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Ryan's Abortion Rant: 'We Want A Country Where It Isn't Even Considered'

Ryan's Abortion Rant: 'We Want A Country Where It Isn't Even Considered'
Ryan, R-Wis., said in a speech to the Susan B. Anthony List that those who oppose abortion "need to work with people who consider themselves pro-choice — because our task isn't to purge our ranks. It's to grow them."
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Health or Hazard? The High Cost of the Working Poor

Health or Hazard? The High Cost of the Working Poor
As a society, we cannot afford that only those with higher incomes and certain types of jobs are able to care for their loved ones. It is not right that those who most depend on a day's wages must choose between keeping their job or caring for their child.
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Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act

Senate Committee Passes Children’s Trauma Recovery Act
Sen. Murray’s Children’s Trauma Recovery Act includes a re-authorization and updates to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI), which works with children and families who are exposed to a wide range of traumatic experiences.
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Congratulations McAllen-Edinburg-Mission: You're the Fattest Metro Area in the Country

Congratulations McAllen-Edinburg-Mission: You're the Fattest Metro Area in the Country
For the third consecutive year, residents of the Boulder, Colorado metro area are the least likely to be obese, at 12.5 percent in 2012. Residents of McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas, continue to be the most likely to be obese, at 38.5 percent.
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New Genetic Link Found Between Normal Fetal Growth and Cancer

New Genetic Link Found Between Normal Fetal Growth and Cancer
Two researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered a new genetic link between the rapid growth of healthy fetuses and the uncontrolled cell division in cancer.
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Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors

Big Pharma Pockets $711 Billion in Profits by Robbing Seniors
Here’s an outrage that must be changed: Big Pharma has been systematically price-gouging the Medicare program for seniors and people with disabilities — and raking in billions in excessive profits. The 11 largest global drug companies made an astonishing $711 billion in profits over the 10 years.
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The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001

The Cost of Military Health Care Has Almost Tripled Since 2001
The loud, insistent calls in Washington to rein in the rising costs of Social Security and Medicare ignore a major and expensive entitlement program — the military's health care system.
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Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows

Medicaid Customers Are Generally Obese and Depressed, Study Shows
Adults on Medicaid - by definition, those with lower incomes - are in relatively much poorer health than are those who get their healthcare from other sources, reflecting the overall-population finding that poor health is inversely correlated with income.
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Medicaid Expansion Could Save 500 Lives Annually in AL

Medicaid Expansion Could Save 500 Lives Annually in AL
Do no harm, Dr. Bentley? Medicaid expansion doesn't just save lives: it could add thousands of jobs in Alabama. Why don't you care?
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AIDS Memorial Design Unveiled in NY's West Village

AIDS Memorial Design Unveiled in NY's West Village
The New York City AIDS Memorial's Board of Directors revealed new renderings of the final design for the memorial and formally launched their capital campaign at a press conference Wednesday evening in Manhattan.
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