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Hold The Ice: Rhetoric Gets Hot Over New York's Big Soda Ban

At a public hearing today, the opponents to New York Mayor Bloomberg's proposed big soda ban are saying the government is too involved in personal health decisions. But the mayor is determined, and the ban is likely to be approved by the board of health in September.
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A Bartender's Antidote To Sweet And Citrus? Bitter Bark, Myrrh And Secrets

In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. It has a cult following within the U.S. that elicits a strong reaction, whether its your first sip — or a regular ritual. As we found out at a recent tasting, Fernet's centuries old secret recipe delivers.
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The Chilling Comfort Of Pops And Other Icy Treats

Regular daytime high temperatures near 100 degrees may be an unwelcome trend throughout America this summer, but the surging popularity of artisan popsicles is hitting the United States at just the right time. Kojo explores how creative...

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Ordering Food Online? That'll Be More Calories, Cost And Complexity

It may be easy to order food online, but it's also more pricey and more calorific compared to traditional ways of ordering, says a new study. It seems we lose our personal inhibitions when we don't have to talk to the seller or see other customers.
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Cargill Warns Of Salmonella-Tainted Ground Beef In Latest Recall

At least two people have been hospitalized in a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak tied to ground beef from a Pennsylvania Cargill beef plant. The company is warning consumers to check packages in their freezers before consuming ground beef.
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The Modjeska: A Star On Stage, Sweetly Remembered

There once was a candy maker who was infatuated with an actress. Now, there's a candy shop in Louisville, Ky., that's been selling his tribute to her for decades.

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