Pro-government rallies in Iran after days of protest, unrest
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) 01/03/2018

Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government demonstrations in several cities across the country on Wednesday, state media reported, a move apparently seeking to calm nerves...

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2 Democrats to be sworn in, narrow GOP majority

WASHINGTON (AP) 01/03/2018

Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority...

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Trump roots on Iran’s protesters, declares ‘time for change’

WASHINGTON (AP) 01/03/2018

The Trump administration has thrown the weight of the U.S. government behind the protesters taking to the streets of Iran, rooting them on despite the risk of helping Iranian authorities dismiss a week of major demonstrations as the product of American instigation.

As Iran’s supreme leader accused "enemies of Iran" of

 

trying to destabilize his country, the State Department on Tuesday pressed Tehran to unblock social media sites used by the protesters. It even offered advice to tech-savvy Iranians on circumventing state internet controls.

President Donald Trump declared it was "time for change" in Iran, and...

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N. Korea reopens cross-border communications with S. Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) 01/03/2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel

 

with South Korea for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday as the rivals explored the possibility of sitting down and talking after

 

months of acrimony and fears of war.

The sudden signs of easing animosity, however,...

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Price tag on gene therapy for rare form of blindness: $850K

WASHINGTON (AP) 01/03/2018

A first-of-its kind genetic treatment for blindness will cost $850,000, less than the $1 million price tag that had been expected, but it’s still among the most expensive genetic therapies in the U.S. world?

Spark Therapeutics says it decided on the lower price tag for Luxturna

 

(Lux-turn-a) after hearing concerns from health insurers about their ability to cover the injectable treatment.

Consternation over skyrocketing drug prices, especially in the U.S., has led to intense scrutiny from patients, Congress, insurers and hospitals.

"We wanted to...

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Major change is coming to Hollywood

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) 01/03/2018

Hollywood’s first awards show of the new year included a visit...

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