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Texas teen hopes to raise $1 million for hospital

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DALLAS (AP) — Ben Sater was 10 when he realized that Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children never charged his family for the orthopedic treatment he'd been getting for several years.

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Hearing to air VA mistakes with hospital equipment

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A congressional panel is pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs to disclose on Tuesday whether non-sterile equipment that may have exposed 10,000 veterans to HIV and other infections was isolated to three Southeast hospitals or is part of a wider problem.

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VA expands health care eligibility for nondisabled

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has started expanding the number of nondisabled moderate-income veterans eligible for health care in its system.

It expects that with a new regulation going into effect Monday, nearly 266,000 veterans, for the first time, can use its medical centers and clinics starting next year.

The veterans eligible are from a category known as "Priority 8." They were blocked from enrollment in 2003. Under the new regulation some, but not all who fall in this category, will now be eligible.

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Pediatricians take on bullies, dating violence

CHICAGO (AP) — The American Academy of Pediatrics wants doctors to take an active role in preventing bullying in schools and violence among dating teenagers.

The academy gives doctors tips for doing that in an updated policy being published in the July issue of its journal, Pediatrics.

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Missouri man overcomes 'football' sized tumor

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Larry Pike wasn't in pain, but his body was looking increasingly strange.

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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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