The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy
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The Latest: Democrats slam new Trump health policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s executive order on health care (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Congressional Democratic leaders say it will be an act of “vast, pointless sabotage” if President Donald Trump halts payments to insurers under “Obamacare.” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi reacted Thursday … Continue reading

Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science
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Critics say Trump birth control rule ignores science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new birth control rule is raising questions among some doctors and researchers, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety. “This rule is listing things that are not scientifically validated, and in some cases things that are wrong, … Continue reading

The Latest: Hospital: 1 more person dies from Vegas shooting
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The Latest: Hospital: 1 more person dies from Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): 7:15 p.m. A Las Vegas hospital says another person has died from wounds suffered in the weekend shooting. Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center said the victim died Tuesday afternoon. No details about the person were released and the hospital … Continue reading

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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announces Feed Virginia Day of Action

~Communities and schools across Virginia host volunteer events to support the Commonwealth’s food system ~ RICHMOND – Today, Sept. 29, at volunteer events in Newport News, Dumfries, and Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe celebrated the inaugural Feed Virginia Day of Action, an initiative of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide which … Continue reading

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New study finds properly cooked pork chops still contain threat of listeria and salmonella for consumers

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — If you are eating leftover pork chops that have not been cooked well-done, you’re putting yourself at risk for Salmonella and Listeria exposure. While many individuals prefer to consume their pork medium, a new study published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal revealed that cooking pork chops to an acceptable temperature … Continue reading

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Norfolk encourages residents to be mentally healthy during National Depression Awareness Month

Free suicide prevention workshops, depression screenings, Out of Darkness Walk & GAP enrollment registration during month of October One day, five locations and one hour where you can learn how to safely reach out to someone who may be thinking about suicide and connect them to appropriate help. October is National Depression Awareness Month. The … Continue reading

‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico
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‘Nothing, nothing.’ Aid lags in hurricane-torn Puerto Rico

MONTEBELLO, Puerto Rico (AP) — Relatives helped Maribel Valentin Espino find shelter when Hurricane Maria roared through her community in northern Puerto Rico. Neighbors formed volunteer brigades to cut fallen trees and clear twisty mountain roads after the storm had passed. Now, friends and a local cattle ranch provide the water they need to survive … Continue reading

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Norfolk seeks citizen input on “green infrastructure” plan

The City of Norfolk is developing a new ‘green infrastructure’ plan. Come learn about Norfolk’s tree canopy, how to better protect the City from storms, reduce flooding, restore habitats and provide more recreation access. Do you want: Less flooding and clean water? Access to fishing and boating? Safer streets and cleaner air? Attractive neighborhoods? Thriving … Continue reading

Education / Health / Virginia

Governor and First Lady announce 10 million meal increase in statewide school breakfast program

~ Program growth driven by adoption of alternative service models, which provide access to breakfast as a part of the school day ~ NORFOLK– Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced today, Sept. 20, that over 10 million more school breakfasts were served to Virginia students during the 2016-2017 school year compared to … Continue reading

Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar
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Thousands protest in Bangladesh as Rohingya flee Myanmar

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 10,000 Muslims in Bangladesh have marched toward Myanmar’s embassy to protest the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims. At least 412,000 ethnic Rohingya have fled from Buddhist-majority Myanmar in the past month and are living in overcrowded camps in Bangladesh. Many say their homes were burned by Myanmar’s military … Continue reading

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial
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Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

  BOSTON (AP) — After watching his mother die from meningitis in a nationwide outbreak caused by contaminated steroids, Scott Shaw is determined to make sure something like that never happens again. A stiff punishment for the Massachusetts pharmacist Shaw believes is partially responsible may help, he says. “I believe as surely as I’m talking … Continue reading

Fierce storms haven’t slowed growth along US coastlines
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Fierce storms haven’t slowed growth along US coastlines

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull’s-eyes on two of the country’s fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida. Nothing seems to curb America’s appetite … Continue reading

The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid
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The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid

MIAMI (AP) — The latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The United Nations has released $10 million from its emergency fund for humanitarian efforts to help tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean needing help after Hurricane Irma. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said Sunday … Continue reading