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Nutritionists Criticize Texas Schools Deep Fryer, Soda Machines Return

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Nutrition experts have voiced their concerns over a decision this week to reinstate deep fryers and soda machines in Texas schools. They say this decision will worsen a childhood obesity problem in the second-most populous U.S. state, Dispatch Times reported. Department ...

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Do Soda Taxes Work? A New Report Says Yes

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With obesity and diabetes rates skyrocketing around the globe, law makers are stepping in and trying to encourage consumers to make better choices with regulation.  Some countries and cities have tried to implement a soda tax, but very few have managed to ...

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Short-Barreled Shotguns To Be Legal In Indiana in 12 Days

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In just 12 short days Indiana residents will be able to legally own manufactured short-barreled shotguns, also known as sawed-off shotguns. The Evansville Courier & Press reports that starting July 1, 2015 it will be legal to manufacture, sell, or ...

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HS Wrestling Coach Arrested In Nude Picture Exchange

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An assistant wrestling coach at Wesley Chapel High School faces criminal charges after Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies say he lured teenage boys into sending him nude photographs. Deputies say Carlos Perez, 22, a former assistant wrestling coach at the high ...

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Third Child In 4 Days Bitten By Shark At Beach

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The last thing a Georgia boy expected while he was swimming in the ocean off Daytona Shores on Wednesday was to be attacked by a shark in the shallow waters. A young boy and his brother were swimming in the ...

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Texas Officers Close Down Lemonade Stand Citing $150 Permit Needed

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Overton, Texas police officers closed down a lemonade stand and demanded two sisters, ages 7 and 8, obtain a $150 permit to operate, according to ABC affiliate KLTV. “We were trying to raise some money so we could take our ...

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California Poised To Spend $500 For County Jail Construction

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A California board with $500 million available to award the construction of county jails is set on Wednesday to begin a two-month process under which counties can apply for the money. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has before ...

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2 Allentown Girls Fall From Apartment Window, 1 Dead, 1 In Critical Condition

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Two young girls, ages 3 and 5, were in critical condition after both fell from a fourth-floor apartment window Friday evening in Allentown. The 3-year-old girl died Friday night after falling from a fourth-floor window at Seventh and Turner streets ...

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Woman Survives Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks By Stranger

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A 28-year-old woman survived a surprising attack at a New York subway station Monday morning, when a man acting “erratically” pushed her onto the subway tracks. The woman was on the platform waiting for a southbound 6 train at the ...

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