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U.S. House passes 21st Century Cures health bill

U.S. House passes 21st Century Cures health billWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a sweeping, $6.3 billion bill that supporters say will spur medical innovation, speed access to new drugs, expand access to mental health treatment and battle the opioid epidemic. The bill, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, had widespread bipartisan support, including the backing of the Obama administration, though critics said it gives massive handouts to the pharmaceutical industry while making cuts to public health programs and Medicare. (Reporting by Toni Clarke; Editing by Eric Beech)


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The real problem behind fake news

The real problem behind fake newsTo the list of historic firsts that Donald Trump seems to rack up daily, we can now add this: He is the first candidate in the annals of American politics to allege massive fraud in an election he actually won. Trump took to Twitter last weekend to declare that he would have won not just the presidency but also the popular vote had it not been for 3 million people — presumably undocumented immigrants — who came out to illegally vote against him. Because, you know, nothing attracts undocumented immigrants more than a polling place crawling with Trump supporters and local sheriffs.


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Ex-South Carolina police officer's murder trial goes to jury

Ex-South Carolina police officer's murder trial goes to juryLawyers made their closing arguments to jurors who will decide whether former officer Michael Slager, 35, should be convicted for killing 50-year-old Walter Scott in North Charleston. Lawyers for Slager argued in closing their defense that the video wrongly transformed him into a national symbol for a wave of police killings of black men in cities including New York, Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri. Slager was fired, arrested and charged with murder.


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Cubans cheer Castro's ashes on last journey across island

Cubans cheer Castro's ashes on last journey across islandBy Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré JOVELLANOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Feted by cheering Cubans, a funeral cortege carried the ashes of Fidel Castro out of Havana on Wednesday on a three-day journey to his final resting place in the east of the island where he launched the Cuban Revolution six decades ago. Cubans on the roadside chanted "Fidel!" and waved small Cuban flags, displaying revolutionary zeal or nationalist pride for a man who ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a Communist state at the U.S. doorstep and becoming a central figure in the Cold War. Castro died on Friday at age 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother, current Cuban President Raul Castro, 85.


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Cubans cheer Castro's ashes on last journey across island

Cubans cheer Castro's ashes on last journey across islandBy Sarah Marsh and Diego Oré JOVELLANOS, Cuba (Reuters) - Feted by cheering Cubans, a funeral cortege carried the ashes of Fidel Castro out of Havana on Wednesday on a three-day journey to his final resting place in the east of the island where he launched the Cuban Revolution six decades ago. Cubans on the roadside chanted "Fidel!" and waved small Cuban flags, displaying revolutionary zeal or nationalist pride for a man who ruled Cuba for 49 years with a mix of charisma and iron will, creating a Communist state at the U.S. doorstep and becoming a central figure in the Cold War. Castro died on Friday at age 90, a decade after stepping down due to poor health and ceding power to his brother, current Cuban President Raul Castro, 85.


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