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You'd think that a vaccine that protects people against more than a half dozen types of cancer would have patients lining up to get it. But the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which can prevent roughly 90 percent of all cervical cancers as well as other cancers and sexually transmitted infections caused by the virus, has faced an uphill climb since its introduction more than a decade ago.

The family of President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has called off talks with Chinese insurance company Anbang to redevelop a Manhattan office tower — a deal that raised ethical concerns.

"Kushner Companies is no longer in discussions with Anbang about 666 5th Avenue's potential redevelopment, and our firms have mutually agreed to end talks regarding the property," read a statement from the Kushner family. "Kushner Companies remains in active, advanced negotiations around 666 5th Avenue with a number of potential investors."

The fallout from Friday's Republican health care bill collapse is still trying to be understood.

Right after the bill was pulled, President Trump teased that he wanted to work with Democrats and believed a bipartisan bill would be possible.

But it wasn't clear if that was just talk. On Tuesday night, he may have taken the first step to trying to reach across the aisle.

U.S. nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric has filed for bankruptcy protection, as the subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Toshiba cites more than $6 billion in cost overruns in the construction of four nuclear power reactors in the U.S.

Westinghouse says it has secured $800 million in financing as it goes through a "strategic restructuring." But that's just a fraction of the billions in losses it's expected to rack up this year.

From Tokyo, John Matthews reports for our Newscast unit:

Massachusetts communities are reacting to new pressure from the Trump administration on so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that refuse to detain people solely based on their immigration status.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday detailed plans to withhold or “claw back” Department of Justice funding from cities and towns that do not fully cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

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