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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, her husband, Dan Beutler, and their baby, Abigail Rose Beutler, on July 23, 2013, at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. Herrera Beutler’s first child has survived two weeks after birth despite a pregnancy problem that is usually fatal, and a doctor said Monday, July 29, that the medical team is cautiously optimistic about the girl, who was born prematurely on July 15. Doctors had diagnosed a serious problem during the pregnancy called Potter Syndrome, in which impaired kidney function leads to low amniotic fluid. It is typically fatal because it prevents the unborn child’s lungs from developing. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler)

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker’s baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman’s infant survive a rare condition. In a break from his chamber’s often […]

07/23/2014

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation’s wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of […]

01/01/2014

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Pay gains for young women; inequality still seen

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment […]

12/11/2013

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Ky. college lands $250M gift, among biggest ever

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A tiny liberal arts school in rural Kentucky that hosted vice presidential debates in 2000 and 2012 announced a $250 million donation Tuesday, one of the largest single gifts in higher […]

07/30/2013

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Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day […]

07/08/2013

Actor Michael Douglas (AP Photo)

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas’ comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus. The virus, HPV, is best known for causing cervical cancer. But experts say […]

06/03/2013

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Mothers now top earners in 4 in 10 US households

WASHINGTON (AP) — A record number of American women are now the sole or primary breadwinners in their families, a sign of the rising influence of working mothers, a new study finds. Mothers now keep […]

05/28/2013

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Eye implant can restore some vision in rare cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patients who have lost their sight due to a rare disorder may be able to regain some vision using a new implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye.

02/14/2013

Colt Smart Gun

Push for futuristic guns builds on embattled past

NEW YORK (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a bold, next-generation solution: personalizing guns with technology that keeps them from firing if they ever get into the wrong hands.

01/27/2013

Private school vaccine opt-outs rise

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than their public school counterparts, an Associated Press analysis has found, and […]

09/10/2012

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