Federal lawmakers have averted a government shutdown, at least for another two weeks. President Barack Obama signed a continuing budget on March 2 after the Senate approved the measure 91-9.
Some critics have accused President Barack Obama of responding too slowly and cautiously to the unrest in Libya, where hundreds of people have allegedly been killed because the country’s dictator refuses to relinquish his power.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) is encouraging people to consume a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables as part of its Eat Right With Color campaign since March is National Nutrition Month.
Liberals across the United States are up in arms about several State proposals that would limit collective bargaining rights for public worker unions. Legislation has been filed, and protested, in Ohio, Tennessee, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas and Indiana.
President Barack Obama has pledged his support for a bipartisan bill that would grant States more flexibility in implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Arizona’s House of Representatives approved two bills on Feb. 28 that target the State’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.
Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University have reviewed the health data of 3,100 children and adolescents and found that a deficiency in vitamin D correlates with many environmental and food allergies.
Lawmakers in Illinois are set to consider legislation that would allow citizens to carry concealed handguns. Currently, the Prairie State and Wisconsin are the only two States that don’t have conceal carry laws.
Police in Kentucky have reported that a tornado swept through the Bluegrass State on Feb. 28, destroying three homes and causing major flash floods. According to the National Weather Service, four tornadoes touched down in Western Kentucky late last week.
Research that was recently published in The Journal of Nutrition suggests that eating pecans may help lower levels of harmful LDL cholesterol due to the nut’s antioxidant properties.