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FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nat... Full Story

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  • Transgender plaintiffs get narrow win on injunction request

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law.

  • Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Officials in several states are scrambling to deal with a series of heroin overdose outbreaks affecting dozens of people and involving at least six deaths.

  • FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
    FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

  • Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms
    Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

  • Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ
    Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in Novembr.

  • Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade
    Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.

  • US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers
    US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.

  • Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community
    Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community

    LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.

  • Town rallies around Jewish family hit by swastika graffiti
    Town rallies around Jewish family hit by swastika graffiti

    HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Jewish woman in suburban Philadelphia woke up last week to a spray-painted swastika on her trash bin, and now her neighbors and strangers from other countries are rallying to support her by painting their own garbage cans with flowers, hearts, birds and butterflies.

  • Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair in a first
    Pot plants on display at Oregon State Fair in a first

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Living marijuana plants went on display Friday at the Oregon State Fair and organizers say it's the first state fair in the nation to allow cannabis for public viewing. Oregon voted to legalize recreational marijuana in late 2014. Here are a few things to know about recreational arijuana in Oregon and about the display at the Oregon State Fair.

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