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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. 53 - Ilana Dayan
    Leading Israeli news anchor Ilana Dayan chats with David about her career as a reporter in Israel, her thoughts on Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu, U.S.-Israeli relations, and the prospects for a two-state solution.
  • Ep. 52 - Katie Couric
    Katie Couric, global anchor for Yahoo News, sits down with David in her New York apartment to discuss her wide-ranging journalism career from 9/11 to “The Today Show” to her 2008 interview with Sarah Palin, her views on the current media landscape, and the 1998 death of her husband Jay after a nine-month battle with colon cancer.

  • Ep. 51 - Samantha Power
    Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, chats with David in New York about growing up in Ireland, how she went from a sports reporter at Yale to writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning book on U.S. foreign policy, and her take on the Obama administration's approach to conflicts in Libya, Syria, and elsewhere.
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