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TRAIN Act Colossal Waste of Money, Attempt to Delay Regulations 21.9.2100 Union of Concerned Scientists
The House is expected to take up a bill today, called the TRAIN Act, which would waste $2 million of taxpayer money by mandating redundant cost-benefit analyses of environmental and health regulations.
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A fitness sisterhood grows in north Minneapolis 21.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Valeri Turner and Chaz Sandifer are African-American lifestyle coaches offering culturally specific health and fitness options.
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International Yoga Day 2017 live updates: PM Modi leads celebrations in Lucknow 21.6.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Mayor wants all landlords with pre-1978 housing to prove rentals are safe from lead 21.6.2017 Philly.com News
The current law, passed in 2012, requires landlords to certify their rentals as lead-safe only if residents are pregnant women or children 6 and younger.
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‘How do I know my tampons are safe?’: More women push for detailed labels on feminine care products 20.6.2017 Washington Post
‘How do I know my tampons are safe?’: More women push for detailed labels on feminine care products
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Divorce talks finally begin between Britain and the European Union 20.6.2017 L.A. Times - World News

Amid deep uncertainty over the future relationship between Britain and the European Union, negotiators from both sides did their best to put a positive spin on the first official day of divorce talks.

“There is more that unites us than divides us,” Britain’s top negotiator, David Davis, told reporters...

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A shopping trip leads to a scuffle between North Koreans and Homeland Security officials in New York 20.6.2017 LA Times: Nation

A shopping expedition to Arizona led to an unusual scuffle between a visiting North Korean delegation and federal officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to people familiar with the incident.

The Department of Homeland Security seized “multiple media items and packages...

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Tech and bank stocks lead early gains 19.6.2017 LA Times: Business

Technology companies and banks are leading stock indexes modestly higher in early trading on Wall Street.

Apple rose 1.7% in the first few minutes of trading Monday, while Google's parent company, Alphabet, gained 1.6%. Bank of America gained 1.4%.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 10 points,...

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Liberal groups are teaming up to pressure GOP lawmakers on health care over summer recess 19.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A dozen groups are behind the 'Our Lives on the Line' campaign, set to launch July 29. But will it be too late?
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The Daily 202: Congressional shooting clouds final days of Georgia special election 19.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
GOP operatives think tragedy might drive up base turnout
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EPA chief vows to speed up the cleaning of toxic Superfund sites. Communities wonder how. 19.6.2017 Washington Post
In a St. Louis suburb that is home to a nuclear waste dump, residents are skeptical of Scott Pruitt’s promise to prioritize the federal cleanup program, which the Trump administration has proposed slashing funding for by 30 percent. “My biggest fear is he’s just going to put a Band-Aid on it,” one said.
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Philly kids in peril from lead unearthed in booming neighborhoods 18.6.2017 Philly.com News
A development boom in the city's river wards is stirring long-dormant lead in the soil, exposing a new generation to health risks.
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Michigan governor defends cabinet members charged in Flint 17.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An apologetic Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder was largely silent last year when criminal charges were brought against state officials over Flint’s man-made drinking water crisis, except to say some “bureaucrats” had failed residents and that he was focused on the city’s recovery. Now, with two of his own cabinet members facing […]
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Republicans are employing a new ruse to destroy Obamacare. Don't fall for it. 16.6.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Republicans are employing a new ruse to destroy Obamacare. Don't fall for it.
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The Daily 202: Prospect of Trump firing Mueller keeps becoming more untenable 16.6.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Prospect of Trump firing Mueller keeps becoming more untenable
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Lead detected in baby food samples. Pediatricians say there's no safe level 16.6.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians say there's no safe lead level. The FDA is reviewing its policy.
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Official hopes charges in Flint water case help return trust 16.6.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — In a battered city where many still refuse to bathe in tap water, much less drink it, the prosecution of officials accused of letting Flint’s public supply become contaminated with toxic lead and failing to warn of deadly bacteria represents a tentative step toward restoring trust in government. Still, the path […]
The Health 202: GOP lawmaker shooting revives debate about mental health and guns 15.6.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Trump rolled back an Obama-era regulation on the subject.
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What do we know about comatose U-Va. student’s medical state after his release from North Korea? 14.6.2017 Washington Post
Experts say the prognosis is grim for someone who has been in a coma for such an extended period.
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Top Michigan health official, four others, charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis 14.6.2017 Washington Post
The state's health and human services director was charged with failing to notify the public about a deadly Legionnaires' disease outbreak until a year after he learned of it.
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