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Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelines

Rollback proposed for Michelle Obama school lunch guidelinesThe Trump administration on Friday took another step toward dismantling Michelle Obama's school nutrition guidelines, proposing a new rule that could lead to more pizza and fries and less fruit and a smaller variety of vegetables on school menus. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who announced the rule changes on Obama’s birthday, said they were needed to give schools more flexibility and reduce waste while still providing nutritious and appetizing meals. “What a shameless, embarrassing capitulation to lobbyists at the expense of American children and their well-being,” said Sam Kass, who served as executive director of Obama's “Let's Move" campaign to combat child obesity.



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Manafort seeks sentence well below guidelines in Virginia case

Manafort seeks sentence well below guidelines in Virginia caseLawyers for Paul Manafort, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, asked a federal judge in Virginia on Friday to hand down a sentence that is significantly below sentencing guidelines, according to a court filing. Manafort, 69, who was convicted in August of eight charges of bank and tax fraud as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, is due to be sentenced on March 7. Under federal guidelines, Manafort is eligible for a sentence ranging from 19-1/2 to 24 years.



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Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say

Children in Border Patrol Custody Are Still at Risk Despite New Guidelines, Pediatricians Say'No amount of time in detention is safe for a child'



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Liz Weston: 5 guidelines for holiday tipping

Liz Weston: 5 guidelines for holiday tippingHoliday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much?



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Liz Weston: 5 guidelines for holiday tipping

Liz Weston: 5 guidelines for holiday tippingHoliday tips are a way to thank the people who make your life easier. So why is it so hard to figure out whom to tip and how much?



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New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelines

New drug options, risk factors added to U.S. heart guidelinesThe recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, last issued in 2013, acknowledge recent research showing the benefit of very low levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol, which contributes to fatty plaque buildup and narrowing of arteries. The medical groups, which announced the guidelines on Saturday at the AHA’s annual meeting in Chicago, still emphasize a healthy diet and exercise as the first line of defense against heart disease, the No. 1 killer in the country. When cholesterol is not controlled by lifestyle efforts, patients are typically prescribed statin drugs, available as low cost generic pills that have long been proven to safely and effectively lower LDL levels and heart disease risk.



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HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say

HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines SayBoth can help detect cervical cancer



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54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelines

54 lawmakers send letter urging Trump to restore Obama-era pot guidelinesA group of lawmakers led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent a letter to President Trump on Wednesday urging him to restore Obama-era guidelines that allowed states to determine their own marijuana laws. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum, a 2013 directive from the Obama administration that directed U.S. attorneys to place a “low priority” on enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized pot. To date, nine states (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington) and the District of Columbia have passed laws allowing the recreational use of marijuana.



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Weight Watchers Relaxes Its Guidelines for 200 New 'Freebie Foods'

Weight Watchers Relaxes Its Guidelines for 200 New 'Freebie Foods'The weight loss company is now saying members can eat more foods like eggs and seafood, but some say the move is a tactic to cash in on the holiday season and New Year's resolutions.



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A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelines

A Trump pardon of Joe Arpaio would break Justice Department guidelinesBut the pardon, if Trump decides to issue it, would be highly unorthodox and break with the Justice Department’s guidelines for clemency, according to legal experts.



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