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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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Mark Levin: ‘The NRA Doesn’t Kill People. That’s Planned Parenthood!’ | Trending

On his radio show yesterday, conservative talker Mark Levin crushed the Democratic candidates for president who want to take away Americans’ guns. He first played audio of Beto O’Rourke, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren, who can be heard saying that guns pose a major threat to America’s safety. And then? Well, then Mark Levin did what Mark Levin does best: destroyed them all. First up is Beto O’Rourke, the Irish-Texan with the inexplicably Hispanic sounding…

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Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case is officially DISMISSED by judge | Daily Mail Online

Sex trafficking case against deceased financier Jeffrey Epstein is officially DISMISSED by New York judge following 66-year-old’s suicide A New York federal judge officially closed the criminal case against shamed former financier Jeffrey Epstein, it was announced on Thursday afternoon. Prosecutors previously requested US District Judge Richard Berman to terminate the sex trafficking case against Epstein after his suicide in a Manhattan federal jail on August 10. Dismissing an indictment against a deceased person is…

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Tyler Skaggs’ autopsy: Fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol led to death by choking on vomit

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in his system when he was found dead in his Texas hotel room July 1, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office. The cause of death is listed as a mixture of “alcohol, fentanyl and oxycodone intoxication with terminal aspiration of gastric contents,” meaning Skaggs, 27, essentially choked on his vomit while under the influence.…

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NONE of the shooting victims at El Paso hospital Donald Trump visited would meet with him | Daily Mail Online

NONE of the shooting victims being treated at El Paso hospital Donald Trump visited would meet with him – but some spent time with Democratic officials instead The remaining eight patients being treated at University Medical Center in El Paso, Texas following a deadly mass shooting over the weekend declined to meet with the president during his visit there Wednesday. ‘This is a very sensitive time in their lives,’ UMC spokesperson Ryan Mielke told The…

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