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On Monday, April 1st, thousands of baseball fans flooded Yankee Stadium for a MLB Opening Day game between the arch- rival Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker talks to fans about their teams, the rivalry, and what opening day means to them.
Ten years ago this month -- on March 20, 2003 -- U.S. led forces invaded Iraq. One of the original rationales for the war was to find weapons of mass destruction that many leaders believed Saddam Hussein to possess and to disarm him. No weapons were ever found. Over the course of the war, tens of thousands of people were killed, including more than 4,000 US service members -- and some estimates of civilian casualties have been much higher. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York how they felt about the war at the time and how they feel now.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a major setback on Monday, March 11th, when a New York Supreme Court judge struck down his controversial plan to limit large sugary drinks in the city's restaurants and other venues. The ruling came the day before the ban was to take effect. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York their thoughts on Mayor Bloomberg's many aggressive public health campaigns and whether they think they are living in a "Nanny State."
In celebration of New York Beer Week, BTR Pulse explores the wonderful world of craft beer. Lauren Hawker visits three of the city's notable beer shops and speak to the owners about the week long festivities, and the ever-growing interest in craft beer.

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