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That 1 inch would put Trump in the obese category of the body mass index. Being overweight is simply defined as a person whose weight is higher than what is considered a normal weight adjusted for height. On Friday, the president was examined by military doctors at the Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in tests that were said to have gone "exceptionally well".
  • Harris highlights 'new realities' of abortion as women get pills online

    Harris highlights 'new realities' of abortion as women get pills online

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    Dáil deputies are due to debate hospital overcrowding and a bill to change our drink driving laws on their return to Leinster House after the Christmas break today. Minister for Health Simon Harris opened a two-day Dáil debate on repealing the Eight Amendment where he detailed the 3,625 people who travelled to the United Kingdom for abortion in 2016.
  • Immigration tensions build in Congress as shutdown looms

    Immigration tensions build in Congress as shutdown looms

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    He added that he also wants to see re-authorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program to be included, which Republicans could use as a bargaining chip to attract red state Democrats. GOP leaders turned to rounding up Republican votes to fund agencies set to begin closing by Friday night. Trump also says he doesn't want to see a government shutdown - and the shutdown deadline is fast approaching.
  • Durbin Challenges Denial Of Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark; 'I Know What Happened'

    Durbin Challenges Denial Of Trump's 'Sh*thole' Remark; 'I Know What Happened'

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    Trump reportedly used the derogatory term about Haiti, El Salvador and African nations during a meeting last Thursday with lawmakers on immigration. Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who was in the meeting, substantiated Durbin's claim. He also takes a low-dose aspirin for heart health. Asked to respond to people who think he's racist, Trump told reporters: "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed".
  • Russia warns against failure of Iran nuke deal

    Russia warns against failure of Iran nuke deal

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    He added that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) "should be addressed without prejudice to preserving the agreement". Trump said he was waiving US nuclear-related sanctions for another 120 days, as required under the deal in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear activities.
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system

    Sen. Lindsey Graham tells president how to fix immigration system

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    Certain Republicans have rallied behind Trump , casting doubt on what he said at the meeting with Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzHawaii false alarm sparks panic, confusion Hawaii EMA administrator takes responsibility for false missile alarm FCC commissioner: We will investigate Hawaii missile false alarm MORE (D-Hawaii) on Wednesday faulted Republicans, and Sen.
  • Trump doctor says he did well on cognitive exam

    Trump doctor says he did well on cognitive exam

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    Ronny Jackson had decided he wasn't going to perform a cognitive assessment. "Senator Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting". For almost an hour Tuesday, Jackson stood in the White House briefing room, answering questions from reporters about President Trump's physical exam, conducted last Friday.
  • Former Trump adviser Gorka wanted for arrest in Hungary

    Former Trump adviser Gorka wanted for arrest in Hungary

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    The warrant was apparently issued on September 17, 2016, nearly two months before Donald Trump's election. Hungarian police have not released any details about why the warrant was obtained and has languished so long. But his exact responsibilities were not clearly outlined, and he was unable to get clearance for the National Security Council because of a January 2016 charge for carrying a weapon at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.
  • Yellow warning in place as snow set to return

    Yellow warning in place as snow set to return

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    The Chief Forecaster added: "2-6 cm of snow is likely in places, especially on higher ground above 100-200 m, where a few places in the Pennines and upland Wales may see more than 10 cm". "Rain will develop in the southwest towards morning with lowest temperatures of -2C to 2C". "That will bring heavy rain this evening and tonight".
  • Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to severe storms

    Amsterdam airport cancels all flights due to severe storms

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    Train service was halted in Germany as wind gusts up to 89 miles per hour made that method of travel too unsafe as well, according to BBC .com. According to The Guardian, a 62-year-old man was killed in Netherlands central town of Olst after a branch of a tree fell on him, while he was removing debris from the road while another 62-year-old person died after a tree fell over his auto in Enschede.
  • Drivers warned 'keep off roads' as heavy snow forecast

    Drivers warned 'keep off roads' as heavy snow forecast

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    A total of 26 schools were also shut in Dumfries and Galloway on Wednesday, affecting 4,000 students. More than 50 schools and nurseries in the Highlands have been closed due to the weather, with over 3,000 children enjoying a snow day. Police Scotland closed parts of the motorway in Lanarkshire in both directions due to wintry conditions for a number of hours overnight - with tailbacks stretching 12 miles southbound and seven miles northbound at one stage.
  • Pope Francis Married This Lucky Couple On An Airplane

    Pope Francis Married This Lucky Couple On An Airplane

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    The newlyweds shared the conversation they had with the pontiff with the journalists, with Podest acknowledging that she was "still in shock", so he did most of the talking, even though, from what they told journalists, "she's still the boss in the house", as she was at the airline when they met.
  • HHS Created An Office For Religious Freedom, And It's Controversial

    HHS Created An Office For Religious Freedom, And It's Controversial

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    The Trump White House announced a new rule Thursday that overhauls the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Civil Rights (OCR) by refocusing its mission protecting the "religious freedom" of health care providers. Under the proposed new rule, medical staff would be permitted to cite their religion as a reason to refuse treatment of any kind to trans people, according to Politico .
  • Govt to set up $350 million fund to finance solar projects

    Govt to set up $350 million fund to finance solar projects

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    The report predicted movements toward the "lowest costs yet" for both solar and wind power between now and 2020, with global average costs set to drop to between US$0.06/kWh and US$0.10/kWh for both sources. It is hoped that by 2050, 44 per cent of the UAE's energy needs will be provided by renewables, with 38 per cent from gas, 12 per cent from cleaner fossil fuel and six per cent from nuclear energy.
  • The Newest: Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

    The Newest: Arizona police say suspect tied to 9 killings

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    Williams said, "gun evidence" tied all the crimes together and linked them to Cooksey. "Our streets are safer today", Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said as he credited multiple law enforcement agencies for the collar. Cooksey was arrested December 17 at the home where his mother and stepfather were killed. Maria Villaneva, a 43-year-old mother, was shot on 16 December after being sexually assaulted, police say.