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Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas Republican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ** FILE **

House passes Medicare payment overhaul in rare spark of bipartisanship

- The Washington Times

The normally fractious House made governing look effortless Thursday, passing a long-sought deal to permanently cancel Medicare budget cuts that eat into doctors’ pay, erasing a perennial political headache while praying that a set of replacement reforms will help pay for some of the $200 billion in new spending.

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In this Aug. 28, 2014 photo, Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk speaks in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and Funk recently ordered lawyers in his office not to seek sterilization by defendants. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Sanford Myers)

Attorneys: Sterilizations were part of plea deal talks

- Associated Press

Nashville prosecutors have made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years, and the district attorney has banned his staff from using the invasive surgery as a bargaining chip after the latest case.

Couple sues Nebraska agency over adoption of troubled boy

Associated Press

A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.

A police officer guards outside a home, rear, that have been placed under a twenty one day Ebola virus quarantine period as Sierra Leone enters the second day of a three day country wide lockdown on movement of people due to the Ebola virus in the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, March 28,  2015. Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)

Guinea deploys police as Sierra Leoneans flee Ebola lockdown

- Associated Press

Guinea has deployed security forces to the country's southwest in response to reports that Sierra Leoneans are crossing the border to flee an Ebola lockdown intended to stamp out the deadly disease, an official said Saturday.

In Tallahassee, there's a low-profile push for child welfare

- Associated Press

In a state legislative session preoccupied with gambling, guns, booze and tax cuts, the Children's Movement of Florida is pushing a cause that gets little attention: health care and early education for children from poor families.

UF lab director puts the human into human-centered computing

- Associated Press

Fourteen graduate students in royal blue polo shirts emblazoned with University of Florida College of Engineering logos sit around conference tables and at their computer stations, awaiting their team leader, adviser and director of the Human Experience Research Lab.

Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

- Associated Press

An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry.