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Breast biopsy accuracy is questioned in experimental study

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Here's another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests.



Senate, House GOP differ on savings approach to Medicare

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Senate Republicans are putting down a marker with their budget blueprint, one day after the House GOP unveiled a 10-year plan that boosts the military, makes deep cuts in social programs and targets President Barack Obama's laws on health care and financial reforms.



Rubio willing to defy European allies on possible Iran deal

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says that if elected president, he would "absolutely" defy stalwart European allies if necessary in order to revoke an Iranian nuclear deal he might inherit from President Barack Obama.



US, Iran negotiators race to fill out contours of nuclear agreement

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

American and Iranian negotiators raced to fill out a framework for rolling back Iran's nuclear program and punitive U.S. economic sanctions, hoping for enough progress to call in other world powers for the finishing touches on an agreement next week.



GOP says Obama aides meddled in 'net neutrality'

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused the Federal Communications Commission of bowing to White House pressure on its "net neutrality" decision, which has angered the nation's cable and wireless giants.



US sets new record for denying, censoring government files

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

For the second consecutive year, the Obama administration more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.



Federal debt limit comes back into force at $18.1 trillion

Posted 3/18/2015 in National

After a year with no cap on government borrowing, the federal debt limit has come back into force.



Ferguson flooded with record requests after Brown shooting

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Ferguson officials were inundated with thousands of open-records requests from media outlets and the public following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer.


Attorney for Ferguson suspect: Officers shot 'accidentally'

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

A man accused of shooting two officers last week in Ferguson was not targeting police or aiming at demonstrators at a late-night protest, his attorney said as he countered an earlier police description of the crime.


Survey: Young adults want news every day

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Young adults have a reputation for being connected to one another and disconnected from the news.



Facebook explains what posts are not allowed

Posted 3/17/2015 in National

Facebook is trying to clarify what posts, images and other content it allows on its site and why.


20-year-old accused of shooting officers at Ferguson protest

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Authorities said a man charged in the shooting of two police officers last week during a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had attended the protest earlier that night, although multiple activists said he wasn't a consistent fixture in their tight-knit group.


Meth lab discovered at Wal-Mart restroom in Indiana

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

A restroom at a Wal-Mart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.


Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Pakistan mourns for victims of deadly Taliban church attacks

Posted 3/16/2015 in National

Pakistan's minority Christians blocked roads today in protest over a pair of Taliban suicide bombings that struck two churches the day before, killing 15 people in the latest attack against religious minorities in this increasingly fractured country.


Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in US reach age 112

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112.



Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.



Cool reception for new sign-up window under health care law

Posted 3/14/2015 in National

Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting today, and that could ease the sting of rising penalties for being uninsured.



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