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    The Latest: Macron: Ireland makes history with abortion vote

    DUBLIN (AP) — The Latest on reaction to the Irish abortion referendum result (all times local): 1:45 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says that Ireland has made history with its abortion referendum in which voters chose to abolish a ban on terminations. Macron tweeted that “this vote will stand as an essential symbol for women’s […]
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    ‘Quiet revolution’ leads to abortion rights win in Ireland

    DUBLIN (AP) — In the end, it wasn’t even close. Irish voters — young and old, male and female, farming types and city-bred folk — endorsed expunging an abortion ban from their largely Catholic country’s constitution by a two-to-one margin, referendum results compiled Saturday showed. The decisive outcome of the landmark referendum held Friday exceeded […]
  • Business

    E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

    It’s a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Critics of the study say it doesn’t close the case […]
  • Business

    EPA blocks some media from summit, then reverses course

    NEW YORK (AP) — A reporter for The Associated Press was grabbed by the shoulders and shoved out of an Environmental Protection Agency building by a security guard Tuesday for trying to cover a meeting on water contaminants in which some reporters were welcomed and others were not. An aide to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt […]
  • Health

    Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

    Josephine Rizo survived chemotherapy, surgery and radiation, but breast cancer treatment wrecked her finances. Money was already tight when doctors told the Phoenix resident she had an aggressive form of the disease. Then she took a pay cut after going on disability leave, and eventually lost her job and insurance coverage. During treatment, Rizo got […]
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    Congo announces 6 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka, have received vaccinations amid […]
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    Dying Indian nurse: “Take care of our children”

    The nurse, with two young children and a husband working overseas, scrawled the words in blue pen as she lay dying in an Indian hospital isolation ward, sick with a rare and deadly virus.
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    Purported mother of poisoned Russian spy speaks out

    Russian state TV has interviewed a woman it claims to be the mother of a former Russian spy poisoned in Britain.
  • Politics

    US clings to health coverage gains despite political drama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump’s all-out push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. That’s the counter-intuitive conclusion from a major government survey Tuesday. After nearly a full year of Trump, the uninsured rate was 9.1 percent for 2017, almost the same as toward the end […]
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    Medical marijuana supporters pushing back in court

    Medical marijuana supporters in Utah are pushing back in court against opponents trying to block them from the ballot by citing federal drug law.