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Obama, in surprise move, wades into NYPD ‘stop and frisk’ lawsuit

A federal judge is poised to rule soon on the constitutionality of the NYPD’s controversial ‘stop and frisk’ policy. The Obama administration this week said nothing on that point, but it did state its preferred remedy if the city loses the case.

Soda ban overturned, but the battle is far from over

Hours before it was to take effect, New York’s controversial soda ban on big sugary beverages was struck down by a state judge. But the war over the health effects of fatty food and high-sugar drinks will continue.