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  • President defending health law good for some Dems

    By CHARLES BABINGTON and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    President Barack Obama's full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically. Published April 17, 2014

  • Paragould doctor held on $500,000 bond on charges

    By Associated Press

    A Paragould gynecologist and obstetrician charged with taking photographs of a nude female patient has been ordered held on $500,000 bond. Published April 17, 2014

  • State offers training for blind, visually impaired

    By Associated Press

    The South Dakota Rehabilitation Center for the Blind is set to start hosting a series of monthly training sessions focusing on assistive technology for people who are blind or visually impaired. Published April 17, 2014

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated

    By Associated Press

    A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights. Published April 17, 2014

  • Conn. enrolls total of 208,301 in health coverage

    By Associated Press

    Connecticut's health insurance exchange announced Thursday it enrolled 208,301 people in health plans during the first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, more than double its original goal of 100,000. Published April 17, 2014

  • Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column

    By Associated Press

    Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. Published April 17, 2014

  • Children's Hospital apologizes for slow response

    By Associated Press

    Five years after five children died with a fungal infection contracted from hospital linens, Children's Hospital has started notifying families to tell them their loved ones were affected by the outbreak. Published April 17, 2014

  • Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

    By IVAN MORENO - Associated Press

    A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad. Published April 17, 2014

  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    By SADIE GURMAN - Associated Press

    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. Published April 17, 2014

  • House OKs notification for ending fluoridation

    By Associated Press

    Public water systems could be required to notify Missouri customers before eliminating fluoride from drinking water. Published April 16, 2014

  • Doctor inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

    By CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press

    Regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine, Andrew Taylor Still was inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians during a ceremony Wednesday at the state Capitol. Published April 16, 2014

  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    By MIKE STOBBE - Associated Press

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. Published April 16, 2014

  • Roberts, Wolf report Senate fundraising totals

    By JOHN MILBURN - Associated Press

    Incumbent U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has maintained his fundraising advantage over fellow Republican Dr. Milton Wolf in their Kansas primary race according to the latest reports filed with federal election officials. Published April 16, 2014

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism

    By JOHN HANNA - Associated Press

    Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight by lawmakers and parents for at least a limited mandate. Published April 16, 2014

  • Missouri Senate endorses drug program renewal

    By Associated Press

    The Missouri Senate has endorsed legislation to renew an expiring prescription drug benefit for over 200,000 low-income and disabled seniors. Published April 16, 2014

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