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Government halts enrollment of veterans in helicopter flight program
The federal government, concerned about violations that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, has barred new enrollment of military veterans in an Arizona flight program and is reviewing the conduct of a second, Utah-based school.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:07:00 PDT)

House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors
The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children's health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress recesses Friday.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 18:45:00 PDT)

Rural Indiana county struggles as 'epicenter of the HIV outbreak'
As a nurse and manager of the only medical office in Austin, Ind., Jeanni McCarty finds herself at the heart of the state’s worst-ever outbreak of HIV, so bad that on Thursday the governor declared a heath emergency.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:51:00 PDT)

Fierce storms, tornadoes hit Oklahoma; state of emergency declared
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency for 25 counties on Thursday after severe storms tore through the state with fierce straight-line winds and tornadoes that killed one person, injured others and destroyed buildings. 
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:04:00 PDT)

Troubadour from old Arizona clan tells great, great, great, great stories
Ted Ramirez steadies his cowboy hat and slides behind an oversize cup of coffee at a trendy diner a few blocks from what remains of Tucson's first building, the Spanish fortress his great-great-great-great-grandfather had a hand in establishing.
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 05:00:00 PDT)

In New York state, fracking ban fuels secession talk
From this village of dairy farms and friendly diners, Carolyn Price can see across the border into Pennsylvania, and it is a bittersweet view. The rolling hills a few miles away are as green as the ones here, and the Susquehanna River is icy and beautiful on both sides of the state line as it...
(Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:00:00 PDT)

Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity
The Obama administration's decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:47:00 PDT)

Overhaul of Medicare payments to doctors heads for bipartisan House passage
House leaders and national medical groups are working to save a potentially historic deal to overhaul the way Medicare pays doctors and head off a dramatic cut in physicians' fees slated to take effect next week.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:35:00 PDT)

Expelled Oklahoma fraternity member says he's 'deeply sorry' for racist song
Flanked by black community leaders, one of two University of Oklahoma fraternity members expelled this month for leading a racist chant said Wednesday that he was “sorry, deeply sorry” for his actions.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:54:00 PDT)

Supreme Court rules against Alabama voter redistricting plan
The Supreme Court delivered a rare victory for minority voting rights Wednesday, finding that a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan appeared to violate federal law by shifting black voters into districts they already dominated to dilute their influence elsewhere.
(Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:01:00 PDT)

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