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Eight things in the Veterans Affairs reform deal

By Susan Ferrechio | 07/29/14 05:00 AM

House and Senate negotiators Monday announced a $17 billion plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's what it includes.
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Top doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAYKRISTA LARSON | 07/29/14 04:17 PM

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people....
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$1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | 07/29/14 06:47 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The price is sky-high, but so is demand. A new $1,000-per-pill drug has become the treatment of choice for Americans with hepatitis C, a liver-wasting disease that affects more than 3 million. Even with insurers reluctant to pay, Sovaldi prescriptions have eclipsed those for...
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