Feds Wrong About Breakfast, State of Emergency in Ferguson, New Star Wars Trailer: P.M. Links
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Today in "The government shouldn't be telling us how to eat": The belief that skipping breakfast causes people to gain weight, something in federal dietary guidelines, may be a bunch of hooey.
- A new state of emergency has been declared in Freguson, Missouri, over unrest there.
- Those Virginia alcohol agents who were involved in the bloody arrest of college student Martese Johnson outside a bar are back on the job. The Alcohol Beverage Control Department said the agents did nothing wrong.
- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Republican Florida Gov. Jeb Bush did not have kind responses to Hillary Clinton's college funding proposal, calling it a tax hike.
- How far are the other Republican candidates for president distancing themselves from Donald Trump?
- Democratic Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will publicly discuss the criminal charges against her (leaking grand jury information) at a press conference Wednesday.
- Ever wonder what the Star Wars logo looks like in Korean? Turns out they released a new trailer for the upcoming movie overseas.
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