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  • GAO report casts doubt on Arkansas as a role model

    When HHS approved a proposal allowing Arkansas to experiment with a "private option" for expanding Medicaid through President Obama's healthcare law, it was viewed as a possible model for other states. But a recent report could change this thinking.

  • Fiscal hawks' problem: Shrinking debt

    The Treasury faces a long-term budget hole as rising healthcare, Social Security and interest payments take their toll.

  • Obama to thank CDC Ebola workers in person

    President Obama will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on Tuesday to be updated on Africa's Ebola epidemic, the White House has announced. The president will also pass on his gratitude to the CDC staff and scientists who are combatting the disease. Three...

  • Sierra Leone requests funds for Ebola evacuation

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The World Health Organization said Saturday it could not meet a request from Sierra Leone to evacuate a doctor who contracted the deadly Ebola disease. Dr. Olivet Buck is the fourth doctor from Sierra Leone to come down with Ebola, which has been blamed for 2,400...

  • Liberia begs Obama for help fighting Ebola

    Liberian's president warned President Obama this week that her nation risks being overwhelmed by the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent. Harald Kampa, a hotelier near Mombasa, says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is hurting his...

  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow and sell the drug to prevent the state officials who review the applications from being influenced by political connections. State Rep....

  • Prince George's schools host immunization clinics

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — The Prince George's County school system is hosting a free immunization clinic for all students to get their shots before a deadline next week. The school district is offering free immunizations Saturday at four schools. Health providers will be providing...

  • In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Taking a deep draw on a pipe that glows with burning marijuana, reggae luminary Bunny Wailer gives a satisfied grin through a haze of aromatic smoke in his concrete yard painted in the red, green, gold and black colors identified with his Rastafarian faith. These days,...

  • Permanent director needed for embattled Phoenix VA hospital, Arizona officials say

    The position was left empty when revelations about phony patient appointment lists and long delays in patient care surfaced, prompting the dismissal of the director.

  • Obama travels for briefings on Ebola, Islamic State

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest Friday said Obama would travel to Atlanta Tuesday for a briefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on both Ebola and a respiratory virus in the Midwest.

  • Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit

    Singer CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company’s motion to disqualify the law firm the City of Chicago hired to represent it in its opioid lawsuit “is baseless and should be denied,” attorneys for the city and its counsel asserted earlier this week. In a document filed...

  • Ads push back against birth-control argument

    Planned Parenthood is upping its opposition to Republicans now arguing for over-the-counter contraception, this time with television spots.

  • Lilly cancer drug fares well in late-stage study

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone. The Indianapolis company said patients treated with Cyramza and a chemotherapy in...

  • Report: Baby boomers have nation's highest obesity rate

    The nation is getting fatter according to a new study that found obesity rates climbing in six states, remaining steady in all of the rest, and ballooning among the aging Baby Boom population.



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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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