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FDA Plans to Ease OTC Approvals for Some Prescription Drugs

Blockbuster Not Yet Selling Russell Crowe's Jockstrap

By Linda A Johnson |
U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription - and more convenient for consumers to get them.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump Offers Skewed View of Farm Trade

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Offers Skewed View of Farm Trade

By Calvin Woodward and Josh Boak | Jul 21
President Donald Trump is promoting a lopsided view of agricultural trade as he assails "bad (terrible) Trade Deals with other countries." Agriculture is actually a strong point for U.S. commerce.

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Jul 21
None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

MGM Turns to Never-Tested Law to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims

MGM Turns to Never-Tested Law to Sue Vegas Shooting Victims

By Regina Garcia Cano | Jul 21
The company is not seeking money in the lawsuits filed in at least seven states over the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Instead, it wants federal courts to declare that it has no liability to survivors or families of slain victims.

Canadian Marijuana Company Tilray Has First U.S. Pot IPO

Canadian Marijuana Company Tilray Has First U.S. Pot IPO

By Gene Johnson | Jul 20
Another big first for the marijuana industry is in the books: A major Canadian grower, processor and distributor has completed an initial public stock offering in the United States, raising $153 million.

Merkel: German Govt is Solid Despite Fight over Migration

Merkel: German Govt is Solid Despite Fight over Migration

By Geir Moulson | Jul 20
Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Friday that a bitter fight over migrant policy hurt Germans' confidence in her government, but said she never thought of quitting and insisted that her administration is doing solid work.

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

Michelle Obama Joins Nationwide Voter Registration Effort

By Darlene Superville | Jul 20
Michelle Obama is lending her star power to a new nationwide effort to register voters for the November midterm elections.

U.S. Deporting Crime Victims While They Wait for Special Visa

U.S. Deporting Crime Victims While They Wait for Special Visa

By Alexandra Villarreal | Jul 20
For victims of crime on U.S. soil who are living here illegally, a special visa program encourages them to help solve their cases and catch criminals, and often provides their only clear path to citizenship.

FDA Plans to Ease OTC Approvals for Some Prescription Drugs

FDA Plans to Ease OTC Approvals for Some Prescription Drugs

By Linda A Johnson | Jul 20
U.S. regulators proposed new guidelines Tuesday to make it easier for some common medicines to be sold without a prescription - and more convenient for consumers to get them.

EPA Proposal to Limit Science Studies Draws Opposition

EPA Proposal to Limit Science Studies Draws Opposition

By Ellen Knickmeyer | Jul 20
Democratic lawmakers joined scores of scientists, health providers, environmental officials and activists Tuesday in denouncing an industry-backed proposal that could limit dramatically the scientific studies the Environmental Protection Agency considers.

San Francisco to Consider Tax on Companies to Help Homeless

San Francisco to Consider Tax on Companies to Help Homeless

By Janie Har | Jul 20
San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services, an issue that set off a battle in another West Coast city struggling with income inequality.

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