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New York Office Building Evacuation Blamed On 'Novelty Item' Grenade

The evacuation of hundreds of people from a financial office building ended with an all-clear, after police determined that an object detected in an X-ray scan was actually "a grenade-like novelty item mounted on a plaque with a sign: 'Complaint Dept. Pull Pin,' reports the New York Daily News.
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Kids Will Have To Cut Serious Calories To Halt Obesity Trend

Children and teens are going to have to cut calories or get a lot more exercise to stop the obesity trend, new research says.
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Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest

New York Times reporter Jason DeParle recently traveled to Arizona, where many people have been dropped from the welfare program. Republican leaders now want to apply the changes made to the welfare program to other aspects of the social safety net, such as Medicaid and food stamps.
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What Does 2nd Degree Murder Mean?

George Zimmerman has been arrested for the death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Now the focus shifts to the trial ahead. Guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with former prosecutor Paul Butler about what Zimmerman's second degree murder charge means, and what potential pitfalls could face attorneys on both sides.
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Post Zimmerman Charge, Florida Rep. Calls For Calm

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson promised to give a speech every day that the House of Representatives was in session until Trayvon Martin's killer was arrested. Now that George Zimmerman is facing murder charges, guest host Viviana Hurtado speaks with Representative Wilson about how her South Florida community can move forward.

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