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Superfoods For Your Heart

In America, heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. The most important thing you can do for your heart and your general health is to eat well. In countries where almost no processed food is eaten, heart disease is extremely rare. Your risk of heart attack and stroke is lowered by 35% if you consume a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole foods. Here are some of the most heart-healthy superfoods you can eat.

Oranges

Oranges are full of vitamins and minerals that are great for heart health.


California Governor Announces Appointments

GOVERNOR BROWN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENTS

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments:

Aimee Barnes, 35, of Alameda, has been appointed senior advisor to the Governor in the Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Barnes has been a partner at Allotrope Partners since 2016. She served as deputy secretary for border and intergovernmental relations at the California Environmental Protection Agency from 2013 to 2016.


Sessions Would Recuse Himself from Trump-Russia Probe If Appropriate

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says if it is “appropriate” he would recuse himself from his agency’s wide-ranging investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

The former senator was recently sworn in as the country’s top law enforcement official, after being one of President Donald Trump’s top surrogates during Trump’s run to the White House. Sessions is facing calls from some lawmakers, both opposition Democrats and Republicans like Sessions, to resign or at least recuse himself from the investigation because of his denial at his January Senate confirmation hearing that he knew of any Trump campaign communications with Russian officials.</span>


Accountants Blamed for Oscar Mistake Will Not Work Ceremony Again

The organizers of the Academy Awards said Wednesday that the two PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants behind the mix up that saw La La Land incorrectly named best picture before Moonlight was declared the real winner, will not work the Oscars ceremony again.

A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences said PwC accountants Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz would no longer tabulate Oscar votes and hand out envelopes containing winners’ names at Hollywood’s most prestigious awards ceremony.


Florida Governor Rick Scott Announces New Appointment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Carlos Beruff as Chairman to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC). The other 14 members appointed by the Governor to the 37-member Commission will be announced in the coming days. The CRC convenes every 20 years to review Florida’s Constitution and propose potential changes to be approved by Florida voters. Any potential changes to the constitution proposed by the Florida Constitution Revision Commission will be on the ballot to be voted on by Florida residents in November 2018.


White House Backs Renewal of Spy Law Without Reforms, Official SaysThe Trump administration supports renewing without reforms a key surveillance law governing how the U.S. government collects electronic communications that is due to expire at the end of the year, a White House official said Wednesday.

“We support the clean reauthorization, and the administration believes it’s necessary to protect the security of the nation,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

The law, known as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), has been criticized by privacy and civil liberties advocates as allowing broad, intrusive spying.


RECALL: Ready-To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products

Class I Recall 016-2017

Health Risk: High Feb 28, 2017

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