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Bloomberg Sends Anti-Coal Campaign $30 Million

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:25pm
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg says he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce the nation's use of coal. The Sierra Club has a goal of replacing half the nation's coal plants with renewable energy by 2017.  Bloomberg donated $50 million to the program in 2011. 
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Mylan Wants to Buy Perrigo For Nearly $29 Billion

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 10:09pm
In a deal that would combine two generic drug makers that recently left the U.S. for Europe, Mylan says it wants to buy Perrigo for $205 per share, or $28.86 billion.Mylan's cash-and-stock offer comes at a premium of 24 percent to the latest closing price for Perrigo shares.  It says the combined company would be a leader in specialty drugs, generic medicines, and over-the-counter and nutritional products.
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Seattle Effort to Keep Addicts Out of Jail Shows Promise

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:56pm
A new study is finding encouraging results for a first-of-its-kind Seattle program that aims to keep low-level drug offenders and prostitutes out of jail.The University of Washington review released Wednesday says participants in the program were up to 60 percent less likely to be arrested in the first six months after enrolling than people in a control group.
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NFL hires Sarah Thomas, 1st female official

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 9:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) - Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.
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Obama calls for end to gay 'conversion' therapy for youth

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:34pm
President Barack Obama is calling for an end to therapies aimed at changing the sexual orientation or gender identity of gay, lesbian and transgender youth.
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