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The Obama administration is nearing a decision on how to improve and accelerate the training of Iraqi security forces in light of recent setbacks against the Islamic State, including the possibility of setting up new training camps in Anbar Province, U.S. Administration is considering sending additional US troops to help.
The New York City health department will propose a new rule today that —-could be coming here—–would require chain restaurants to put a warning symbol next to menu items that have excessive amounts of sodium. The city says they want to help fight cardiovascular disease and make it easier for customers to make healthier choices by including a salt shaker symbol next to high sodium items.
A service dog jumped in front of a bus to protect his blind owner. Audrey Stone has had her companion for the past six years: Figo, the 8-year-old golden retriever who on Monday hurled his body between her—who is legally blind— and an oncoming mini-school bus in Brewster, NY. Audrey is in fair condition, having suffered three broken ribs, a broken ankle and elbow. Figo has a long road of healing ahead.
The potential for wildfires is expected to get worse this summer and it could be very expensive to fight them. It’s expected to increase between July and September. In Washington and Oregon they are saying there could be more fires and larger fires than in a typical year. There is already a red flag warning in effect until Thursday at 8 p.m. for Kittitas County, with high winds and low humidity expected.