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Cheese And Raw Veggies May Be Antidote To Kids' Mindless Eating

Children in third through sixth grade consume more calories when snacking on potato chips, and fewer when they snack instead on raw broccoli, peppers, carrots and cheese combinations, according to a recent study. This adds to evidence that foods high in fiber and protein help us feel fuller.
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Police Officer Helps Motorist Register Car

Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over near Dallas for having an expired registration sticker. He said he had a choice: either feed his kids or get a new registration. The officer issued a citation, and when Carlo unfolded it, he found $100.
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Holiday Display Called 'Sensory Explosion'

There are Christmas displays, and then there's the one in Wall Township, N.J. It has synchronized lights, lasers, fog machines, strobe lights, 20-foot flames and the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra. There's no charge — they only accept donations for a local charity.
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For Conn. Teacher Who Lives Near Tragedy, Today's Classes Will Be Difficult

Kyle Mangieri teaches in nearby Fairfield, but his home is just down the hill from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. Friday's mass murder means his lessons today may need to be set aside.
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Funerals Begin In Newtown, Investigation Continues

Six-year-olds Jack Pinto and Noah Pozner — two of the 20 first-graders killed Friday when a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School — are to be remembered today. Funerals for their classmates and the six adults who were gunned down will continue all week. So will the investigation.
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Immigration Changes 'Gotta Happen This Year'

Republicans and Democrats are pushing to make overhauling immigration a priority in 2013. Senator-elect Jeff Flake, a Republican from Arizona, is expected to play a big part in any overhaul of immigration laws.
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Remembering Connecticut School Shooting Victims

David Greene shares the names of the victims killed when gunman Adam Lanza opened fire in Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. Before he went to the school, Lanza shot his mother, who was found dead in her pajamas in her bed.

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