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    A GOP candidate for the Washington Legislature says a post he put on social media in 2020 was antisemitic. The Bellingham Herald reports Dan Johnson of Laurel, who is running to represent part of northwest Washington in the House, released a statement about the post after the newspaper published a Sunday story examining his social media going back 10 years. Johnson's 2020 Facebook post showed a yellow Star of David along with text about coronavirus restrictions. Johnson said Tuesday he inappropriately compared pandemic mandates to the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people. Johnson is facing Democrat Joe Timmons of Bellingham in the November general election.

      Paris Fashion Week roared into full gear with atmospherics and palpable anticipation of Balmain’s evening fashion festival spectacular. The French luxury fashion house is hosting a star-studded charity concert featuring the latest fashions, members of the public and secret celebrity performances on Wednesday. During the day, Courreges showed its latest designs on a circular runway featured a falling column of sand at its center that evoked the sands of time. Belgian fashion master Dries Van Noten was back on form for spring with a typically unpindownable collection held together only by the aesthetic of its looseness. Meanwhile, Jun Takahashi’s Japanese brand Undercover went slashing mad this season.

        Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease have soared after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s. The drugmaker said early results showed that its treatment, lecanemab, reduced patient clinical decline by 27% when compared to a placebo or fake drug after 18 months of the infused treatment. Patients were monitored using a scale that measures how they do in areas like memory, judgement, problem solving and personal care.

          An Oklahoma prosecutor who is recovering after being stabbed by his adult daughter is calling on state lawmakers for more funding for mental health services. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler on Wednesday said in brief remarks to reporters that his family “endured one of the toughest days in our lives” on Tuesday. Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg says Kunzweiler's 30-year-old daughter, Jennifer Kunzweiler, was arrested following the stabbing at the home where she lived with her parents. Meulenberg said the motive was unknown, but that it was related to mental illness. It's the third time since 2015 that an elected Oklahoma official has been stabbed by an adult child.

            The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases. That's even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to the public in March of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Monday will be the first time in more than two and a half years that the justices will hear arguments with members of the public present. Chief Justice John Roberts had said earlier this month that the public would be allowed back in the courtroom in October, following the court’s summer break.

              An election worker in the Grand Rapids area was charged with two crimes after a witness reported seeing him place a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book at the close of the Aug. 2 primary. Authorities say the incident had no impact on election results in a Gaines Township precinct. Nonetheless, Kent County Clerk Lisa Posthumus Lyons says it's “incredibly alarming.” James Holkeboer is charged with using a computer to commit a crime and falsifying records. There was no immediate comment from Holkeboer. The electronic poll book contains voter registration data, including confidential information. The poll book was not connected to vote tabulation equipment or the internet.

                The University of Oklahoma Medical Center says it is ceasing some gender-affirming treatments after state lawmakers threatened to withhold millions of dollars in federal funding. OU Health said in a statement Wednesday that it is stopping “certain gender medicine services." Officials did not confirm exactly which medical treatments it was halting. The Republican-controlled Legislature returned for a special session Wednesday to appropriate $1.87 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. The Legislature this year has targeted transgender young people with new laws that restrict their ability to play sports or use school bathrooms consistent with their gender identity.

                Game days are as much about the appetizers as they are about football. These snacks will always be winners, even if your team doesn't make it to the Super Bowl.

                It can be very easy to overeat, whether it be out of hunger, boredom or just for comfort. But thankfully, Jamie Nadaeu, a registered dietitian from the US, has suggested some treats to stop you from overeating.

                The U.S. is short nearly 4 million housing units based on the country’s population and housing needs. One reason for this shortage is significant underinvestment in new housing since the bubble burst in the mid-2000s, and much of the country has yet to catch up. Researchers ranked metros and…

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                A GOP candidate for the Washington Legislature says a post he put on social media in 2020 was antisemitic. The Bellingham Herald reports Dan Johnson of Laurel, who is running to represent part of northwest Washington in the House, released a statement about the post after the newspaper published a Sunday story examining his social media going back 10 years. Johnson's 2020 Facebook post showed a yellow Star of David along with text about coronavirus restrictions. Johnson said Tuesday he inappropriately compared pandemic mandates to the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people. Johnson is facing Democrat Joe Timmons of Bellingham in the November general election.

                Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease have soared after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study. Eisai announced results late Tuesday from a global study of nearly 1,800 people with early-stage Alzheimer’s. The drugmaker said early results showed that its treatment, lecanemab, reduced patient clinical decline by 27% when compared to a placebo or fake drug after 18 months of the infused treatment. Patients were monitored using a scale that measures how they do in areas like memory, judgement, problem solving and personal care.

                An Oklahoma prosecutor who is recovering after being stabbed by his adult daughter is calling on state lawmakers for more funding for mental health services. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler on Wednesday said in brief remarks to reporters that his family “endured one of the toughest days in our lives” on Tuesday. Police Capt. Richard Meulenberg says Kunzweiler's 30-year-old daughter, Jennifer Kunzweiler, was arrested following the stabbing at the home where she lived with her parents. Meulenberg said the motive was unknown, but that it was related to mental illness. It's the third time since 2015 that an elected Oklahoma official has been stabbed by an adult child.

                The Supreme Court says it will continue providing live audio broadcasts of arguments in cases. That's even as it welcomes the public back to its courtroom for a new term that begins Monday. The justices began providing live audio of arguments after the court closed to the public in March of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Monday will be the first time in more than two and a half years that the justices will hear arguments with members of the public present. Chief Justice John Roberts had said earlier this month that the public would be allowed back in the courtroom in October, following the court’s summer break.

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