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Health Jan 07New dietary guidelines come down hard on added sugars
WASHINGTON — Some Americans may not have to cut back on eggs and salt as much as they once thought and eating lean meat is still OK. But watch the added sugars, especially the sugary drinks.
Politics Jan 03U.S. repeals meat labeling law after trade rulings against it
After more than a decade of wrangling, Congress repealed a labeling law last month that required retailers to include the animal's country of origin on packages of red meat.
Nation Dec 16Spending bill would extend health care to 9/11 responders
First responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks, spent weeks cleaning up the site and later became sick will have access to federal health benefits for the rest of their lives.
Politics Dec 08Food industry pushing to thwart GMO labeling by end of year
WASHINGTON — Food companies are mounting an aggressive year-end push to head off mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods.
Politics Nov 19FDA OKs genetically modified salmon for human consumption
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal for human consumption in the United States.
Health Nov 13Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks
The Obama administration wants you to eat your fruits and vegetables. They also want the produce to be safe.
Nation Nov 04Senate backs resolution to get rid of EPA clean water rules
Despite White House objections, the Senate voted for a resolution Wednesday to scrap new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.
Politics Nov 03Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules
WASHINGTON — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced the Obama administration to withdraw new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from development and pollution.
Politics Oct 22Senate bill could cut nonviolent drug offenders’ sentences
WASHINGTON -- Nonviolent drug offenders could be eligible for shorter prison sentences under legislation approved by a Senate panel Thursday, as Congress took initial steps to change the nation's criminal justice system.
Nation Oct 19Obama administration backs bill to reduce prison time
The Obama administration is signaling support for bipartisan Senate legislation that would reduce prison sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders.