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Sugary Drinks Survive New York City - For Now

A judge on Monday blocked New York City's limits on servings of sugary drinks just a day before they were to go into effect. Mayor Michael Bloomberg attracted worldwide attention for the effort, which he advertised as a measure to combat obesity. But critics, including the judge in the case, considered the measure government overreach. We explore where the debate is likely to go from here.

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