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Trump’s vision for American health care, explained by his budget

Democratic presidential candidates have spent years building a new vision of American policy, one where a lot more of us get our health insurance from the government. I see President Trump’s newly released budget as his counterproposal to all that. It envisions a really different future, one where government-run health care shrinks — and public programs become more difficult to ...

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Health effects of eggs: Where do we stand?

Are eggs good for you or not? The 2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends the nutrient-dense food as a source of protein, but an article in JAMA this month made a stir when it reported an association between eating eggs and an increased risk of heart disease and early death. Eating eggs in moderation may be beneficial to ...

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New Mueller probe revelations explain Trump’s rage

President Donald Trump looks — and is acting — rattled and encircled by the Russia investigation. And a series of fresh disclosures on Tuesday show there is every reason for him to feel threatened by the vast shadow it is casting over his life, business and presidency.Newly unsealed court documents detailing special counsel Robert Mueller’s activity reveal an investigative field of breathtaking scope ...

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How Exercise Improves Gut Bacteria

An endeavor to boost gut health is an endeavor to boost overall mental and physical well-being. While food is important for gut health, lifestyle also plays a role. Designing your home to be chemical free (think cleaning products, dish detergent, and even hand soap), as well as replacing cosmetics with plant-based, toxin-free alternatives is one lifestyle step in the right ...

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3 takeaways from newly unsealed Michael Cohen search warrants

The Justice Department released several search warrants related to their investigation of Michael Cohen Tuesday — and the documents made clear special counsel Robert Mueller had his sights trained on Cohen far earlier than previously known. Indeed, it was all the way back on July 18, 2017 — just two months after Mueller was appointed special counsel — that his ...

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Venezuela Congress Declares ‘State of Alarm’

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition-run congress on Monday declared a “state of alarm” over a five-day power blackout that has crippled the OPEC member country’s oil exports and left millions of citizens scrambling to find food and water. Much of Venezuela remained without power on Monday, although electricity had largely returned to the capital of Caracas following an ...

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Disney says FOX acquisition will close on March 20th

More than a year after the deal was first announced, it looks like Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox is about to close. Disney announced today that the deal is “expected to become effective at 12:02 a.m. Eastern Time on March 20, 2019,” suggesting that it has obtained the final approval needed, specifically from regulators in Mexico. Disney had initially agreed to acquire Fox ...

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New interactive map shows how light pollution affects your hometown.

The Radiance Light Trends website, which went live last week, presents a world map that shows where night skies are still relatively dark and where there are hot spots — areas where the blues and black indicating darkness are replaced by greens, yellows and reds indicating the glow of artificial light at night. “The map shows light emissions on Earth, specifically on clear ...

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Hate exercise? It could be genetic

If the thought of hopping on a treadmill strikes you with dread, you might have your genes to blame, researchers say. A 2014 study showed that an appreciation for running was likely genetic. Researchers studied two groups of rats — low- and high-performing runners — to see how well their offspring ran. They found that the offspring’s fondness for running was ...

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