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Trump attacks California homeless crisis, picking new fight with state

Trump officials look to fix California homeless problem, state officials say back off Marco della Cava, Michele Chandler and John Fritze USA TODAY Published 8:36 PM EDT Sep 10, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Trump administration officials confirmed Tuesday they are on the ground in California looking at ways to intervene in the state’s mounting homelessness issue, which President Donald Trump has criticized as “disgusting” and a “disgrace to our country.” But many elected officials and…

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4 Pro-Tips To Be The Best VCSO Mom You Can Be (You’re Welcome!)

If you have a teenage girl, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times, but you can’t figure out the sounds coming out of their mouths … What. Are. They. Saying??? Then they say it again “… and I oop sksksksk.” Followed by giggling and something about being a … vis-co girl?? What the hell are they even talking about? So you ask. BIG MISTAKE. You are now met with eye-rolling and sighing and then a…

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Pennsylvania state Sen. Mike Folmer arrested on child porn charges

A Pennsylvania state senator was busted Tuesday on child porn charges, the state Attorney General announced. Republican Sen. Mike Folmer, 63, was charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography, and criminal use of a communication facility after law enforcement found images of child pornography on Folmer’s cellphone when they executed a search warrant at his Lebanon home. Officials said an investigation into the matter began after authorities received a tip that a…

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‘Angel Mom’ Booed While Testifying About Son Killed By Illegal Immigrant | Daily Wire

Last week, Boston mother Maureen Maloney was booed while testifying about the death of her son Matthew Denice, who was killed in 2011 by a drunk-driving illegal with a criminal history. Maloney was testifying at the State House in opposition to a bill seeking to grant driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. “At the start of her testimony, Maloney held up a photo of Matthew and recalled how he was killed by an illegal immigrant drunk…

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Charles Koch Is Funding a Campaign to Kill Food Stamps and Medicaid

Last December, an innocuously named nonprofit, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), wined and dined Republican politicians and White House staffers at a Walt Disney World resort, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. The pitch: make it harder for poor Americans to access government programs meant to help them get on secure financial ground, especially the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, and Medicaid. The group…

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Having an afternoon nap twice a week ‘lowers your risk of a heart attack’ | Daily Mail Online

Grabbing 40 winks in the afternoon halves your chances of suffering a heart attack or stroke, a study suggests. Researchers found people who take a daytime nap once or twice a week are almost 50 per cent less at risk compared with those who never snooze during the day. But napping any more than twice a week had no further benefits on heart health, the study found.   Lack of sleep raises the risk of atherosclerosis, which…

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Trump administration plans to ban sale of flavored electronic cigarettes

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it plans to ban the sale of non-tobacco-flavored electronic cigarettes amid a vaping crisis. “The Trump Administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in a statement. “We will not stand idly by as these…

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The Trump administration plans to gut food stamps, hitting red states hardest – ThinkProgress

President Donald Trump’s latest attack on working families will hit especially hard in the states that voted for him: More than half of the people who are set to lose access to food stamps under regulations proposed this summer live in states that went for Trump in 2016. One in every twelve people who receives food stamps nationwide will lose them under the policy — some 3.6 million people, according to new analysis by Mathematica,…

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An Army First: Two sisters become generals

An Army first: Two sisters attain general’s rank Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY Published 1:04 PM EDT Sep 5, 2019 WASHINGTON – Their brother Rus Lodi calls them “leadership junkies.” If you’re a soldier, you’d better just call them ma’am and salute.  Maj. Gen. Maria Barrett and younger sister Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are each accomplished in their own fields. But together they have become the first two sisters, the Army believes, to attain the general’s…

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After 3 deaths, CDC says to stop using e-cigarettes | PBS NewsHour

Americans should not smoke e-cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Friday, as they investigate how hundreds of people became sick, and at least three people died, after using them. “While this investigation is ongoing, people should not use e-cigarette products,” Dana Meaney-Delman of the CDC said in a call Friday. That broad recommendation is because “there is a diversity of products” related to e-cigarettes, some containing THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, marijuana’s primary psychoactive…

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