In a landmark step, militant fighters from the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party, are beginning to withdraw from Turkey back to northern Iraq. The withdrawal will take months and the peace process will likely collapse unless Ankara enacts significant changes recognizing Kurdish rights within Turkey. But for now, people are allowing themselves to hope that this time it might work.
Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.
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