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Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

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DALLAS – A man who recently arrived in Texas from Liberia has been confirmed as having the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the U.S. 



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Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

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By David Minsky (Reuters) - Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday. The petition, filed Monday, comes amid a broader, nationwide push for marijuana legalization spurred...(more) 



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Ebola spreading fast, international aid not enough: experts

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By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Ebola epidemic is spreading so fast that it is turning into a humanitarian crisis leaving children orphaned, families hungry and people dying of treatable conditions, top health experts said on Tuesday in calling for more international aid...(more) 



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Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

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(Reuters) - International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus, which causes fever and bleeding, has killed at least 3,000 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms...(more) 



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U.S. considering experimental drugs for Texas Ebola patient: CDC

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(Reuters) - The United States is discussing the possible use of experimental drugs or blood plasma from a recovered Ebola patient as a potential treatment for a patient in Texas diagnosed with Ebola, a top health official said on Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the...(more) 



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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S

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By Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa...(more) 



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CDC experts to deploy to Texas if patient has Ebola: official

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By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - U.S. health specialists are ready to deploy to Dallas if a patient being evaluated for Ebola is found to be carrying the disease that has killed thousands of people in West Africa, a Dallas County official said on Tuesday. Texas...(more) 



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CDC director says U.S. should be able to contain Ebola spread

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(Reuters) - The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States initially sought treatment six days after arriving in the country, potentially exposing a "handful" of family members and others to the virus, a top U.S. health official said on Tuesday. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director...(more) 



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Colorado court hears appeal of worker fired for medical marijuana

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By Brendan Pierson (Reuters) - The Colorado Supreme court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law. The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative...(more) 



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Georgia woman gets 30-year prison term in daughter's malnutrition death

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ATLANTA (Reuters) - A suburban Atlanta woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty on Tuesday to involuntary manslaughter and child cruelty charges in the malnutrition death of her 16-year-old daughter. Ebony Berry, 37, did not withhold food from her daughter, Markea, but...(more) 



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Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare tax subsidies

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By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that tax subsidies vital to the implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law are unlawful, giving a boost to opponents of the measure known as Obamacare. U.S. District Judge Ronald White...(more) 




Medical industry paid billions to U.S. physicians, hospitals in 2013: data

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and teaching hospitals received $3.5 billion from pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers in the last five months of 2013, according to the most extensive data trove on such payments ever made public. The payments, disclosed by the Centers for...(more) 



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