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Only in America: All work, no play

A New York school goes overboard trying to prevent injuries — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Long Island, N.Y., school has banned footballs, baseballs, and games of tag from school grounds to prevent students from getting hurt during recess. Weber Middle School officials say too many kids have gotten bumps, scrapes, and head injuries. Students are not happy, saying they need to have some fun at recess. "We're in school all day sitting behind the desk learning," said one.