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New Food Label Aims To Make Healthy Decisions Easier

The Food and Drug Administration and the White House are expected to unveil a new food label this week. Changed just once since their adoption, these labels need to be less confusing, advocates say.
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Amid Controversy, 'Right To Refuse' Bill Hits Governor's Desk

Opposition in Arizona is growing against a controversial bill that would let business owners to refuse service based on religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer hasn't yet decided whether to veto the bill.
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Before Lawmakers, Former Inmates Tell Their Stories

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin is calling on federal and state prisons to ban solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women and the mentally ill. He held a hearing in Washington on Tuesday.
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For Those Unable To Talk, A Machine That Speaks Their Voice

Most people diagnosed with the devastating Lou Gehrig's disease will lose their ability to speak. But one man in Washington state recorded his own voice onto a machine that will one day talk for him.
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New Rules Would Curb How Kids Are Sold Junk Food At School

Schools have made big strides in meeting standards for healthier meals, but students are still bombarded by junk food marketing. The first lady announced guidelines Tuesday that aim to change that.
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Religious Freedom Bills Rooted In Fears Of Obama Policies

Arizona and other states are considering bills allowing business owners to refuse service to gays or other groups that offend their religious beliefs.
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Winter Blahs Got You Down? 'Crowboarding' Video Can Help

If the snow and ice have cramped your style, you might take cues on how to make the best of things from a crow. The bird was filmed using a jar lid as a sled, over and over.
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Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California

Doctors have diagnosed a handful of children with a polio-like disease that can paralyze an arm or a leg. The culprit may be a rare virus first detected in California more than 50 years ago.
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Why Farmers Can Prevent Global Warming Just As Well As Vegetarians

A study argues that if we want to cut emissions from meat production, we should help farmers produce more meat with less land. Farmers also need incentives not to cut down forests to graze animals.
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Facebook Shuts Down Its Email Service Since No One Used It

Facebook sent a note to all its users that the @facebook.com email service is going away. It will reroute any facebook.com email to the default address associated with user accounts.

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