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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, former Michigan state medical executive Dr. Eden Wells appears in Flint, Mich. Wells, was charged.  (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
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January 14, 2021 - 1:15 pm
By DAVID EGGERT, ED WHITE and COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two former Michigan health officials were charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who got Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis, as prosecutors revisiting how the city...
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This 1964 photo made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a lung tissue specimen from a patient with adenocarcinoma of the lung. (Dr. Ellis/Emory University, Department of Pathology/CDC via AP)
(Dr. Ellis/Emory University, Department of Pathology/CDC via AP)
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January 08, 2020 - 12:03 pm
By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments. The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2%...
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This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
(Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 11:56 am
By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery orange and black ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss. The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio...
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(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)
December 03, 2018 - 2:16 pm
By DMITRY LOVETSKY , Associated Press BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Monday following a clean launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan six hours earlier. NASA astronaut Anne...
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November 26, 2018 - 12:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft's six-month journey to Mars neared its dramatic grand finale Monday in what scientists and engineers hoped would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. The InSight lander aimed for an afternoon touchdown, as anxiety built among those involved...
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(Joe Johnston/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)
October 08, 2018 - 12:27 pm
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and return on Sunday night...
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May 01, 2018 - 1:58 pm
By LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Wanted: A million people willing to share their DNA and 10 years of health habits, big and small, for science. On Sunday, the U.S. government will open nationwide enrollment for an ambitious experiment: If they can build a large enough...
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