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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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‘A Spirit of Bipartisanship That Is Sorely Lacking Today’

3. Simply brilliant. Unapologetic, irreverent, unafraid and in your face. This is the reason why he became president and he reason why he’ll get re-elected. [Make America Great Again]! — RS in Philadelphia. Australian Woman Shot By Minneapolis Police Photo Credit Stephen Maturen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 4. Americans want to know: Take my chances with the assailant? Or take my chances getting killed by police? Tough call. — Mark Penney on The Times’s Facebook page, responding to an article about Justine Damond, an Australian woman who was killed by…

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“The Chickens**t Club” author on why justice is rarely served on Wall Street

July 22, 2017, 8:13 AM| Greed at the highest levels of the corporate world caused untold pain for millions of Americans during and after the 2008 financial crisis. That injustice, and similar failures, are the subject of a new book, “The Chickens**t Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives.” Author of the book and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jesse Eisinger joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to discuss why Wall Street sees so few prosecutions. Source: CBS News – United States

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Texas ‘bathroom bill’ advances out of Senate committee

In an 8-1 vote, a Texas state Senate committee agreed Friday to advance a measure to restrict public restroom use by transgender people, despite 10 hours of testimony from opponents of the bill, the Texas Tribune reported. Senate Bill 3, a so-called “bathroom bill,” would regulate public school facilities, open-enrollment charter school facilities, and local government restrooms to be “used only by persons of the same sex as stated on a person’s birth certificate.” It will now advance to the full Senate for consideration. The measure is expected to pass…

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Senate Parliamentarian Challenges Key Provisions of Health Bill

And Democrats made clear they would seize on the findings. “The parliamentarian’s decision today proves once again that the process Republicans have undertaken to repeal the Affordable Care Act and throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance is a disaster,” said Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont. Mr. Sanders, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, disclosed the preliminary decisions by the parliamentarian. The waiting period provision is fundamental to the working of the bill. Because the legislation would end the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that most Americans…

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For Westchester, 11th Time Is Charm in Fight Over Fair Housing

The apparent resolution of the dispute was heralded by officials in Westchester, which had been forced under the settlement to spend tens of millions of dollars on affordable housing, and millions more in its subsequent push to fully comply. The settlement was the result of a lawsuit brought by the Anti-Discrimination Center of Metro New York after the county had falsely certified paperwork in a federal grant application to gain millions in federal development money. As part of the agreement, Westchester committed to building 750 units of housing in over…

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Usher Faces New $10 mil Lawsuit from Sexual Partner, He Exposed Me to STD

Usher New $10 mil Lawsuit for Exposing Woman to STD EXCLUSIVE Usher had sex with a woman earlier this year who had no idea he was exposing her to Herpes … according to a new lawsuit she’s filed for millions of dollars. According to the suit, filed by a Jane Doe, she and Usher hooked up in Atlanta on April 16 at her home. She says there was some heavy petting, some kissing, and she performed oral sex on him. They eventually had intercourse, and she says he wore a…

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Excitement builds for “Great American Eclipse”

On Aug. 21, the moon will slip between Earth and sun, casting a roughly 70-mile-wide shadow that will race across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, giving tens of millions of Americans a chance to enjoy — and study — a fleeting but sublime spectacle, the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. It has been dubbed, appropriately enough, the “Great American Eclipse.” “It really is fortunate,” said Matthew Penn, an astronomer with the National Optical Astronomy Observatory who is leading a nationwide effort to photograph the…

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