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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

By Jane Greenhalgh and Patti Neighmond

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(Duration: 8:30)

Kid playing basketball

Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it's important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can be difficult.



NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

At 85, ‘Old-School’ Politician Shows No Signs Of Quitting

By Ina Jaffe

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(Duration: 6:35)

Fred Risser

Increasingly, people are continuing to work past 65. Almost a third of Americans between the ages of 65 and 70 are working, and among those older than 75, about 7 percent are still on the job. In Working Late, a series for Morning Edition, NPR profiles older adults who are still in the workforce.

Categories: Health, History, Politics


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

Supreme Court Weighs Future Of Voting Rights Act

By Nina Totenberg

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(Duration: 7:40)

 People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 27,2013, to listen to oral arguments in the Shelby County, Ala., v. Holder voting rights case.

Once again, race is front and center at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday. And once again, the bull's eye is the 1965 Voting Rights Act, widely viewed as the most effective and successful civil rights legislation in American history. Upheld five times by the court, the law now appears to be on life support.


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