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Drought, Weather Fuel Record Oklahoma Wildfires

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March 24, 2017 at 8:46 am

Wildfires fueled by gusting winds, hot, dry weather, and desiccated plant life have burned nearly 900,000 acres of Oklahoma so far this year, a record, as well as parts of Kansas and Texas. The blaze...

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Trump Just Approved the Keystone XL Pipeline

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March 24, 2017 at 7:51 am | President Trump signed an executive order on Friday greenlighting the Keystone XL pipeline after it cleared State Department review to bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast....

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Late Move To Dump ‘Essential’ Benefits Could Strand Chronically Ill

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March 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Updated, 7:09 AM A last-minute attempt by conservative Republicans to dump standards for health benefits in plans sold to individuals would probably lower the average consumer’s upfront insurance...

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Pricey cholesterol drug cuts heart attack, stroke risk

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS A highly anticipated study has found that the new cholesterol-lowering drug evolocumab can reduce heart attacks and strokes among high-risk patients. The fi...

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Insurers May Notch Bigger Profits From Fewer Customers In ‘Trumpcare’

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March 24, 2017 at 9:21 am | The House GOP’s embattled health care bill has plenty of detractors: Democrats, hospitals, the American Medical Association and the House Freedom Caucus all oppose it. But the insurance industry is n...

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Farmers and Meat Processors Clash Over Frozen Federal Regulation

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March 24, 2017 at 8:09 am | Allen J. Schaben / Getty Images News March 24, 2017 -- Obama-era rules that make it easier for chicken farmers to sue large processing companies over unfair business practices already has feather...

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Popular Guarantee For Young Adults’ Coverage May Be Health Law’s Achilles’ Heel

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March 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | The Affordable Care Act struck a popular chord by allowing adult children to obtain health coverage through a parent’s plan until their 26th birthday. Now, seeking broad support for their efforts...

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The State Dept. Rewrote Its Climate Change Page

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March 23, 2017 at 10:11 am | Within a day of Rex Tillerson’s swearing in as secretary of state, the State Department’s climate change website began to change. The changes signal a shift away from leading international climate ac...

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Many heart patients aren’t prescribed cardiac rehabilitation, despite benefits

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March 23, 2017 at 8:00 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Cardiac rehabilitation programs can boost independence and quality of life for older adults, especially after hospitalization for heart disease, but it’...

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