTON — House GOP leaders postponed a much-anticipated vote Thursday on legislation to overhaul the Affordable Care Act amid a Republican revolt that raised doubts about the fate of the measure as well as President Donald Trump’s self-proclaimed negotiating skills. After initially vowing to continue talks through the night, a frustrated White House told a […]

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Rick Perry questions presidential election results — at his alma mater

AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry thinks the president stole the election. No, he’s not talking about President Donald Trump, Perry’s new boss as the former governor leads the Energy Department. He’s talking about Bobby Brooks, a kid from Belton who just was elected student body president at Perry’s alma mater Texas A&M […]

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At Least 25 Starve to Death in Somaliland – Official

At least 25 people have died of starvation in the self-declared republic of Somaliland as the Horn of Africa grapples with an increasingly severe drought. “The drought situation is at its most dangerous level. Eighty percent of the livestock have gone and we are struggling with saving people, who have started dying. So far, we […]

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Obama defends Affordable Care Act as Republicans look to take first step in repeal

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama marked the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act with a robust defense of the law Republicans sought to begin repealing Thursday. In a lengthy written statement, Obama made no explicit mention of the action pending in the House. But he clearly contrasted the grueling process that ended with his […]

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Asian American students push to reveal what the ‘model minority’ myth hides

Between three jobs and a full academic course schedule, University of Washington senior Sam Le is always on the go. He also plans to graduate on time this June. But that wasn’t the case when he was a freshman and nearly flunked out. “I was taking hard classes early on and I was commuting really […]

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