Reparations for slavery remains divisive issue for US, remarks by Booker, McConnell suggest – Fox News

Comments from two U.S. senators — one a Democrat and the other a Republican — appeared to illustrate Tuesday how far apart the two parties are on the proposal of reparations for the descendants of American slaves.U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., one of three African-Americans in the U.S. Senate, is expected to argue Wednesday that the nation hasn’t…

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Cut the fat: The obesity rate is dropping among US preschoolers, study shows – USA TODAY

CLOSE Zonia Torres of Shining Stars Family Child Care is helping prevent childhood obesity with healthier foods and lots of dancing. Martin Klimek, Jasper Colt, USA TODAYPreschool children receiving government food aid are reaching healthier body mass indexes, a U.S. study found, signaling a steady decline in obesity rates.The latest data shows obesity rates dropped…

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