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Leading Doctor Recommends Obese Children Be Taken From Their Parents

A doctor has proposed putting severely obese children in temporary foster homes.

Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard-affiliated Children's Hospital Boston, made this recommendation Wednesday in highly respected 'Journal of the American Medical Association.'

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Ted Danson to Star in ‘CSI’

Former 'Cheers' barkeep Ted Danson has a new gig.

CBS has announced that this fall, Danson will star in its flagship show, 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.' He'll be the forensic team's newest supervisor, a transplant from Portland, OR, who helps his colleagues come to grips with the professional and personal fallout from last season’s take-down of serial killer Nate Haskell.

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Father and Son Take Photos at the First and Last Space Shuttle Launch [PHOTO]

It's the photo they waited 30 years to take (click to enlarge).

Chris Bray and his father attended the first space shuttle launch back in 1981 -- and the last, just a few weeks ago. Bray posted a link to the photo on Reddit on Monday and the reaction was immediate -- almost 600 comments have been left thus far, and various media outlets have picked up the story.

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Dallas City Workers Get Counseling for Using Facebook Too Much On the Job

Technically, Dallas city workers aren't allowed to do personal business when they are on the taxpayer's dime.

Which is why two dozen workers at Dallas' city hall are in hot water after a probe revealed that they were spending a good chunk of their day on Facebook.

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Celebrity Birthdays for July 14 – Harry Dean Stanton, Jane Lynch and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Harry Dean Stanton
Age: 85
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Films such as 'Cool Hand Luke,' 'Pretty in Pink' and 'The Green Mile,' and a recent recurring role on the HBO series 'Big Love'

Jane Lynch
Age: 51
Occupation: Actress and Singer
Known For: A long career in both TV and films, but her most notable role of late is her wickedly funny portrayal of cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the hit series 'Glee'

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‘Ace of Cakes’ Creates Magical Confection for ‘Harry Potter’ Premiere

Chef Duff and his crew have worked their magic again -- this time, Potter-style.

The Baltimore-based baker, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of the popular reality show 'Ace of Cakes,' prides himself on creations that are well out of the norm. And this one, conjured up for the New York premiere of the new 'Harry Potter' movie, definitely didn't disappoint.

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Man Falls Off the Side of Building While Proposing to His Girlfriend in Sneaky Ad [VIDEO]

Asking the woman he loves to marry him may be one of the scariest things a man will do in his lifetime. Not only is there a lot of pressure on a guy to make that magic moment a memorable one but the fear of rejection must be nerve-racking.

Creativity is key in securing a 'yes' from that special someone.

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Connecticut Becomes First State to Mandate Paid Sick Time

In a move watched carefully by some 20 cities and states, Connecticut has become the first state in the nation to mandate paid sick days for workers.

The bill, signed by Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this month, covers only hourly service workers at companies with more than 50 employees and excludes manufacturers and some others.

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Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern

A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape.

Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of the first, tracing the second shorter horizontal line of the F. And finally, we skim down the rest of the article vertically.

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‘Win A Baby’ Lottery for Couples Having Trouble Conceiving Causes Controversy in England

For about $35, couples in England who are having trouble conceiving can purchase a lottery ticket that could win them customized fertility treatments in one of the nation's top clinics.

Britain's Gambling Commission approved of this bizarre game late last month. As of now, the tickets can be purchased online, but they may soon also be available at newsstands.

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