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White House requests $500 million to aid Syrian rebels

The White House on Thursday asked Congress for half-a-billion dollars in aid to go towards opposition fighters in Syria at war with the regime of recently re-elected President Bashar Al-Assad. Meanwhile, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the Pentagon…
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Aspirin ‘not best’ for preventing strokes

Doctors are being told not to routinely prescribe aspirin for a common heart condition that increases stroke risk. Guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) are set to recommend other drugs instead for patients with an…
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