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Florida students, residents rally to denounce political inaction after shooting

School Shooting Florida-36

Hundreds of students, teachers and residents filled the terrace of the Broward County federal...

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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, the 51st day of 2018. There are 314 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth as he flew aboard Project Mercury’s Friendship 7 spacecraft, which circled the...


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The next five years will shape sea-level rise for the next 300, study says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions - and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this. Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong...


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The next five years will shape sea-level rise for the next 300, study says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions - and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this. Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong...


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Mueller probe: London-based son-in-law of Russian businessman to plead guilty to false

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The London-based son-in-law of a Russian businessman is set to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon in Washington to making false statements in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a new...


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The Health 202: Trump administration pulls back from key Medicare goals

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Trump administration is putting the brakes on a key set of goals created by the Obama administration to dramatically reduce the cost of the clunky and overpriced U.S. health-care system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it’s no longer operating...


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Suddenly, she couldn't walk straight

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “What are you doing?” Laura Hsiung’s friends asked as she slowly loped across a Maryland handball court, her ankle off-kilter so that she was walking on the outside of her left foot. Hsiung recalls wondering the same thing. One minute she was walking normally, and...


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Short-term health plans skirting ACA-required benefits and protections to be expanded

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Trump administration is proposing to significantly broaden Americans’ ability to rely on short-term health plans that do not comply with the Affordable Care Act’s benefits requirements and consumer protections. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar...


Business

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Peanut Allergy Treatment

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if...


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Carbs, fats, genes? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

CHICAGO (AP) — A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn’t hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters’ genetic or metabolic makeup. Previous research suggested that insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diet to influence weight...


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After Europe cracked down, Iran's evasion of sanctions moved East

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. The U.S. effort to put Iran in a financial vice was working. European banks were paying big fines and closing off its money flows, and severe sanctions on the country’s banking and energy sectors were forcing it to the table on a nuclear deal. But as U.S. enforcement officials...


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