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Florida State library shooter identified, used semi-automatic handgun

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TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A gunman who shot and wounded three people at a Florida State University library on Thursday used a semi-automatic handgun, law enforcement officers told a news conference. The gunman, identified by police as FSU alum Myron May, was fatally shot in an...(more) 

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Appeals court order keeps Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open

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By Emily Le Coz JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) - Mississippi's sole abortion clinic will remain open after a federal appeals court refused on Thursday to reconsider its decision to block a state law that would have closed it. The law, passed in 2012, required doctors at the...(more) 

Two California children die in fire as mother at hospital with labor pains

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two children died and their father was badly burned on Thursday in a fire that tore through their Southern California duplex after their pregnant mother went to a hospital with labor pains, a fire official said. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze...(more) 

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J&J demands $7.2 billion from Boston Scientific as trial begins

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By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Boston Scientific Corp should pay Johnson & Johnson $7.23 billion in damages and interest for breach of contract, nearly nine years after Boston Scientific won a controversial bidding war for device maker Guidant, lawyers for J&J told a U.S....(more) 

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Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion

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LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday. 

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Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints

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By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi, which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros ($38 billion) from new medicines. The French drugmaker said it aimed...(more) 

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Britain begins review to speed access to new drugs

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LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British manufacturing relies heavily...(more) 

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Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

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The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research suggests. 

Forget Noma, Danes vote for dripping bacon as their national dish

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COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark may have the world's best restaurant but Danes' favorite dish is a simple "Stegt Flaesk" - thick slices of fried pork bacon dripping in fat with lashings of white parsley sauce and homegrown potatoes. Reindeer moss or sea urchins on a bed...(more) 

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Italy court annuls conviction for Swiss billionaire in asbestos scandal

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ROME (Reuters) - Italy's top court has overturned an 18-year jail sentence for a Swiss billionaire convicted over his role in the country's biggest asbestos scandal, saying too much time had passed since the alleged wrongdoing. 

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U.S. spouses of ousted immigrants await Obama plan

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Frustrated U.S. spouses of ousted immigrants hope for help from Obama immigration plan. 

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5 Delicious Greek Superfoods To Immediately Improve Your Health

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Superfoods are as popular as ever, and it’s easy to see why. These mostly plant-based foods high in antioxidants, vitamins, calcium and minerals have huge and wide-ranging health benefits. Açai and goji berries, maca and chia seeds are at the top of the superfood list and...(more) 

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