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Why One Mom Put Her 7-Year-Old On A Diet

When Dara-Lynn Weiss saw her daughter gaining a lot of weight, she put her on a strict diet. That decision made Weiss the target of criticism from her daughter, her friends and people who didn't even know her. Weiss talks about the experience, which she chronicled in her new memoir, The Heavy: A Mother, A Daughter, A Diet.
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Mommy Bashing: Criticism Fair Over Kid Diet?

Tell Me More's parenting roundtable continues the conversation on children and weight. Is it ever OK to put a child on a diet, or will it set them up for a lifetime of self esteem issues? Host Michel Martin hears from parents. Cookbook author Anupy Singla, and fitness instructor Dani Tucker weigh in.
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Sequestration: Are the Negations Just 'Theater?'

The Defense Department and other government agencies are preparing for the possible government budget cuts known as sequestration. Host Michel Martin talks with Lieutenant Colonel Elizabeth Robbins of the Defense Department and Washington Post 'Federal Diary' columnist Joe Davidson about who'll be affected.
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Al Roker 'Jazzed' By The A-Team Theme Song

When NBC Today show weatherman Al Roker needs to get pumped up for his work day, he turns to the theme song for the television show The A-Team. During Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Roker shares why the song, and Mister T, get him 'jazzed.'
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Changing The Game In Video Gaming

When you dive into an alternate reality in a video game, do you ever think about the technology that took you there? For Black History Month,Tell Me More is featuring professionals in science, technology, engineering and math. Host Michel Martin talks to video game developer Lisette Titre about her career as a video game artist.
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The Snake's A Snitch: Why Florida Released Biggest Python Caught In Hunt

Authorities hope the big guy, and two other males, will lead them to breeding females. They put transmitters into the snakes and will now track their movements.
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University Housing Model Could Help Veterans

New Mexico State University is trying a new approach to better accommodate veterans with on-campus housing. The gap between student veterans and their civilian peers is wide. The model integrates veterans and makes them feel at home on campus.
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Obama To Challenge GOP To Compromise On Budget Cuts

Unless Congress and the president can agree on an alternative, in less than two weeks the government will be facing across-the-board cuts in everything from defense to domestic spending. Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, about the impact of the impending spending cuts known as the sequester.
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Movies Showcase Mississippi's Villainous Role

Quentin Tarantino's slavery revenge story Django Unchained, has been nominated for a number of Oscars. The spaghetti western is up for best picture, original screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz has been nominated for his supporting role in the film. The state of Mississippi plays a supporting role too, but Mississippians are tired of being typecast.
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Some Airbnb Listings Could Be Breaking The Law

The Internet is causing big changes to the hospitality business. Instead of sleeping in hotels, many travelers now spend the night in private homes, which they find through websites such as Airbnb. But there's a catch.

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