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Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes - a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections....
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5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans lost Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers....
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Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize....
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Task force urges more research into child autism screening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems - despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening....
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CDC head says Sierra Leone in strong place with Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone is in a stronger place than it was six months ago to fight Ebola, but the new challenge is to get to zero cases, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Monday during a visit, as new cases emerged in the city and in an area that had not seen the deadly virus for months....
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Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes
CHICAGO (AP) -- Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out....
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Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate....
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Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa
LONDON (AP) -- An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday....
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Once a sideshow, former preemies praise doctor years later
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, with a husband and five children, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she was just days old....
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Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the use of aborted fetuses got some good news from two courts in California....
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