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Racial disparities in cancer are shrinking

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The racial disparity in cancer deaths is getting smaller, the American Cancer Society reported yesterday.

The big picture: Three cancers — lung, colorectal and prostate — have driven most of that improvement, which ACS attributed to a big decline in smoking.

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India's politicians clash over historic basic income plans

Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced annual cash transfers to India's massive population of small and marginal farmers. The move comes days after a vow by the opposition party — Indian National Congress (INC) — to guarantee a minimum income for every poor Indian if voted to power in upcoming parliamentary elections.

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