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Health: Never skip breakfast

Did you eat breakfast today? Or are you one of the estimated 31 million Americans who skip breakfast because you don't feel hungry, are "too busy," or just don't want to eat that meal?

Alexander Zakharchenko, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, meets with the media after talks on cease-fire in Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Ukraine and the Russian-backed rebels have signed a cease-fire deal that starts in less than two hours, a European official at the talks said Friday. (AP Photo)

East Ukraine becomes a pawn again

With the backdrop of the Russia hysteria in the American media and negotiations proceeding over a variety of issues between the Kremlin and the White House, the miserable, frozen conflict of East Ukraine is once again a pawn in the great game between world powers.

In this Jan. 20, 2015 photo, Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., accompanied by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. West Virginia likes to say it's "Almost Heaven." Less idyllic is the spot its Republican senator, Shelley Moore Capito, is in as she decides whether to back her party's effort to repeal and replace Democrat Barack Obama's health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Senate Republicans: Partners in perfidy

Americans are often accused of having short political memories. And three Republican senators - Rob Portman of Ohio, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska - are betting their entire political careers on that premise.

The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to bar city agencies from providing voting information requested by President Trump's election integrity commission. The District joins a number of states that have rebuffed the request over privacy concerns. (Emma Ayers / The Washington Times)

Recasting Trump's election integrity commission

President Donald Trump's May 11, 2017 Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is overbroad and unfocused. Section 3 (a) and (b), for instance, authorizes inquiry into anything that might "enhance" or "undermine" public confidence in the integrity of elections, which could include media or polling biases, money, gerrymandering, or otherwise.

Mark Riggins, a retired school teacher, ran for the Nevada State Assembly in 2016. Though he lost to the 5-time incumbent, he earned his opponent's praise for the vigor and integrity of his campaign.

Mark Riggins and the potential of a second attempt

With the next primary less than a year away, Mark Riggins looks forward to being in the thick of the race once again. And with the solid name recognition he earned in 2016 combined with a lack of an incumbent to defeat, who knows what may happen the second time around?

Glide past gardens and ancestral mansions along the canals of Suzhou, China.

Modern Suzhou is steeped in ancient China

In a country so deeply steeped in future forward industrialization, China's few preserved pathways to the past are to be treasured. And so it is with Suzhou.

In this photo taken on Sunday, July  5, 2015, young football players exercise during a training session at a playground in one of  the yards, between tower blocks, in Moscow Russia. Preparing to host the 2018 World Cup, Russia already looks to a future generation of soccer stars and government-funded programs to provide free coaching give kids the chance to learn the basics of the game for free. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

How exercise affects your sleep

When it comes to the impact that exercise has on sleep, there are significant benefits to be gained. Facts are that while physical activity helps to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes - as well as strengthening your muscles and bones and improving your mental health and mood, just to mention a few - it also improves sleep patterns.

Failure to Interpret the Islamic Terror Threat Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

H.R. McMaster's own 'Dereliction of Duty'

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is guilty of the same deceits, expediencies and tergiversations for which he sharply rebuked our military leadership during the Vietnam War in "Dereliction of Duty." Mr. Master's defection from his own gospel to the catechisms of the multi-trillion dollar military-industrial-counterterrorism complex was no aberration.

This Sept. 6, 2012, photo shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon.com Inc. reports financial earnings Thursday, April 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Time to insource U.S. jobs

One of the main reasons Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States in January was because he recognized something fundamental in the 2016 presidential campaign.