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Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

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MIAMI (AP) -- The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport relatives living in the U.S. illegally, according to health advocates across the country....

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete; only a tiny segment of Americans still lit up. That's the goal of an unprecedented anti-smoking plan being carefully fashioned by U.S. health officials....

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse....




Trump tells March for Life: 'We are with you all the way'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, "We are with you all the way."...

World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin....

Letter sent to police barracks sickens 2 troopers, staffer
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- A letter containing what investigators are calling a "biohazard" has been sent to a Pennsylvania police barracks and has sickened three employees....

China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child families
BEIJING (AP) -- The birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing its family planning policies and allowing all couples to have two children, a result parents say of the stresses of urban life....

Peace be with you, but no touching: Flu season altering Mass
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Widespread influenza across Maine has prompted the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to alter some traditions to keep parishioners healthy....

The Latest: Trump says he's committed to protecting life
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and his views on abortion rights (all times local):...

NCAA Division II expands international reach to Mexico
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA's Division II will allow colleges and universities in Mexico to apply for membership....