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By Doug Carlson - Apr 4, 2012

America’s favorite pastime returns this week for another season. The Major League Baseball tradition, with peanuts and crackerjacks inseparably entwined with it, is as American as apple pie.

But when fans pass through the turnstiles of Major League ballparks or tune in to watch their favorite team this season, they may notice the diminished visibility of something that has also been part of the baseball tradition since its earliest days—smokeless chewing tobacco.…

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Friends, foes of health care ruling react

By Staff - Jun 28, 2012

WASHINGTON (BP) — Advocates and opponents of the 2010 health care law had plenty to say about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision affirming the measure’s constitutionality.

Here is a sampling of comments from both sides after the opinion was announced Thursday (June 28):…

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LIFE DIGEST: S.F. battle over pregnancy center speech continues

By Tom Strode - Oct 17, 2012

Another city’s effort to police pro-life pregnancy help centers recently received a mixed review in federal court.

Federal Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong ruled for now a San Francisco ordinance barring “false or misleading advertising” by pregnancy help centers had been shown to infringe the constitutional guarantee of equal protection, Courthouse News Service (CNS) reported Oct.…

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