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Michelle Obama: ‘hard choices’ needed on guns

First lady Michelle Obama exercises with children from Chicago Public Schools, in her hometown of Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, as she makes a major announcement helping to bring back physical activity to area schools, while celebrating the third anniversary of her 'Lets Move' program. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — Michelle Obama says people worried about youth gun violence have to do more than simply tell children they care about the problem and then wind up "going to these funerals and mourning with these kids when there's still work to do."

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Posted: February 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Barnes & Noble Nook, e-book slump lead to big loss

The new Nook Tablet is seen during a demonstration at the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York(Reuters) – Barnes & Noble Inc reported a net loss for the holiday quarter, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business, at a time that Chairman Leonard Riggio is trying to buy the company's profitable bookstore unit. The company said earlier this week that Riggio plans to make an offer for the main bookstore business, but not its Nook and e-book business and its college bookstores. Revenue at its Nook business, including e-books and devices, fell 25. …

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Michelle Obama hopes to put spotlight on her to good use

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama dances on stage with school children during an event to bring physical activity back to schools in ChicagoCHICAGO (Reuters) – First lady Michelle Obama knows she has star power, and she has used it for four years to champion her causes of fighting childhood obesity and helping military families. But now that she has successfully made it through the last political campaign for her husband, President Barack Obama, the first lady is also having fun with her popularity – raising questions over whether she has gone too far in becoming a pop culture icon. …

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Head Start teachers behind on nutrition: study
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Preschool teachers scored low on a nutrition knowledge quiz and seemed to have unhealthy eating habits themselves, researchers found in a small study. “Kids are with these teachers 6 to 8 hours a day, five days a week,” lead author Shreela Sharma told Reuters Health. “Asking a child to make healthy choices when there are none in the environment he’s in, that’s not going to happen. …

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Arkansas bans most abortions after 20 weeks pregnancy
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) – Arkansas joined seven other U.S. states on Thursday in banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy as the Republican-controlled state Senate voted to override a veto of the legislation by Democratic Governor Mike Beebe. Senators voted 19 to 14 on party lines to override Beebe’s veto, following a 53 to 28 vote by the Republican-controlled state House on Wednesday. In Arkansas, lawmakers can override a veto by a simple majority vote. The law provides exceptions only in cases of rape, incest or to save a mother’s life. …

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Canada’s Valeant on hunt for more deals, posts loss
(Reuters) – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc is in talks to make more acquisitions, its chief executive said on Thursday, adding that Canada’s largest publicly traded drugmaker also remains open to discuss a potential “merger of equals.” Valeant has made about a dozen deals for smaller companies or assets over the past year, including the $2.6 billion purchase of U.S.-based Medicis Pharmaceuticals Corp in December. Valeant’s shares and revenue have soared, although it posted a quarterly loss on Thursday due to costs related to the Medicis acquisition. …

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