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Why Ending Malaria May Be More About Backhoes Than Bed Nets

Malaria remains one of the deadliest diseases worldwide. But the U.S. successfully wiped out the mosquito-borne parasite from the American South in the early part of the 20th century. One researcher thinks this successful campaign offers lessons for how to stop malaria worldwide.

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

By most estimates, the trouble-plagued show will have lost about $60 million when it closes tomorrow. It has been commercial theater's most stunning flop.

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Medicaid Expansion Boosted Emergency Room Visits In Oregon

If people have insurance coverage, the theory went, they won't end up in the emergency room as often. But an analysis of Oregon's expansion of Medicaid found that people who gained coverage were 40 percent more likely to go to the emergency room.

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DOJ Expected To Defend Health Law's Contraceptive Mandate

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Don't Call Him Theo: Malcolm-Jamal Warner On Life After 'Cosby'

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Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last

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Once Hidden In Shame, 2 Mothers 'Don't Have To Lie Anymore'

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