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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Mar 15, 2014 — The jury is still out of brain-fitness programs. And this shouldn't surprise us. Getting our heads in shape isn't likely to be easier than getting our bodies fit, says Alva NoŽ.
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Aug 7, 2012 — Yoga instructor Dara Brown trains students at Columbia College and together they go out and try to help middle-school girls deal with the stresses of every day life.
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Feb 1, 2012 — Massage make muscles feel better after exercise by fighting inflammation, say researchers who tested the effects of massage at the cellular level.
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Jan 11, 2012 — Participation in long-distance running events has doubled over the past decade, and race-related cardiac arrests have increased, too. Even so, the risk is low, a study finds. Undiagnosed, pre-existing heart conditions are the biggest source of trouble.
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Sep 21, 2011 — More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
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Aug 26, 2011 — Jogging beats pumping iron when it comes to getting rid of unhealthy belly fat, according to researchers at Duke University. Overweight adults who exercised by lifting weights for eight months got stronger, but the ones who jogged 12 miles a week lost visceral fat linked to diabetes and heart disease.
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Jul 15, 2010 — Scientists are meeting at Stanford University to get to the bottom of how much sitting is too much.
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