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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., third from left, accompanied by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., second from left, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., right, and healthcare leaders, discuss the effects of the proposed Republican healthcare legislation on families at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate GOP unveils 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboardSenate Republicans have launched their plan for peeling back former President Barack Obama's health care law
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks amid a crush of reporters after Republicans released their long-awaited bill to scuttle much of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. She is one of four GOP senators to say they are opposed to it as written which could put the measure in immediate jeopardy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
How the Senate health bill compares to House, 'Obamacare'Comparing the Senate health care bill to its House counterpart and 'Obamacare'
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Seats glow in sunlight at Dodger Stadium, Tuesday, June 20, 2017, in Los Angeles. The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power grid and making life miserable for workers toiling in temperatures that reached 120 degrees in some desert cities. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Heat wave boosts burns in Phoenix as pavement, cars scaldThe main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S.
The Associated Press6 hours ago
This photo provided by Genentech, the Roche Group's biologic drug unit, shows vials of Rituxan Hycela. On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved Rituxan Hycela, a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. (Genentech via AP)
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancersU.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers.
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' Marian Hossa (81) celebrate his game winning goal as Duncan Keith (2) watches during the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils, in Chicago. Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 NHL season because of a progressive skin disorder, the team announced the news early Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Blackhawks' Hossa to miss next season with skin disorderChicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Capitol Police prepare to remove a man from a sit-in of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office, as he and others protest proposed caps to Medicaid Thursday, June 22, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: Arrests at Capitol of health bill protestersU.S. Capitol Police are arresting dozens of people who are protesting cuts to Medicaid in the Senate Republicans' health care bill
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old ageNo proven ways to stave off dementia but new report urges research into some steps that might help bolster brain health in old age
The Associated Press17 hours ago
File--In this April 14, 2014 photo, Hamamatou Harouna, 10, crawls to the restroom on the grounds of the Catholic Church where she and hundreds of others found refuge in Carnot, Central African Republic. Human Rights Watch says people with disabilities in Central African Republic are at high risk during attacks and forced displacement, facing neglect in an ongoing humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
People with disabilities at risk in Central African RepublicPeople with disabilities at risk in Central African Republic amid fighting: Rights group
The Associated Press20 hours ago
This image provided by Roche, and manipulated by blurring the center of the image by the source, to illustrate how vision is affected by the so-called “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration. An experimental drug is showing promise against an eye disease that blinds older adults. Age-related macular degeneration gradually erodes seniors' central vision, making it difficult to read or see faces. (Roche via AP)
Drug shows promise against vision-robbing disease in seniorsAn experimental drug is showing promise against an untreatable eye disease that blinds older adults _ and intriguingly, it seems to work in patients who carry a particular gene flaw that fuels the damage to their vision
The Associated Press23 hours ago
FILE - This Thursday, July 16, 2015 file photo shows bottles of various flavors of vapor solution, known as "juice," for use in e-cigarettes at a shop in Sacramento, Calif. San Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the ban on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Supervisors say that nicotine masked in cotton candy, banana cream, mint and other flavors entices kids into a lifetime of addiction. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
San Francisco to ban sales of vaping flavored liquidSan Francisco has approved a bill that bans the sale of flavored nicotine-laced liquid used in electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products
The Associated Press1 day ago
Democratic senators hold a hearing hosted by Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., left, with Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., center, and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., about how they say the GOP health care bill could hurt rural Americans, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was expected to push for a vote next week on the legislation, which would eliminate much of Obama's 2010 overhaul and leave government with a diminished role in providing coverage and helping people afford it. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
AP sources: Senate GOP would halt Obamacare penalties, taxesTop Senate Republicans are preparing to release their plan for dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016 file photo, a woman receives a flu vaccine shot at a community fair in Brownsville, Texas. On Wednesday, June 21, 2017, U.S. health officials released new estimates showing the previous winter’s flu vaccine was ineffective in protecting older Americans against the illness, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)
Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winterOfficials: Last winter's flu vaccine was essentially ineffective in protecting older Americans against the illness
The Associated Press1 day ago
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