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These Women Discovered It Wasn't Just Fat; It Was Lipedema

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People with tree-trunk-like legs who can't lose weight through diet and exercise may have the lymphatic disorder. It's unclear what causes it, and most doctors aren't familiar with lipedema.

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Law

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

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Racial Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen.

Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

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New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

The doctor has sparked praise and criticism by going to Mexico and using the DNA of three adults to create a child for a couple who lost two children to a genetic disorder.

New York Fertility Doctor Says He Created Baby With 3 Genetic Parents

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The Salt

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

Stress is a powerful player when it comes to influencing health, but experts say a range of strategies can help people cope with stress.

Chill Out: Stress Can Override Benefits Of Healthful Eating

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U.S. Government To Pay $492 Million To 17 American Indian Tribes

The settlement resolves lawsuits alleging the federal government mismanaged tribal land, resources and money. The Obama administration says it has now settled more than $3.3 billion in such suits.

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Kevin Hart And Amy Schumer: The New King And Queen Of Comedy

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' ranking of the highest-paid comedians.

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Would California's Proposed Tobacco Tax Hike Get More Smokers To Quit

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The state has proposed an increase of $2 a pack. When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined: The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.

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All Tech Considered

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

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