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New federal data shows nearly 3 percent rise in child abuse

The number of U.S. children victimized by abuse and neglect increased by nearly 3 percent in the latest annual reporting period, according to new federal data.

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Flint Water
In this Jan. 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint River is shown near downtown Flint, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
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Ex-prosecutor to spearhead investigation into Flint water

A former prosecutor and a retired head of the Detroit FBI will play key roles in an investigation into Flint's water crisis as part of an effort to seek answers and prevent potential conflicts of interest in the ongoing probe, Michigan's attorney general announced Monday.

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Case seeking cancer screenings for smokers heads to trial

A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury.

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Are you putting your sleeping infant in danger?

It may be cute and convenient to sleep with or alongside your new child, but it can also be deadly.

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SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 19: Pre-Packaged salad sits on the shelf at a Bell Market grocery store June 19, 2003 in San Francisco, California. Packaged salad which was near non-existent a decade ago has become the second fastest selling item on grocery shelves behind bottle water, overall the retail market for bagged salad is $2 billion annually. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Pre-Packaged salad sits on the shelf at a Bell Market grocery store June 19, 2003 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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1 dead in listeria outbreak linked to packaged lettuce

Packaged salads produced at a Dole facility in Ohio are linked to one death in Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

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CDC expands tropical virus alert; 22 destinations on list

Health authorities have added eight tropical destinations to a travel alert about an illness linked with a severe birth defect and spread by mosquitoes.

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Bernie Sanders
FILE - In this May 10, 2011, file photo Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at news conference in Washington to discuss single-payer health care bills in the Senate and House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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Sanders health plan would be far more generous than Medicare

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls his plan for a government-run health care system "Medicare for all." But it's not.

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Michelle Obama
In this Jan. 25, 2012 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama has lunch with school children at Parklawn elementary school in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Senate bill aims to make school lunches tastier

The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bipartisan bill, which is designed to help schools that have complained that the Obama administration's healthier school meal rules are too restrictive.

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Jacob Loyal, left, and his brother, Josh,
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Christie, 11-year-old agree: Michelle Obama shouldn’t be the lunchlady

Gov. Chris Christie told an 11-year-old at an Iowa town hall that First Lady Michelle Obama has no business getting involved with school lunches.

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FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows a sign outside an infected turkey farm in Melrose, Minn. (Kirsti Marohn/The St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows a sign outside an infected turkey farm in Melrose, Minn. (Kirsti Marohn/The St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
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156K chickens added to list of poultry being euthanized

Animal health officials investigating a bird flu outbreak in southwest Indiana have ordered 156,000 chickens at one of 10 affected commercial poultry farms to be euthanized, raising the total number of birds to be killed above 400,000.

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