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    NC governor pledges to expand Medicaid, despite state law

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Setting up more conflict with the Republican-led legislature, new North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday announced plans to expand Medicaid through the federal health care overhaul, even though a state law...

    By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press|

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    Judge asks if Texas fetal remains rules override current law

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal judge appears to be casting doubt on the legality of hotly debated Texas rules requiring burial or cremation of fetal remains, questioning Wednesday whether they would override separate, existing state laws on...

    By Will Weissert, Associated Press|

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    Signs your aging parents need help managing their finances

    It's inevitable. As we age, our bodies and our brains change, and not always like fine wine. Cognitive skills decline as part of the normal aging process and in turn, so do some of our financial management skills.Research shows that financial...

    By Sarah Skidmore Sell, AP Personal Finance Writer|

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    Trial to begin over meningitis outbreak that killed 64 total

    BOSTON (AP) Jury selection is set to begin in the murder trial of a former top executive at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy that has been blamed for a national meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people in 2012.Barry Cadden is charged with...

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    Federal judge mulling fate of Texas fetal remains rules

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Abortion providers told a federal judge Tuesday that Texas' attempt to require burial or cremation of fetal remains was "government interference" without public health benefits, while state lawyers countered that clinics want...

    By Will Weissert, Associated Press|

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    The Latest: Medical experts say phosphine deaths are rare

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) The Latest on Amarillo accidental poisoning deaths (all times local):2:10 p.m.Medical experts who specialize in poison control say accidental poisonings from the active ingredient in the pest control substance that led to...

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    Sheriff who admits meth addiction charged with stealing meth

    SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted to authorities that he was a meth addict has been charged with stealing the drug from an evidence storage area.A criminal complaint filed by state police Tuesday in Roane...

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    Hawaii residents renew push for pesticide regulations

    HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii residents concerned about pesticides are planning a push to strengthen regulation over chemicals they fear harm their health.The divisive issue has drawn thousands to the Legislature in recent years.Advocates are backing...

    By Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press|

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    4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) A poisonous gas believed to have been released when someone tried to wash away a pesticide that had been sprayed under a Texas home killed four children and left six other people hospitalized, officials said...

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    10-month-old revived twice after being exposed to fentanyl

    METHUEN, Mass. (AP) Authorities in Massachusetts say a 10-month-old baby had to be revived twice after she was exposed to fentanyl.Police arrived at the Methuen (mih-THOO'-uhn) residence early Saturday afternoon after receiving a report of a...

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