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Families And Fat: What Can Help, What Can Hurt

Living with an overweight parent, child or spouse can be difficult. Loved ones who want to help a family member struggling with obesity may be hesitant to broach the subject for fear of causing shame or making matters worse.
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Couple's Tandem Bike Is Stolen, And Returned, After Thief Feels Guilty

What started as a horrible week for Harly and Courtney Forbes — a thief stole their tandem bicycle, their only way of getting around — has brightened considerably. After a flood of support from their community the thief returned the bike, with a note attached.
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What 'Lincoln' Says About Today's Congress

The anti-slavery movie has picked up a dozen Oscar nominations. Its resonance may stem partly from the way in which it shows politicians working out a deal on a tough issue — something many Americans ardently wish for today.
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Wake-Up Call: FDA Pushes Drugmakers To Weaken Sleeping Pills

The active ingredient in many sleep aid medications like Ambien stays in the body longer than had been thought, which could leave people drowsy the next day. So the Food and Drug Administration is ordering pharmaceutical companies to change the labeling on drugs containing the ingredient zolpidem.
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Is Illegal Immigration No Longer An Issue?

The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement last year than it did on all other major federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin discusses that budget and unsettled immigration issues with the report's author Doris Meissner.
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Where Have All the Hip-Hop Politicians Gone?

Less than a decade ago, some young African-American men tried to leave a mark on the political map. Dubbed as 'hip-hop' politicians, a few rose to national prominence, while others faded from view. Host Michel Martin talks with political science professors about the past, present and future of so-called 'hip-hop politicians.'

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