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The vast majority of DR Congo's more than 70 million residents do not have access to 'improved' toilets
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to a medical centre for the poor and homeless in St Peter's square
American Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, who once worked with Martin Luther King Jr for the cause of equal rights for African Americans, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease
A severely malnourished Somali child displaced by drought lies on her mother's lap; she is one of 815 million under-nourished people in the world, a quarter of whom live in Africa
Station: Video shows nurses laughing as 89-year-old diesAn Atlanta television station says video secretly recorded in a nursing home in 2014 shows nurses laughing while they try to start an oxygen machine and an 89-year-old World War II veteran dies
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Medicare 'Part B' premiums to rise next year for manyMany Medicare beneficiaries will pay higher monthly premiums next year for outpatient coverage
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
VA exploring idea of merging health system with PentagonThe Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring merging its health system with the Pentagon's as part of its effort to expand private health care
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Abuse victims say new attention should spur New York reformsNew Yorkers who were molested as children are counting on the national attention on sexual crimes to persuade state leaders to allow victims to sue over decades-old abuse
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Student therapy dog can stay in sorority house amid disputeA university student's therapy dog has been allowed to stay in an Ohio sorority house until the courts sort out whether it needs to move because of another student's allergies
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In Ethiopia, so-called girls' clubs in schools are helping break the taboo of talking about menstruation
House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., left, leads applause for House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, along with Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., during a news conference following a vote on tax reform on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Republicans passed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Big House victory for GOP tax plan, but Senate fate unclearRepublicans whip a near-$1.5 trillion rewrite of business and personal income taxes through the House
The Associated Press1 day ago
Air pollution remains the single largest environmental cause of premature death in urban Europe
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