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Experts: Parents feed babies solid food too soon

Are Americans feeding their babies solid foods too early?

One group of child-feeding advocates say yes and that the move to feed babies solids early can follow them for the rest of their lives.

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The group, called thousanddays.org, examined nutrition for babies in America.

Thousand days refers to pregnancy through the first two years after birth.

Its research found that nearly 40 percent of parents are introducing solids too early and that only 22 percent of babies are exclusively breastfed for six months.

Thousanddays.org said that more than half of moms say they are getting mixed messages on what to feed their babies.

So what are parents feeding their children and when?

Chloe Barrera with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevents said that she oversaw a study that took a look at what 1,482 babies from the age of 6 to 36 months ate. Parents told researchers when they first ate food that wasn’t formula or breast milk. Other foods included juice, cow’s milk, baby food or other solids. About two-thirds of families were not following official recommendations. Some parents introduced foods too early, or before 4 months (16.3 percent) , many (38.3 percent) gave food to their babies between 4 and 5 months, while some held off solid foods until 7 or more months (12.9 percent), Huffington Post reported.

Barrera’s study was published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

But study authors say the numbers may be worse than reported since research depended upon self-reporting and that parents who know the recommendations may have under-reported the ages of their children and when they fed them solid foods, Huffington Post reported.

Experts say babies should be either breast fed or fed for their first 6 months because those foods have the nutrients babies need for development. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services are both working on federal guidelines for children under 2 years old. The guidelines are expected to be released in 2020, Huffington Post reported.

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Cops troll teens after shutting down planned kegger

Police in one Pennsylvania town have taken the steam out of a planned kegger after the officers found a keg in a popular party spot.

Upper Darby police have won the battle for internet trolls this week after this post on Facebook and TwitterPhilly Voice reported.

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In it, the police officer said, “Attn young people - you might want to hold off on buying the red plastic cups for tonight’s party behind the Aronimink Swim Club (aka the palace). There will probably be a lack of attendance now.”

The post has been liked more than 7,000 times on Facebook and has more than 760 comments, with more than 5,300 additional likes on Twitter.

BJ’s tells former Sam’s Club employees they’re looking for you

One company’s misfortune may help another.

BJ’s Wholesale Club, a competitor Sam’s Club, is looking to hire the soon-to-be former employees of the Walmart membership warehouse, CNN Money reported.

The company said in a statement, that it has “had numerous inquiries from Sam’s Club employees. BJ’s Wholesale Club is hiring, and anyone interested in joining our team can go to bjs.com/careers or visit their local club.”

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Walmart unexpectedly closed 63 Sam’s Clubs across the country last week after what the company said was “a thorough performance review.” The president of Sam’s Club told employees, “We’ve decided to right size our fleet and better align our locations with our strategy,” USAToday reported.

Some of the locations impacted are in Florida, Georgia, Ohio and Texas.

The closings came the same day that Walmart announced a wage increase and bonuses for employees throughout the company.

BJ’s told CNN Money that the company had an increase of membership that they said were Sam’s Club members.

BJ’s has more than 210 stores operating in 16 states.

Employees at the shuttered Sam’s Club locations will receive the bonus the company announced and 60 days of pay and, if eligible, a severance package. Walmart also said it is trying to transfer as many employees to nearby stores as it can.

Some of the locations closed last week will be turned into distribution centers used to fill online purchases, USAToday reported.

UK party leader's girlfriend suspended over Meghan Markle comments

The girlfriend of the leader of Britain’s right-wing U.K. Independence Party has been suspended from the party after reportedly making racist comments about Prince Harry’s American fiancee, Meghan Markle.

The Mail on Sunday published a series of messages reportedly sent by 54-year-old Henry Bolton’s 25-year-old girlfriend, Jo Marney.

>> On Rare.us: Meghan Markle’s half-sister slams rumors about her family ahead of the royal wedding

Marney reportedly said Markle would “taint” the royal family, that she had a “tiny brain” and that black people were "ugly."

In a statement to The Mail, Marney said: “I apologize unreservedly for the shocking language I used.”

She added: “The opinions I expressed were deliberately exaggerated in order to make a point and have, to an extent, been taken out of context. Yet I fully recognize the offense they have caused.”

Former deputy leader of the party Peter Whittle wrote on Twitter: “These are disgraceful remarks," adding, “This person should not just be suspended … but expelled altogether.”

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UKIP’s chairman, Paul Oakden, told the Mail on Sunday that Marney had been suspended from the party membership immediately after he was made aware of the messages.

“UKIP does not, has not and never will condone racism,” he said.

