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Trial begins in fatal Portland, Oregon light-rail stabbings

January 28, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two men who were fatally stabbed and a third who was severely injured in an attack on a Portland, Oregon, light-rail train likely did not know the man charged in the case was holding a small folding knife when they confronted him,...

Midwestern states consider banning bias based on hairstyles

By JOHN HANNA and TODD RICHMOND | January 28, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Black female legislators in two predominantly white Midwestern states urged their Republican colleagues Tuesday to join a national push to outlaw discrimination based on hairstyles such as braids and dreadlocks.Legislative committees...

Buttigieg thanks staffers of color for voicing grievances

By THOMAS BEAUMONT | January 28, 2020

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday thanked his staffers of color for feeling able to voice their grievances following a news report that said some had expressed frustrations with the campaign.“That may...

Appeals court throws out Arizona ballot harvesting law

By BOB CHRISTIE and JACQUES BILLEAUD | January 28, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that a 2016 Arizona law that bars anyone but a family member or caregiver from returning early ballots for another person violates the Voting Rights Act and the Constitution.The ruling from the 9th...

Who can topple Trump? Dems’ electability fight rages in Iowa

By STEVE PEOPLES | January 26, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The urgent fight for the Democratic presidential nomination raged across Iowa on Sunday as the party's leading candidates scrambled to deliver closing arguments centered on the defining question of the 2020 primary: Who can beat...

Simmons doc, sans Oprah, receives huge ovation at Sundance

By JAKE COYLE | January 26, 2020

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward with sexual assault allegations against the hip-hop...

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By Samantha Manahan | March 8, 2018

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USDA encourages lower sodium intake

By Zach Brictson | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | The government released new health guidelines including a call for Americans to consume less salt in their day to day lives. According to the United States Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HSS), the new dietary...