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Martha Stewart: I 'Don't Differentiate' Between Gay And Straight Weddings

Martha Stewart: I 'Don't Differentiate' Between Gay And Straight WeddingsIf the experience of attending “a lot” of same-sex weddings has taught Martha Stewart anything, it’s that they’re a lot more similar to their opposite-sex counterparts than some may believe.



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Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly Rampage

Violent Feud Between California Shooter and Neighbors Brewed Months Before Deadly RampageMonths before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed



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White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'

White House: The Difference Between Trump And Franken Is Franken 'Admitted Wrongdoing'White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday that the allegations of sexual assault against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) are different from those President Donald Trump has faced because Trump has denied any wrongdoing.



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Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential Transition

Mueller Probing Possible Deal Between Turks, Flynn During Presidential TransitionSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn agreed to an alleged offer of roughly 15 million dollars for a quid-pro-quo with the Turkish government just weeks before Trump’s inauguration.



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This Is What a Nuclear War Between North Korea and America Would Look Like

This Is What a Nuclear War Between North Korea and America Would Look LikeArms control advocates note that a preventative nuclear first strike would be a gross violation of international law. “Talk of targeting North Korea with nuclear weapons is delusional and should be off the table,” Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, told The National Interest.



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Kremlin: no cooperation between Russia and U.S. on North Korea – RIA

Kremlin: no cooperation between Russia and U.S. on North Korea - RIAMOSCOW (Reuters) – There is no cooperation between Russia and U.S. on North Korea for the time being, the RIA news agency cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying on Saturday. "There is no cooperation so far. Only periodic exchanges of views," he said. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump may meet at an Asian economic summit in Vietnam next week. Peskov said there was a "great probability" that the two would discuss the situation on the Korean peninsula if such a meeting was held. (Writing by Denis Pinchuk; editing by Andrew Roche)



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What's The Difference Between Amazon And Jet.com?

What's The Difference Between Amazon And <a href=Jet.com?” align=”left” title=”What's The Difference Between Amazon And Jet.com?” border=”0″ >In another competition-heating move against Amazon and Whole Foods, Walmart-owned Jet.com recently launched an in-house collection of household essentials.



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The Link Between These Everyday Chemicals and Breast Cancer Risk Just Got Stronger

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Exposure to certain chemicals in household and industrial products is a significant risk factor for breast cancer, according to a new review, especially when the exposure occurs at an early age.

Scientists have been studying the link between breast cancer and environmental exposures—to chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the products we use on a daily basis—for many years. In 2007, a widely cited review from the Silent Spring Institute identified 216 such chemicals that cause mammary tumors in animals, providing a roadmap for future studies in humans.

A decade later, Silent Spring scientists have published an update in the journal Environmental Research, and they say that the evidence today—including documented effects in people of all ages—is stronger than ever. They hope their report will help shape prevention strategies and increase public awareness as breast cancer rates continue to rise worldwide.

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For the new review, researchers identified and analyzed 158 studies, with human participants, published between 2006 and 2016. “We wanted to pair the human studies with what had been found in the lab and in animal studies, and see how much their findings were similar,” says lead author Kathryn Rodgers, a research scientists at Silent Spring.

In many cases, says Rodgers, they were. The researchers concluded that exposure to certain chemicals in the womb, during puberty, and through pregnancy all increase the risk of developing breast cancer later on. “During these periods, the body is changing and cells are dividing quickly, and the breasts are very sensitive and vulnerable to environmental chemicals,” says Rodgers.

For example, early-in-life exposure to air pollution, dioxin, the chemical PFOSA (used in some food packaging), and the pesticide DDT are all associated with a two- to five-fold increased risk of breast cancer, the review found.

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Workplace exposure before age 36 to solvents, textiles, and inks were associated with postmenopausal breast cancer in one study. In other research, exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons—a chemical in vehicle exhaust—was associated with increased risk for women with certain genetic variants.

Evidence linking breast cancer and chemicals like bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates—found in plastics, cosmetics, and countless other store-bought items—is still limited in humans, says Rodgers. Most research in this area is relatively new, she adds, but animal studies so far have suggested a connection. These chemicals have been shown to disrupt the body’s endocrine system and hormone production, which researchers suspect may fuel cancer growth.

Despite the fact that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, and that rates in the United States are among the world’s highest, only 5 to 10% of cases are due to inherited high-risk genes, the researchers say. Other well known risk factors include obesity, smoking, synthetic hormones, and a sedentary lifestyle.

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“We hope that physicians and nurses will start to talk to their patients about their environment—like occupational exposures, neighborhood air pollution, or hobbies or household activities—in the same way they talk to patients about smoking or diet,” says Rodgers.

People who are concerned about their risk or their children’s risk can also reduce their exposure to these chemicals by avoiding flame-retardant and stain-resistant chemicals, not microwaving food in plastic containers, and researching the chemicals in products like pesticides, cleaning products, and cosmetics, she adds. (Silent Spring also offers a free smartphone app, Detox Me, with more helpful hints.)

But ultimately, Rodgers says, better regulation and public-health policies are needed. “It shouldn’t be someone’s job when they’re going to the store to scrutinize every chemical to see if there’s something in there that can harm you,” she says. “We need stronger health protection at the state and federal level—and so voting and letting your elected officials know that you care is also something you can do.”


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What a War between Iran and America Would Actually Look Like

What a War between Iran and America Would Actually Look LikeThis position is held in the United States by figures such as Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and by policymakers such as Sen. Tom Cotton. The desire for regime change is also shared by some in the Middle East, including significant elements of the Israeli and Saudi national security states.



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Some Social Conservatives See No Parallels Between Harvey Weinstein And Donald Trump

Some Social Conservatives See No Parallels Between Harvey Weinstein And Donald TrumpWASHINGTON ― Attendees at this year’s Values Voter Summit, an annual convention for social conservative activists and elected officials, had plenty to say about the moral character of Harvey Weinstein and the hypocrisy of Hollywood.



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