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Peggy Renzi (middle) talks with her teammates Erika Hersey (left) and Erica Webster. The three are part of a team of nurses in the Bowie Health Center emergency room in Bowie, Md., who are working together to lose weight. Gabriella Demczuk /NPR hide caption

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Money Replaces Willpower In Programs Promoting Weight Loss

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The recession put a dent in Sims-Wood's savings, and she expects she'll have to stay in the workforce "forever." Gabriella Demczuk/NPR hide caption

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When A Bad Economy Means Working 'Forever'

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Pakistani Muslim cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri (center), speaks to a crowd from a bulletproof box in Islamabad in January. The cleric recently returned to Pakistan after years in Canada, and his calls for an end to corruption have brought supporters to the streets in large numbers. Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial Cleric Stirs Protests Upon Return To Pakistan

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New York City rules will soon permit yellow cab drivers to accept rides through smartphone apps. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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In New York, Taxi Apps Raise Objections From Competitors

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Cinereach aims to support films that tell stories from underrepresented perspectives. The Oscar-nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild was one of those films. Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

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From Louisiana To Versailles, Funding 'Vital Stories, Artfully Told'

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Walgreens is one of several pharmacies that have partnered with hospitals to help manage patients after they've returned home. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Hospital Wants The Pharmacist To Be Your Coach

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Oscar Pistorius, seen here winning a gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, faces charges that he murdered his girlfriend. Pistorius also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reminders Flood In: Athletes Are People, Not Heroes

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