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DEC 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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How The NRA Lost Its Battle To Defeat Vivek Murthy As Obama's Surgeon General

WASHINGTON -- Nearly a year after the Senate failed to expand gun background checks as a response to the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, it looked as though the National Rifle Association had claimed another scalp. Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Barack Obama's pick for surgeon general, had been approved by a Senate committee in late February, only to be engulfed in ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Washington Times

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Report finds New Jersey unprepared for outbreaks

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A new report finds that New Jersey is among the states least-prepared for outbreaks of infectious diseases. The study released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows New Jersey stacks up in only three of 10 indicators considered. Only West Virginia ...

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DEC 17, 2014 - Washington Times

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West Virginia editorial roundup

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Dec. 17 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on state's business climate: On the West Virginia economic front, readers found good news and bad news in Tuesday's Daily Mail. The good news is that West Virginia has landed the North ...

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DEC 15, 2014 - Washington Times

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Senate set to vote on surgeon general nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is set to vote Monday on President Barack Obama's nomination of Dr. Vivek Murthy to serve as U.S. surgeon general amid opposition from Republicans and at least one Democrat. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Monday he does not believe American's ...

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DEC 14, 2014 - Washington Times

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Clinic director fears W.Va. funding cuts next fiscal year

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - The head of a Morgantown health clinic for uninsured or underinsured low-income residents said she's fearful that free clinics in West Virginia could face losing up to 50 percent of their state funding starting next July due to budget concerns. Milan Puskar Health Right ...

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