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U.S. Democratic lawmakers vote to repeal global gag rule on abortion

NEW YORK, June 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers voted on Wednesday to repeal a rule slashing global access to abortion and to restore worldwide family planning programs, aiming to reverse measures put in place by Republican President Donald Trump.

Jun 19 2019

U.S. FTC approves UnitedHealth's proposed purchase of DaVita unit

WASHINGTON, June 19 UnitedHealth Group Inc won antitrust approval to buy DaVita Inc's primary and urgent care unit for $4.3 billion, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Diane Bartz Editing by Leslie Adler)

CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall Street climbs after Fed signals potential rate cuts

June 19 Wall Street rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady, as expected, and signaled potential cuts later this year.

Stock Quote, Markets Jun 19 2019

Northeast Congo insecurity hampers response to measles outbreak

BUNIA, Congo June 19 Insecurity in northeast Congo has hampered a measles vaccination drive and forced people to flee their homes, local responders said on Wednesday, complicating efforts to control the spread of a virus that has killed more people that Ebola this year.

Jun 19 2019

GSK kicks off sale of $1.2 bln consumer health drugs -sources

LONDON, June 19 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has kicked off the sale of some consumer health brands as it seeks to raise about 1 billion pounds ($1.26 billion) before pressing ahead with a spinoff of its consumer healthcare business, sources told Reuters.

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