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House Democrats move to block part of Trump’s fetal tissue policy  Science Magazine · 4 days
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The Latest: UN says Ebola not yet a global emergency  ABC NEWS · 3 days
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Tougher vaccine rules move forward in California  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Opioid prescriptions drop sharply among state workers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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