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Can a simple breath test spot cancer?


A multitude of potential advances are ON THE HORIZON in the field of cancer research, as reported by Susan Spencer: The future of cancer care may take your breath away. Trials to see if a simple breath test can spot cancer are underway at the University of Southern California, where …

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Are these skydiving dogs poachers' worst enemies?


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Meet Arrow and his handler, Henry Holtshyzen. Harnessed together, they take off across the vast wildlife preserve. Arrow seems unperturbed, even as they hurl themselves out of the helicopter, falling more than 6,000 feet to earth — and landing in the middle of the poaching wars. …

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How Trump voters see the fight to replace Obamacare


RACINE, Wis. — Jim Monosa’s lawnmower and snowblower business in Racine has hit some hard times. The lack of snow this winter for one thing, and Obamacare for another. “It seems like we’re working seven days a week and we don’t have any more to show for it,” Monsoa said. …

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Panetta: Trump's claim "undermines" presidency


Washington listens when Leon Panetta speaks. He was President Clinton’s chief of staff, the CIA director when Osama bin Laden was killed, and defense secretary under President Obama. That is why Scott Pelley asked Panetta for his perspective on President Trump’s various outbursts in recent weeks, including the unproven charge …

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GOP's health bill hits this group especially hard, advocates say


WASHINGTON — Republicans began pushing their Obamacare replacement bill through two House committees Wednesday, trying to outpace mounting criticism. First the American Medical Association came out against it. Then the AARP did, warning “this bill would … dramatically increase health care costs for Americans aged 50-64” in the individual market. …

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Teen decapitated mom "because I felt like it," affidavit says


ZEBULON, N.C. — The North Carolina teenager accused of beheading his mother Monday afternoon told dispatchers he killed the woman “because I felt like it,” according to an investigator’s affidavit obtained by CBS affiliate WNCN. The 18-year-old also told a dispatcher that “he stabbed her ‘like eight times’ and left …

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Deadly wildfires devastate southern Plains


WOODWARD COUNTY, Okla. — Firefighters on Tuesday are attacking explosive wildfires tearing through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado. At least six people have died, more than a million acres have burned — and thousands have been forced from their homes. Deadly wildfires are sweeping across four states in the southern …

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Mental exam sought for teen accused of decapitating mom


ZEBULON, N.C. — North Carolina prosecutors will seek a mental evaluation of an 18-year-old man charged with decapitating his mother at a home east of Raleigh. The teen, Oliver Funez, was charged with first-degree murder Monday after a deputy responding to a 911 call saw him walk out of a …

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Fallout over Philadelphia's soda tax fizzles up


PHILADELPHIA — It’s been just over two months since Philadelphia became the first major American city to impose a tax on sweetened drinks. It’s supposed to fund education, but the industry says it’s costing jobs. At a Philadelphia-area Canada Dry distribution center, the fallout over the city’s so-called soda tax …

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