U.S. health secretary says agency can eliminate drug rebates

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs.

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20.Aug.2018


Exclusive: Pentagon raises alarm about sharp drop in Iraqi refugees coming to U.S.

Military officials are sounding the alarm inside the Trump administration about the sharp drop in admission to the United States of Iraqi refugees who have helped American troops in battle, said two U.S. officials aware of the internal discussions.

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20.Aug.2018


Georgia candidates decry plan to close voting sites in mostly black county

A plan to close most polling places in a predominantly black Georgia county ahead of November’s elections is drawing opposition from the state's gubernatorial candidates and voting rights activists, who deem it blatant voter suppression.

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20.Aug.2018


South Carolina woman walking dog killed by alligator

A 45-year-old woman walking her dog in South Carolina died on Monday after being snatched and dragged underwater by an 8-foot (2.44-meter) alligator, the county sheriff's office said.

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20.Aug.2018


Pope vows no more cover ups on sexual abuse in letter to Catholics

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics on Monday, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.

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20.Aug.2018


Goats on the track: New York City subway encounters new obstacles

Move over, Pizza Rat: A pair of goats became the latest members of the animal kingdom to seize their 15 minutes of social media fame in New York City when they wandered onto subway tracks on Monday, forcing trains to be rerouted.

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20.Aug.2018


Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering family

Colorado prosecutors said they plan to formally file murder charges on Monday against a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, days after he told police they went missing and pleaded on TV for their safe return.

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20.Aug.2018


USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault

Disgraced USA Gymnastics ex-team doctor Larry Nassar has been removed from a federal prison where he has been held, records showed on Sunday, less than a month after his lawyers alleged he was assaulted.

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19.Aug.2018


U.S. Catholics 'sickened' by sex abuse report, stand by their faith

Many churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up dissuade them from their faith.

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19.Aug.2018


Fire that prompted closure of parts of Yosemite Park is contained

A massive and deadly California wildfire that sent choking smoke into Yosemite National Park, causing a temporary closure of large parts of the tourist destination, is completely contained, fire officials said on Sunday.

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19.Aug.2018


Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees concert canceled in Oklahoma after storm injures 14

An outdoor concert in Oklahoma featuring 90's boy band favorites Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees was canceled on Saturday after an intense storm struck the area and injured at least 14 people, venue officials said.

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19.Aug.2018


U.S. court orders Trump administration to enforce chemical safety rule

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the Trump administration to immediately implement an Obama-era chemical safety rule introduced in response to a 2013 explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas that killed 15 people.

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18.Aug.2018


Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters

Mourners gathered on Friday in a small Colorado town where the remains of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters were reportedly discovered in oil storage tanks the day after police took the father into custody for their murders.

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18.Aug.2018


U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning

Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases.

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18.Aug.2018


Trans students: A test of identity for U.S. girls schools

Secondary schools for girls across the United States are grappling with a difficult and increasingly common question: what is the best approach when a student or applicant no longer identifies as female or is going through a gender transition?

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18.Aug.2018


Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee wins renewal of protective order

Marvel Comics mogul Stan Lee won renewal of a protective order on Friday against a onetime business manager accused of subjecting the 95-year-old "Spider-Man" co-creator to elder abuse after taking charge of his affairs earlier this year.

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18.Aug.2018


Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to family

A Texas jury awarded damages of $242 million to a Dallas family after finding that defects in the family's Lexus sedan caused injuries to their two children during a rear-end collision, the law firm representing the plaintiffs said on Friday.

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17.Aug.2018


Gunman who killed five at Florida airport sentenced to life

A U.S. veteran of the war in Iraq who killed five people during a shooting spree in the arrivals area of a Florida airport last year was sentenced on Friday to life in federal prison for what the judge called "85 seconds of evil."

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17.Aug.2018


U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families

A federal judge on Friday approved a plan to reunite hundreds more families who were separated by border officials after they entered the United States from Mexico.

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17.Aug.2018


Ex-lawyer of pharma executive Shkreli gets 18 months prison for fraud scheme

A New York lawyer was sentenced to 18 months prison on Friday for helping Martin Shkreli, currently serving a seven year prison sentence after being convicted of related charges, defraud a drug company that Shkreli had founded.

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17.Aug.2018