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    Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

    WASHINGTON  | The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. Scientists are far less worried about genetically modified…

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    Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash

    WASHINGTON | The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a…

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    APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts settle California suit over abuse

    LOS ANGELES | The Boy Scouts of America settled a sex abuse case Thursday involving a 20-year-old California man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007 — a decision that will keep years’ worth of “perversion” files detailing sex…

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    Some doctors won’t see patients with anti-vaccine views

    LOS ANGELES | With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won’t get them vaccinated. “Parents who choose not…

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    White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids

    WASHINGTON | Amid the measles outbreak stemming from California, the White House is telling parents that science indicates they should vaccinate their children. President Barack Obama’s press secretary says the science on vaccinations “is really clear.” Josh Earnest tells journalists that…

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    Obama calls on Congress to fund ‘precision medicine’ studies

    WASHINGTON |Holding out the promise of major medical breakthroughs, President Barack Obama on Friday called on Congress to approve spending in medical research that tailors treatment to an individual’s genes. Obama wants $215 million for what he’s calling a precision…




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