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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. **FILE**

Obamacare waivers present dilemma for administration

- The Washington Times

President Obama faces a major decision on Obamacare over the next year as states begin to apply for waivers to the sweeping law, pressuring the administration to either welcome or resist experimentation with his top domestic achievement.

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In medical marijuana states, 'pot doctors' push boundaries

- Associated Press

Marijuana-friendly doctors in states with similar medical cannabis laws face starkly different treatment by government regulators. When it comes to oversight of doctors, enforcement practices vary in the 23 states allowing medical cannabis. How governments oversee pot doctors has become an issue, even in more tolerant states such as California and Colorado.

Missed work, medical claims result from staff injuries

- Associated Press

Western State Hospital in Lakewood is Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital. About two-thirds of its more than 800 beds are filled by people who have been ordered held under a civil commitment because they are a danger to themselves or others. The other one-third of patients are in the forensic unit. They've been held after being found not guilty by reason of insanity, or were ordered by a judge to receive treatment to have their competency restored.

APNewsBreak: Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance

- Associated Press

A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, though that status lasts only about six months under Friday's decision from the state.