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Hypocrisy in the anti-Bill O’Reilly army over sexual harassment

Fox News took Bill O’Reilly off the air after a heavy campaign to fire him led by CNN’s media unit and The New ...

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How to not pass out while getting a tattoo

DEAR DR. ROACH: I went to get a tattoo on the outer area of my hand, but upon doing it, I got dizzy and fainted ...

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How does one prepare family dog for newborn?

Dear Didi: We recently found out that my wife is expecting with our first child.  How do we prepare our 3 year old Boxer, Rocky ...

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Fresno killings suspect has history of violence

FRESNO— The suspect in this week’s racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno shouted Friday that natural disasters will increasingly hit the United States as ...

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Various questions on Social Security issues

Today’s column won’t focus on a single topic. Instead, I’ll just reach into the mailbag (well, really my email inbox) and pull ...

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In choice of blood thinner, does safety or convenience take precedence?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I received excellent care, and the cardiac doctors recommended a blood thinner, with a clear ...

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How your selfie could affect your life insurance

A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you ...

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Is democracy in a death spiral?

“You all start with the premise that democracy is some good. I don’t think it’s worth a damn. Churchill is right. The only ...

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Transactional President

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump flew to Palm Beach Thursday for Easter weekend, there was a lull in his first 100 days -- a chance for ...

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Schwannomas of the spine are nerve-sheath tumors

DEAR DR. ROACH: For several months, I’ve been suffering with severe lower-back pain while standing. It radiates down my leg, into my buttocks. Several ...

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Posted: apr. 16, 2017 10:48 p.m. | | Schwannomas of the spine are nerve-sheath tumors Comments 0 Comments

Dealing with your dog’s teen phase

Dear Didi: We have a Labradoodle that is about to turn 7 months old. He has been full of energy and a major handful so ...

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Will Christianity perish in land of its birthplace?

“Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? (My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)” Those are among Jesus’ last words on the Cross that first Good ...

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Obama claimed ‘all’ of Syria’s chemical weapons eliminated

The Obama administration claimed that it negotiated with Syria and Russia to eliminate “100 percent” of Syria’s chemical weapons. After President Barack Obama’s ...

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Trumpcare was for CEOs

It appears that House Speaker Paul Ryan’s 123-page legislative plan for Trumpcare, the GOP’s so-called “replacement” for Obamacare, is dead — for now, anyway.

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Our laughable leader

It was one of the stupidest threats I have ever heard from a president of the United States, followed by one of the most ludicrous ...

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Diarrhea not likely caused by arteriovenous malformations

DEAR DR. ROACH: After a capsule endoscopy for unexplained chronic diarrhea and gastrointestinal bleeding, I was told that I most likely have an arteriovenous malformation ...

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Bee: Great world leader?

One might think that Fortune would want to keep a sober reputation as a magazine for business executives. But it made a fool of itself ...

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Gutting climate protections won’t bring back coal jobs

When Barack Obama announced the Clean Power Plan, Scientific American used his own words to criticize it for not going far enough.

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Jeff Sessions thinks pot is as bad as heroin. That’s so wrong.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called marijuana use a “life-wrecking dependency” that is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.

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Fox News covers ‘inconvenient’ rape

On March 16, a 14-year-old girl was allegedly pushed into a boys’ bathroom at Rockville High School in Maryland and raped by two other students ...

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GOP: Winning by losing?

Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for ...

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Why does do wipe his paws after going potty?

Dear Didi: We lost our 11 year old GoldenDoodle, Ginger, a month ago. She was absolutely the most perfect dog ever and we miss her ...

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President Trump finds freedom lacks loyalty

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump failed to persuade enough House Republicans to vote for his American Health Care Act, leading to its withdrawal from the House ...

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Wildflower adventures

I was chatting with my friend Old Joe this morning and remarked that for the next month or two, California’s wildflowers will be putting ...

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Raiders in Sin City? You can bet on it

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A town built on losers is about to become a big winner in the NFL relocation sweepstakes.

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NIT is easy to mock, but can lead to bigger things

ATLANTA (AP) — It’s easy enough to brush off the National Invitation Tournament as nothing more than a lame coronation: crowning a champion of the ...

