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The campus of the VA Medical Center in West Los Angeles was donated to the federal government more than 100 years ago for use as a home for wounded veterans. Building 209, pictured here, was designated as a place to house disabled homeless vets in 2007, but the VA has yet to start renovations. Nancy Pastor for NPR hide caption

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Eating low-glycemic foods, or foods that take longer to digest, may help you feel fuller for a longer period of time. Robyn Mackenzie/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Princess Cruise Lines, which operates the mammoth cruise ship Star Princess (above), is being sued after allegedly ignoring a Panamanian fishing boat in distress. Two men died when the boat sank; one man survived. Dan Peled/AP hide caption

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Industrial designer Raymond Loewy purchased Pablo Picasso's Seated Woman with Red Hat (or Femme assise au chapeau rouge) in 1957 and gifted it to the Evansville Museum in the '60s. AP/Courtesy Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Michael Wheatley hide caption

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