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April 15, 2014 | NPR · One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
 
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Dec 23, 2013 — Bloomberg reduced smoking in New York City but failed to match that much copied success with other campaigns, such as one to lower obesity rates by regulating the size of sodas sold in city fast-food restaurants.
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Jul 30, 2013 — An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
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Mar 14, 2013 — This week, New York City's so-called soda ban was supposed to begin: You wouldn't be able to find a sugary drink over 16 ounces anywhere. But a judge invalidated the ban before it took effect, and to celebrate, The Sandwich Monday guys have created a new drink: The Bloomberg.
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Mar 12, 2013 — A bill now on the governor's desk would bar Mississippi counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids' meals.
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Mar 11, 2013 — A state Supreme Court justice said the regulations overstepped the authority granted to the New York City Board of Health. And the judge noted that the regulations wouldn't have applied equally across food retailers.
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Nov 13, 2012 — Denmark plans to abolish its so-called fat tax after barely a year, citing hardships on business and the poor. And while some Danes might celebrate by spreading on the "toothbutter," other countries are watching closely for signs of whether regulating food works as a way to get people to eat healthier.
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Sep 24, 2012 — Public health considerations alone are not enough to justify banning the sale of large containers of soda. Commentator Alva No argues that the question at hand is one of the values we hold, not healthcare costs.
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Sep 16, 2012 — The new ban on the sale of soft drinks in large containers in New York City is arbitrary and insulting, argues commentator and philosopher Alva No. He says that "just because something is bad, that doesn't mean you should ban it."
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Sep 13, 2012 — People are taking the New York City's proposed big soda ban to heart because it goes after our food. And cultural anthropologists say we have strong attachments to what we consider food — and we don't like it taken away.
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Jul 24, 2012 — At a public hearing today, the opponents to New York Mayor Bloomberg's proposed big soda ban are saying the government is too involved in personal health decisions. But the mayor is determined, and the ban is likely to be approved by the board of health in September.
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