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  • Egg shortage cutting into restaurant profits, menu items

    Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more -- if it's even on the menu.
  • Texas abortion law teed up for Supreme Court review

    Abortion is back before the Supreme Court, and the justices could signal by the end of June whether they are likely to take up the biggest case on the hot-button subject in nearly a quarter-century.
  • Millions across India, world take part in Yoga Day exercises

    Millions of yoga enthusiasts bent and twisted their bodies in complex postures across India and much of the world on Sunday to mark the first International Yoga Day.
  • Report: Wait lists for vets even longer today than last year

    The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported.
  • Planned Parenthood: No new Texas abortion clinics in works

    Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards said Saturday that her organization has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas, where only eight facilities are likely to remain if another round of strict regulations takes effect July 1.
  • Anthem proposes to buy Cigna for $184 per share

    After getting the cold shoulder, U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said it's raising its offer to buy smaller rival Cigna Corp. for about $47 billion, including cash and stock.
  • Clinton calls for ‘common-sense’ gun control, decries racism

    Issuing an emotional plea following the South Carolina church shooting, Hillary Rodham Clinton called for "common-sense" gun reforms and a national reckoning with the persistent problem of "institutional racism."
  • Study says repealing ‘Obamacare’ would add to budget deficit

    A nonpartisan government study says repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit and the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million.
  • Hawaii governor signs first-of-kind state smoking age bill

    Hawaii's governor has signed a bill to make his state the first to raise the legal smoking age to 21.
  • Woman says miscarried after shackled in immigration facility

    An asylum seeker from Mexico suffered a miscarriage after she tripped and fell while shackled in immigration detention, even though pregnant detainees are not supposed to be restrained, her lawyers said. Monserrat Ruiz was given a pregnancy test after arriving at an immigration detention facility in Bakersfield, California, in May, yet she was “fully shackled […]