New hope for hepatitis C, an often hidden disease

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - There's new hope for an overlooked epidemic: Two powerful drugs are nearing the market that promise to help cure many more people of liver-attacking hepatitis C -..
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Flood toll climbs in Australia as search continues for missing

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from flooding in the northeastern Australian state of Queensland has risen to 20, police said Monday.
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Husband discusses Giffords' progress in interview

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has surmounted one hurdle after another since she was gravely wounded in the Arizona shootings. Her latest was especially signific..
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Obamas travel to DC school for King holiday

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By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by participating in a painting project at a school on Capitol Hill. On the federal h..
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Cuba says travel changes not enough

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

HAVANA (AP) - Cuba said Sunday that the Obama Administration's decision to lift some travel restrictions on students, academics and religious groups and make it easier for American..
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Snow slows Japan's bullet trains, closes Toyota plants

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

As much as 8 feet of snow has fallen in parts of Japan since Sunday, slowing train travel and forcing automaker Toyota to close down 12 factories.
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R. Sargent Shriver hospitalized outside Washington

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Former Peace Corps director and vice-presidential nominee R. Sargent Shriver has been hospitalized outside Washington. Ronna Borenstein, spokeswoman for Suburb..
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House takes up health care repeal this week

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

WASHINGTON (AP) - Even though it has no chance of passage in the Senate, the House will vote this week to repeal the health care reform law passed by the previous session of Congre..
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Martin Luther King III to pay tribute to father

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

ATLANTA (AP) - Saying the shooting in Arizona that killed six and seriously wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords underscores the need for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s mess..
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After tragedy, Ariz. lawmakers eye more gun rights

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

PHOENIX (AP) - The shooting rampage in Tucson that wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is not slowing down Arizona legislators who want more rights for gun owners. Arizona has bec..
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Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes medical leave

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Danielle Koleniak

SEATTLE (AP) - Apple Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs sent a note Monday to employees saying he's taking a second medical leave of absence in two years so he can focus on his hea..
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N. Africa hit by wave of self-immolation

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Anti-government protests in Tunisia were sparked by a young, unemployed college graduate setting himself on fire. Now demonstrators are turning to self-immolation in other north African countries.
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New Tunisian government could be announced Monday

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

A new Tunisian government could be announced Monday, one day after the country\'s army clashed with armed gangs and remnants of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali\'s personal guard.
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Hope, uncertainty as people flock back to Southern Sudan

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

For years, in some cases decades, they survived persistent and intense violence, lived in often squalid refugee camps or tough cities and were treated as second-class citizens in what -- at least for a few more months -- has been their country.
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Risk of disease grows as flooding deaths increase in Brazil

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from devastating flooding in Brazil continued to rise Sunday, surpassing 600, the state-run Agencia Brasil news agency reported.
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'Baby Doc' Duvalier returns to Haiti

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Jean-Claude \"Baby Doc\" Duvalier, Haiti\'s former dictator, returns unexpectedly to the country after some 25 years in exile. He arrives as the nation is grappling with a crisis sparked by fraud allegations in a presidential election.
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Hu Jintao to lay out vision for U.S. relations

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Chinese President Hu Jintao this week will lay out his vision for U.S.-Chinese relations based on strategic mutual trust, state-run media reports, amid recent hints of Washington\'s frustrations with Beijing.
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47 dead from flooding in the Philippines; 1.5 million affected

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

The death toll from flooding in the Philippines has climbed to 47, the country\'s national disaster agency said Sunday.
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House panel wants Homeland Security documents

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: Ashley Murphy

WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom..
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Lebanon in flux as Hezbollah leader refuses to back prime minster

Updated 4 yearss ago   
By: WINK Administrator

Nearly three years after agreeing to a deal ending a tense -- at times violent -- stalemate, Hezbollah\'s leader on Sunday stood by his party\'s decision this week to withdraw from Lebanon\'s unity government and refused to back Prime Minister Saad Hariri\'s bid to stay in power.
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