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Does ‘good’ cholesterol still matter?

For years “bad” and “good” cholesterol have been the yin and yang of heart health, the two lipids around which so much advice revolves.Bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) deposits excess cholesterol in your arteries, where it can build up into plaques, increasing the likelihood
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Maria Shriver’s coloring book for Alzheimer’s patients and their families

Maria Shriver has advice for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers: Get crayons and markers. Then fill in the butterfly wings, balloons and other uplifting images on the pages of “Color Your Mind,” a coloring book she developed in collaboration with neurologists, psychologists
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Eating chocolate may help prevent a fairly common heart problem

Eating chocolate has been linked with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke. Now a study from Denmark suggests that regular consumption of the treat may help to prevent the development of atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat.In the study, published in the journal Heart, researcher
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Trump fails to commit to Paris climate agreement as he concludes first overseas trip

TAORMINA, Italy — President Trump failed to commit to remaining within the Paris climate agreement during a two-day meeting with world leaders that ended here Saturday, but he tweeted that he was still considering it and would announce a final decision “next week.”In a final communique, the G
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The lesson of Montana for Democrats: They need serious candidates — and a policy agenda

Democrats received a strong reminder from Montana voters that it takes more than just liberal outrage against President Trump and the GOP agenda to win seats that lean toward Republicans.It takes serious candidates and a policy agenda of their own.Their nominee, Rob Quist, hailed by liberal activist
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A high-stakes gamble: How Jared Kushner reacted to previous crises

NEW YORK — Jared Kushner had barely survived a fight to save his family’s real estate empire.Taking charge of the business after his father went to prison, Kushner, 25 at the time, paid $1.8 billion in 2007 for the nation’s most expensive office building. Then the market went south, the debt
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News quiz: The pope asks a question, the president’s big trip and more

Greetings.In this week’s quiz, we have questions about President Trump’s first trip overseas, including a couple of lighter moments, the tragic bombing in Manchester and more.Some stats from last week before we get started.Ready to play? As always, please click here is the quiz does not appear
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Alternately charming and boorish, Trump plays the role of a lifetime overseas

TAORMINA, Italy — Little matters more to Donald Trump, the brander-turned-American president, than imagery. Trump staffed his government out of central casting, and this past week it was time for him to audition for his role: Leader of the free world.In Washington, Trump is mostly seen only when h
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Trump considers major changes amid escalating Russia crisis

President Trump and his advisers, seeking to contain the escalating Russia crisis that threatens to consume his presidency, are considering a retooling of his senior staff and the creation of a “war room” within the White House, according to several aides and outside Trump allies.Following Trump
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With state budget in crisis, many Oklahoma schools hold classes four days a week

NEWCASTLE, Okla. — A deepening budget crisis here has forced schools across the Sooner State to make painful decisions. Class sizes have ballooned, art and foreign-language programs have shrunk or disappeared, and with no money for new textbooks, children go without. Perhaps the most significant
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