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U.N.'s Pillay says Israel may be committing war crimes

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GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel may be committing war crimes in Gaza, where its punitive house demolitions and killing of children raise the "strong possibility" that it is violating international law, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said on Wednesday. Pillay, opening an emergency debate...(more) 



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Forgiving Myself

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(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial, sending its shares up about 186 percent in extended trading. The drug neratinib, codenamed PB272, is being studied as a potential adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Adjuvant treatment,...(more) 



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Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food

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By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands, including KFC, McDonald's Corp and coffee chain Starbucks Corp, over allegations the firm supplied old and rotten meat. The five...(more) 



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German court allows patients to grow medical marijuana

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A German court ruled for the first time Tuesday that seriously ill patients may grow their own marijuana for medical purposes in certain cases. The administrative court in the western city of Cologne said that while cannabis remained illegal for general use in Germany, it may...(more) 



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Puma says cancer drug meets trial goal, shares soar

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(Reuters) - Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial, sending its shares up about 186 percent in extended trading. The drug neratinib, codenamed PB272, is being studied as a potential adjuvant treatment for breast cancer. Adjuvant treatment,...(more) 




Undercover probe finds health law failings

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday.... 



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India's new government vows clampdown on healthcare graft

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By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's health minister called for tougher laws on Tuesday after a media report alleged that laboratories had offered kickbacks to doctors who referred patients to their diagnostic centers. Harsh Vardhan has lashed out several times in recent days against...(more) 



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Researchers emphasize parent's role in keeping kids at a healthy weight

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine surveyed a group of parents whose children were undergoing obesity treatment and found many of them unwilling to acknowledge weight problems and the health implications they could have. Growing evidence suggests parents play an essential...(more) 



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Los Angeles Clippers would lose players, sponsors if Sterling stays: CEO

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By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers could face an exodus of players, sponsors, fans and their coach if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team, Richard Parsons, the franchise's interim chief executive, said on Tuesday at a trial...(more) 



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Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of mismanagement and fraud. Bob McDonald, the former chief...(more) 



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Latest Obamacare legal knot won't be easy to untangle

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By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. judges have their work cut out for them untangling a legal knot created on Tuesday when two federal appeals courts released conflicting rulings hours apart going to the heart of the role the federal government will play in...(more) 



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Colorado judge sets new December 8 trial date in theater massacre case

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CENTENNIAL Colo. (Reuters) - Jury selection in the much-delayed trial of accused movie theater gunman James Holmes will begin on Dec. 8, a Colorado judge said on Tuesday, dismissing objections by the defense who said they needed more time. Arapahoe County District Judge Carlos Samour made...(more) 



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