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Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:11:00 +0200
Prince Harry Says No One in Royal Family Wants Throne
Britain's Prince Harry has suggested that no one in the royal family really wishes to rise to the throne.
Harry says in an interview with Newsweek magazine that it is duty, rather than desire, that prompts the family to continue serving the British people. The prince says that the House of Windsor is "not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people."
Harry also revealed his distress at having to walk behind his mother's coffin as a...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:01:05 -0400
Study: Olive Oil Protects Brain From Alzheimer’s
The benefits of a Mediterranean diet are widely chronicled, but new research shows extra-virgin olive oil, a key part of the diet, may protect “against cognitive decline.”
Specifically, researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia say extra-virgin olive oil “protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain – classic markers of Alzheimer's disease.”
Researcher say olive oil reduced inflammation...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:00:03 -0400
Trump Questions Why Obama Administration Didn't Thwart Russian Election Meddling
U.S. President Donald Trump is questioning why his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, and his administration didn't block Russia from meddling in last year's presidential election.
In a Twitter comment Thursday, Trump posed a question: "By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn't they stop them?"
In another remark, Trump noted that Jeh Johnson, Obama's Homeland Security...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:57:27 -0400
US Senate Unveils Health Care Bill
Republican U.S. senators have unveiled their version of a health care bill Thursday aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act, former President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement.
After weeks of closed door meetings, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell initially released the bill to the Republican Senate Conference, a group of Republican members of the upper chamber of Congress.
The legislation was crafted as a compromise between the...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:36:36 -0400
People With Disabilities at Risk in Central African Republic
Simplice Lenguy told his wife to leave him behind as people fled when fighting broke out in Central African Republic's capital.
"I said, 'Take the children. You go to the camp. I am handicapped. I can't flee like the others. If something happens to me, at least my family will be safe,'" Lenguy, who is disabled from polio, recounted in an interview with The Associated Press. His wife refused and forced him to come with her, even when he lost consciousness...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:32:12 -0400