Politics

Judge blocks New York City large-soda ban, Mayor Bloomberg vows fight

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Monday to appeal a judge’s ruling that struck down his pioneering ban on large sugary drinks sold by the city’s restaurants, movie theaters and other food service businesses just a day before it was to take effect. The judge called the ban “arbitrary and capricious” in an 11th-hour decision …

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Beyonce and Adele to Perform at First Lady Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday Bash

It’s still a year away, but U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has booked as early as now two of her most favorite singers for her 50th birthday bash at the White House. Grammy Award winners Adele and Beyonce Knowles have been asked to perform at Mrs. Obama’s A-list private party next year on January 17, with the “Skyfall” singer reportedly already accepting the invitation. “America’s …

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