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Muppets' mini-makeover aims to boost kids' health

Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids' health, too?

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Texas executes man despite opposition from Mexico

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Mexican national was executed Wednesday night in Texas for killing a Houston police officer, despite pleas and diplomatic pressure from the Mexican government and the U.S. State Department to halt the punishment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014

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Survey finds CEOs more confident on global economy

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — With the worst of the global financial crisis behind them, CEOs are ready to move on from the fight for survival their businesses have been in for the past few years, a survey found Tuesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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States weighing labels on genetically altered food

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — States from Rhode Island to Hawaii are considering requiring labels on food items containing genetically modified ingredients, which account for two-thirds of what Americans eat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Obama: Sex assault an affront to decency, humanity

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says sexual assault in the U.S. is an affront to basic decency and humanity.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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UN chief's bungled Iran invitation hurts his role

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon made a rare effort at solo diplomacy when he invited Iran to join this week's Syria peace talks, but it backfired, raising questions about the effectiveness of a U.N. secretary-general better known — and often criticized — for his reserved and scripted style.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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Court struggles with restitution for child porn

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court lent a sympathetic ear Wednesday to a victim of child pornography who wants the court to make it easier for victims to collect money from people convicted of downloading and viewing the pornographic images.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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AP Exclusive: New regs sought for child car seats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 January 2014

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