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The enamel on teeth helps protect them from cavities, but it can also soak up the pigments from what you eat and drink. Here are some foods that you should consume in moderation if you want to keep your teeth white.

Healthy eating is not a black and white issue. It’s shades of gray — and sweets are definitely in the gray area. It’s true, sugary-filled treats shouldn’t be a major part of your diet. However, there’s also no reason why they need to be banned entirely. In fact, for many, swearing off favorite treats may cause feelings of deprivation, which can lead to cravings and over-indulgence. That said, the key to enjoying treats is balance.


A bill that seeks to criminalize helping minors get an abortion without parental consent has won final passage in Idaho's legislature and is bound for the governor’s desk. The measure, which passed on Thursday, would be the first of its kind in the U.S. It seeks to restrict travel by creating the crime of “abortion trafficking.” It also would bar adults from obtaining abortion pills for a minor or “recruiting, harboring or transporting the pregnant minor” without the consent of the minor’s parent or guardian. People convicted of breaking the law would face two to five years in prison, and could also be sued by the minor’s parent or guardian.

Medical marijuana advocates have achieved a long-sought victory in Kentucky. State lawmakers gave final passage to a bill to legalize access to medical cannabis for people suffering from a defined list of debilitating illnesses. The vote Thursday came in the waning hours of this year’s legislative session. The House sent the measure to Gov. Andy Beshear. The governor says he will sign the bill. Supporters pushed the bill over the finish line after years of setbacks. Under the bill, medical cannabis could be prescribed for a list of conditions. Those include cancer, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, epilepsy, chronic nausea and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Pet parents increasingly want to take their furry family members with them wherever they can. This has led to an uptick in pet travel, whether around town, on business, or across the country. In response to this demand, more hotels are taking steps to accommodate four-legged guests.

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