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The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.
Feb. 4, 2016
After the controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli left the hearing on Capitol Hill, the representatives' attention turned to why prices for some drugs are rising so steeply.
Feb. 4, 2016
Dancing mosquitoes, songs and free condoms are part of the events designed to raise Zika consciousness.
Feb. 4, 2016
If police violence is considered a public health issue, then doctors and nurses might be able to compile basic information about shootings involving law enforcement that go unreported.
Feb. 4, 2016
Many South Koreans have never heard of it, but a library in Seoul holds a vast collection of North Korean curiosities — textbooks, videos, fiction, even ginseng soap. Much of it can't be checked out.
Feb. 4, 2016
For the past week, only four militants have remained at the refuge near Burns, Oregon. They're among the 16 whom a grand jury indicted on charges of conspiracy and using threats and intimidation.
Feb. 4, 2016
The USDA says it will prevent 50,000 cases of illness each year. Skeptics say the agency needs to take a different approach to the salmonella problem because the current one has not worked very well.
Feb. 4, 2016
"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday.
Feb. 4, 2016
A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a high level of engagement in election news. In addition to cable TV, social media and radio are still important sources for many. Print media, not so much.
Feb. 4, 2016
Proposed federal rules would let employers to penalize overweight or obese workers by making them pay more for health insurance. But having a high BMI doesn't mean you're not healthy.
Feb. 4, 2016
Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from Arrested Development, Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.
Feb. 4, 2016
The much-reviled former pharmaceutical executive remained tight-lipped, pleading the Fifth Amendment on his lawyer's advice. He simply smiled in response to harsh criticism from House representatives.
Feb. 4, 2016
Bill Gardner is the longest-serving secretary of state in America. He's also one of the most powerful. He alone can move the primary. Critics call him autocratic; he says he's following the law.
Feb. 4, 2016
The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder is producing better science learning from kindergarten through college.
Feb. 4, 2016
Michigan's governor wants to spend $30 million to pay water bills in Flint. A lawsuit is seeking five times that in refunds and damages for people who paid for lead-tainted drinking water.
Feb. 4, 2016
A donor conference in London is attempting to raise $9 billion in assistance for Syrians in 2016. Last year's aid conference aimed at $7 billion, and only raised half that.
Feb. 4, 2016
"Haikus with Hotties" is more than just a cheeky calendar — it's challenging the way Asian-American men are portrayed in the media.
Feb. 4, 2016
The WikiLeaks founder took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012.
Feb. 4, 2016
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is drawing big crowds in New Hampshire, where he's not just eyeing Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, but also hoping to wrap up after a strong showing in Iowa.
Feb. 4, 2016
Public defenders there say they are understaffed and underfunded to handle the city's indigent caseload, so there's now a waiting list for felony suspects who can't afford their own lawyer.
Feb. 4, 2016

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