Melania Trump heading to Africa like previous first ladies

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Melania Trump flies to Africa next week on her first extended international journey without the president, she’ll be following in the footsteps of her recent predecessors. First ladies before Mrs. Trump performed numerous roles on their trips to the vast continent, but mostly sought to foster goodwill toward the United States.
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On a recent rainy, summer day, my wife and I dressed our 18-month old in his swim trunks and took him outside. He had never been in such a downpour. We stomped in puddles, splashed up and down the sidewalk, and picked up colorful leaves. Our son laughed as he rubbed mud on his belly.
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When Kelly Thomas got the phone call that would change her life, she almost hung up. “I thought it was a sales call or something,” Thomas remembers. But on the line was a researcher from the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville, offering Thomas a place in a trial —
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A new mom in Orange Park, Florida, claims her newborn son was mistakenly breastfed by a different woman. Joii Brown told News4Jax a nurse at Orange Park Medical Center accidently brought her son, Roman Philips, to the wrong room following his circumcision. She was told the procedure would only take 30 minutes but realized something
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Democrat John Kennedy is running for the Ohio House. In more ways than one. The candidate set out from his northeast Ohio hometown of Aurora on Friday for a two-day, 142-mile run to the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus. Kennedy, a 52-year-old ultra-marathoner who has type 1 diabetes, said he’s using the
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BEIJING (Reuters) – China has reported a case of H5N6 avian bird flu on a poultry farm in southwestern Guizhou province, the nation’s agriculture ministry said on Saturday. Local authorities culled 32,352 birds at the farm following the outbreak, according to a statement published on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.
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It all began with a fateful phone call at 4p.m. on Christmas Eve 2009. A diagnosis of breast cancer, age 46, which left me numb and in denial. Coming from a physical education background, health and fitness were consistent in my life no matter where I was, so a breast cancer diagnosis was a big
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The Halloween version of this popular chewy, fruity candy is called Mummy Mix. Still oval-shaped, but in a limited edition flavor mix (lemon, orange, grape, lime, and raspberry), the candy is distinctive mainly for its creeping, buck-toothed Mummy image on the box. Each piece has only 6 calories, but a serving size of 23 pieces
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Want a long, lean physique? We give you permission to head straight to the barre. These ballet-inspired movements have been shown to flatten abs, sculpt thighs, tone arms, and lift your rear. Even better? The fat-blasting moves can be done just about anywhere—no ballet barre required. To get started, we talked to Sadie Lincoln, author of Love
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Denver officials have removed large outdoor storage containers set up last year for homeless people after discovering that people were living inside them. The city paid $30,000 for 10 4-by-6-foot (1-by-2-meter) containers meant to give homeless people a safe place to store clothing and other possessions. But the city decided to do away with the
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