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In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 photo, custodians at Grand Mesa Middle School work on disinfecting a classroom in Grand Junction, Colo. Due to a contageous virus transmitted among students and staff members, district administrators have closed all 46 schools for cleaning until after next week’s Thanksgiving break. (McKenzie Lange/Grand Junction Sentinel via AP)
Suspected norovirus outbreak closes 46 Colorado schoolsThousands of students in Colorado are out of school because of a suspected outbreak of norovirus
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President Trump's administration's new and highly touted online tool for seniors to find Medicare prescription drug plans is displayed in the office of Ann Kayrish, Medicare expert for the National Council on Aging (NCOA), in Arlington, Va., Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The online tool has problems providing key information. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Medicare drug plan finder can steer seniors to higher costsMedicare’s revamped online drug plan finder could prove confusing and costly for consumers
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Chart shows the trend in teen vaping and smoking since 2011;
Vape debate: Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking? Teen smoking is plummeting amid a surge in vaping. Are e-cigarettes killing off cigarette use in young people?
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales a puff of smoke in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Massachusetts lawmakers have approved the nation's toughest restrictions on flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes. The ban was passed by the Senate early Thursday, Nov. 21, before the legislature broke for a holiday recess. It had earlier been passed by the state House of Representatives.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Massachusetts OKs ban on flavored vaping, tobacco productsMassachusetts lawmakers passed a groundbreaking ban Thursday on the sale of flavored tobacco and vaping products, including menthol cigarettes
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A woman holds a banner that reads "Every Child has its rights - Shame on the State" during a protest joined by up to a thousand people in Sarajevo, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Protesters in Bosnia have rallied outside the government building in Sarajevo after opposition lawmaker Sabina Cudic published shocking photos of special needs children tied to beds and radiators in a nearby government facility. The protest Thursday by 1,000 people included scores of parents of children with disabilities, who described a dysfunctional care system that condemns their kids to suffering and excludes them from society. (AP Photo/Almir Alic)
Protesters decry Bosnia’s ‘systemic’ abuse of disabled kidsAround 1,000 people protested outside a government building in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo
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Southern Africa’s deadly drought leaving millions hungryThe worst drought some farmers have seen in decades is affecting most of southern Africa
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FedEx package killed dog, Los Angeles couple saysFedEx says it’s investigating after a Los Angeles couple said a package flung over a fence into their yard injured their dog so badly he had to be euthanized
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A Fresh Thyme store is seen in Omaha, Neb., Wednesday, Nov. 20,2019. Nebraska and federal health officials say a hepatitis A outbreak that includes Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores. The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says in a news release Wednesday that the outbreak began several week ago in Nebraska. The department says it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating and have confirmed 11 cases. 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Officials: Multistate hepatitis A cases traced to berriesA hepatitis A outbreak in Nebraska, Indiana and Wisconsin has been traced to blackberries sold in Fresh Thyme grocery stores and federal authorities are warning consumers in 11 states against eating some berries bought from the chain
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Trump to meet on teen vaping as plans for flavor ban fadeWhite House officials said Wednesday President Donald Trump will meet with experts, advocates and industry representatives on the problem of underage vaping later this week
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'Often Neglected' Cancer Is on the RiseThe cancer that struck a Desperate Housewives star and killed Farrah Fawcett is on the rise, and certain demographics seem especially vulnerable. CNN reports on a new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute that discovered rates of anal cancer—specifically, squamous cell carcinoma in that region—increased...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019 file folder, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, joined at left by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, acting chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. A divided House panel has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level. Groups supporting an end to the national prohibition on pot call the 24-10 vote by the House Judiciary Committee historic. However, even if passed in the House, the proposal faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, FIle)
Divided US House committee backs pot decriminalizationA divided House panel has endorsed a proposal to decriminalize and tax marijuana at the federal level
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FDA nominee ducks questions on Trump e-cigarette flavor banTrump’s pick to lead FDA sidesteps questions on future of proposed ban on vaping flavors
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