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'Pharma Bro' won't stop talking, except to jury in trial
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli has kept up his trademark trolling on social media during his securities fraud trial - calling the case "bogus" - but the jury won't hear him defend himself in court....



Senate opens 'Obamacare' debate at last but outcome in doubt
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans' long-promised legislation to repeal and replace "Obamacare." There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive "yes" vote....



Brain disease seen in most football players in large report
CHICAGO (AP) -- Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school....



Black seniors test reminiscing to guard against Alzheimer's
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....



EPA chief pledges to streamline Superfund pollution cleanups
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites....



The Latest: Senate blocks proposal to repeal 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):...



Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Celgene Corp. has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging the pharmaceutical company committed fraud promoting a drug with a notorious history that was re-purposed to treat leprosy and another therapy for unapproved cancer treatments, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday....



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....



Utah home-birth rate is double the US average, report says
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah women are choosing home birth at a rate double the national average, and mothers who do so tend to be older and have more education than women who decide to give birth in hospitals, according to a state health department report released this month....



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....