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Twitter Chat: Can healthy eating replace medicine?

The notion of equipping patients with healthy foods — fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins — rather than drugs to treat ailments is gaining traction in the nation. One example, Geisinger Health System’s Fresh Food Pharmacy in Pennsylvania is part of the effort to use nutrition to treat obesity-related chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. The idea ...

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Joe Lieberman among the four candidates to interview with Trump for FBI director

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump will be interviewing four potential candidates to lead the FBI, including former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. White House press secretary Sean Spicer says Trump will be meeting later Wednesday with Lieberman, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, FBI acting director Andrew McCabe and Richard McFeely, a former top FBI official. RELATED LINKS ...

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U.S. extends Obama-era sanctions relief for Iran, but imposes other sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it will continue granting nuclear sanctions relief to Iran, keeping the Obama-era nuclear deal intact for now. But the U.S. also announced new unrelated sanctions in a bid to show it wasn’t letting Tehran off the hook. Under the 2015 deal, sanctions punishing Iran for its nuclear program were waived in exchange for ...

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Jason Chaffetz wants Comey to testify next week

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of a House oversight committee says he will ask former FBI Director James Comey to testify at a hearing next week that will look into whether President Donald Trump pressured Comey to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a tweet Wednesday that he still hasn’t ...

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How Maine got high-risk pools to work

0SHARESShare As the GOP health care bill moves from the U.S. House of Representatives to the Senate, many consumers and lawmakers are especially worried that people with preexisting conditions won’t be able to find affordable health coverage. There are a number of strategies under consideration, but one option touted by House Republicans borrows an idea that Maine used just before ...

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Changing strategy, the White House goes mum on Comey memo

WASHINGTON — Rocked by days of damaging developments, President Donald Trump’s White House is looking ahead to the president’s upcoming foreign trip — and trying to get his plane in the air with as little additional turbulence as possible. The White House has been notably mum since the latest bombshell news report came out Tuesday afternoon, alleging that Trump had ...

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Q&A: Would Trump request to end Flynn probe have broken law?

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Some lawmakers are accusing President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice after revelations that FBI Director James Comey wrote a private account of the president asking him to shut down an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Congressional Democrats were already concerned that Trump was trying to stifle a probe into possible coordination between his ...

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Israel lauds U.S. security ties following Trump disclosures

0SHARESShare JERUSALEM — Israeli officials on Wednesday sought to downplay any damage caused by President Donald Trump’s disclosure of classified information to senior Russian officials that was provided by Israel, and lauded the robust security cooperation with the United States just days before the president is due to arrive for a state visit. Despite fears that the leak could endanger ...

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Putin offers to give Congress notes of Trump’s meeting

0SHARESShare WASHINGTON — Russia President Vladimir Putin offered Wednesday to turn over to Congress records of President Donald Trump’s discussions with Russian diplomats in which Trump is said to have disclosed classified information. His offer added a bizarre twist to the furor over Trump’s intelligence disclosures. Putin’s remarks come as Washington was reeling over revelations late Tuesday that Trump personally ...

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N.C. senator says ‘I’m fine’ after race collapse

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina said Wednesday he’s “fine” after collapsing during a Washington, D.C., race and being taken away by ambulance. Tillis posted a video on Twitter from his hospital bed hours after the early morning race. “Hey everybody, I’m fine. Just running about 2 and a half miles in and got overheated, no CPR, ...

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