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Plus-size women have struggled in the past to find fashionable clothing options. But, with celebrities bringing plus size to the forefront, the fashion industry might wake up. Mary McLain/NPR hide caption

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Plus Size Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

Celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy are helping bring plus-size clothing into the mainstream. But most retailers lag behind, making it difficult for women to find clothes in stores.

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Some Antidepressants May Pose Increased Risk Of Birth Defects

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Mardi Palan, a hair stylist in Portland, Ore., is hoping to become a surrogate for a couple from Israel. Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB hide caption

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An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon Woman

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Kansas Lawsuit Settlement Sets Standard For Gun Seller Liability

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Plus-size women have struggled in the past to find fashionable clothing options. But, with celebrities bringing plus size to the forefront, the fashion industry might wake up. Mary McLain/NPR hide caption

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As Plus-Size Fashion Gains Popularity, Retailers Play Catch-Up

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Take A Trip To D.C.'s Indoor Beach, Where It's Always 75 And Sunny

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He Fled Sudan And Made A New Life In The U.S. So Why Go Back?

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