Today's Highlights | February 28, 2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Shanese Bryant-Melton during an event introducing new nutrition labeling on February 27, 2014 in Washington, DC.
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Begins at 06:48: Concerns over a Russian-backed separatist movement in the Crimean region of Ukraine is giving the international community serious pause as the possibility of a showdown between Ukraine’s fledgling government and the Kremlin appears to grow. John Herbst, former ambassador to Ukraine from 2003-2006, shares his insight.

Begins at 19:39: First Lady Michelle Obama announced a series of proposed changes to U.S. food labeling rules yesterday. The proposal requires manufactures to list more realistic serving sizes and add details about added sugars. Will these new labels really change eating habits? Julie Downs, a Carnegie Mellon professor who studies decision making, answers.

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