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April 19, 2016 News Stories
When Vice President Joe Biden laid out plans for his major cancer research initiative in January, some public health advocates were alarmed. The plan to work toward a cure was ambitious, but there was virtually no mention of the importance of cancer prevention.
April 16, 2016 News Stories
The grand opening of the Station at Central Park was a time of dedication, reflection and celebration for the Moore community.
April 14, 2016 News Stories
Oklahoma military facilities would get nearly $77 million for construction projects under a spending bill approved Wednesday by a House committee.
April 14, 2016 News Stories
Pub­lic-health of­fi­cials’ con­cern over the Zika vir­us is in­creas­ing, and some key Re­pub­lic­ans on Cap­it­ol Hill are warm­ing to the idea that fight­ing the dis­ease might mean dol­ing out more funds—even­tu­ally.
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April 13, 2016 News Stories
House GOP leaders are working on a bill to approve more funding for the fight against the Zika virus by the end of the year as they face mounting pressure from the White House.
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April 13, 2016 News Stories
The Na­tion­al In­sti­tutes of Health has some lofty goals: at­tempt­ing to cure can­cer and in­di­vidu­al­ize dis­ease treat­ments, es­tab­lish­ing a one mil­lion-plus re­search co­hort, and re­vo­lu­tion­iz­ing how sci­ent­ists un­der­stand the hu­man brain.
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April 13, 2016 News Stories
Senior U.S. House of Representatives Republican Tom Cole said on Wednesday more funds will be needed to fight the Zika virus in the United States, signaling a shift from insistence by many Republicans that the Obama administration should use existing funds for the effort to combat the growing threat.
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April 12, 2016 News Stories
Two months ago, the Obama administration asked for roughly $1.9 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. Public-health officials were eager to get money for vaccine research and more. “We are hopeful that Congress will recognize the urgency of this request and act quickly on it,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said at a February briefing, accompanied by health-agency officials. “This sort of falls in the category of things that shouldn’t break down along party lines.
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April 11, 2016 News Stories
Just months into the job, House Speaker Paul Ryan is winning praise from his GOP colleagues by finding ways to bring President Obama to heel in his last year in office, like forcing new certification deadlines on the government and challenging Obama personally when he disagrees with how federal officials implement laws.
April 6, 2016 News Stories
The Obama administration will transfer $589 million, including $510 million that was originally allocated for Ebola, to fight the Zika outbreak, but is still calling on Congress to fund a $1.9 billion emergency funding request from February.

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