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New C.D.C. Chief Saw Coca-Cola as Ally in Obesity Fight

Coke — which, like the C.D.C., is based in Atlanta — has also had two employees on Georgia Shape’s advisory board, in various years. One was Rhona S. Applebaum, Coke’s chief science and health officer. She left the company in 2016 after The Times reported that she had helped orchestrate a strategy of funding scientists who encouraged the public to focus on exercise and worry less about how calories contribute to obesity. Ben Sheidler, a Coke spokesman, said that someone from the Georgia Department of Public Health had solicited the…

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German Teenager Suspected of Trying to Join ISIS Is Found in Iraq

Photo The town of Pulsnitz, Germany. A 16-year-old girl from the town who is suspected of joining the Islamic State in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul. Credit Sebastian Willnow/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images FRANKFURT, Germany — A German teenager missing for more than a year, who was believed to have converted to Islam and run away to join the Islamic State, has been found in Iraq, a state prosecutor said on Saturday. The girl, identified only as Linda W., 16, in keeping with German privacy laws,…

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Gay Marriage Backers Celebrate in Germany: ‘We Don’t Need to Hide’

“We don’t just want the same law. We want the same constitutional protections,” said Axel Hochrein, a board member of the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Germany. Continue reading the main story Activists have spent years lobbying for such a constitutional change, but it is unclear whether conservatives will allow it, said Volker Beck, a Green Party lawmaker and a longtime champion of gay rights. “Today, we celebrate our gay pride,” Mr. Beck said Saturday. A softening in conservative opposition to gay marriage enabled Parliament to legalize same-sex marriage in…

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Poles Hope to Sway President From Curtailing Court’s Independence

Protesters in Warsaw have numbered in the tens of thousands most nights during the week of demonstrations, with smaller but still sizable gatherings in dozens of other cities. More are planned for this weekend. Lech Walesa, former head of the Solidarity trade union that led the independence fight, spoke to a gathering in his hometown, Gdansk. “You must regain the separation of powers,” the Nobel Peace Prize winner told them. One of the proposed laws awaiting the signature of Mr. Duda, who is expected to sign them, would force all…

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Meghan McCain tweets photo of hike with father after brain cancer diagnosis

Sen. John McCain’s daughter Meghan tweeted an update on her father’s battle with brain cancer as the two enjoyed a hike while in Arizona on Saturday.  Amazing hike with Dad @SenJohnMcCain this morning. Thank you all for your best wishes! pic.twitter.com/P9RR2v91HB — Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) July 22, 2017 “Amazing hike with Dad this morning. Thank you all for your best wishes!” tweeted McCain, along with a photo of the two dressed in hiking gear, overlooking a lush landscape with a furry friend. McCain stunned the political world last week when…

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Trump speaks at commissioning of new aircraft carrier

President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy’s newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military’s strength. “When it comes to battle, we don’t want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me,” Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier.  “American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world,” he added. “America’s might is second to none.” President Trump (C) is welcomed aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk,…

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Firefighters bring dog back to life after rescue from house fire

July 22, 2017, 10:30 AM| Firefighters revived a dog pulled from a house fire in Bakersfield, California. The dog, named Jack, was unresponsive as firefighters carried him out of the home. Using a specialized dog mask, the firefighters were able to resuscitate him. Moments later he was able to stand up and open his eyes. Source: CBS News – United States

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Can the President Be Indicted? A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says Yes

Other prosecutors working for Mr. Starr developed a draft indictment of Mr. Clinton, which The Times has also requested be made public. The National Archives has not processed that file to determine whether it is exempt from disclosure under grand-jury secrecy rules. Document Can presidents be indicted while they remain in office? Conventional wisdom says no, but a newfound Office of Independent Counsel legal memo says yes. OPEN Document In 1974, the Watergate special counsel, Leon Jaworski, had also received a memo from his staff saying he could indict the…

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