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Nevada, Vermont Seek Abortion Rights amid Backlash

Nevada and Vermont are poised to enact laws that protect access to abortion, at a time when conservative US states have adopted highly restrictive measures.

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Vatican Seeks 'Effective Solutions' for Frenchman in Vegetative State

The Vatican called Tuesday for "effective solutions" to protect the life of a Frenchman living for years in a vegetative state, hours after a court told doctors to resume his life support.

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First-Ever Set of Sextuplets Born in Poland

A woman has given birth to Poland's first sextuplets with each newborn weighing about one kilogram (2.2 pounds), physicians at the University Hospital in the city of Krakow announced on Monday.

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Doctors Start Halting Support for Vegetative Frenchman

Doctors in France on Monday began removing the life support for a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade, in a hugely controversial case that has drawn in Pope Francis.

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Trump Says 'Pro-Life' but Favors Exceptions for Rape, Incest

President Donald Trump has declared himself "strongly Pro-Life", days after two U.S. states passed tough new restrictions on abortions, but said exceptions should be made for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest.

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Eva Longoria Warns Abortion Bans are Danger to Women

Actress Eva Longoria said restrictive abortion laws passed in Alabama and Missouri are a threat to women, with stars set to protest against the bans on the Cannes red carpet Saturday.

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Trudeau Saddened by 'Backsliding' after Alabama Abortion Ban

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday said he was gravely saddened by "backsliding" on women's rights seen in several U.S states, after Alabama agreed the toughest abortion ban in the country.

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Scientists Develop Device to Detect Bacteria in Minutes, Not Days

The era of doctors prescribing patients powerful antibiotics while they wait for lab reports could soon be numbered, with a new device returning results within minutes instead of days.

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U.N. Committee Weighs in on French Right-to-Die Case

A U.N. committee has asked France to suspend any decision to withdraw life support for a man kept alive in a vegetative state for a decade, weighing in on a bitterly-disputed legal case which has torn his family apart. 

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Dozens Quarantined in California after Measles Exposure

Dozens of people at two California universities have been quarantined as US health officials battle to stop the spread of a nationwide measles outbreak, authorities said Thursday.

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