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July 24, 2014 | NPR · Military war dogs serve combat tours, save lives and suffer injuries like the soldiers they serve. On Capitol Hill this week, dogs and their handlers made the case that all dogs should be brought home from war and treated with the respect they've earned.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · The remains of passengers of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight arrived in the Netherlands, on what has been a national day of mourning. Most of those killed in the jet that was brought down over Ukraine were Dutch. Robert Siegel talks with Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times, who is in the Netherlands.
 
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July 23, 2014 | NPR · Even before the double calamity of its two downed flights, Malaysia Airlines was trying to adapt to momentous shifts in Asia's aviation industry. Now, it faces either bankruptcy or privatization.
 
July 23, 2014 | NPR · An uncontacted Amazonian tribe has ended its isolation in Brazil. Fiona Watson, the field and research director for Survival International, explains why this tribal people left its village.
 

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July 19, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Scott Simon talks with David Herzsenhorn of The New York Times about the latest developments in Ukraine, where a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was downed on Thursday, killing 298 people.
 

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July 20, 2014 | NPR · NPR's Arun Rath gets the latest from correspondent Corey Flintoff at the site of last week's downing of a Malaysian jetliner in Eastern Ukraine.
 

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Overweight women

Apr 8, 2009 — Diet books are perennials on best-seller lists, and every year a new one seems to capture the public's imagination. But the way to lose weight really always boils down to the same thing: Eat less and exercise more. So why do people shell out good money for diet books?
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Nov 3, 2007 — Actor, director and photographer Leonard Nimoy talks about his new book, The Full Body Project. The book is a collection of nude photographs of very full bodied women. Nimoy speaks with Scott Simon.
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Nov 25, 2005 — For those who struggle with their weight and body image, the focus on food around the holidays may create anxiety. Guest host Farai Chideya talks with Robyn McGee about her sister, who died from complications following gastric bypass surgery.
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Jul 8, 2005 — Read an excerpt from Judith Moore's unflinching memoir Fat Girl: A True Story.
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Jul 8, 2005 — Author Judith Moore's darkly humorous and unflinching memoir recounts growing up "heavy" with an abusive mother. Moore revels in the delights of a cheeseburger, and the subtle victory of rising above her past.
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