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For Most Of Human History, Being An Omnivore Was No Dilemma

Humans and other primates have been omnivores for some time, which may have given us an evolutionary edge over strictly meat or plant eaters, a new study shows. It may have also prompted us to wean our babies faster, another study says.
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Dutch Government Set To Reconsider Restrictions On Bird Flu Study

The conflict over publishing controversial bird flu research may come to a head next Monday, as the Dutch government meets to consider whether it should lift controls that have kept a scientist from openly discussing his work with the deadly virus.
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Exercising Even A Little Bit Makes It Easier For Smokers To Quit

Smokers who exercised just a little bit had an easier time quitting and were less likely to relapse, new research says. Even smokers who can't quit are less likely to die if they walk 15 minutes a day.
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It's All Politics, April 19, 2012

With pre-buttals, rebuttals and a "bracketing strategy" unleashed by GOP front-runner Mitt Romney targeting President Obama, the campaign trail is starting to resemble a made-for-TV debate tournament. And a trivia round: We invite you to guess the GOP V.P. pick.
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Rewash That Pre-Washed Bag Of Lettuce? Don't Bother (Probably)

Some listeners took issue with our off-the-cuff recommendation that they rewash already washed lettuce on All Things Considered yesterday. Today correspondent Dan Charles explains why there's not really a right answer.
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2 Years On, Gulf Families, Businesses Holding On

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Host Michel Martin speaks with researcher Irwin Redlener, who found that children suffered mental and physical stress from the spill. Martin also checks in with Byron Encalade, whose oyster business is struggling.
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Parishioner Takes Church Case Straight To Vatican

After Bishop Richard Lennon of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese announced he was closing several churches, one parishioner took her church's case straight to the Vatican and won. Host Michel Martin speaks with Christine La Salvia of St. James Catholic Church.
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George Zimmerman To Be Released On $150,000 Bond

If bail is granted, Zimmerman's attorneys are likely to ask for him to be allowed to move out of the area for his own protection.
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Government Takeover Of Farm Subsidy Would Save Billions, Economist Says

Crop insurance is a sticky issue in the debate over the shape of the farm bill this year. But what if a simplified version of the program could save taxpayers billions of dollars? One economist says it could.
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N.J. Gov. Christie Challenges 'New York Post' Story

The Post published a photo of Gov. Chris Christie at a Bruce Springsteen concert. His head was back, his eyes closed and the Post said he fell asleep. The governor insists he was just listening.

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