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Federal Panel Backs FluMist For Kids, But The Shot Isn't Dead Yet

The live vaccine nose spray protects children better, a federal panel says, but pediatricians aren't sold. They say it's too risky for the many children with asthma or compromised immunity.
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When Heat Stroke Strikes, Cool First, Transport Later

To stop deaths from heat stroke, specialists say athletes and the rest of us should ease into a new sport, drink extra fluid, and — most importantly — get cool fast when body temperature spikes.
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USA Vs. Belgium: If The World Cup Were Played In Beer

If Tuesday's match were played in beer, it seems that everyone would win. Here's some analysis to shed light on what the U.S. and Belgium bring to the table.
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Black Men Can Be Emotional Eaters, Too

Kaleb Hill says trauma in his life led him to eat his way to 360 pounds. He tells host Michel Martin about overcoming his mental health struggles, and the importance of asking for help.
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Are Americans Bothered By Soccer?

George Vecsey was one of the first major sports columnists to cover soccer. He's been to eight World Cup tournaments and reflects on the sport's growing popularity in the United States.
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Are Tight Pants On Men 'Gross'? The Guys Weigh In

The Barbershop guys give their take on the latest fashion wear for men: tight pants. Who's sporting the look and who's judging it?
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Excommunicated Mormon Says Church Can't Take Away Her Faith

Kathleen Kelly was excommunicated from the Mormon Church for advocating that women be ordained. Host Michel Martin speaks with Kelly about her cause and her future with the Church.
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White House Task Force To Save Bees Stirs Hornet's Nest

When the administration created a task force to combat the ongoing collapse of the nation's bee population, it created more than a little buzz.
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U.S. Says It Won't Make More Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Saying it wants to join an international treaty banning anti-personnel land mines, the U.S. announced today that it will no longer make "or otherwise acquire" them.
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Last Place Runner Gets Big Cheers For Finishing Race

Alysia Montano is a five time national champion who lined up for the 800 meter race. She ran even though she is 34 weeks pregnant. Afterward she said, "I just didn't want to get lapped."

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