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Sugary-drinks fight isn’t over yet in NYC

NEW YORK — Businesses got a last-minute reprieve from the nation’s first ban on big sugary drinks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging them to shrink their cups and bottles anyway.

A judge struck down New York’s 16-ounce limit for soda and some other sweet drinks as arbitrary and outside the purview of city health regulators, but Bloomberg defended it Tuesday as a groundbreaking anti-obesity effort.

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