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Write A Little Every Day, You'll Have A Book

Katherine Paterson is the beloved author of many young adult novels, including "The Great Gilly Hopkins" and "Bridge to Terabithia." The American Library Association recently honored her with the Wilder Award for her body of work. Host Michel Martin talks to Paterson about how she's been able to tell so many authentic stories about young people.
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How To Have Your 'First Retirement' At 32

Not everyone waits until they're 65 to retire. Carl Seidman isn't a millionaire, but he's retiring at the age of 32. He calls it his 'first retirement,' and says he'll have many more to come. Seidman talks with host Michel Martin about why some people don't believe in waiting until their sixties.
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When Retirement Goes Wrong

You can plan, save and make all the right choices, but still have trouble securing your dream retirement. Stan Hinden's plans for his twilight years were undone when his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. He shares that experience, and other lessons, in the latest edition of his book, How to Retire Happy.
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Can Free Video Consults Make Parkinson's Care Better?

Telemedicine sounds like a good idea, but state laws limit it, and insurers usually won't pay for that. Parkinson's specialist Ray Dorsey is determined to prove that it can work, one patient at a time. The latest lure: free 30-minute consults.

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A Real-Life 'Jump Street' In Tennessee

Police deputy Donna Rogan relived her high school years by going undercover as a transfer student in Carter County, Tenn. The Elizabethton Star reports "Operation Jump Street" led to 14 arrests.
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How To Find A Food Desert Near You

A new clickable atlas shows just how far it is to the grocery store, everywhere in the United States. "Food deserts" are the focus of state, local and federal anti-obesity efforts.
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Steubenville Rape Trial Begins

The allegations against two high school football players in an Ohio town obsessed with high school football have attracted attention around the world.
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Winning Musher Is Oldest Champion In Iditarod History

Mitch Seavey is 53. His son Dallas holds the record as the youngest musher to win the race. He was 25 when his team finished the 1,000-mile course first in 2012.
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'We Shouldn't Have To Live Like This'

If you're homeless, you can be on your feet for hours, forced to sleep in the frigid cold, or seriously ill with no place to go. But increasingly, the nation's homeless population is aging — more than half of single homeless adults are 47 or older. Linwood Hearne, 64, and his wife have been homeless for four years, sleeping near Interstate 83 in Baltimore.

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