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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2007, file photo, a student puts  apple slices on his tray during lunch at Central High School in St. Paul, Minn. Schoolchildren would have to pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. The Agriculture Department proposal applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government and would be the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. They are expected to be announced Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2007, file photo, a student puts apple slices on his tray during lunch at Central High School in St. Paul, Minn. Schoolchildren would have to pick up more whole grains, fruits and vegetables on the lunch line under proposed new federal standards for school lunches. The Agriculture Department proposal applies to lunches subsidized by the federal government and would be the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. They are expected to be announced Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

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Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.

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LeBron James' 'I can't breathe' T-shirt the latest display of politics on the playing field

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James on Monday night during pregame warmups wore an “I can’t breathe” T-shirt, referring to Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer placed him in a chokehold during an arrest for selling loose cigarettes. The shirt, one of several featuring the slogan that have been seen around the league in recent days after a grand jury declined to indict the officer last week, is just one in a long history of political statements made by athletes on the playing field. Here are some others.

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A Christmas tree comes to the Capitol

The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas was lit on Tuesday. The tree arrived by flatbed truck from Chippewa National Forest in Cass Lake, Minnesota, on Nov. 21 and was set in the ground on the West Lawn.

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Gadget Geek's Cyber Monday Picks #3

Home- and money-saving gadgets: Don’t think that because everyone is always on the go, or just having fun that this “homebody” doesn’t have a list of gadgets for you that will help around the house and help you save some money. By Jason Hull