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Conference committee approves $17B VA health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House and Senate negotiators have approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Agreement by the 28-member conference committee was needed to move the bill to the full House and Senate. The bill is intended to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses...

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Woman from Colorado infected with Ebola

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Nancy Writebol and her husband were working as missionaries in Liberia, when she came down with the Ebola virus. Writebol graduated from Evergreen High School, and moved to North Carolina. She is one of two Americans fighting the virus in the African nation. Kent... Read Story

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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

CHICAGO (AP) - The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. College sports' governing body also agreed to... Read Story

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