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in this Dec. 13, 2016 photo Serge Myers, right, speaks to George Niland, center, as their attorney, Monte Beck reads a legal document in Opportunity, Mont. Niland and Myers are among the dozens of residents of this small community who are suing for the right to clean the toxic metals left by the smelter from their yards and claim federal environmental officials and the smelter's owner have botched a 34-year cleanup. (AP Photo/Matt Volz)
Montana landowners say government botched arsenic cleanupDozens of residents of a southwestern Montana community say federal officials have botched a 34-year environmental cleanup of the toxic metals in their soil, and now they want a shot at removing the contamination
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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016 file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page is seen on a laptop in Washington. Add Medicaid expansion to the list of “Obamacare” provisions that Americans want to keep. That’s the conclusion of a new poll, which finds that 8 in 10 U.S. adults say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansionAdd Medicaid expansion to the list of health care provisions that Americans want to keep
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Philly mayor: $5.7M beverage tax haul doubles projectionsPhiladelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials projected
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In this Feb. 18, 2017 photo, Euless Trinity's Mack Beggs is consoled by coach Travis Clark after Beggs' opponent forfeited during the finals of the UIL Region 2-6A wrestling tournament at Allen High School in Allen, Texas.  Beggs, who is transgender, is transitioning from female to male, won the girls regional championship.  (Nathan Hunsinger/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Transgender wrestler's state bid spotlights Texas policyA 17-year-old high school wrestler has qualified for the girls state tournament in Texas while transitioning from female to male
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Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanagesA study found that Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families
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In this Nov. 21, 2016 photo Superior Court Judge Paul Armstrong issues his ruling on whether Ashley G., a Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital patient currently at Morristown Medical Center, can refuse forced feeding. The anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned the court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after Armstrong granted her request. Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record of Parsippany  the 30-year-old identified died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Morristown Medical Center's palliative care unit.  (Alexandra Pais /The Daily Record via AP)
Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman has died three months after a judge granted her request to refuse force-feeding
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This digitally colorized microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in yellow. New research found protective bacteria in healthy skin produce natural antibiotics that can guard against disease-causing Staph aureus. (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases via AP)
Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germsBacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins
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In this Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 photo, Francisco and Lauren Nieves-Taranto, center, with their children, from left, Sebastien, 13, Javier, 6, Gabriel, 10, Nicolas 4-months, and Valentina, 8, at their home in Windermere, Fla. Nieves-Taranto covered the entire $8,000 bill from the birth of Nicolas last year with his account balance from a health savings account, or HSA. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppersMany Americans who gained health coverage through the Affordable Care Act may soon have to save for medical bills and shop for care more than they have in the past
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In this photo taken Feb 9, 2017, Mike Schwarz, sole proprietor of Mike Schwarz Photography, poses for a photo in Tampa, Fla. Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers provides him protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Health law created winners and losers when buying insuranceFormer President Barack Obama's health care law created winners and losers for people buying their own health insurance
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CORRECTS SOURCE TO STAR TRIBUNE - In a Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar reacts after watching the Dose of Reality video depicting a parent who can't wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. Baker and Sen Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center both lost children to heroin overdoses and are two of the leading voices in the legislature for combatting the opioid epidemic. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined her counterpart in Wisconsin Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in promoting the “Dose of Reality” media campaign to warn people of the dangers of misusing or overusing opioid painkillers.   (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsIn statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on sad personal experience to attack the problem
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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2015 file photo, housewives make kimchi, traditional pungent vegetable, to donate to needy neighbors for winter preparation at a government building in Seoul, South Korea. While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030, with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91, Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study published online Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 predicts. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91A new study predicts most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030
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FILE – In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Legal arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process, and specifically the effectiveness of the sedative midazolam, are set to be heard by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Cincinnati, months before the state hopes to start carrying out executions again. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution processA federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again
The Associated Press3 days ago
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