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  • House conservatives offer plan to replace Obama’s health law

    House conservatives offered their plan Thursday for repealing President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and replacing it with tax breaks and other changes. But they're divided over whether to replace that law's subsidies for lower-earning people should the Supreme Court annul them this month, underscoring potential problems ahead for the GOP.
  • Feds: Florida doctor gave cancer patients unapproved drugs

    A Florida oncologist was charged Thursday with giving cancer patients medications, included chemotherapy drugs, from other countries that were not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
  • EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained.
  • 3-D surprise: Girl missing part of arm gifted a prosthetic

    When 10-year-old Annika Emmert patted Winter the dolphin's smooth back at the Clearwater Aquarium on Thursday, she thought that was the best part of her morning.
  • Tulsa’s Glory Johnson-Griner pregnant, will miss WNBA season

    Tulsa forward Glory Johnson-Griner will miss the WNBA season after announcing Thursday on Instagram that she is pregnant. Johnson-Griner, who married Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner last month following a highly publicized domestic violence incident between the two, posted a photo on the social networking site showing a bun coming out of a cake shaped […]
  • Texas doctors do world’s first skull-scalp transplant

    Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas -- expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and hair coloring.
  • Texas doctors do first skull and scalp transplant

    Jim Boysen, a 55-year-old software developer from Austin, Texas -- expects to leave the hospital Thursday with a new kidney and pancreas along with the scalp and skull grafts. He said he was stunned at how well doctors matched him to a donor with similar skin and coloring.
  • More reason for calm than panic in South Korea’s MERS scare

    Sales of surgical masks surge amid fears of a deadly, poorly understood virus. Airlines announce "intensified sanitizing operations." More than 1,100 schools close and 1,600 people -- and 17 camels in zoos -- are quarantined.
  • Pot remains Europe’s most used drug, agency report says

    Marijuana continues to be the European Union's most commonly used drug, with almost 79 million EU citizens estimated to have tried it at some point in their lives, the bloc's drug agency said in a report published Thursday.
  • Facts about needle exchanges and Hepatitis C

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