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What To Avoid At The Orthopedist's Office

Wondering if those glucosamine supplements will help your aching knee? Wonder no more. The nation's orthopedists list five treatments that don't do any good, and might do harm. It's part of an effort by medical societies to push for evidence-based treatments.
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Back To School, Back To Being The 'Only' One

As the new school year gets underway, we're ask: Have you ever been the odd person out? We share the most poignant, uproarious stories from #Iwastheonly.
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Maybe 'Muddling Through' Isn't That Bad For The Economy

Whenever a gridlocked Washington faces a money-related crisis — such as those involving the federal debt ceiling, the annual budget or sequestration — solutions involve small sideways moves rather than grand strategies. Still, the U.S. and global economies, while far from robust, are growing.
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Rand Paul On Syria: 'I Think There's Evil On Both Sides'

Republican Sen. Rand Paul is one of Congress' leading skeptics of U.S. military strategy, including possible strikes on Syria. He tells NPR why he opposes a strike, and what he thinks the U.S. should do.
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Do Americans Feel A Responsibility To Act In Syria?

How are Americans reacting to the crisis in Syria, and President Obama's speech Tuesday night? Host Michel Martin speaks with three editors - in Denver, Dallas and New York - to talk about the regional reactions to the situation.
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'Buck' Tells Of Wild Childhood In 'Killadelphia'

MK Asante grew up in in north Philadelphia or as he calls it, "Killadelphia." In his new memoir, Buck, he details how he went from a drug dealing delinquent to becoming a poet and professor. Host Michel Martin talks to Asante about why he turned his life around.
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Series Reveals Underground Market For 'Re-Homing' Adoptees

A Reuters investigation has detailed the practice of shuffling unwanted children from one set of guardians to another with the government exercising little or no oversight.
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Obama's Problem: The Path Forward In Syria Is No Clearer

Despite the president's Syria speech, the path to congressional authorization of military strikes in Syria is no easier than before. The timing of when, or even if, Congress will hold votes is now an open question.
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Nation Pauses To Mark Sept. 11 Attacks

It's been 12 years since the attacks. Just after 8:45 a.m. ET there was a moment of silence marking the time when the first plane struck the World Trade Center. There are also events at the Pentagon and in southwestern Pennsylvania, where the other jets came down.
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You've Tracked Down Hundreds Of Accessible Playgrounds. Help Us Find More!

We asked our audience to help us improve our national guide to accessible playgrounds, and it responded, adding or editing hundreds of locations.

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