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How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart disease

How many push-ups can you do? Study finds men who can do 40 have lower risk of heart diseaseActive, middle-aged men who could do more than 40 push-ups in timed test had significantly lower risks for heart problems, according to a new study.



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AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pactKABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.



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In new government shutdown, flight attendants won't let passengers' lives be put at risk

In new government shutdown, flight attendants won't let passengers' lives be put at riskThe shutdown put our lives and livelihoods in danger, risked the safety of everyone who flies, and threatened our entire economy.



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Democrats mute calls for Va. resignations with power at risk

Democrats mute calls for Va. resignations with power at riskRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prominent Democrats came down hard on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam after he apologized for a racist photo. But they were quieter as two more scandals — one involving race, another a sexual assault allegation — rocked Virginia's statehouse.



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The Constitution Lets Roger Stone Speak . . . at His Own Risk

The Constitution Lets Roger Stone Speak . . . at His Own RiskIf I were the prosecutor on Roger Stone’s case, I’d be delighted that he continues to speak out publicly. Capitol Hill has finally started to take notice of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s brass-knuckles investigative tactics: Rather than call defense counsel to arrange Stone’s surrender on charges of misleading Congress that have been expected for months, Mueller had dozens of well-armed agents swarm Stone’s home as if it were Osama bin Laden’s compound. In his latest rant, Stone deduces that “Russian collusion” is Mueller’s pretext not just to nail to him, but to impeach both President Trump and Vice President Pence, then install Speaker Nancy Pelosi and, finally, Hillary Clinton as president.



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Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela

Guaido rules out risk of civil war in VenezuelaVenezuela’s self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido ruled out the possibility of civil war in his country, saying the overwhelming majority of his compatriots wanted Nicolas Maduro to step down. In an interview to Spain’s El Pais newspaper published Thursday, Guaido repeated an appeal to Venezuela’s armed forces to take his side. “The risk of a civil war in Venezuela does not exist, despite what certain people want to believe or want to let us believe.



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Brazil's Bolsonaro taking a risk on Venezuela: analysts

Brazil's Bolsonaro taking a risk on Venezuela: analystsBy siding with the United States in recognizing Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim president and dismissing Nicolas Maduro as an illegitimate “dictator,” Brazilian far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro is making a risky bet, analysts and former diplomats say. Firstly, he is breaking with Brazil’s tradition of trying to maintain cordial relations with governments of all stripes. Secondly, he is thrusting Brazil into a showdown that, in the words of Rubens Ricupero, a former Brazilian ambassador to the US speaking to the newspaper O Globo, “could have unpredictable consequences for the region” if not quickly resolved.



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Pompeo’s Dilemma: Heed Maduro’s Demands or Put Diplomats at Risk

Pompeo’s Dilemma: Heed Maduro’s Demands or Put Diplomats at RiskNow, his decision to keep U.S. diplomats in Venezuela risks opening him to similar concerns. Soon after President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that Juan Guaido, the head of the National Assembly, was Venezuela’s rightful leader, Pompeo vowed to ignore an order from President Nicolas Maduro giving U.S. diplomats until Saturday afternoon to leave the country.



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The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire risk

The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire riskSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on proposals by a U.S. judge aimed at preventing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 (all times local):



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Meng Wanzhou: US to proceed with extradition of Huawei executive despite risk of angering China

Meng Wanzhou: US to proceed with extradition of Huawei executive despite risk of angering ChinaThe US will go ahead with formal extradition proceedings to bring the detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou to America from Canada, it has been reported, despite the risk of increased trans-Pacific tensions. Canada’s ambassador to the US, David MacNaughton, said in an interview on Monday that Washington had told Ottawa it will make the formal request, without going into detail on timing. Ms Meng was detained by Canada on 1 December at the request of the United States, meaning the deadline for filing the extradition request falls on 30 January – 60 days later.



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