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    Editorial: Florida’s welfare drug testing proved a bad call

Editorial: Florida’s welfare drug testing proved a bad call

From July through October 2011 in Florida, all recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families were required to undergo drug testing to receive benefits. Applicants were required to pay upfront for the test, which cost an average of $30.

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    Editorial: Perry’s health care law isn’t worth $35 million

Editorial: Perry’s health care law isn’t worth $35 million

Women’s health has been the surprising topic of much debate in this year’s political climate. The latest development, a dispute between the state of Texas and the federal government over funding for the Women’s Health Program, has raised both eyebrows and projected levels of state spending for the next fiscal year.

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    Texas doctor among accused in $375 million fraud scheme

Texas doctor among accused in $375 million fraud scheme

The owner of a Texas medical service provider was among seven people indicted in a massive health care fraud scheme that allegedly bilked Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million, authorities announced Tuesday.

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States sue over birth control mandate, claim First Amendment rights violated

Seven states asked a federal judge Thursday to block an Obama administration mandate that requires birth control coverage for employees of religious-affiliated hospitals, schools and outreach programs.

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Supreme Court to rule on health care overhaul

On Monday, the Supreme Court promised an extraordinarily thorough springtime review of President Barack Obama’s historic health care overhaul: more than five hours of argument, unprecedented in modern times. It will come in time for a ruling which could affect millions of Americans just before the presidential election.

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    CDC preps for zombies

CDC preps for zombies

A federal government agency urged citizens Tuesday to prepare for the possibility of an upcoming zombie apocalypse, hoping such instructions would prove useful for other emergencies even if a zombie threat never materializes.

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