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Ibrahima Soce Fall, Regional Emergency Director for Africa, of the World Health Organization, WHO, speaks during a press conference, about the Update on the plague situation in Madagascar, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, World Health Organization says
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Delhi's landmark India Gate, a war memorial, is seen engulfed in morning smog a day after Diwali festival, in New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 - about 9 million - could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in The Lancet medical journal. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Countries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality ratesCountries with the highest pollution deaths, mortality rates: study
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Morning smog envelops the skyline in Mumbai, India, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. Environmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of wars, smoking, hunger or natural disasters. One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015, about 9 million, could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released Thursday in The Lancet medical journal. Asia and Africa are the regions putting the most people at risk, the study found, while India tops the list of individual countries. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hungerEnvironmental pollutants are killing at least 9 million people and costing the world $4.6 trillion a year, a toll exceeding that of war, smoking, hunger or natural disasters
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Australian state takes step toward legalizing euthanasiaAn Australian state has taken a step toward allowing voluntary euthanasia 20 years after the country repealed the world's first mercy killing law
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Glenn Chin, supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, leaves  federal court after attending the first day of his trial in Boston. Closing arguments are expected Thursday, Oct. 19. Chin is charged with second-degree murder and other crimes under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Closing arguments set in deadly meningitis outbreak trialAttorneys are preparing to make their closing arguments in the case of a Massachusetts pharmacist charged with second-degree murder in a deadly meningitis outbreak
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Bipartisan plan to curb health premiums gets strong supportA bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets is gaining momentum
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Q&A: New health bill offers stability, respite on premiumsQ&A: Bipartisan health care bill offers stability for markets; potential respite for consumers on premium hikes
The Associated Press19 hours ago
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to reporters as he heads to vote on budget amendments, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Latest: 2 senators formally propose health dealTwo leading senators have formally proposed their bipartisan compromise for steadying health insurance markets
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The Healthcare.gov website is seen on a computer screen Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Washington. If President Donald Trump succeeds in shutting down a major “Obamacare” subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making basic health insurance available to more people for free, and making upper-tier plans more affordable. The unexpected assessment comes from consultants, policy experts, and state officials trying to discern the potential fallout from a Washington health care debate that’s becoming harder to follow.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insuranceHow's that? Trump's health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance, experts say
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., accompanied by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, after she and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., say they have the "basic outlines" of a bipartisan deal to resume payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Governors urge Congress to back health subsidiesA bipartisan group of governors is urging congressional leaders to support a plan to calm health insurance markets
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this May 2016 file photo provided by Kite Pharma, cell therapy specialists at the company's manufacturing facility in El Segundo, Calif., prepare blood cells from a patient to be engineered in the lab to fight cancer. On Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved sales of the therapy Yescarta, developed by Kite Pharma. It is the second gene therapy for U.S. patients _ the first one for adults _ a custom-made, one-time treatment for certain common types of the blood cancer lymphoma. (Kite Pharma via AP, File)
US regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancerUS regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults
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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., the ranking member, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, meet before the start of a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, the morning after they reached a deal to resume federal payments to health insurers that President Donald Trump had halted.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP, Dem senators push health deal as Trump keeps distanceAuthor of a bipartisan compromise to calm health insurance markets says they'll push the proposal, despite opposition from President Donald Trump.
The Associated Press1 day ago
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