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Obama to Congress: Health care legislation by Aug.

L'AQUILA, Italy (AP) — Despite snags in Congress, President Barack Obama says his administration is closer to achieving health care reform than at any time in recent history.

He says he hopes Congress will pass health care legislation by the August recess but "nothing is do or die."

Obama says he is making health care his "highest legislative priority".

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WHO approves cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix

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LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has approved a second cervical cancer vaccine, this one made by GlaxoSmithKline, meaning U.N. agencies and partners can now officially buy millions of doses of the vaccine for poor countries worldwide.
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Merck, Portola in $420M deal for anticlotting drug

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck & Co. and Portola Pharmaceuticals Inc. say they have an exclusive deal to develop and market an experimental drug to prevent strokes in people with a dangerous irregular heart rhythm.

Merck, the world's eighth-biggest drugmaker, will pay Portola $50 million initially to license the drug, called betrixaban.

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Hospitals, Democrats near deal on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key Senate Democrats and the White House are closing in on a deal with hospitals to help pay for President Barack Obama's proposed expansion of health coverage, at the same time they hope for a comprehensive agreement with Republicans on a bipartisan bill.
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Paperless health care? One hospital's long journey

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baby Riley Matthews wheezed noisily on the exam table. "He's belly-breathing," the emergency-room doctor said worriedly — Riley's little abdomen was markedly rising and falling with each breath, a sign of respiratory distress.
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The Axe Files with David Axelrod
David Axelrod, the founder and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, brings you The Axe Files, a series of revealing interviews with key figures in the political world. Go beyond the soundbites and get to know some of the most interesting players in politics.
  • Ep. 45 - Arthur Brooks
    Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute and author of “The Conservative Heart,” chats with David about his time living in Europe, the U.S. Immigration debate, how to combat the current political polarization, and more.
  • Ep. 44 - Mike Murphy
    Republican strategist Mike Murphy sits down with David at the Institute of Politics to discuss his time at Georgetown as a member of the College Republicans, his time on the McCain campaign’s Straight Talk Express in 2000, his assessment of Jeb Bush’s failed bid for the Republican nomination, and more.

  • Ep. 43 - David Plouffe
    David Plouffe, former campaign manager for President Obama and currently a top adviser at Uber, chats with David Axelrod about his start in politics working for Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa, Obama’s election in 2008, the use of data in campaigns, and his assessment of the 2016 race for the White House.
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  • First U.S. Zika death reported
    A 70 year old Puerto Rican man died from complications of the Zika virus in February, the Centers for Disease Control and the Puerto Rico Department of Health announced today. This is the first death in the United States or territories where Zika infection contributed to the death, said the CDC.

  • Teen birth rate hits historic low, but sex ed still a struggle
    Teenage girls are catching up to teenage boys in one way that does no one any good: lack of sex education, according to a recent report.
  • NASA maps Zika's potential spread in the U.S.
    NASA scientists have created a map to better target future search-and-destroy missions for the Zika-spreading female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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