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Despite Legal Blow, New York To Keep Up Sugary Drink Fight

An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
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What The Manning Verdict Says About Edward Snowden's Future

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of the most serious charge he faced. So what's the message for America's fugitive leaker? Both cases explore the line between whistle-blowers and traitors, but experts say there are vast differences.
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Citing Supreme Court, Judge Awards Benefits To Same-Sex Widow

It's the latest in a series of court rulings equalizing benefits for legally married same-sex couples in the aftermath of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down a key part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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Some In House GOP Want To Use Shutdown To 'Defund' Obamacare

Dozens of conservative Republican House members and senators are pushing their leaders to use the threat of a government shutdown on Oct. 1 as a way to "defund" Obamacare. They argue that it's their last chance to stop the law before major portions take effect. It has opened up a serious rift in the party, as more moderate Republicans worry that if Congress fails to pass a spending bill by Sept. 30, Republicans — and not President Obama — will be blamed.
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Weiner Stays In Mayoral Race, Despite Calls To Drop Out

Despite mounting pressure from rivals and even former supporters, Anthony Weiner is giving no indication that he'll drop out of New York City's race for mayor. Recent events — including a Quinnipiac poll showing that a majority of New York City voters want him to make a quick exit — have made his uphill battle even steeper.
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White House Proposes Major Changes To Corporate Tax Code

President Obama traveled to Tennessee on Tuesday, another event in his recent push to emphasize jobs and the economy.
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Better Accounting Will Boost U.S. GDP

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release new statistics on the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter. The main number — the total value of all goods and services produced in the United States — will be about 3 percent bigger than it would have been. It won't be bigger because of a change in the economy, but rather a change in accounting.
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Bradley Manning Acquitted Of Most Serious Charge

A military judge has acquitted Army Pvt. Bradley Manning of the most serious charge against him — aiding the enemy — but found him guilty of 19 criminal charges including violation of the Espionage Act and theft of government property. Manning was accused of the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history after he passed thousands of war documents and diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks.
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Will Obamacare Mean Fewer Jobs? Depends On Whom You Ask

Are employers already cutting hours and jobs to avoid pending requirements of the Affordable Care Act? As with so many of the issues surrounding Obamacare, the answers are all over the map.
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Despite The Buzz, Local Food Has A Small Economic Impact

The local food movement has received a lot of attention both for changing diets and buying habits. But has the movement has become a significant economic force?

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