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Syrian civil war

MSF: Evacuating Al Salamah hospital in northern Syria after IS offensive in Azaz; warns 100,000 displaced people in Azaz area

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European migrant crisis

MSF issues statement against relocation of refugees at Idomeni camp, says 'People are not being informed of where they are going and this is far from acceptable'

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Ohio, US

Ohio's Legislature approves bill that would legalize limited use of medical marijuana - Reuters

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Dallas, TX

#BREAKING Susan Hawk sought mental health care after planned vacation ‘to relax & refresh’ https://t.co/vw3V9Bnit3 https://t.co/7TfGkKxX1x - @dallasnews

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mergers & acquisitions

Aetna-Humana merger is anti-competitive in Missouri, state insurance regulator says - Reuters

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Canada

Ontario pledges $222 million to improve First Nations health care - Canadian Press

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Report: Thousands of living veterans declared dead by VA over past 5 years, cancelling their benefits, according to documents reviewed by Wall Street Journal

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald: 'If my comments Monday led any veterans to believe that I, or the dedicated workforce I am privileged to lead, don't take that noble mission seriously, I deeply regret that. Nothing could be further from the truth' - via @desiderioDC

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid defends Department of Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald for comparing VA wait times to Disneyland - The Hill

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., calls on VA chief Robert McDonald to resign because of his remarks comparing wait lines at a Disney park to VA health care - Washington Post

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abortion

ACLU says it is suing federal government for complaints against Catholic hospitals that denied pregnant women ER care

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Anthem Inc.

Anthem CEO says Cigna acquisition deal moving forward with antitrust review - Reuters

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Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood

Federal judge temporarily blocks Ohio officials from defunding Planned Parenthood - Columbus Dispatch

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald compares length of time veterans wait to receive health care at the VA to length of time people wait for rides at Disneyland; says agency shouldn't use wait times as measure of success - Washington Examiner

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Virginia, US

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signs $100 billion 2-year state budget, vetoes Medicaid restriction - NBC Washington

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Oklahoma abortion bill

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that would have made performing an abortion a felony - KFOR

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Louisiana, US

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signs medical marijuana expansion bill into law - WAFB

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European migrant crisis

MSF evacuate all staff and clinic patients from Idomemni migrant camp in Greece following violent clashes - MSF

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Zika virus outbreak (2015-present)

US House passes $622 million proposal to fund Zika efforts mostly on party lines; amount is far below President Obama's request and lower than Senate legislation - Reuters, @jamiedupree

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UK junior doctors strike 2016

Deal to end UK junior doctors strike includes cut to basic pay raise, new compensation plan for weekend work; contract must still go up for vote - BBC News

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