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Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction nationwide calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump, who aims to be seen as tough on crime, has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks....

Fake Hepatitis B vaccines found at Ugandan health facilities
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Ugandan authorities say they have found fake Hepatitis B vaccines at some health facilities, including in the capital, Kampala....

Women in Poland protest plans to tighten anti-abortion law

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Women across Poland are protesting in front of bishops' residences after the influential Roman Catholic Church urged the government to ban abortion....

Report: Abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abortions in the U.S. are very safe but getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, says a broad examination of the nation's abortion services....

Mystery surrounds how ex-Russian spy was poisoned in UK
LONDON (AP) -- As British authorities investigate the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England, there is much mystery about how exactly the brazen attack was carried out. Here are some of the unanswered questions that British officials are chasing:...

Yellow fever shots urged for Brazil travelers amid outbreak
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials are warning travelers to stay away from certain areas of Brazil if they haven't been vaccinated against yellow fever....

FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked....

Abortion, free speech collide in Supreme Court dispute
GILROY, Calif. (AP) -- Informed Choices is what its president describes as a "life-affirming" pregnancy center on the edge of downtown Gilroy in northern California....

Renowned pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton dies at age 99
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world's most well-known pediatricians and child development experts whose work helped explain what makes kids tick, has died at age 99....

2 women offer differing views of crisis pregnancy centers
Accounts from two women who visited crisis pregnancy centers , with differing views of the experience:...

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