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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Slower growth in healthcare spending is shoring up the funding outlook for the federal Medicare program that covers the hospital bills of the elderly, trustees of the program said on Monday. The program's trust fund for ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More members of religious communities around the world were forced to flee their homes last year than at any time in recent memory, the United States said on Monday, in its annual report on religious freedom. "In almost ...more

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PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections in Washington's Olympic Peninsula.The Peninsula Daily News reports ( ) Monday that sea stars ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.Incorrect placement of lines can inject drugs into soft tiss ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 — four years later than last year's estimate.Social Security's massive retirement program will remain solven ...more

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REVERE, Mass. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.Revere Deputy Fire Chief Mike Viviano says the fire department in that coastal city has received dozens of calls reporting partial b ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare hospital fund to stay solvent until 2030, four years later than previous estimate. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down three points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,974 as of 12 p.m. Eastern time on Monday. The ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister says pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down.In an interview with ...more

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By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - Support for legalizing medical marijuana in Florida is holding steady at 88 percent despite weeks of vigorous campaigning by opponents ahead of a November referendum on the issue, a poll released on ...more