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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don't have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Items ranging in size from a 164-foot shrimping vessel to a soccer ball have already made their way into North American waters following the March 2011 tsunami in Japan.
ATLANTA (AP) — A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scoffing at a White House veto threat, the House voted Thursday to repeal a tax on medical device makers that Republicans cast as a job-killing levy that would stifle an innovative industry.
LONDON (AP) — Health officials on Thursday reported 61 confirmed and suspected cases of Legionnaires' disease in Scotland, an outbreak that has left one man dead.
ATLANTA (AP) — More than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving — the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens.
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LONDON (AP) — Children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life, though the risk is still small and probably outweighed by the need to get the test, researchers reported.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big Tobacco's branding a proposed California cigarette tax as a government boondoggle sent a message that could echo in other states.