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Omar responds to son of 9/11 victim: ‘Americans were now treating me as a suspect’

“Ilhan Omar responded to the son of a 9/11 victim who criticized her at a Ground Zero ceremony on the 18th anniversary of the attacks” reports washingtonexaminer.com. “So 9/11 was an attack on all Americans.Nicholas Haros, Jr., who lost his mother in the attacks in New York City, slammed Omar and “the squad” while wearing a “Some people did something” T-shirt. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Two thirds say climate crisis must be addressed

“Hurricane Dorian, which recently devastated parts of the Bahamas, made 38% of Americans more concerned about the climate crisis, with 56% unswayed” writes Oliver Milman for theguardian.com. While 70% of 18- to 29-year-olds think climate change is a serious problem or crisis, just 58% over 65 concur.Amid a Democratic primary shaped by unprecedented alarm over the climate crisis and an insurgent youth climate movement that is sweeping the world, the polling shows substantial if uneven support for tackling the issue. Source: theguardian.com

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Things are looking up for the economy, but you can’t get too cozy in the Trump era

“Lower rates might encourage more Americans to buy a new car or home or refinance a mortgage to lower their monthly payments” writes Jeffry Bartash for marketwatch.com. Read: Retail sales get big lift from auto purchases as consumers drive economy forward “These is only so much the Fed can do,” Bullard said. “Consumers are still underpinning the economy.”. That leaves consumers to keep doing the heavy lifting for the economy, but even they have their limits. Source: marketwatch.com

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Americans to remember 9/11 as country still grapples with the attacks’ aftermath

“Eighteen years after the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil, the nation is still grappling with the aftermath at ground zero, in Congress and beyond” writes Jennifer Peltz for sun-sentinel.com. The attacks’ aftermath is visible from airport security checkpoints to Afghanistan. A rocket exploded at the U.S. embassy as the anniversary began in Afghanistan, where a post-9/11 invasion has become America’s longest war. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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Number of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in a decade

“And despite strong growth last year in the number of Americans working full time and year-round, the number of people with private health insurance remained flat” reports nbcnews.com. Democrats are laying the blame Trump, long accusing his administration of deliberately undermining Obama’s health care law.WASHINGTON — The number of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains from President Barack Obama’s health care plan might be eroding under President Donald Trump.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday blamed Trump’s “cruel health…

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More Americans go without health insurance for the first time in a decade

“For the first time in a decade, more Americans went without health insurance in 2018, the Census Bureau said Tuesday” writes Sep Cdt for suntimes.com. But for the first time since 2009 and since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2014, more Americans went without health insurance.It contributed to a mixed picture of household financial health last year as median income was stagnant while poverty declined.Household income includes bonuses, Social Security, public assistance payments and interest and dividends from investment, among other sources.Median household income can be flat even…

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A majority of Americans think a recession will strike in the next year — and they’re blaming Trump’s trade war

“For many Americans, President Trump’s trade war is only now starting to directly hit home,” said Chad Bown, a senior fellow at the nonpartisan Peterson Institute for International Economics” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. More Americans say those trade policies increase the chances of a recession rather than decrease them.About 43% said they think trade policies have increased the chance of a recession. Source: businessinsider.com

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Trump approval rating slips 6 points as Americans fear a recession

“President Trump’s approval rating has slid 6 points as Americans grow increasingly worried about the future of the U.S. economy” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Over 40% of Americans think Trump’s trade policies make the chance of a recession more likely, while 16% believe that Trump’s trade tactics are reducing the chance that the U.S. economy slides. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

“Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity” writes Associated Press for nbcnews.com. To get a better handle on the implications of differing eating patterns, U.S. health officials are reviewing scientific research on how eating frequency affects health, including weight gain and obesity.For public health officials, part of the challenge is that snacking is a broad term that can mean a 100-calorie apple or a 500-calorie Frappuccino. Source: nbcnews.com

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