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The Nutrition Facts label is seen on a box of Raisin Bran at a store in New York February 27, 2014. Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes. The Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday its proposal would also ensure that the amount of calories listed per serving reflects the portions that people typically eat. That change may result in per-serving calorie counts doubling for some foods such as ice cream. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: HEALTH POLITICS BUSINESS) - RTR3FSVG

Food and drink labels will more accurately report sugar

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The Food and Drug Administration hopes to cut down on high rates of obesity and diabetes across the country by redesigning the labels that appear on food and drinks. Continue reading

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Mount St. Helens ecosystem rebuilds 36 years after volcanic eruption

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Thirty-six years ago on Wednesday, Mount St. Helens in southern Washington state erupted, laying waste to more than 200 square miles of surrounding forest.
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Muslim American students face high rates of bullying

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Some 50 percent of all Muslim students in the U.S. have been bullied by their peers, surveys by the civil rights group Center on American-Islamic group suggest. Continue reading

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Democrats and Republicans struggle with generational divide, unity

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As voters head to the polls in Oregon and Kentucky today, the Democratic and Republican parties continue to struggle with difficult realities.
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U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) takes questions at a news conference after his meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, US, May 12, 2016.     REUTERS/Jim Bourg - RTX2E1K5

Trump meets top Republicans to find common ground

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After becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump met privately with party leaders, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, on Capitol Hill. Continue reading

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