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Black seniors test power of reminiscing to guard aging brain
Sharon Steen dons her tennis shoes and, with two fellow seniors, walks streets that in her youth were a vibrant center of Portland, Oregon's African-American community. Wasn't this the corner where an NAACP march began in 1963? Look, the record store is now a fancy high-rise....



Brain disease seen in most football players in large report
CHICAGO (AP) -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of brain disease in nearly all of them, from athletes in the NFL, college and even high school....



McCain's return sets stage for big Senate health bill vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump urged Republicans to "step up to the plate" for Tuesday's crucial Senate vote on their bill eviscerating much of the Obama health care law. A cliff-hanger roll call was likely, with added drama from Sen. John McCain's return to the Capitol for his first vote since being diagnosed with brain cancer....



The Latest: Rand Paul to vote "yes" on health care vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):...



Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children
NEW YORK (AP) -- Children whose sexual characteristics don't neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls - long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision....



Trump to rally in Ohio as residents worry about health care
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Ohio on Tuesday as the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to open debate on legislation to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's health care law....



Baby sitter pleads guilty in 8-month-old's medicine death
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio baby sitter who authorities say gave a fatal dose of Benadryl to an 8-month-old boy has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other crimes....



As fatal overdoses rise, pioneering police effort evolves
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The city is seeing more heroin overdoses today than it did two years ago when it introduced a unique amnesty program replicated by hundreds of police departments across the nation that encourages addicts to turn in their drugs to police without fear of arrest to get fast-tracked for treatment....



Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs
A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines - more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure....



Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- More than three years after a coroner declared a teenage girl dead, a Northern California judge is expected to soon decide whether to revoke her death certificate....