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Government health agencies have spent more than two decades shying away from gun violence research, but some say the new spending bill, signed by President Trump Friday, will change that.

That's because, in agency instructions that accompany the bill, there's one sentence noting that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has the authority to conduct research on the causes of gun violence.

Dog lovers rejoice: You now have another excuse to share pictures of your pups.

Today is National Puppy Day, as declared by holiday founder Colleen Paige and thousands of Twitter users, who made #NationalPuppyDay a trending hashtag on Friday.

How Social Media Can Reveal Overlooked Drug Reactions

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When Allison Ruddick was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer in October 2014, she turned to the world of hashtags.

After her initial diagnosis it wasn't clear if the cancer had metastasized, so she was in for a nerve-wracking wait, she says. She wanted outside advice. "But they don't really give you a handbook, so you search kind of anywhere for answers," Ruddick says. "Social media was one of the first places I went."

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