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Greece Europe Smoking
FILE - This is a Sunday, July 12, 2015 file photo of a man as he smokes a cigarette as he looks at daily newspapers displayed at a kiosk in central Athens. Nearly two-thirds of Greeks are inhaling someone else's tobacco smoke on a daily basis, making Greece the worst nation in the European Union in exposing its people to the health risks of passive smoking. The European Union's statistical office Eurostat said Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 that 64.2 percent of Greeks suffered daily exposure to tobacco smoke indoors. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias, File)
Britain Pfizer
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, a woman passes Pfizer's world headquarters, in New York. British regulators fined U.S. drugmaker Pfizer and distributor Flynn Pharma a record 89.4 million pounds ($112.7 million) Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 for increasing the cost of an epilepsy drug by as much as 2,600 percent. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Health Overhaul
FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2016, file photo, the HealthCare.gov 2017 web site home page as seen in Washington. Repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law without a clear replacement risks making nearly 30 million people uninsured, according to a study released Dec. 7. Republicans say that won’t happen because they are working on replacement legislation for a President Donald Trump to sign. Nonetheless, the complex two-stage strategy the GOP Congress is contemplating has raised concerns.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
Japan Mercury Poisoning
FILE - In this 1973 photo, a woman holds a victim of "Minamata Disease", or mercury poisoning, in Minamata, Japan. The girl has a malformed hand, like many victims of the disease who suffer from physical deformites among other symptoms. The Tokyo District Court has rejected a civil lawsuit demanding that tests into food toxicity and illnesses required by law be carried out for "Minamata disease" poisoning. Doctor Toshihide Tsuda, who sued, said Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, he would appeal the court's decision. (AP Photo, File)
Robotic Hand
In this undated grab taken from video, a patient uses a robotic hand to drink from a cup, in Badalona, Spain. Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup. (Mario Cortese video via AP)
Warehouse Party Fire Victims
This Sept. 21, 2012, photo provided by Brittany Curran, shows Jennifer Kiyomi Tanouye in Oakland, Calif. Tanouye was one of the victims in the deadly warehouse fire on Dec. 2, 2016, in Oakland. (Brittany Curran via AP)
Senate Republicans
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. From left are, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., McConnell, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
Senate Republicans
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. From left are, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., McConnell, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)