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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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Diet

Mar 29, 2013 — Debuting at No. 8, The FastDiet advises limiting calorie intake twice a week to help lose weight.
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Jan 16, 2011 — For Sara Jenkins and her mother, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, food is a family affair — and a family business. Nancy, a food writer, lived in an old Tuscan farmhouse in a steep mountain valley. It was there that she first introduced her daughter, Sara, to uncomplicated cooking and fresh, flavorful ingredients.
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May 20, 2007 — In their new book, Plenty: One Man, One Woman, and a Raucous Year of Eating Locally, authors Alisa Smith and J.B. Mackinnon devote a year to eating only food produced within 100 miles of their Vancouver home.
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Jun 9, 2006 — Eat less, move more. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Easy on the junk food. Marion Nestle's basic principles for a good diet are easier said than done. She explains why it's so hard to eat healthy.
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Nov 9, 2005 — The authors of a new book, Hungry Planet, set out to see how families in 24 regions feed themselves each week. They wanted to see how globalization, migration and other factors affected the diets of communities around the world.
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