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  • California prisons change mental health treatment

    | 08/01/14 07:52 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper...
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  • Ebola moving faster than control efforts

    | 08/01/14 06:32 PM

    CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 700 people in West Africa is moving faster than efforts to control the disease, the head of the World Health Organization warned...
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  • Oregon releases 2015 health insurance plan rates

    | 08/01/14 05:41 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon will see a much tighter range of premium prices in 2015 for individual and small employer health insurance plans, according to new rates announced Friday by state...
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Economy

  • S&P 500 has its worst week in 2 years

    | 08/01/14 05:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks declined for a second day Friday, adding to the massive sell-off the day before and giving the market its worst week in two years. Investors found little reason to...
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  • Rare summer relief for gasoline prices

    | 08/01/14 04:41 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The gasoline price roller coaster is running a strange course this summer. August began with the lowest average gasoline price for this time of year since 2010. Just a few weeks...
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  • US stocks have their worst week in two years

    | 08/01/14 04:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing out its worst week in two years. Traders moved money into investments traditionally seen as having lower risk Friday, such as U.S. government...
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