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10:46am

Fri June 21, 2013
Health

Obesity Is A 'Disease.' Now What?

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 1:03 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, you've heard about gay marriage and affirmative reaction cases before the Supreme Court, but we'll talk about another important case that isn't getting a lot of attention in just a few minutes. But first, over the past few decades, obesity has become a serious health care issue in the United States. The obesity rate was 13 percent in 1962, it now stands at 34 percent of adults and 17 percent of children.

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10:46am

Fri June 21, 2013
Law

Who Will Care For 'Baby Veronica?'

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 1:03 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

Now we turn to the Supreme Court. The country is waiting on several rulings, important cases dealing with affirmative action, voting rights, and same-sex marriage. But there are other pending cases with lower profiles that still carry really profound implications for the country.

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9:06am

Fri June 21, 2013
Code Switch

Breaking Golf's Color Barrier In Birmingham

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 5:07 pm

Three men are denied access to a golf course in Columbus, Ohio, in January 1956. Blacks were regularly denied access to golf courses.
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This week, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish traveled to Birmingham, Ala., to cover the 50th anniversary of the tumultuous civil rights protests that happened there. It's all part of NPR's series commemorating the monumental summer of 1963.

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7:45am

Fri June 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Flooding Forces 100,000 From Their Homes In Calgary, Canada

Originally published on Fri June 21, 2013 9:55 am

Houses damaged along the edge of Cougar Creek in Canmore, Canada. Widespread flooding caused by torrential rains washed out bridges and roads prompting the evacuation of thousands on Thursday.
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Because of flooding that could prove historic, authorities in Calgary, Canada, have ordered 100,000 people in 22 communities across the city to evacuate their homes.

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6:44am

Fri June 21, 2013
Code Switch

Jeah! We Mapped Out The 4 Basic Aspects Of Being A 'Bro'

Originally published on Sun June 23, 2013 7:45 pm

Alyson Hurt NPR

What up, bro? What's good, brah?

This is the chant of the bro, an equally parodied and celebrated genus of young men. (They've been designated "bros" mostly because, well, they say "bro" a whole lot.)

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