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GOP health plan could be costly for those with coverage gaps

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

As a thyroid cancer survivor battling nerve damage and other complications, Lisa Dammert was in such dire financial straits in 2014 that she and her husband did the unthinkable: They let their health insurance lapse for a while.



Naloxone: A tool to protect police dogs in drug raids from overdosing

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Police dogs simply follow their noses to sniff out narcotics.



Painful words: How a 1980 letter fueled the opioid epidemic

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Nearly 40 years ago, a respected doctor wrote a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine with some very good news: Out of nearly 40,000 patients given powerful pain drugs in a Boston hospital, only four addictions were documented.



CNN sacks Kathy Griffin over Trump video as backlash builds

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

Kathy Griffin has lost a decade-long gig ringing in the new year for CNN as a backlash builds over her video displaying a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head.



Train stabbing survivor: Portland has 'white savior complex'

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

A man who was stabbed in the neck while trying to stop a man from shouting anti-Muslim insults at two young women on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train said Wednesday that the city should focus on the girls, not him.



Comey OK'd to testify; House intel committee issues subpoenas

Posted 6/1/2017 in National

The House intelligence committee says it is issuing subpoenas for Michael Flynn and Michael Cohen -- President Donald Trump's former national security adviser and his personal lawyer -- as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities during last year's election.



Trump's cellphone diplomacy raises security concerns

Posted 5/31/2017 in National

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief's communications.



Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination."



Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said.



Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Surrounded by stone-faced allies, President Donald Trump rebuked fellow NATO members Thursday for failing to meet the military alliance's financial benchmarks, asserting that leaves it weaker and shortchanges "the people and taxpayers of the United States."



Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

One in 4 Alzheimer's deaths in the United States are now occurring at home -- a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes, according to a report released Thursday.



Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.



Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.



Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

Masked militants riding in three SUVs opened fire Friday on a bus packed with Coptic Christians, including children, south of the Egyptian capital, killing at least 28 people and wounding 22, the Interior Ministry said.



UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast

Posted 5/26/2017 in National

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me."



GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs

Posted 5/25/2017 in National

Congress' official budget analyst is projecting that the House Republican health care bill would produce 23 million more uninsured people and costly, perhaps unaffordable coverage for the seriously ill.



Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

Posted 5/25/2017 in National

The Trump administration is eyeing plans to encourage the sale of public assets, such as airports and bridges, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure, an administration official said Wednesday.



Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump is sending Congress a $4.1 trillion spending plan that relies on faster economic growth and steep cuts in a range of support programs for low-income individuals to balance the government's books over the next decade.



UK blast: Blood, horror as bomber strikes young crowd

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

For the young crowd of music fans, the Ariana Grande concert was supposed to be a night of high-energy candy pop. But the fun on a school night quickly turned into sheer terror.



In Jerusalem, Trump solemnly remembers Holocaust victims

Posted 5/23/2017 in National

President Donald Trump on Tuesday solemnly paid tribute to the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, calling on the world to never forget "history's darkest hour."



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