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FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 5, 2018, an unidentified British police officer guards a cordon in Salisbury, England. Officials say Saturday July 7, 2018, that a police officer is being tested for possible medical problems related to the recent Novichok nerve agent poisoning of two individuals in southwest England. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
July 08, 2018 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's home secretary visited Amesbury and Salisbury in southwestern England Sunday to reassure residents that the risk to the public remains very low despite the recent poisoning of two people exposed to a deadly nerve agent. Sajid Javid said both towns remain open for business...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington.The Trump administration says it’s freezing payments under an ‘Obamacare’ program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. Making the announcement Saturday, July 7, 2018 officials say the administration is acting because of conflicting rulings in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they’re being fairly treated. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 08, 2018 - 4:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next year. At stake are billions in payments to insurers with sicker customers. The latest...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., talks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. In the budding battle royale over the Supreme Court vacancy, what’s the Democratic sweet spot between satisfying liberal activists’ demands for an all-out fight against President Donald Trump’s pick and protecting senators facing tight re-election races in deeply red states?(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 06, 2018 - 1:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — By themselves, Democrats can't stop the Republican-run Senate from confirming President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick. But they're determined to make it agonizing for a pair of pivotal GOP senators to back the nominee. Just a weekend from Trump's big reveal on Monday,...
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FILE - In this file photo taken April 11, 2017, a security officer stands on steps at the entrance to Western State Hospital, in Lakewood, Wash. Hundreds of mentally ill patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital are forced to live in conditions that do not meet federal health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they must navigate a management system that punishes whistleblowers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
July 06, 2018 - 10:57 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who...
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July 06, 2018 - 3:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in western Germany has sentenced a pharmacist to 12 years in prison for diluting cancer drugs on a massive scale in order to finance his luxury lifestyle. In its ruling Friday, the Essen regional court said defendant Peter S. had manipulated at least 14,000 drugs, the quality...
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Pope Francis blesses the crowd as he recites the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 1, 2018. Pope Francis has lamented intensified attacks in southern Syria, asking that people be spared more suffering. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
July 06, 2018 - 2:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging governments to make good on their commitments to curb climate change, warning that continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threaten to turn the Earth into a vast pile of "rubble, deserts and refuse." Francis made the appeal Friday at a...
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Stipe Miocic, left, and Daniel Cormier pose during a news conference for UFC 226, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Las Vegas. The two are scheduled to fight in a heavyweight title fight Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
July 05, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Griffin isn't proud of his reaction after he heard UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway dropped out of his fight against Brian Ortega with apparent symptoms of a concussion. "To me, we're fighters," said Griffin, a UFC welterweight. "We always have a concussion, you know?"...
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Britain's Prince Charles the Prince of Wales meets hospital staff as he visits Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital in Ebbw Vale, Wales, to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service, Thursday July 5, 2018. Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan hospital is named after the Welsh Labour Party Minister for Health politician, commonly known as Nye Bevan, who is credited with creating the British NHS 70 years ago. (Chris Jackson/PA via AP)
July 05, 2018 - 8:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Church services, tea parties and even a medically themed symphony were on the agenda as Britain marked the 70th anniversary Thursday of the National Health Service — a battered but beloved institution facing an uncertain future. Public buildings were floodlit in medical blue and...
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July 05, 2018 - 5:27 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A health care network responding to lawsuits says it wasn't liable for a storage tank malfunction that destroyed more than 4,000 eggs and embryos at its fertility clinic near Cleveland. In court filings made public this week, attorneys for University Hospitals say patients were...
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A British police officer guards a cordon which was extended overnight to include the Lush House car park adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth Gardens park in Salisbury, England, Thursday, July 5, 2018. British officials ware seeking clues Thursday in the rush to understand how two Britons were exposed to the military-grade nerve agent Novichok. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 05, 2018 - 2:24 am
AMESBURY, England (AP) — British officials investigating a second case of poisoning with the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England said Thursday they suspect the victims were not directly targeted but sickened as a consequence of the previous attack. Police announced late Wednesday that...
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