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The number of people who get sick while they're in the hospital is falling pretty significantly, saving lives and also billions of dollars, according to the latest figures from HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from 2014 to 2017.

By the numbers: Hospital-acquired conditions fell by about 13% over that three-year period. AHRQ estimates that roughly 86 out of every 1,000 hospitalizations involves a hospital acquired condition, down from 99 out of every 1,000. That reduction helped prevent more than 20,000 deaths and saved roughly $7.7 billion.

Hospital-acquired conditions include infections, adverse drug reactions, and similar unintended side effects. AHRQ noted a particularly strong 28% reduction in drug-related adverse events.

What's next: In 2014, AHRQ set a goal of achieving a 20% reduction in total hospital-acquired conditions by the end of this year.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 12,123,257 — Total deaths: 551,384 — Total recoveries — 6,650,507Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3:30 p.m. ET: 3,084,690 — Total deaths: 132,803 — Total recoveries: 953,420 — Total tested: 37,431,666Map.
  3. Public health: Cases rise in 33 statesFlorida reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll since pandemic began.
  4. Science: World Health Organization acknowledges airborne transmission of coronavirus.
  5. Travel: Young adults are most likely to have moved due to coronavirus.

Judge asks full appeals court to review panel's dismissal of Flynn case

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D.C. District Judge Emmet Sullivan on Thursday petitioned for the full D.C. Court of Appeals to rehear a three-judge panel's decision to order the dismissal of the case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Why it matters: The panel's 2-1 decision could be overturned by the full 11-judge appeals court if it decides to take up the en banc review.

Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

Michael Cohen arrives at his Park Avenue apartment on May 21 in New York City. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's disgraced former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is heading back to prison after refusing the conditions of his home confinement, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Details: A New York Post report earlier this month placed Cohen out at a restaurant in New York with his wife, while one of the sources said that more broadly he refused to wear an ankle bracelet.