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A story of why it pays to keep analyzing the data, even if it isn’t cooperative at first.
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This week brought news of a compromise in the battle over new school lunch standards. It comes quick on the heels of new research that questions critics' claims of tossed food and lost revenues.

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The battle over school lunch returned this week, as a House subcommittee moved to weaken stricter school lunch standards set to go into effect later this year. Critics say the rules go to far and lead to kids dumping out their lunch. Supporters insist the rules will make kids healthier.

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New America Media's Viji Sundaram examines a "food revolution" in Oakland's public schools. Will it live up to the hype?

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"Appetite for Profit" author Michele Simon unpacks what journalists got right — and wrong — about this week's school lunch nutritition controversy, and how to add more context to your reporting on the issue.

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Tomato paste a "vegetable" in school lunches, high lead levels in New Orleans homes, and suing medical marijuana outlets, plus more from our Daily Briefing. 

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Banning chocolate milk in schools, a newspaper's searing assisted living investigation and more from our Daily Briefing.

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