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Making sense of mixed connective tissue disease

DEAR DR. ROACH: One rheumatologist diagnosed me with unspecified mixed connective tissue disease and Raynaud’s syndrome. I was put on Plaquenil, which caused some ...

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The Obama team’s plot to sabotage President Trump

Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons.

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Obamacare & unsurable? Try free markets & charity

When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic law constantly ask, “What about those with pre-existing illnesses?”

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Posted: mar. 23, 2017 1:11 a.m. | | Obamacare & unsurable?  Try free markets & charity  Comments 0 Comments

Trump Counters media take with ‘victims’ of Obamacare

President Donald Trump is angry at all the news coverage about the people who stand to be hurt because of the Republican plan to repeal ...

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Will Russiagate backfire on the anti-Trump left?

The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based ...

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The powerless president

Donald Trump is learning a lesson he should have known during the campaign. Being president is not like being the host of “Celebrity Apprentice” or ...

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Essential thrombocythemia comes with bleeding risk

DEAR DR. ROACH: Recently, I was diagnosed with essential thrombocythemia. The recommended treatment is the drug hydroxyurea because I turned 60 this past year and ...

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Crates for dogs aren’t cruel per se

Dear Didi: Isn’t it cruel to crate a dog? -dog lover in Lathrop

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ACA: GOP has to practice bipartisanship within itself

The good should never be the evil of the perfect. House Speaker Paul Ryan’s health care bill is a very good first step. Massive ...

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Same remarks: Obama got kudos, Ben Carson called ‘Uncle Tom’

Ben Carson, in a speech before employees of Housing and Urban Development, the department he now runs, likened slaves to “immigrants”: “That’s what America ...

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Posted: mar. 16, 2017 1:10 a.m. | | Same remarks: Obama got kudos, Ben Carson called ‘Uncle Tom’ Comments 0 Comments

The President is fooling himself

Some people who attain high public office grow in their position of trust. Some, however, just bloat.

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Hiding the media’s disapproval rating

The latest poll by USA Today and Suffolk University carried some eye-opening numbers about public disapproval of the media’s aggressive attempts to run the ...

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My doctor says there’s a guideline for my treatment – but is it right for me?

Health care guidelines are produced in ever-increasing numbers. The National Guideline Clearinghouse, a U.S.-based public website compiling summaries of “clinical practice” (health care ...

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After 15 years, it’s time to drop the nicotine gum habit

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have chewed nicotine gum for 15 years with tea or coffee. What are the dangers? -- V.B.

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ABC’s gay propaganda flop

They say network television is a profit-oriented business, but that’s obviously not the case when it clashes with Hollywood’s sexual politics. Last week ...

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Can’t turn the page

“A lot of people are upset when I talk about Mexican child rapes, Muslims clitorectomies, Muslim honor killings…white people don’t do that. America ...

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Obamacare can’t be ‘fixed’

The moment Republicans bought into the notion that Obamacare must not just be repealed but “replaced,” Democrats won. Democrats argue that health care is a ...

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Trump’s speech wasn’t moderate

The president’s obsession with Muslims and immigrants gives cover to a simmering white nationalist movement at home.

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ACA: It’s only my health

I’m one of the 27 percent of Americans with a pre-existing medical condition.

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Optimism reigned in first Trumps address to Congress

The mark of great presidents is optimism -- visionary optimism and transformational optimism. During Tuesday night’s remarkable speech before Congress, President Donald Trump was brimming ...

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Phelps speaks out on doping, but what took so long?

It wasn’t exactly Lilly King wagging a finger at a dirty Russian, then going on to beat her for a swimming gold medal in ...

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What’s the truth behind cancer-causing properties of burnt starchy foods?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have heard for a while now that the black stuff on burnt toast is carcinogenic. I don’t eat it because ...

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Nervous over their dog’s black tongue

Dear Didi:  We have a dog that we adopted from a shelter about 3 weeks ago. I am extremely concerned because he has a mostly ...

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Trump’s trivial pursuits

The president who gave the joint session address on Tuesday night wants Washington to put aside “trivial fights” and “compromise.” He actually said this: “The ...

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