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5 GOP senators now oppose health care bill as written

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A total of five Republican senators are now opposed to the proposed GOP health bill. It would take only three defections to Democrats opposing the bill to sink the measure....

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years....

California Assembly leader shelves single-payer health plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The prospects of a government-run health care system in California dimmed Friday when the leader of the state Assembly announced he doesn't plan to take up the single-payer bill this year....





'Superhero' 3D printed hands help kids dream in Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Being born without fingers can be tough for any child. Getting new ones - especially red and blue superhero themed digits - has made 8-year-old Kaori Misue a vibrant playground star....

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project....

Cholera suspected as several ill at Kenya medical conference
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- "Several" participants at a medical conference at a hotel in Nairobi have come down with a foodborne disease suspected to be cholera, the Kenya Medical Association said Friday....

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."...

Hints of some steps that may boost brain health in old age
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Are you seeking steps to keep your brain healthy in old age?...

The Latest: Nevada's Heller opposes GOP health bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the Senate GOP health care bill (all times EDT):...