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Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions

Genetic testing surge brings some answers, more questions

May 18th, 2015 9:47 am by By Ellen Jean Hirst, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

More people are making big health decisions based on genetic tests. The industry is expected to grow to $15 billion to $25 billion in sales within six years; up from $5 billion in 2010

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INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health law tax passed along to states

INSIDE WASHINGTON: Health law tax passed along to states

May 18th, 2015 9:46 am by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

There's more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama's health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers. As Alice in Wonderland might say, a curious tax just got curiouser.

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Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

Stem cell 'Wild West' takes root amid lack of US regulation

May 18th, 2015 9:45 am by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The liquid is dark red, a mixture of fat and blood, and Dr. Mark Berman pumps it out of the patient's backside. He treats it with a chemical, runs it through a processor - and injects it into the woman's aching knees and elbows.

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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

May 18th, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

May 18th, 2015 8:05 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia.

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UPDATE: Police say nine dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

UPDATE: Police say nine dead in Texas shooting involving rival biker gangs

May 17th, 2015 5:47 pm by Associated Press

A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 others injured, a police spokesman said on Sunday, sending panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety.

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Mountain City family, South Carolina motorist die after fiery, head-on crash

Mountain City family, South Carolina motorist die after fiery, head-on crash

May 17th, 2015 5:29 pm by Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. - The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a Tennessee family of three and a South Carolina motorist are dead after a high-speed crash in the North Carolina mountains.

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Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

Theater shooting defense lawyers try to limit gore, emotion

May 17th, 2015 5:08 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting trial are trying hard to keep jurors from knowing the worst details of the massacre, fighting to prevent survivors from revealing how badly they were injured.

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States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses

States saying 'no' to cities seeking to regulate businesses

May 17th, 2015 5:03 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something about it.

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Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

Great white shark cruising coast becomes Twitter star

May 17th, 2015 3:35 pm by PHILIP MARCELO, Associated Press

@MaryLeeShark is the fake Twitter handle for a very real, nearly 3,500-pound great white whose movements can be tracked online and in real time.

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