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11:21am

Mon June 20, 2011
The Two-Way

NBC: Cutting 'Under God' From Pledge Was Mistake

If you haven't seen or heard about it, when NBC Sports began its coverage of the U.S. Open on Sunday it opened with one of those video montages that are meant to stir emotions.

It sure did.

By twice editing out the words "under God" from the audio of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the network sparked a firestorm of complaints on Twitter and caused enough of a protest that before the broadcast was over, the network's Dan Hicks was on the air apologizing.

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11:00am

Mon June 20, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Study: Food Allergies Affect 1 in 13 Kids

In a typical classroom, you can expect to find a couple of children with some sort of food allergy, according to a national survey of about 40,000 families.

Some 8 percent of kids, or about 1 in 13, are allergic to at least one food. That works out to 5.9 million kids in the U.S.

Among the kids with allergies, the most common foods causing problems are peanuts (25 percent), milk (21 percent) and shellfish (17 percent).

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10:35am

Mon June 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Supreme Court Rejects Female Workers' Class-Action Suit Against Wal-Mart

"The Supreme Court has ruled for Wal-Mart in its fight to block a massive sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of women who work there," The Associated Press reports.

It adds that:

"The court ruled unanimously Monday that the lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cannot proceed as a class action, reversing a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The lawsuit could have involved up to 1.6 million women."

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10:30am

Mon June 20, 2011
U.S.

Affordable Manhattan: Co-Ops Keep The Dream Alive

Eleanor Roosevelt and President John F. Kennedy at the opening of an International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union co-op in 1962.
Courtesy of Penn South Archives

Manhattan real estate goes for crazy prices: Condos and co-ops can cost millions. But the city also has a long history of affordable housing in the form of limited equity co-ops.

Today, many of these resident-owned buildings have become privatized by businesses that raise prices to open market rates. But a few of these co-ops are fighting to preserve a very different vision of living in New York City.

A Different Vision Of Urbanism

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10:15am

Mon June 20, 2011
The Two-Way

Number Of Domain Names To Explode; Effect Debated

In voting today to dramatically expand what can be used as suffixes in Internet domain names, have the regulators of that world made the Web a whole lot more democratic or kicked off what are sure to be some expensive and extended battles over trademarks?

Perhaps both.

As The Associated Press writes:

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