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These Days, School Lunch Hours Are More Like 15 Minutes

In a new poll, parents complain that their children are not getting nearly enough time for a basic school ritual: eating lunch. And that's worrying parents and administrators, given that about one-third of American kids are overweight or obese.
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Military Protester Finds Skeptical Audience At Supreme Court

The First Amendment loomed large at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the justices considered a case testing the rights of protesters in public areas that are part of large military installations. But the justices seemed more comfortable focusing on property easement issues than big constitutional questions.
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Second Meningitis Outbreak Erupts In Southern California

A meningitis outbreak at the University of California, Santa Barbara is causing the same kind of illnesses seen earlier at Princeton, but public health officials say a different bacterial strain is to blame. The UCSB health service has given preventive antibiotics to over 700 students as a precaution.
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U.S. Military Lingo: The (Almost) Definitive Guide

What's a fobbit? How about rumint? And then there's a self-licking ice cream cone. A dozen years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq have spawned a whole new military vocabulary.
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Sunken Japanese Supersub From World War II Located Off Hawaii

The I-400, the prototype of an aircraft-carrying submarine meant to be used in stealthy airstrikes against U.S. cities, was located in August near Oahu.
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Sandy Hook Elementary 911 Calls Reveal Panic From Inside School

The calls were made as gunman Adam Lanza entered the school on Dec. 14, killing 20 children and six staff members. "It's still going on," a school custodian told a dispatcher. "I keep hearing shooting. I keep hearing pops."
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Accused LAX Gunman Ordered Held Pending Trial

A federal judge said Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, was a flight risk and a danger to the community. Ciancia is accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport last month, killing a TSA officer.
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Mushroom Foraging: When The Fun(gi) Hunt Gets Out Of Hand

Foraging for fungi and other wild edibles has grown in popularity in the U.S. and abroad in recent years, fueled by guidebooks, Internet buzz and hype from chefs. As a result, some known mushroom hunting grounds are taking a beating.

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Income Inequality Is The 'Challenge Of Our Time,' Obama Says

Obama, who has been criticized in recent weeks over the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov, steered the conversation Wednesday back to the economy. His remarks on inequality follow similar comments the pope made last week.
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Poll: Support For Obama Among Young Americans Eroding

A new survey finds that just 41 percent of adults ages 18-29 approve of Obama's job performance, his lowest-ever standing among the group. A majority of millennials also disapprove of the Affordable Care Act and the way Obama is handling a host of other key issues.

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