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Dissolving stent for heart arteries passes first large test
Now you see it, now you don’t. A new type of heart stent that works like dissolving stitches, slowly going away after it has done its job, passed its first major test in a large study, doctors said Monday. Abbott Vascular’s dissolving Absorb stent performed as well as a conventional stent in th...
By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press FULL STORY
Funding for gun violence research, data collection remains minuscule
NEW YORK — Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it. You would be wrong. Gun interests, wary of any possible limits on weaponry, have successfully lobbied for limita...
By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
In A.D. 54, Roman Emperor Claudius I died, poisoned apparently at the behest of his wife, Agrippina. In 1792, the cornerstone of the executive mansion, later known as the White House, was laid during a ceremony in the District of Columbia. In 1843, the Jewish organization B’nai B’rith was foun...

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Bush offers plan to repeal, replace federal health care law
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted on Tuesday his plan to repeal..
Dutch Safety Board: Buk missile downed MH17 in Ukraine
GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands — A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine smashed into Malays..
Planned Parenthood to forgo payment in fetal tissue programs
NEW YORK — Responding to a furor over undercover videos, Planned Parenthood says it will maintain ..
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