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April 21, 2014

In Other News, April 21

Coca-Cola pomegranate-flavored juice on trial at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments in a case that claims The Coca-Cola Co.’s advertising of a pomegranate-flavored juice is misleading. Pom Wonderful LLC, which makes a 100 percent pomegranate juice, claims the “Pomegranate Blueberry” juice made by Coca-Cola’s Minute Maid subsidiary misleads consumers into thinking it’s largely pomegranate, when it actually contains only 0.3 percent of pomegranate juice. — Atlanta Business Chronicle

Meg Keflezighi is first American man to win Boston Marathon since 1983

Meg Keflezighi, a 38-year-old immigrant from Eritrea, became the first American man to win the Boston Marathon in more than 30 years, finishing Monday’s race in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds. — The New York Times

Florida jury awards $15.8 million to woman’s family over pap smear miss by lab

Darian Wisekal, like many women, had a routine Pap smear in 2008. But that test and another two years later were misread by overworked technicians. Unknown to the Wellington, Fla., mother, she had a large cervical tumor. She died of cancer at 37 in November 2011. — The Daily Report

‘Ethnic slaughter’ in South Sudan

Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the U.N. has said. They were targeted at a mosque, a church and a hospital, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan said in a statement. — BBC

Airline apologizes after video surfaces

Air Canada has apologized for the conduct of its employees after a video surfaced of baggage handlers dropping luggage from the top of a staircase into luggage bins at the bottom. — Huffington Post

Childless Chinese turn to American surrogates

Chinese couples who are unable to have children are turning to a surprising place for help these days: America. By hiring American surrogates, Chinese couples get around a ban on surrogacy in China, as well as the country’s birth limits. It also guarantees their children something many wealthy Chinese want these days: a U.S. passport. — NPR

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