Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer
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Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is unveiling a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors better tailor new treatments to individuals. Overseen by the National Cancer Institute outside Washington, the Genomic Data Commons starts with genomic and clinical data for 12,000 patients. The system … Continue reading

Biden out!
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Biden out!

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, Oct. 21, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.   Biden’s decision finalizes the Democratic field of White House candidates … Continue reading

Debate day-after: Sanders raises cash, Clinton camp pleased
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Debate day-after: Sanders raises cash, Clinton camp pleased

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders said his campaign raised more than $1.3 million in the hours after the first Democratic debate of the 2016 race, and social media metrics showed he was the most-searched candidate on Google and most-discussed on Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, Hillary Rodham Clinton’s backers celebrated the day after what some said … Continue reading

New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers
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New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour — the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration formally approved the proposal Thursday, and the Democratic governor announced the decision at a labor rally with Vice President … Continue reading

Obama observes Labor Day, extends contractors’ paid leave
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Obama observes Labor Day, extends contractors’ paid leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing solidarity with workers on Labor Day, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Monday requiring paid sick leave for employees of federal contractors, including 300,000 who currently receive none. The White House wouldn’t specify the cost to federal contractors to implement the executive order, which Obama was to address at … Continue reading

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Boehner says Obama military force proposal needs toughening

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans vowed Thursday to toughen President Barack Obama’s day-old legislation to authorize military force against Islamic State fighters, and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi warned, “It’s going to be hard” to find common ground. Nothing underscored the yawning divide between the two parties more than Obama’s request to bar “enduring … Continue reading

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Biden, energy secretary visit Norfolk State University

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Norfolk State University on Thursday for a discussion on cybersecurity careers. Their visit came days after President Barack Obama committed $25 million in grants to invest in cybersecurity education at historically black … Continue reading

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Biden, energy secretary visit Norfolk State University

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joined Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Norfolk State University on Thursday for a discussion on cybersecurity careers. Their visit came days after President Barack Obama committed $25 million in grants to invest in cybersecurity education at historically black colleges and … Continue reading