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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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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.

UNICEF: AIDS leading cause of death for African teenagers

- Associated Press

While the global push to eradicate HIV may have saved over a million babies, AIDS is now the leading cause of death for African teenagers and the second most common killer for adolescents across the globe, the United Nations' agency for children said on Friday.

Farm recalls produce used in Costco salad linked to E. coli

Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration says a California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states.