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In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants

Going to the gym can be intimidating, especially for people who are obese and worry that people will judge them by their appearance. But more companies are catering to plus-sized exercisers with fitness centers that are just for them.

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Can Probiotics Help Soothe Colicky Babies?

As many as 15 percent of babies have colic, which can cause bouts of inconsolable crying. Researchers are testing probiotics to see if these good bacteria can help. But they don't know how the supplements work, or how they may affect children's health long term.

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Attack On Kabul Restaurant Prompts Security Review

Non-governmental organizations and restaurants are raising security protocols in the Afghan capital Kabul after last week's attack on a popular Lebanese restaurant. Twenty-one people, mostly foreigners, were killed. Some members of the international community say they anticipate more violence as elections draw closer.

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As Iranian Nuclear Deal Starts, Second Round Of Talks Loom Large

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In Michigan, Businessmen And Politicians Agree On Medicaid

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U.S. Olympic Skier Finds Team Spirit, Minus The Team

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In These Gyms, Nobody Cares How You Look In Yoga Pants

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Police, Banks Help Undocumented Workers Shake 'Walking ATM' Label

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Wielding A Pen And A Phone, Obama Goes It Alone

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Restaurant Owner Loved The Patrons He Died Trying To Protect

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