Democratic 2020 candidates unite on impeachment but differ on policy in polite debate

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Nov 212019
 

Democratic White House contenders united in supporting the impeachment inquiry against Republican President Donald Trump at a debate on Wednesday that featured differences on policy details but few of the bitter attacks on one another that marked earlier encounters.

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Canadian teen developed 'popcorn lung' type injury from vaping: report

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Nov 212019
 

Researchers in Canada have identified a new kind of vaping-related lung injury they believe is linked to flavorings in conventional vape pens, causing symptoms similar to the “popcorn lung” injury seen in workers exposed to flavorings in microwave popcorn.

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to pay states' lawyers, urged to help victims

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Nov 202019
 

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP got court approval on Tuesday to reimburse millions of dollars in legal fees for states that back its proposed $10 billion settlement of opioid lawsuits, but with a condition meant to help victims of the addiction crisis.

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U.S. Congress seeks answers on patient privacy in Google, Ascension cloud deal

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Nov 192019
 

Four Democratic leaders on the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee on Monday wrote Alphabet Inc’s Google and Ascension Health demanding briefings by Dec. 6 on how patient data the hospital chain is storing on the cloud is used.

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