Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana
Jul14

Where states stand on legalizing recreational and medical marijuana

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — While marijuana is illegal under federal law, a patchwork of state laws across the country determines where you can and cannot legally smoke pot.Vermont’s law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana went into e…

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Girl with 3-D hand closing in on goal of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums
Jul13

Girl with 3-D hand closing in on goal of throwing out the first pitch at all 30 MLB stadiums

Courtesy Dawson Family(HENDERSON, Nev.) — Hailey Dawson is on a mission.The 8-year-old from Henderson, Nevada, wants to be the first person to throw out the first pitch at all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums across the US.And, she’s well on her way:…

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Ebola survivors suffer ‘severe’ neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds
Jul12

Ebola survivors suffer ‘severe’ neurological and psychiatric effects, new study finds

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — People who survive Ebola may suffer “severe” neurological and psychiatric problems long after they recover from the virus, according to a new study published Wednesday.Some cases of “post-Ebola syndrome” were so debilitat…

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FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat
Jul11

FDA hosts public meeting to make case for oversight on lab-grown meat

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In the first steps of introducing a new class of so-called “slaughter-free” meat, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting on Thursday to discuss the phenomenon surrounding lab-grown meat, also …

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Roe v. Wade could face legal challenge with new SCOTUS: National Women’s Law Center
Jul11

Roe v. Wade could face legal challenge with new SCOTUS: National Women’s Law Center

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — President Trump’s appointment of a new, conservative Supreme Court justice could have a major impact on a number of federal laws, but pro-abortion rights groups fear Roe v. Wade could be one of the biggest to be overtur…

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Why the boys freed from a Thai cave can’t have their favorite meals yet
Jul11

Why the boys freed from a Thai cave can’t have their favorite meals yet

ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) — Before a complicated rescue freed 12 boys and their coach, who were trapped inside a Thailand cave, the boys had written letters to their families requesting rich, home-cooked meals when they got out.So far, doctors have only a…

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