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Democratic Senators Asking Biden To Leave Medicare Unchanged

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) is one of five Democratic senators calling on Vice President Joe Biden to leave Medicare unchanged during ongoing budget negotiations.

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Jury Still Out on Endocrine Disruptors, Research Continues

Endocrine disruptors – chemicals that mimic hormones – come from pharmaceuticals and detergents that degrade in the water. They've been linked to intersex fish in the Potomac, but it's not known if they're affecting people.

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Judges Ask Whether Health Care Lawsuit Is Premature

Both sides in the legal battle over the Obama administration's health care overhaul in Virginia agree that a federal appeals court has jurisdiction to decide the case. Now judges of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond has asked for additional briefs.

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Psychiatric Facilities Turned Away Mentally Ill, Va. OIG Reports

The Commonwealth of Virginia says approximately 200 mentally ill residents who posed a threat to themselves or others were turned away from psychiatric facilities over the past year, according to a new state report.

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Anacostia Catfish Warning Doesn't Deter Daily Catch

For years, the District Department of the Environment has advised anglers not to eat the catfish they catch. But some fisherman are not heeding the warning, and environmentalists want to know why.

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Climate Change May Be Contributing To D.C.'s Ragweed Problem

The D.C. region has got one of the highest concentrations of ragweed in the country, and climate change may be exacerbating the problem, according to a new report released Tuesday.

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In Arlington Free Clinic, Service Depends On Chance

People without health coverage in Northern Virginia gather each month at the Arlington Free Clinic for services. The demand is so high the clinic is being forced to conduct a lottery, and more and more patients are showing up each month.

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