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Germany: Fake doctor gets life in prison for patient deaths

BERLIN — A German court on Wednesday sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for…

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Feds investigating treatment of mentally ill in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into how Kentucky cares for mentally ill adults in…

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Delaware governor vetoes marijuana legalization bill

DOVER, Del. — Delaware Gov. John Carney on Tuesday vetoed a bill to legalize possession of up to one ounce…

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Zelenskyy urges ‘maximum’ sanctions on Russia in Davos talk

DAVOS, Switzerland — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “maximum” sanctions against Russia during a virtual speech Monday to corporate…

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Cancer deaths in Black people drop; still higher than others

A new study says cancer deaths rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial…

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Spanish govt proposes wider abortion rights, menstrual leave

The Spanish government has approved a draft bill that widens abortion rights for teenagers and may make Spain the first…

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Homelessness up in Bay Area, down slightly in San Francisco

Homelessness increased nearly 9% in the San Francisco Bay Area over the last three years, despite hundreds of millions of…

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Yellen meets war refugees in Poland, pushes food crisis plan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has met with Ukrainian refugees and urged the need to confront Russian brutality as she…

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Idaho announces $119 million opioid crisis settlement

Idaho officials have announced a $119 million settlement with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and three major distributors over their role…

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Mixed Texas ruling allows trans youth parent investigations

The Texas Supreme Court is allowing the state to investigate parents of transgender youth for child abuse By PAUL J.…

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