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Global Fund Moves To Discontinue Project Subsidizing Malaria Drugs

After months of debate, the Global Fund announced plans to wind down a controversial pilot project that subsidizes malaria drugs in Africa. Some health workers in the U.S. fault the decision, saying it doesn't address the major challenges of treating malaria in poor countries.
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Van Hollen Will Push For ABLE Act In Lame-Duck Session

Even with a full plate of budget negotiations to come in this lame-duck session of Congress, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is hoping members can turn their attention to the ABLE Act, which provides support to people with disabilities.

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Virginia Students Try Something New During Farm-To-School Week

Students from around Virginia celebrated Farm-to-School week, and ended up pleasantly surprised by what theyfound on their plates.


Deadline Extended For Health Insurance Exchanges

Friday was supposed to be the deadline for a key part of the health care law: states were to tell the federal government about their progress on building a state exchange. But the deadline has been extended for the second time in a week. States now have until Dec. 14.

Health Exchange Activity Heats Up As Deadline Is Extended

Two Republican governors announced Thursday afternoon that they would not create exchanges in their states. A Democratic governor chose a hybrid model for her state. Then, the federal government pushed back the states' decision deadline, again.

Woman Who Was Denied Abortion Dies In Ireland

An Indian woman who was 17 weeks pregnant entered University Hospital Galway in western Ireland in severe pain. Doctors quickly determined that Savita Halappanavar was miscarrying, but they refused to perform an abortion for three days. It was only when the fetus showed no signs of life that they removed its remains. By that time, the woman had developed severe blood poisoning and she died soon thereafter.