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Residents see Europe best for gays and lesbians, Africa worst: poll

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By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals. One exception appeared...(more) 

Tax refunds may get hit due to health law credits

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taxes? Who wants to think about taxes around Labor Day?... 

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Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

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A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease. At a news conference on Wednesday the clinic's tropical medicine specialist...(more) 

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The Real Meaning Of Life Begins When You Find A Cause

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NBA and college basketball great Jimmy Walker once said to me, "Ray, you were one of the best outside shooters in college basketball and the highest vote getter in Boston history, when you were Mayor of Boston, so now that you are out of politics and...(more) 

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Using tax credits to pay premiums gets complicated

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Using the federal income tax system to promote social policy goals is a time-honored strategy for policymakers of both political parties.... 

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Liberia troops fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

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By Clair MacDougall and James Harding Giahyue MONROVIA (Reuters) - Security forces in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighborhood, as the death toll from the epidemic...(more) 

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Nigeria closes schools over Ebola

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Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola. 

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Russia court closes McDonald's branch for 90 days: agency

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the closure of a McDonald's restaurant branch in Moscow for 90 days over breaches of sanitary rules, Russia's RIA news agency reported. The restaurant is on Moscow's Manezh square, under the walls of the Kremlin. (Reporting by...(more) 

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Watch: Inside the Triage Unit Where Patients Find Out If They Have Ebola

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ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser gets a behind-the-scenes look at Ebola crisis at JFK Medical Center in Liberia. 

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This Boomer Couple Is Making Your Health Their Business

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For the Year of the Boomer -- 2014 is the year the youngest boomers turn 50 -- here is another installment in my year-long survey of 50 over-50 boomers across 10 career categories who have reinvented themselves within the last 10 years.Most of the health focus...(more) 

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Travel with medications, medical devices can be daunting

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By Kathryn Doyle (This August 2Oth story has been refiled to correct gender of Dr. Bauer in paras 15, 16 and 18, and changes "county" to "country" in para 16.) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For international travelers who need to carry medical devices and medications...(more) 

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U.S. says non-allergic peanut closer to commercial reality

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A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. In a blog post, the agency said...(more) 

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