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Many Kids Who Are Obese Or Overweight Don’t Know It

By Katherine Hobson

Kids can be cruel, especially about weight. So you might think overweight or obese children know all too well that they're heavy — thanks to playground politics. But that's not necessarily so, according to government data covering about 6,100 kids and teens ages 8-15.

Categories: Health

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Trucker Asks: Are Police Above The Law?

By Amanda Vinicky

Screenshot of video posted by trucker Brian Miner

It has been just over half a year since Illinois made it illegal to talk on your phone while driving without the use of a hands-free device. The law also makes an exemption for law enforcement. A recent YouTube sensation that raises the question: should police get special treatment?

Categories: Law, Technology, Transportation

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