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The committee is re-convening this morning to finish its health care work with the drug bill looming large. Story continues below advertisementBoth sides of the fight are lining up for battle. PhRMA - the major drug trade lobby - is launching a seven-figure ad buy this week, which includes a letter from over 30 pharmaceutical executives contending the policy could thwart drug development. Political tidesThe rift is also a tale of how votes can change in Washington when a bill could really become a law.

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CompanyGet The PostContact UsTerms of Usewashingtonpost. Liverpool's Harvey Elliott has come out in support of Pascal Struijk after Leeds United lost their appeal against his red card in Sunday's Premier League clash between the two teams.

Struijk was sent off for a strong challenge on Elliott in the second half of Leeds' 3-0 defeat at Elland Road, which left the midfielder with a dislocated ankle. Replays showed that the defender won the ball, but the Whites have seen their bid to get the red card overturned rejected, which has prompted an empathetic reaction from Elliott.

The Liverpool starlet took to social media to comment on a post from Sky Sports' Instagram account on Wednesday morning. I think it's wrong. I wish you a speedy recovery and hope to see you back on the pitch soon. I regret dearly that such a young player playing at such a high level has been interrupted. Club doctor Jim Moxon wasn't able to give a specific timeframe for his recovery, but did express his belief that the 22-year-old will return before the end of the current season.

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When you have a lot of weight to lose, it means playing the long game. And during that time, you'll face challenges. Weight loss experts and people who have done it offer you their ideas to cut calories, fight the "hangry," make exercise easier, stay on track, and more. Some are tried-and-true, and others may surprise you.

People who eat more in the morning and less at night tend to lose more weight. Some studies suggest that starting your day with a high-protein meal -- especially warm, solid food -- helps you feel fuller and less hungry later. Save your food photos in a daily file. Before your next snack or meal, review them. They'll remind you what you've already eaten. And that may help you decide to downsize or choose something else. She used My Fitness Pal to focus on her relationship with food.

She tracked what she ate and how much. That helped her be honest with herself. She also set weight loss and fitness goals to track her progress. Without an app, "I would absolutely gain some weight back.

Out of sight, out of mind -- and mouth. After you purge your home of those treats you can't resist, Albers recommends taking the idea a step further: Assign shelves in the pantry and the fridge so your healthy food becomes easy to see and reach.

Put fresh veggies and fruit at eye level instead of inside a drawer, and you're more likely to grab them when you open the door. Don't leave your meals to chance. Have ingredients on hand so you aren't tempted to resort to take-out. Think about menus that work for the household: Maybe your veggie stir-fry can be their side dish, too. Make a grocery list together, even if you're cooking separately. Stay out of bulk warehouse stores, Albers says.

The oversized items can invite overeating. Support from a group can help you lose more weight than doing it alone. You'll gain perspective, encouragement, tips -- even a little competition, if that's the kind of thing that gets you motivated.