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Repeated extensions of drug patents help fend off competitors, researchers say, keeping prices high. And the fact that Medicare and Medicaid can't negotiate for discounts doesn't help, either.
Aug. 23, 2016
Obama will visit a neighborhood in Baton Rouge more than a week after flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, killing at least 13 people and damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes.
Aug. 23, 2016
The only commercial tea plantation in the U.S. is located on Wadmalaw Island, S.C. It makes tea from bushes descended from plants first brought here in the 1700s. We chat with its tea taster.
Aug. 23, 2016
Klosterheide, population 280, is hosting 60 refugees. Some locals are wary. "Those who don't try have no chance to correct their bad prejudices," says a local official who coordinates refugee housing.
Aug. 23, 2016
Want to try to crack the code of the Voynich Manuscript, written in an unknown language with unrecognizable illustrations? You might soon be able to buy a precise copy of the book ... for some $8,000.
Aug. 23, 2016
Hundreds of pharmaceutical and medical device firms have paid doctors for their services even after the doctors were disciplined for serious misconduct by state medical boards, an analysis finds.
Aug. 23, 2016
Our series on Unsung Museums continues with a visit to the History of Pharmacy Museum in Tucson, Ariz.
Aug. 23, 2016
Detroit and Birmingham top a new, national list of school district boundaries that separate the Haves from the Have Nots.
Aug. 23, 2016
The two major-party presidential candidates will be taking different approaches to reaching voters this week. Trump has four rallies planned while Clinton is placing ads on television.
Aug. 23, 2016
Convenience is in the eye of the generation. Increasingly, corner markets in Japan target the 27 percent of residents over 65 — offering nursing care advice and home delivery of meals and groceries.
Aug. 23, 2016
Two new polls show contradictions and partisan divides in the public's opinion of education.
Aug. 23, 2016
The grito is a spontaneous burst of emotion — a shout — that is part of the mariachi tradition. Some younger Mexican-Americans are reclaiming the grito for a new generation.
Aug. 23, 2016
Social networks let users share without being impeded. But Nextdoor, a platform for neighborhoods, is moving to block posts for the first time when they appear to be racial profiling.
Aug. 23, 2016
The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles. He was 94.
Aug. 22, 2016
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says felons have paid their debt to society and deserve enfranchisement. Republicans say he is trying to increase Democratic voter rolls for November.
Aug. 22, 2016
The state Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to laws protecting senior teachers. Opponents argued that tenure harms poor and minority students, saddling them with incompetent teachers.
Aug. 22, 2016
So far, health officials know of 37 confirmed cases of people who contracted Zika from mosquitoes in Miami. But computer models suggest the underlying outbreak in Miami is bigger — and spreading.
Aug. 22, 2016
More than a dozen people have died and tens of thousands of homes have been damaged by floodwaters. Local authorities and residents wonder if something more could have been done to lessen the toll.
Aug. 22, 2016
The new app enlists public's assistance in identifying bank robbers with wanted posters at your finger tips.
Aug. 22, 2016
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi deliberately damaged buildings and ancient manuscripts in Timbuktu in 2012. It is believed to be the first time an act of cultural destruction has been treated as a war crime.
Aug. 22, 2016

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