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Trump Paid $38 Million In Income Tax In 2005:

President Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes on income of more than $150 million in 2005, the White House confirmed on Tuesday.

Trump made a “large-scale” write-off for construction losses in 2005, the White House said, in response to questions about a partial disclosure of his tax return from that year.

He also paid “millions of dollars in other taxes such as sales and excise taxes and employment taxes,” an official said, without giving further details.
The White House published its statement just before material from Trump’s 2005 tax return was disclosed by journalist David Cay Johnson on his website and on MSNBC.

Michelle Obama’s Healthy School Lunch Program In Jeopardy?:

One of Michelle Obama’s signature accomplishments as first lady may be in jeopardy under the Trump administration.

A key lobbying group, the School Nutrition Association, released recommendations earlier this month to scale back federal nutrition standards she championed and were set under the Obama administration. The group is a national nonprofit professional organization representing over 57,000 members in the school food service industry, per its website.

Ivanka Trump Brand Will Shut Down Jewelry Line:

While the rest of her products appear to be having an early-spring resurgence, Ivanka Trump’s fine jewelry line has hit the skids.

Abigail Klem, president of the first daughter’s brand of companies, confirmed to The New York Times Monday that Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry is being discontinued. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on costume jewelry, with a more accessible price point.

The fine jewelry line, whose website featured black and white portraits of Trump modeling her pieces, encompassed rings, bracelets, pendants, earrings and necklaces. On the high-end is a woven diamond necklace for $19,500, and the lower side, a simple rose gold ring with a price tag of $940.

Girl Scout Cookies Ranked Nutritionally, And How To Stop Yourself:

It’s Girl Scout cookie season again, which, for some, can mean uncontrolled calorie consumption.

If you’ve cleared your kitchen cabinets in order to prepare for your annual supply of Samoas or Thin Mints, you might be interested in knowing just how much of a dent these cookies will make in your daily calorie, carb, sugar or saturated fat budget. Or rather, which ones you can enjoy with the least “guilt.” So we did the analysis for you.

Snow Storm Moves North As Blizzard Warning Remains In Some Areas:

A nor’easter largely spared New York City and Philadelphia but walloped other parts of the region Tuesday with heavy snow and high winds. The storm is moving from northern parts of New England and upstate New York into Canada.

The late-winter storm brought chaos to travel and daily life, forcing cancellations of about 8,800 US flights between Monday and Wednesday. Thousands of schools closed. Connecticut banned highway travel for several hours, and major regional rail traffic was suspended. Five weather-related deaths were reported in three states and in Canada.

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