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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states.

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Marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures moves closer to approval in U.S.

A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the treatment of severe seizures in children with epilepsy.

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New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

Kansas sees slight drop

The number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. fell dramatically last year, showing their biggest drop in 25 years and continuing a decline amid increasing legal restrictions and public awareness of the dangers of addiction, new data shows.

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92

Barbara Bush, the snowy-haired first lady whose plainspoken manner and utter lack of pretense made her more popular at times than her husband, President George H.W. Bush, died Tuesday, a family spokesman said. She was 92.

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U.S. regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

U.S. health officials on Tuesday proposed steps to improve the government's system for overseeing medical devices, which has been criticized for years for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments.

IRS gives taxpayers extra day to file after website issues

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

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Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from U.S. agency

A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the United States, health officials said Tuesday.

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Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

Fatal drug overdoses are increasing organ donations, and researchers reported Monday that people who receive those transplants generally fare as well as patients given organs from more traditional donors.

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Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It's the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers.

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Trump furious after federal agents, with Justice Department approval, raid attorney's office

Federal agents have raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics that include a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump.

KU freshman found dead on Sunday killed by alcohol, father says

We'll see plenty of sunshine throughout the day, but cooler temperatures hang tough as we top out around 35. North winds of 10-20 mph. Overnight, we're looking at mostly clear skies. Lows around 18. In today's news: Father says alcohol ...

New record set for biggest pumpkin

The Minnesota gourd weighed in at 1,810 pounds.

70-year-olds skydive for birthday

A group of high school graduates from Minnesota celebrated their 70th birthdays by skydiving. Seven classmates took part in the adventure.

Rubber ducks take over Chicago river

About 33,000 rubber ducks were dumped into the river in Chicago in support of the Special Olympics. The fundraiser allowed participants to buy single ducks or a "quack pack" of six.

Topeka giraffe to make national debut

Hope, a young giraffe at the Topeka Zoo, is garnering national attention after undergoing surgery to repair problems with its legs. The staff at the zoo is also expected another baby giraffe to be born in the near future. Hope will appear on the Today Show on Sunday.

Arizona immigration law goes into effect

The most controversial parts of the law have been put on hold by a federal judge.

Toyota recalls 400,000 vehicles

The vehicles were recalled after a potential problem was discovered with the steering.

Pony swim an annual tradition in east

The ponies are auctioned off after the swim in Virginia.

Missouri men catch record-setting fish

Two St. Louis men caught a 130 pound catfish. The catfish, if confirmed, would set a new world record.

Lawrence youth takes second in Braille contest

Lawrence youth Luther Fuller took home a second place finish in the National Braille Challenge held during the weekend. Luther placed second in his age group at the contest and was awarded a $1,000 savings bond.

Homeless shelter in national spotlight

The Lawrence Community Shelter spent some time in the national spotlight Wednesday. Good Morning America spent talked with shelter director Loring Henderson Wednesday morning.

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