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U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

He added that the doctor was barred from the campus and any school-related events or activities. “We certainly understand that substance abuse is a tragic and devastating disease,” the statement said. “But we are also bound to our responsibilities as a university to take the necessary actions concerning Dr. Puliafito’s status.” Attempts to reach Dr. Puliafito on Saturday were unsuccessful. A phone number listed in public records with a Pasadena, Calif., residence was disconnected. A faculty page for him on the Keck School of Medicine website had been taken down….

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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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Candidates for Virginia Governor Employ Trump as a Barometer

Mr. Northam, a low-key Army veteran who twice voted for President George W. Bush before entering politics, is hardly the picture of the so-called liberal “resistance” to the president. But as he attempts to succeed Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a fellow Democrat who, by law, cannot seek consecutive terms, Mr. Northam is using strikingly caustic language to galvanize Virginia voters who are appalled by the president, but may be reluctant to vote in an off-year governor’s race. “As we say on the Eastern Shore, he lies like a rug,” Mr. Northam,…

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Report: Sessions talked about election with Russian ambassador

July 22, 2017, 6:33 PM| In one of President Trump’s tweets, he complained about a Washington Post report about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his pre-election conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. Justice reporter Paula Reid has more. Source: CBS News – Politics

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Sessions calls on local officials to comply with immigration crackdown

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Nury Chavarria is defying an order to return to her native Guatemala, taking refuge at a New Haven church instead. “I love this country,” Chavarria said.  Since entering the U.S. illegally in 1993, she’s had four kids. “She is not a criminal,” said her youngest daughter, Hayley Chavarria. She is calling on President Trump to allow her mother to stay.  “Don’t separate my family,” she said.  Nury Chavvaria has lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years, and is now seeking sanctuary in a New Haven,…

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Trump tweetstorm comes one day after communications team shake-up

July 22, 2017, 6:31 PM| President Trump tweeted 10 times before 9 a.m., venting about topics including health care, Hillary Clinton and intelligence leaks. The tweetstorm came a day after the White House communications team went through a major overhaul. Errol Barnett reports. Source: CBS News – Politics

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New WH comms director deletes old tweets contradicting Trump

A day after accepting a top White House job, President Trump’s new communications director announced Saturday that he’s deleting old tweets that were critical of his new boss, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn’t be a distraction. Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction. I serve @POTUS agenda & that’s all that matters — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 22, 2017 “Full transparency: I’m deleting old tweets. Past views evolved & shouldn’t be a distraction….

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Controversial Russian diplomat leaves U.S.

Controversial Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak has officially departed the United States as his assignment has come to an end, CBS News’ Margaret Brennan reports. Kislyak became a central player in the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling of the 2016 election. The long-time Washington fixture was involved in a variety of private meetings and discussions with Trump associates, including undisclosed interactions with Mr. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. Sessions recused himself from the Russia…

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Iran seeks release of citizens detained in U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has demanded that the United States release all detained Iranian citizens, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.  The report quotes Iran’s deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi as saying he raised the issue Friday during a meeting with an American delegation in Vienna, on the sidelines of a meeting on the 2015 nuclear deal.  “We raised the issue of the release of Iranians who are detained under the meaningless accusation of bypassing sanctions,” on Iran, Araghchi was quoted as saying. He did not elaborate.  Earlier on…

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