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The Salt
12:15 pm
Tue July 7, 2015

Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Eating at a full-service restaurant doesn't necessarily mean a more healthful meal than dining at the drive-through joint.

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 1:10 pm

Even if you're not counting your calories, date night at that restaurant down the street is still a more healthful choice than McDonald's, right?

Don't count on it.

Dining out at a sit-down restaurant can mean far more sodium in your diet-- and nearly as much saturated fat — as eating at a fast-food joint, according to a recent study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. What's more, people consumed more calories when they sat down for their meal at a full-service place rather than taking it to go, the study found.

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The Two-Way
11:52 am
Tue July 7, 2015

Obama Administration Aims To Expand Access To Solar Power

Solar panels gather sunlight in Florida.
John Raoux AP

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 1:53 pm

The Obama administration hopes to make solar power more accessible for low- and middle-income Americans. It's announcing a series of moves, including installing more solar energy units in federally subsidized housing, low cost loans for homeowners and a program to help renters.

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The Two-Way
11:09 am
Tue July 7, 2015

The Cosby Revelation: How A Decade-Old Deposition Came To Light

Bill Cosby participates in the Black Belt Community Foundation's March for Education on May 15 in Selma, Ala.
David A. Smith Getty Images

Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 3:47 pm

On Monday, a decade-old deposition became the talk of the nation.

As we reported, in it comedian Bill Cosby admits that he gave sedatives to at least one woman whom he wanted to have sex with.

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Shots - Health News
10:57 am
Tue July 7, 2015

More Mammograms May Not Always Mean Fewer Cancer Deaths


Originally published on Tue July 7, 2015 12:55 pm

Here's more evidence that mammograms don't always deliver the results that women want. They find more small cancers, but don't lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer, a study finds.

The study looked at data from 547 U.S. counties that reported the percentage of women over age 40 who had a screening mammogram between 1998 and 2000. More than 16 million women lived in those counties, and 53,207 were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000.

Over the next 10 years, 15 percent of the women died of breast cancer.

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The Two-Way
10:30 am
Tue July 7, 2015

In Final Vote, South Carolina Senate Moves To Take Down Confederate Flag

Confederate flag supporters gather at the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia; the state's Senate voted Tuesday to take down the flag. The issue will now head to the House.
Sean Rayford Getty Images

In a required third vote, South Carolina's state senators voted to remove the Confederate battle flag from its prominent place flying on the Statehouse grounds. The final tally was 36-3. The House will now take up the issue, perhaps as early as Wednesday.

In both the Senate and the House, a vote on removing the flag will require a two-thirds majority. The bill under consideration would move the flag to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

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