Bolton, who was elected party leader in September, tweeted to confirm that Marney had been suspended from the party “immediately upon [UKIP] receiving this information.”

He was responding to a teenage party activist who urged him to publicly call for Marney to have her UKIP membership revoked.

“Her words were blatantly racist and there should be no room for that in UKIP,” Jack Penny wrote on Twitter.

Bolton confirmed his relationship with Marney in a letter to UKIP supporters earlier this month, after seemingly leaving his wife to pursue his new relationship, the BBC reported.

Dennis Rodman arrested on DUI charge

Dennis Rodman reportedly has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

>> On Rare.us: Dennis Rodman says Kim Jong Un is a 'madman'

Entertainment site TMZ broke the news that Rodman was pulled over for a traffic violation late Saturday and ended up being arrested on a DUI chargeThe Associated PressCNN and other news outlets later confirmed the arrest.

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The arrest occurred around 11 p.m. in Newport Beach, California.

Rodman has "struggled openly with alcoholism the past 17 years," Rodman agent Darren Prince told CNN, adding that the former NBA standout has "been dealing with some major personal issues the last month, and I know it's time he checks back into a rehab center to work through them."

Rodman has pleaded guilty and no contest to DUI in the past, and also faced charges related to a hit-and-run.

In his post-NBA days, Rodman has made headlines for increasingly bizarre statements about North Korea and its leader, Kim Jong Un, whom Rodman sees as a friend.

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– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.

Aziz Ansari responds to sexual misconduct allegations

Comedian Aziz Ansari released a statement Sunday in response to allegations of sexual misconduct first reported on women's website Babe.net.

According to the article published Saturday, a 23-year-old photographer said Ansari pressured her into having oral sex and "repeatedly asked her for sexual intercourse after she had already declined" after the pair went on a date in September.

>> Eliza Dushku says she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator at age 12

She said she gave physical cues that she was not interested, but the comedian either did not notice or ignored them.

The woman added that she told Ansari during the encounter that she "didn't want to feel forced because then I'll hate you, and I'd rather not hate you."

She said Ansari texted her the next day to say it was fun meeting her.

"Last night might've been fun for you, but it wasn't for me," she said she wrote back. "You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances."

After explaining her discomfort, she said Ansari apologized, saying he had misread the situation.

>> Read the full story here (WARNING: Graphic content.) 

"In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner, and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual," the statement read, according to USA Today.

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"The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said."

The statement added: "I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture. It is necessary and long overdue."

Read more here.

Vikings beat Saints on last second touchdown

Although the Saints were down 17-0 to the Minnesota Vikings at halftime, it looked like Drew Brees was on the verge of completing another incredible comeback in the fourth quarter, taking a 24-23 lead with just 25 seconds left.

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But there was still enough time for Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to throw the game-winning 61-yard touchdown to Stefon Diggs as time expired.

After a review and a delay, the Vikings lined up for the PAT -- as per NFL rules -- to complete the 29-24 win.

Prior to the penultimate play, it looked like the Vikings were about to suffer another playoff heartbreaker. The franchise has been plagued with crushing losses in the playoffs in the last 20 years. The Vikings will now move on to the NFC Championship Game against the Eagles in Philadelphia next Sunday.

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Trump: 'I'm the least racist person you will ever interview' 

President Donald Trump answered several questions while entering Trump International Golf Course with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Sunday evening, telling reporters that he is not racist and he is working on a DACA deal. 

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Trump claimed to reporters he didn’t make the offensive remark at the Oval Office meeting last week.

“No. I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview,” he said.

He also said he was trying to get a DACA deal done, but Democrats were not helping. “A lot of things to talk about. We’re going to talk DACA,” he said. 

When asked if he could make a deal, he said, “Honestly, I don’t think the Democrats want to make a deal... there are a lot of sticking points.”

The president was dining Sunday night with Rep. McCarthy at his golf club in West Palm Beach, according to news sources. McCarthy attended a meeting last week in which the president reportedly referred to Haiti and African countries as “shitholes.” 

1 dead, 14 hurt after casino shuttle boat catches fire, officials say

8:05 a.m. EST Monday: One person is dead and 14 others injured after a fire engulfed a casino shuttle boat near Port Richey, Florida, The Associated Press is reporting.

The woman’s cause of death is not yet known, according to the AP.

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ORIGINAL STORY: A casino cruise ship with 50 people on board caught fire Sunday afternoon. 

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All 50 passengers aboard the Sun Cruz casino ship made it safely to shore near Port Richey where they were treated by emergency rescue crews, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office, Port Richey police as well as other agencies are investigating. 

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