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The real cost of cheap US chicken? Chlorination is just the start | Felicity Lawrence

Concerns about the safety of post-Brexit importations mask a bigger issue, says Guardian special correspondent Felicity Lawrence As sugar was to the 18 th and 19 th centuries, so chicken is to the 20 th and 21 st centuries. It has been turned into one of the defining commodities of our era. A luxury until …

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Ronny Jackson: top veterans task for doctor who praised Trump’s ‘incredible genes’

Jackson impressed Trump at a January press conference in which he joked that the president, 71, could live to be 200 years old Ronny Jackson passed his screen exam with Donald Trump before casting even began. Jackson, the president’s personal physician and astound option to lead the huge Department of Veterans Affairs, stood before the …

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Netroots Nation: progressive activists look ahead to 2020 at annual event

The 13 th collecting has taken on a new significance as ambitious Democrats attempt to court progressives Netroots, the largest annual meet of progressives in their respective countries, get underway in New Orleans on Thursday, with delegates appearing both near and far across a stormy political horizon. The 13 th meeting has taken on a …

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The Michigan town where merely Christians are allowed to buy homes

Bay View is for many an idyllic community but a suit will test its rule that merely practising Christians can own property The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses Michigan The Michigan town where only Christians are allowed to buy houses Bay View is for many an idyllic community- but a …

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‘I wouldn’t be the status of refugees, I’d be the girl who kicked ass’: how taekwondo constructed me

The long read: When she arrived in the US as a 10 -year-old refugee, Dina Nayeri determined it hard to fit in. But that all changed when she hatched a plan to get into Harvard by becoming a taekwondo champion When I was 13, three years after arriving in the US with my mother and …

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Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’

A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US chairwomen interview with Piers Morgan Donald Trump Trump interview: ‘I’m very popular in Britain. I is a lot of fan mail’ A round-up of some of the more eyebrow-raising statements in the US president’s interview with Piers Morgan Martin Farrer Mon 29 Jan …

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‘ Cannabis oasis ‘: Los Angeles cafe first in the US to offer dine-and-dab service

Entrepreneurs behind Lowell Cafe find the business as a major turning point toward the end of prohibition in America In some parts of America, hundreds of thousands of people are arrested each year for marijuana. In West Hollywood, it’s on the dinner menu. Lowell Cafe, opening next month in Los Angeles, is the country’s first …

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Weight loss linked to healthy eating not genetics, study finds

Participants who ate the most vegetables and ingested the fewest processed foods, sugary beverages and unhealthy fats shed the most kilograms The amount and quality of food and not a person’s genetics will lead to weight loss, a US study has found. It has been suggested that variations in genetic makeup make it easier for …

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After the wildfire: treating the mental health crisis triggered by climate change

In 2017, thousands of homes in Santa Rosa, California, were wiped from the map. Now the community is helping residents cope with the trauma The nightmares maintained coming and David Leal knew he was in trouble. A navy veteran with a can-do attitude and a solidly middle-class IT undertaking at a hospital in Santa Rosa, …

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Justine Damond’s family awarded record$ US20m settlement from Minneapolis

The settlement calls for them to donate$ US2m to a Minneapolis foundation aimed at addressing gun violence The family of murdered Australian life coach-and-four and yoga teacher Justine Ruszczyk Damond will receive a record$ US20m ($ A29 million) in a settlement from the city of Minneapolis. The family’s lawyer said Damond’s father, John Ruszczyk, and …

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