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To Stop Picky Eaters From Tossing The Broccoli, Give Them Choices

When healthier school lunch standards went into effect, many worried kids would toss their mandated veggies. But researchers say letting kids pick what they put on their tray can cut down on waste.
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Shifting Stance, Some GOP Candidates Back State Minimum Wage Hikes

As free-market conservatives, Republicans are philosophically opposed to raising the minimum wage. But a handful in tight races are having second thoughts.
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At U.N., Obama Vows To Dismantle Islamic State

At the United Nations, President Obama made the case for American intervention in the Mideast to counter ISIS, but called for an international response against that threat and others.
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FBI Study Finds 'Active Shooter' Incidents To Be On The Rise

The FBI released a report on Wednesday detailing the 160 "active shooter" incidents between 2000 and 2013, which included the mass shootings at Virginia Tech and Newtown. A key finding: the average number of incidents nearly tripled in the second half of that period compared to the first half.
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New Treasury Rules May Slow, But Not Stop, Corporate Inversions

The Treasury Department is trying to prevent U.S. corporations from relocating abroad to cut their tax bills by eliminating some of the incentives. But some tax experts say there is only so much the government can do.
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Dems Probably Won't Take The House, So Why Are They Raising So Much?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is millions of dollars ahead of the Republicans in fundraising, especially among the small-donor faithful.
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What Makes A Bike Pump Worth $450?

The classic Italian Silca pump, a favorite of bicycle racers since 1917, has been redesigned and is now made in Indianapolis. Last year Joshua Poertner bought the company from the founder's grandson.
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Air Strikes Against Islamic State Involve Dance With Assad

Melissa Block speaks with Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute, about how U.S. strikes on ISIS impact the Bashar Assad regime.
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As Election Nears, Voting Laws Still Unclear In Some States

Several big voting law cases are still undecided just weeks before the election. The outcomes will not only affect how voters cast their ballots in November, but election laws for years to come.
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Cadillac Packs Its Bags And Heads To New York City

Cadillac, the luxury division of General Motors, is leaving Detroit and moving to Manhattan to be closer to the headquarters of other high-end brands.

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