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Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters. stock_colors/Getty Images hide caption

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FDA Issues New Seafood Advice For Moms-To-Be. Not Everyone Is Thrilled

Concerns about mercury contamination have led many pregnant women to under-consume seafood. So the FDA issued a new chart explaining what to eat and what to avoid. But critics say it muddles matters.

Energy Secretary-designate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is sworn-in on Capitol Hill earlier today, prior to testifying at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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WATCH: Rick Perry's Comment About 'Fun' On Sen. Al Franken's Couch Gets A Laugh

Trump's nominee for energy secretary and the Minnesota senator, a former comedian, shared a moment of levity during Perry's confirmation hearing when Perry made an unintended double-entendre.

Rep. Tom Price, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary, faced questions about his investments in health care companies during a confirmation hearing on Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

A Roundup Of The Controversies Over Rep. Tom Price's Investments

The nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services traded in health care stocks while pressing legislation that may have helped the companies he invested in.

U.K. Independence Party co-founder Nigel Farage visited Donald Trump at Trump Tower days after the U.S. election. Trump suggested the British government appoint Farage to be the U.K.'s ambassador to Washington – advice Prime Minister Theresa May ignored. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Trump's Kindred Spirit, UK's Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

Farage has flown in from Britain to attend Donald Trump's inauguration. The former U.K. Independence Party leader is trying to stay relevant with a call-in show on talk radio in London.

Trump's Kindred Spirit, UK's Nigel Farage, Will Be An Honored Guest Friday

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Anne Logan Bass, a clinician at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke, Va., fears that misinformation and inaccurate information will make it harder for the nonprofit organization to do its job providing women's health services, including abortions. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Inauguration Road Trip

At A Va. Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

Republican lawmakers once again plan to try to end federal funding that goes to Planned Parenthood. Abortions are among the health services the nonprofit provides.

At A Va. Planned Parenthood Clinic, Practitioners Worry For Their Patients

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President-elect Donald Trump speaks with the media at Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 6, 2016. Ethics experts warn that Trump's business interests could violate the Constitution. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

Fresh Air

Norm Eisen and Richard Painter discuss Trump's business conflicts. The new president will be "violating the constitutional conflicts clause ... as soon as he takes the oath of office," Eisen says.

Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'

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Siphiwe Baleka (left) says he gained 15 pounds when he first started driving a truck; food was comfort and exercise was tough to come by. Trucking, he says, is "the most unhealthy occupation in America." Alex Smith hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Athlete-Turned-Trucker Works To Improve Truckers' Health

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Once an elite swimmer and a Yale grad, Siphiwe Baleka now coaches 3,000 fellow truckers on the best ways to work out, eat right and stay connected on the road. Drivers say his wellness plan works.

The Halprins live in a house divided (politically): Marty supported Donald Trump, while Jessica supported Hillary Clinton. Courtesy of Jessica and Marty Halprin hide caption

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Deeply Divided Couple Learns How To Navigate Politics In Trump Era

The Halprins are a house divided: Marty voted for Donald Trump; Jessica voted for Hillary Clinton. Their Connecticut home is less tense than it was right after the election. But fissures remain.

Deeply Divided Couple Learns How To Navigate Politics In Trump Era

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