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  • Harvard University Dec 19, 2019

    Study Estimates That Half of US Adults Will Be Obese by 2030

    There’s no way to sugarcoat this news: Nearly half of American adults will be obese within a decade and one-quarter will be severely so, a new report predicts....

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    It corrects for a weakness in previous estimates that may have made the problem seem not as big as it really is. Those estimates often relied on national health surveys and people tend...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Esper Defends $10B Pentagon Contract Disputed by Amazon

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Friday he was certain that the awarding of a $10 billion cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon was done fairly. The Pentagon awarded the contract to Microsoft in late October, and Amazon said there was “unmistakable bias” on the government’s part and it intended to challenge the decision in court. Esper recused himself...

  • Donald Trump Nov 13, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Attorneys Daniel Goldman, Steve Castor May Become Household Names

    The public impeachment inquiry hearings that started Wednesday pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration. The two attorneys with shiny resumes are hardly household names. Now, Daniel Goldman and Steve Castor find...

  • Donald Trump Nov 11, 2019

    After Push From Perry, His Backers Got Huge Ukraine Gas Deal

    Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country’s new president. Perry’s efforts to influence Ukraine’s energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s new government was seeking military aid...

  • NBC News Oct 31, 2019

    See Where Fast Food Chains Rank on Using Beef Made With Antibiotics

    Consumer groups give many of the top restaurant chains in the United States failing grades for their policies regarding antibiotics used in their beef supply for burgers and other beef dishes, NBC News reports. The report is the result of a combined effort from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Consumer Reports and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Top Trump Adviser Steps Down Ahead of Impeachment Testimony

    President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Tim Morrison owes his job at the National Security Council to Trump, but his testimony Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry might be central...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Top Trump Adviser Steps Down Ahead of Impeachment Testimony

    President Donald Trump’s top adviser for Russian and European affairs is leaving his job at the White House, a day before he’s scheduled to testify before the House impeachment investigators, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Tim Morrison owes his job at the National Security Council to Trump, but his testimony Thursday in the House impeachment inquiry might be central...

  • New York Oct 20, 2019

    California Relishes Role as Liberal Trendsetter, Trump Foe

    The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world’s biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide.

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    ’An Erratic, Crazy President’: Democratic Presidential Candidates Attack Trump in Debate

    The Democratic presidential primary hopefuls debated Tuesday in the shadow of the House impeachment inquiry, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, giving an update an hour before. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of the leading contenders in polls, was on the campaign trail for the first time since his heart attack at...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Congress Returns to McConnell’s Legislative ‘Graveyard’

    Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an “expensive lunch club,” Congress returns for the fall session Monday with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues. The Kentucky Republican has promised a “Grim Reaper” strategy focused on burying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s legislative...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Guns, Funding in Focus as Congress Returns

    Congress returns to Capitol Hill today after a five week break, with gun safety legislation one of the top priorities for Democrats. Republican lawmakers, however, say they are waiting on guidance from President Trump. “We are not going to vote on bills on the Senate floor that the president is not willing to sign,” says Missouri’s Senator Roy Blunt.

  • George Washington University Sep 4, 2019

    Sandwich Thief Breaks Into DC Subway Shop, Makes Midnight Snack

    An apparently hungry thief broke into a Subway shop in D.C. overnight, jumped over the counter and made himself a sandwich.

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2019

    Greatest Head Count in US History Is Nearly Ready for Launch

    With just a few months left before America starts taking its biggest-ever self-portrait, the U.S. Census Bureau is grappling with a host of concerns about the head count, including how to ensure that it is secure and accurate and the challenge of getting most people to answer questions online. All of that is on top of the main attention-grabber of...

  • Donald Trump Jul 15, 2019

    Man Gets Second Life Sentence, 419 Years for Charlottesville Car Attack

    A man convicted of federal hate crime charges for deliberately slamming his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison on state charges.

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Trump Ramping Up Criticisms of Fox, Usually a Friendly Venue

    During a live segment on a cable news network, from a sports bar in France where patrons were celebrating the United States women’s World Cup Championship, a profane chant about President Donald Trump broke out. The First Viewer was not pleased. But the object of his ire was not CNN or MSNBC. It was his favorite outlet, Fox News Channel,...

  • Donald Trump Jul 9, 2019

    Trump Ramping Up Criticisms of Fox, Usually a Friendly Venue

    During a live segment on a cable news network, from a sports bar in France where patrons were celebrating the United States women’s World Cup Championship, a profane chant about President Donald Trump broke out. The First Viewer was not pleased. But the object of his ire was not CNN or MSNBC. It was his favorite outlet, Fox News Channel,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 12, 2019

    Sanders Makes Case for Democratic Socialism After Criticism

    Bernie Sanders on Wednesday mounted a strong defense of democratic socialism, the economic philosophy that has guided his political career, even as Republicans and some of his Democratic presidential opponents have seized on it to brand him as too radical. Sanders’ speech, coming two weeks before the first debates of the Democratic primary, is his most aggressive attempt yet to...

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by ‘Forever Chemicals’

    The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The FDA’s disclosure is likely to add to concerns raised by states and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 3, 2019

    FDA Food Sampling Finds Contamination by ‘Forever Chemicals’

    The Food and Drug Administration’s first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The FDA’s disclosure is likely to add to concerns raised by states and...

  • Los Angeles May 28, 2019

    Chinese Tourism to US Drops for 1st Time in 15 Years

    After more than a decade of rapid growth, Chinese travel to the U.S. is falling. And that has cities, malls and other tourist spots scrambling to reverse the trend. Travel from China to the U.S. fell 5.7% in 2018 to 2.9 million visitors, according to the National Travel and Tourism Office, which collects data from U.S. Customs forms. It was...

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