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NAACP Files Lawsuit To Close "Sick" School Until District Finds AnswersStudents and staff at Nichols Junior High in Arlington have been saying that something in the school has been making them sick: Now, the Arlington NAACP has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to shutter the school until the district can provide answers.
House Sets Risky Health Care Vote After Trump Demands ItHouse Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday. At a Capitol meeting late Thursday, top White House officials told GOP lawmakers that Trump had decided the time for talk was over.
Texas Senate OKs Bill Banning Some Abortion CoverageThe Texas Senate has preliminarily approved a bill that would prohibit the coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans in Texas, despite similar efforts stalling previously.
FDA Approves New Drug For Parkinson's PatientsRegulators have approved the first new drug in a decade for Parkinson's disease. The FDA said Tuesday that it has approved Xadago for use when a patient's regular medicines aren't working well.
Ryan's Legacy As Speaker On Line With Healthcare VoteThe vote on the Republican healthcare bill is a defining moment for House Speaker Paul Ryan that could boost his aggressive agenda to overhaul the tax code and remake the federal government.
Dallas County Health Officials Report 59 Mumps Cases In 2017Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting 59 mumps cases in Dallas County for 2017.
Trump Going Outside Washington For Support On Health BillPresident Donald Trump is deploying an outside and inside strategy to fulfill his campaign promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare," seeking support beyond Washington before making an in-person pitch on Capitol Hill.
Use Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered In South TexasOfficials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.
Texas House Ethics Chair Probes Anti-Abortion Group ContractThe head of the Texas House ethics committee says she wants answers about an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics.
Texas Ethics Chair Investigates Anti-Abortion Group ContractTexas health officials say they're taking a closer look at an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics but has fallen short of promises.
Overweight 20-Somethings Increase Their Risk Of 2 CancersOverweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests.
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