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Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, is shown during a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 11, 2017. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

Senate Dems propose Medicare buy-in bill

- The Washington Times

A pair of Senate Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that allows working-age Americans to buy into Medicare, a proposal that inches toward a single-payer system without fully embracing a government-run system in a pivotal election year.

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Novartis 1Q profit jumps 12 percent as heart drug sales soar

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Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis says net income jumped 12 percent in the first quarter, pointing to explosive growth in its heart-failure drug Entresto as its rollout continues, and powerful double-digit percentage growth for psoriasis drug Cosentyx.

In this April 12, 2018, photo, Joy Hollingsworth, of the Hollingsworth Cannabis Company, poses for a photo, while holding a young marijuana plant in one of her company's pot growing facilities near Shelton, Wash. Hollingsworth family members own a marijuana farm south of Seattle, where they grow about 9,000 plants and employ 30 people at peak harvesting. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US

- Associated Press

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year.

In this photo provided by Labram Hkun Awng, Kachin civilians displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin guerrillas take shelter in a jungle close to Tanai, northern Kachin state, Myanmar Thursday, April 19, 2018. Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north. (Labram Hkun Awng via AP Photo)

2,000 Kachin trapped by Myanmar fighting lack food, medicine

Associated Press

Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.

FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

2 years after Prince's death, prosecutor to update probe

- Associated Press

Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died will announce a decision on criminal charges following a two-year investigation into the music superstar's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

This image released by STX Films shows Aidy Bryant, from left, Busy Philipps, and Amy Schumer in a scene from "I Feel Pretty." (Mark Schafer/STX via AP)

Review: Amy Schumer tackles body image, and it's complicated

- Associated Press

If you've ever walked into a store and were embarrassed to tell the salesperson your real size, or entered the gym locker room and wanted to hide, you're part of the target audience for Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty." Whatever age or gender you happen to be.

Delaware "red-flag" gun measure poised for final vote

- Associated Press

A "red flag" bill that allows authorities to seize guns from a person deemed by a mental health provider to be a danger to themselves or others is poised for a final vote by Delaware lawmakers.

Correction: Sexual Misconduct-Doctors story

Associated Press

In a story sent April 16 about sexual misconduct by doctors, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a health services researcher with nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen. Her name is Azza AbuDagga, not Azza Abbudagga.