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2 hrs ago | Wausau Daily Herald

Obama: Pope Francis 'makes us want to be better people'

Time magazine listed Pope Francis in its annual "100 most influential people" issue and asked fellow world leader President Obama to write a tribute.

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Related Topix: Law, Pope Benedict XVI

7 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic devices are a good thing or a bad thing overall, whether they help smokers kick the habit or are a gateway to ordinary paper-and-tobacco cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic)

9 hrs ago | CBS News

Oregon panel recommends moving to federal Obamacare marketplace

After months of deliberation over what to do with Oregon's botched online health exchange, an advisory panel on Thursday recommended that the state drop the site for private policies and have Oregonians instead shop for them on the federal online marketplace.

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Related Topix: Oregon Government, Oregon, Law, John Kitzhaber, US Governors

12 hrs ago | WAPT-TV Jackson

The end of chemo: Safer ways to fight cancer

When 14-year-old Nick Wilkins' leukemia resisted chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant, his doctors turned to the real pros: Nick's own immune cells.

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Related Topix: Leukemia, Health, University of Pennsylvania, Medicine, Hematology, Oncology, Law, Genetics

15 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Kansas joining compact against federal health law

Brownback announced Wednesday that he quietly signed a compact bill late Tuesday and the new law will take effect July 1. The GOP-dominated Legislature passed the measure earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Law, US Politics, Sam Brownback, US News, US Senate, Republican, Kansas, US Governors

19 hrs ago | Prince Albert Daily Herald

Feds propose oversight over more tobacco products, including cigars, hookah, nicotine gels

The federal government wants to extend its oversight of tobacco to include cigars, hookah, nicotine gels, pipe tobacco and dissolvable tobacco products.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

Wed Apr 23, 2014

WLOX-TV Biloxi

Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.

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Related Topix: Vermont, IL, Vermont, Vermont Government, US Governors, Peter Shumlin, Agriculture, Science, Entomology, Law

ABC News

Timeline of Electronic Cigarettes Milestones

Early 2009: E-cigarette sellers sue the Food and Drug Administration after the agency told customs officials to refuse entry of shipments into U.S. June 2009: The Food and Drug Administration said testing of products from two leading electronic cigarette makers turned up several toxic chemicals, including a key ingredient in antifreeze.

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Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration

KMIZ

FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulations

On Thursday, the agency proposed rules that call for strict regulation of electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, water pipe tobacco and hookahs.

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Related Topix: Law

Asbury Park Press

'Bionic eye' offers hope to those with vision loss

A "bionic eye" may now help blind patients regain at least a sense of vision. Linda Schulte, the first patient with the implanted technology since it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, couldn't be more thrilled.

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Related Topix: Law

KXAN-TV Austin

A Central Texas medical supply operator has been sentenced to 11 years in federal prison in a nearly $3.4 million health care fraud scheme.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Law

Sunherald.com

Court revives lawsuit vs. state Medicaid expansion

Republicans in the House and Senate sued last year, saying only a simple majority last June passed the expansion bill that included the assessment.

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Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, US Governors, Jan Brewer, US News, Maricopa County, AZ, US Politics, Barack Obama

WBOC-TV Salisbury

Va. Lawmakers Return to Consider McAuliffe Vetoes

Virginia lawmakers are returning to Richmond to consider Gov. Terry McAuliffe's changes to the General Assembly's 2014 legislation.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Virginia, Law

The Wichita Eagle

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

In this April 9, 2013, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters about gun control at the Capitol in Washington.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Cory Gardner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Painting, Arts, Law, Senator Kay Hagan

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House, defended his legislative record while tea party favorite Greg Brannon picked at him on the health care overhaul and national education standards.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Law, Davidson College

Park Record

Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story

In a story April 18 about Illinois Medicaid paying an estimated $12 million for services for people listed in state records as deceased, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the state's contract with Maximus Health Services ended last year.

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Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, US News, Park City, UT

Fox 23

Massachusetts issues restrictions for painkiller Zohydro

Gov. Deval Patrick has laid out new restrictions for the use of Zohydro, a powerful new painkiller, after a federal judge ruled earlier this month that his attempt at an outright ban was unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Deval Patrick, US Governors, Law

WTVF Nashville

Democrats Bemoan Lack Of Medicaid Expansion

Democratic leaders said Republican Governor Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee cast a dark shadow over his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.

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Related Topix: Law, Bill Haslam, Nashville, TN

ABC News

Court Critical of Ohio Law Punishing Campaign Lies

The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.

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Related Topix: Law, US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Driehaus, Democrat, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, 2012 Presidential Election

KTRE-TV Lufkin

General Motors seeks more protection from suits

Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village... Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what ... (more)

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