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Trump campaign dismisses criticism of Melania Trump speech

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.” “There’s no cribbing of Michelle Obama’s speech,” Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager, said Tuesday morning in a CNN interview. “Certainly, there’s no feeling on her part that she did it,” he said. “What she did was use words that are common words.” Mrs. Trump’s star turn at the Republican National Convention Monday night captivated a GOP crowd that had...

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First lady, school meal directors may be headed for truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate agreement would revise healthier meal standards put into place over the last few years to give schools more flexibility in what they serve the nation’s schoolchildren, easing requirements on whole grains and delaying an upcoming deadline to cut sodium levels on the lunch line. While legislation released by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday would placate some schools that have complained the rules are burdensome, it is greatly scaled back from an unsuccessful 2014 House Republican effort to allow some schools to opt out of the rules entirely. The panel is scheduled to...

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Ribeiro Named as Host of AFHV

The legend has left the stage, Dave Letterman said his last goodbye on air. Dust Diamond heads to court after he is accused of stabbing a man in a bar last year. Also, Michelle Obama shows us her exercise routine. This and more on our entertainment segment. Recommended: No...

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Michelle Obama set to respond to school meal critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is answering Republicans in Congress who want to roll back healthier school meal standards, holding an event at the White House to highlight the success of the health guidelines. The Tuesday event is an unusual move for the first lady, who has largely stayed away from policy fights since she lobbied for congressional passage of a child nutrition law in 2010. Sam Kass, director of Mrs. Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to combat childhood obesity, said a Republican bill that would allow schools to opt out of the standards is “a real assault”...

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Child care centers to follow Michelle Obama’s guidelines

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s second-largest for-profit child care provider is adopting Michelle Obama’s healthy eating and activity guidelines. The Learning Care Group, based in Novi, Mich., says it will limit TV and computer time for children, eliminate fried foods, serve fruits and-or vegetables at every meal, replace sugary drinks with water or plain, low-fat milk, and provide at least an hour of daily physical activity. It will also allow mothers to provide breast milk for their children and accommodate mothers who want to breast feed. The Learning Care Group says it provides early education and child care services...

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Subway joins Michelle Obama’s healthy eating effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is getting a new ally in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. The first lady was expected to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes out of the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House. Subway will only offer a kids’ menu that mirrors federal standards for school lunches. That includes offering apples on the side and low-fat or nonfat plain...

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Former First Lady Barbara Bush Hospitalized

Former first lady, Barbara Bush was hospitalized for respiratory related issues. Mrs. Bush was admitted to Methodist Hospital in Houston’s Medical Center on Monday. According to a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush, she is in great spirits, and has already received visits from her husband and family. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama sent wishes for a speedy recovery. Bush is the wife of former President George H. W. Bush and the mother of former President George W. Bush. She is 88 years old. Recommended: No...

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Would you volunteer to be a colonizer of Mars? And what do you think about the photographs of Michelle Obama looking peeved as President Obama cozies up to Denmark Prime Minister? Get all the details here! Recommended: No...

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