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STUDY ON KID’S WEIGHT PERCEPTION, A CAUSE FOR CONCERN WITH OBESITY ON THE RISE
In a study released Wednesday, nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. These false impressions were more common in black and Mexican-American children than in white kids, the survey found. Some experts say such findings are reason for concern because obese children who permanently settle into an unhealthy physique face diabetes and other health problems later in life. At 6:35 ABC News correspondent Scott Goldberg will join us with details.
OBAMACARE FACES SPEED BUMB, APPEALS COURTS DISAGREE OVER SUBSIDIES
President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. But the split rulings don’t necessarily mean another trip to the Supreme Court for the Affordable Care Act. And White House spokesman Josh Earnest immediately announced that millions of consumers will keep getting financial aid for their premiums — billions of dollars in all — as the administration appeals the one adverse decision. At &:10 ABC News correspondent Ann Compton will join us.
CRASH SITE INVESTIGATION STILL FACING OBSTRUCTIONS; VICTIMS BODIES FINALLY HEADING TO NETHERLANDS
When international monitors and Malaysian aviation experts arrived Tuesday at the two main sites where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 smashed into the undulating countryside of eastern Ukraine, there was almost no perimeter tape. The only security consisted of two armed men who did not stop reporters from walking across the fields to the twisted metal. In any case, authorities are still trying to get unfettered access to the crash site to conduct as thorough an investigation as possible, and they are not there yet. Rebels sending mixed messages. Some progress, the black boxes are also in Malaysian hands. And the victims bodies are beginning to arrive in the Netherlands. Still a mess, we will find out if Wednesday brings any developments. ABC News correspondent Aaron Katersky will join us at 7:35.
GAZA ROCKET LANDS NEAR ISRAEL’S MAIN AIRPORT AS ISREAL HAMMERS DOWN ON GAZA
Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, saying no ceasefire was near as tope U.S. and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the fighting that has claimed more than 600 lives. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon met Primes Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv and plans to see the Palestinian Prime Minister in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. However, there was no let-up in the fighting around Gaza, with plumes of black smoke spiraling into the sky, and Israeli shells raining down on the coastal Palestinian enclave. At 7:55, Jordana Miller will join us to discuss.
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