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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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  • Falling Obesity Rates Among Preschoolers Mark Healthful Trend
    Federal officials say obesity rates among low-income preschoolers are declining in 19 states and U.S. territories. Rates are flat in 20 more states. The findings are cause for optimism, the officials say.
  • Florida To Reopen Dark Chapter In State's History
    On Tuesday, Florida's Cabinet decided it will allow researchers to begin exhuming unmarked graves at the Dozier School for Boys, a now-closed notorious reform school. Former residents say boys were routinely beaten and subjected to other harsh treatment and that some died as a result. Now, families of boys who died there want answers.
  • A-Rod Prepares To Battle For His Career, Reputation
    Now that Alex Rodriguez has been hit with the biggest drug suspension in baseball history, what's next? Melissa Block to Sports Illustrated legal expert Michael McCann about his upcoming arbitration hearing and his legal options.
  • Republican Senators Urge Egypt To Start A National Dialogue
    Two U.S. Senators — Republicans John McCain and Lindsey Graham — joined the parade of foreign envoys visiting Cairo in hopes of a peaceful solution to the ongoing political crisis in Egypt.
  • U.S. Using Old Playbook In Fighting Al-Qaida In Yemen
    Audie Cornish talks to Gregory Johnsen, author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda and America's War in Arabia, about al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and how it became one of the terror network's most active affiliates.
  • Earth Scientists Pin Climate Change Squarely On 'Humanity'
    The federal government's top climate scientists announced Tuesday that 2012 was really hot — among the top 10 hottest years on record and the hottest ever in the U.S., with rising sea levels, less Arctic sea ice and warmer oceans. And the American Geophysical Union called humanity "the major influence" on global climate change.
  • Wells Are Running Dry In Parts Of Kansas
    New pumping and irrigation systems made it easy for farmers to extract billions of gallons of water from the High Plains Aquifer. But now, parts of the aquifer are dried out, prompting a debate over how to preserve what once seemed to be an almost inexhaustible resource.
  • Cory Booker: Supermayor Or Self-Promoter?
    Voters in New Jersey go to the polls next week in a special primary election for a U.S. Senate seat. No one on the ballot has more name recognition than the Newark mayor, considered a Democratic rising star. But Booker's critics say he's been more focused on his ambitions than on governing.
  • Beware The Grill Interloper Who's Eyeing Your Tongs
    When you invite friends over for a barbeque, you may well discover that the primal tug of meat and fire is too powerful for some male guests to resist. Give them half a chance and they will take over the grill. It's an international phenomenon.
  • Buddy Guy: 'Rhythm And Blues' Titan Channels Guitar Wisdom
    The 77-year-old guitarist and vocalist's new two-disc set features cameos from Kid Rock, Keith Urban and members of Aerosmith. But the lyrics merely set the scene, and the jolts come after the verses — when the profound legend begins to play.

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