July

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In Israel, Romney flubs on health care

In yet another foot-in-mouth blunder, Mitt Romney today praised Israel's health care system for its financial efficiency, suggesting the U.S. should follow its example.

Happy birthday, Medicare

Retirees and health care advocates will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Medicare this week in events throughout the country.

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‘Obamacare’ means preventative care for women

"While we celebrate the preventive provisions about to take effect, we must also remember that opponents of the health care law are trying to weaken it."

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Adoption event: Abused Caboodle cats will finally find homes

On August 11 and 12, the ASPCA will host an adoption to find safe homes for cats rescued from the abusive conditions of the Caboodle Ranch.

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Illegal marijuana farms killing wildlife

Researchers have found that commercial anti-rodent chemicals present in illegal pot farms are poisoning and killing animals.

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During outbreak, Florida shuts only TB facility

One could be forgiven for thinking that shuttering state's only tuberculosis center during the worst outbreak in 20 years isn't a particularly good idea.

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Study suggests fracking wastes could poison drinking water

According to a new scientific study, salty fluids rich with minerals in parts of Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale are seeping thousands of feet upward, right into drinking water.

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Watsonville teachers, students challenge methyl iodide

A giant Japanese chemical company announced on March 20 that it would no longer sell methyl iodide in the U.S. for use as a pesticide.