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Advocates push for junk-food tax on Navajo Nation

In this April 2011, file photo, professional golfer Notah Begay III talks to students in Albuquerque, N.M., about his mission to combat diabetes among Native American youth. The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country's largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food. A proposed 2 percent sales tax on chips, cookies and sodas failed Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in a Tribal Council vote. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

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Report: Jags’ Allen retires after in-game stroke

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen is retiring after suffering a concussion and a stroke in a game last December.

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Astros put Feldman on DL with biceps tendinitis

SEATTLE (AP) — Right-hander Scott Feldman has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Houston Astros due to biceps tendinitis, a move retroactive to Friday.

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Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo, singer Miley Cyrus performs at the Barclays Center in New York. Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August 2014. Cyrus’ representative tells The Associated Press on Friday, April 18, 2014, that the singer will resume the U.S. tour Aug. 1 in Uniondale, N.Y.  (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August.

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