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ANALYSIS: 6 questions about Trump's health answered

President Donald Trump’s physical exam results give an insight into his medical health and wellness for the first time in his presidency. Despite Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s and diet Coke, he appears to be in “excellent” cardiovascular shape for his age, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who administered Trump’s nearly four-hour physical exam five days ago at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, said. Here’s what we learned about the president’s health: The president’s medical issues are limited to high cholesterol, rosacea (a benign skin disease)…

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Pat Nevin analysis: Why have Mohamed Salah and Raheem Sterling become scoring sensations?

BBC football expert Pat Nevin explains why Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, both nominally wide players, are so prolific in front of goal this season, with the two players meeting at Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday. Watch highlights of Liverpool v Manchester City on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday at 2230 GMT on BBC One. Let’s block ads! (Why?) BBC Sport – Sport

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ANALYSIS: Democrats find winning formula in Alabama, Trump 'resistance' meets #MeToo

Democrats found a way to win in Trump country. And they did it against a candidate who sought to run the playbook written by President Donald Trump. Doug Jones secured himself three years in the Senate as a Democrat from Alabama despite the forces of Trump and Trumpism, the partial backing of the GOP establishment, and quite favorable red-state terrain. This set of circumstances, with this damaged a Republican candidate in Roy Moore, is unlikely to present itself again. The rejection of a man who stands accused of multiple instances…

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Is England's glimmer of hope well founded? Ashes analysis

Media playback is not supported on this device Perceived cricketing wisdom suggests England cannot escape defeat in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. However, a glimmer of hope emerged from under the Adelaide floodlights on Monday. A stirring fightback with the ball left Australia 53-4 in their second innings, and with David Warner and captain Steve Smith both back in the sheds. Unfortunately for England, the hosts are still 268 runs ahead. But while there’s hope, the nation will tune into TMS under the duvet, check their phone in the…

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Analysis: Total belief, squad unity and late goals – who can stop Man City?

We saw Manchester City destroy plenty of teams earlier this season but they are now showing some of the other qualities you need to win titles. I won the Premier League six times with Manchester United between 1996 and 2003, and our ability to keep going right until the end of matches to score decisive late goals was a far bigger factor in that success than the attacking football we were renowned for. That was how our manager Sir Alex Ferguson viewed it, because it meant he had a team…

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Did Root get it wrong? Have England found Smith's weakness? – Ashes analysis

Media playback is not supported on this device Win the toss and bat first, right? Wrong! Joe Root raised a few eyebrows when he called correctly in Adelaide on the first morning of the second Test and asked Australia to bat first. In doing so, he became the first captain in 25 years to win the toss and field at the Adelaide Oval – and the first in day-night Tests. Australia closed the day 209-4… so did Root’s decision pay off? ‘The bowlers let Root down’ Analysis by BBC cricket…

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ANALYSIS: The 2 options for US health care likely to emerge in the next decade

This is the fifth and final article in a five-part series. In my previous essays I have outlined the huge problems with cost, quality and access facing American health care. Indeed, the problems are so difficult and politicized that it is hard to believe there can be solutions. But I have come to believe there are ways to address all three problems. First, most experts agree on the main features of any good national health insurance program: 1. In order to keep the costs as low as possible for everyone,…

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