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5:32pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Architecture

Change Is On The Horizon For London's Famous Skyline

London's 122 Leadenhall Street (nicknamed the "Cheese-Grater") is shown under construction on March 5. Once complete it will be London's second-tallest building. The recent construction of numerous skyscrapers has sparked concern that views of historic landmark buildings, such as St Paul's Cathedral, are being obscured.
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Cities are defined by their skylines — while Paris is composed mostly of low-rise apartment buildings, New York is a city of tall office towers. But London is a city in transition. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, the mayor of the British capital, attends a "topping out" ceremony for one of London's latest skyscrapers in a city where tall buildings cause a lot of controversy.

Until recently, London has been a low-rise city.
 Even now, a 12-story building is considered rather tall.
 But a spate of new skyscrapers is raising questions about the kind of city London should be.

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5:18pm

Tue June 18, 2013
History

A Look Back At How Newspapers Covered The Civil Rights Movement

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

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4:06pm

Tue June 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Patients Lead The Way As Medicine Grapples With Apps

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 9:39 pm

How many calories in that bite? My Fitness Pal and other fitness and nutrition apps can help find the answer.
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Christine Porter is hooked on the MyFitnessPal app. In October, after deciding to lose 50 pounds, Porter started typing in everything she eats, drinks and any exercise she gets.

"This is my main page here," says Porter. "It's telling me I have about 1,200 calories remaining for the day. When I want to record something I just click the 'add to diary' button. I'm on it all day either through my phone or through the computer."

She says she's lost 42 pounds in nine months.

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3:38pm

Tue June 18, 2013
NPR Story

Russian Parliament May Pass Anti-Gay Law

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 5:18 pm

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3:38pm

Tue June 18, 2013
NPR Story

Afghan Forces Take Formal Control Of Security Operations

Originally published on Tue June 18, 2013 5:18 pm

The White House says the mission in Afghanistan marked an important milestone on Tuesday: The hand-off of lead security responsibility from U.S. troops to Afghan forces. It's a key step as Americans prepare to withdraw nearly all combat troops by the end of 2014. Separately, the Obama administration announced the opening of talks with the Taliban about a political settlement to the war.

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