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Left: Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught during her time serving in Vietnam; when she joined the military, she received training on how to put on makeup — but not how to fire a weapon. Right: An illustrated poster of Sgt. Leigh Ann Hester, the first woman since World War II to receive the Silver Star for valor. Both women are profiled in this series. Courtesy of Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught; David Gilkey, NPR hide caption

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Women In War: 'I've Lived Out There With The Guys'

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Sandy Palais, 73, of Arizona started lifting weights about 10 years ago after she was diagnosed with osteoporosis. Jason Millstein for NPR hide caption

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Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron

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Aerobic Exercise May Improve Memory In Seniors

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Alfred Schiazza, an engineer with 33 years of work experience, is interviewed by Nicole Chmielewski, a recruiter at an Employment Connections office in Parma, Ohio. Bridget Caswell for NPR hide caption

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Jobs Office Retrains Itself To Focus On Hiring

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Part 1 The Endless Search Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra
The Presidential Hornpipes James Galway, Molly Mason et. al.
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Wis. Republican: Union Changes Key To Fixing Budget

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Dark Intimacies: Lisa Cholodenko's DVD Picks

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