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Trump: Mattis’ view on torture will override his own beliefs

From The Associated Press: WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary's opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation "does work," quietly...

Daughter: Actress and author Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

From The Associated Press: LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Hollywood royalty who played Princess Leia in the original "Star Wars" and turned her experiences with addiction...

The U.S. spends more on health care than any other country. Here’s what we’re buying.

From The Washington Post: American health-care spending, measured in trillions of dollars, boggles the mind. Last year, we spent $3.2 trillion on health care -- a number so large that it...

Dow jumps to record high as hope grows that Trump would lift economy

From The Washington Post: The Dow Jones industrial average reached a record high on Wednesday amid growing hopes that President-elect Donald Trump would deliver major stimulus to the economy. The...

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Repeal Ripples: 5 Insurance Exchange Chiefs Contemplate An Uncertain Future

From NPR: It's the third year these marketplaces, also called exchanges, have been running. The marketplaces are the go-to option...

A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Front Lines Of America’s Opioid Epidemic

From NPR: "I went toward a bad group because those were the people that accepted me," he says. Drugs became...

What the 2016 Election Results Mean for Health

From Scientific American: Americans also weighed in on other controversial health issues, with votes on assisted suicide in Colorado and...

Cigarette Smoking In The U.S. Continues To Fall

From NPR: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says smoking rates have fallen from 21 percent of the adult...