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Republicans reach deal for budget plan, target Obamacare

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican budget negotiators on Monday reached a compromise deal for the first joint House-Senate budget in six years, one that seeks to boost military spending while calling for deep cuts to social programs to eliminate deficits in a decade. Instead,...(more) 



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Shock turns to anger as Nepalese wait for quake assistance

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By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the...(more) 



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Connecticut teen to go home after forced chemo treatment

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By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A Connecticut teenager who was forced by the state Supreme Court to undergo chemotherapy for her cancer will be released on Monday after finishing treatment in good health, her lawyer said. Cassandra C, as the 17-year-old has been identified...(more) 



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U.S. asks China to drop ban on poultry imports triggered by bird flu

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By Tom Polansek WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday asked China to drop a ban on imports of U.S. poultry imposed because of an outbreak of bird flu in chickens and turkeys. The United States wants China to limit trade only from...(more) 



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Tanzanian women endangered by illegal abortions

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By Kizito Makoye Dar es Salaam (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lydia Daudi saw no other choice than to end her six-week pregnancy to spare her deeply religious family from the shame of a pregnancy before marriage. “I was very scared and shocked because it was my...(more) 



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Mylan says Teva offer too low; criticizes stock, growth prospects

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Mylan NV rejected Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's $40 billion takeover offer on Monday, saying in a scathing letter that it grossly undervalued the company and that Mylan has no interest in payment in what it termed "high-risk" Teva stock. Teva, the world's biggest maker of generic...(more) 



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GSK readies 'bubble boy' drug as big pharma bets on gene therapy

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By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is close to seeking European approval for a gene therapy drug to fight adenosine deaminase severe combined immune deficiency (ADA-SCID) in the latest sign of a renaissance in the technology to fix faulty genes. Gene therapy last year won...(more) 



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After quake and avalanche, Everest climber not yet ready to quit

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By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Climber Nick Cienski has not given up on his world record bid to scale six 8,000-metre peaks this calendar year, despite narrowly escaping a huge avalanche on Mount Everest set off by an earthquake that killed thousands of people...(more) 



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Amgen's cancer immunotherapy fails to impress FDA staff reviewers

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers said an accelerated review of drugmaker Amgen Inc's skin cancer immunotherapy cannot be considered at this time, citing concerns over the design and results of a key study. The review comes two days before a panel of FDA advisers...(more) 



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U.S. top court throws out Obamacare contraception ruling

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived religious objections by Catholic groups in Michigan and Tennessee to the Obamacare requirement for contraception coverage, throwing out a lower court decision favoring President Barack Obama's administration. The justices asked the Cincinnati-based 6th...(more) 



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Bruce Jenner: Conformance and Judgment

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A few days after Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer, thoughts come to mind. Not just about what feelings Jenner has had to live with throughout Jenner's life, but about conformance, judgment and labeling.It's really quite simple. I can sum it up in two words. Who...(more) 



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Broga yoga for men - more macho, less mantra

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By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Men who crave the benefits of yoga but recoil at sharing the experience with a room full of women are turning to Broga, a rugged take on the 3,000-year-old practice of movement and breath. Broga celebrates the physical over...(more) 



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