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After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town
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Published in 9-2-2016
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(AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years after it started emergency cleanup work in Libby following media reports that revealed rampant, asbestos-caused illnesses in the small ...>>
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." While most people experience either mild or no symptoms, Zika is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect babies born with abnormally small heads and pregna ...>>
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Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal report does not a ...>>
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
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Published in 9-2-2016
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The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college over the weekend, shattering a water cooler and sending splinters and shards flying. Local officials and scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics on Tuesday examined the 5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) impact crater at the college near Vellore city, but said they had yet to determine whether the object was from outer space or pos ...>>
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Citing huge patient load, NY nurses seek rules on staffing
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Published in 9-2-2016
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Hospital executives say such a mandate would raise health care costs for patients, and that state lawmakers shouldn't constrain hospitals by dictating unnecessary and inflexible rules. Hospitals and nursing homes estimate the mandate would add about $3 billion a year in costs statewide, said Dennis Whalen, president of the Healthcare Association of New York State, which represents hospitals, ...>>
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After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town
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Published in 9-2-2016
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(AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years after it started emergency cleanup work in Libby following media reports that revealed rampant, asbestos-caused illnesses in the small ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this." While most people experience either mild or no symptoms, Zika is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect babies born with abnormally small heads and pregna ...>>
Reference: www.chron.com
Gov't report: Drop in uninsured in 8 states
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Published in 9-2-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Eight states saw a significant drop last year in the number of residents going without health insurance, according to a government report out Tuesday that has implications for the presidential campaign. All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. The federal report does not a ...>>
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Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
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Published in 9-2-2016
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The object slammed into the ground at an engineering college over the weekend, shattering a water cooler and sending splinters and shards flying. Local officials and scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics on Tuesday examined the 5-foot-wide (2-meter-wide) impact crater at the college near Vellore city, but said they had yet to determine whether the object was from outer space or pos ...>>
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Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break
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Published in 2-2-2016
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. won approval Monday for its plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage tanks after a California pipeline break in May. The Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department endorsed the proposal, which lets the company run up to 30 truck trips a day for as long as six months to move the marooned crude to pumping st ...>>
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Alphabet comes before Apple as world's most valuable company
Technology
Published in 2-2-2016
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The shift occurred in Monday's extended trading after Alphabet, Google's new parent company, released a fourth-quarter earnings report that highlighted the robust growth of the digital ad market. Based on that after-hours bump, Alphabet's market value stood at $555 billion while Apple's was at $533 billion, based on the most recent regulatory filings showing the company's ...>>
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Price tag for Biden cancer 'moonshot' at $1B in Obama budget
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Published in 2-2-2016
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Research into immunotherapy, combination therapy and early detection techniques will be at the center of new programs the administration hopes to create at the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. Vaccines to prevent viruses that cause cancer are another focus, officials said, laying out for the first time how Biden will seek to fulfill his goal of doubling the rate ...>>
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Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami
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Published in 2-2-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake. Underwater landslides at depths of 820 to 1,150 feet much deeper than those that caused tsunamis affecting other communities sent killing waves toward the Prince ...>>
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The Latest: Honduras declares emergency to fight Zika virus
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Published in 2-2-2016
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The government of Honduras has declared a state of national emergency, saying it has recorded 3,649 suspected cases of Zika virus infections in less than three months. Health minister Yolani Batres is urging Hondurans to clean up their homes and communities and remove outdoor water containers that serve as breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can transmit Zika. The health minis ...>>
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Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability
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Published in 26-1-2016
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. The Earth's outermost shell is made up of tectonic plates that move, and Alaska is near the intersection of two great plates: the Pacific Plate, beneath the Pacific Ocean, and the North American Plate, which covers most of North America. According to prevailing mo ...>>
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