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11:39 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Improving The Lives Of Single Moms And Their Kids

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan in Washington. In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Isabel Sawhill argued that then-Vice President Dan Quayle was right 20 years ago when he criticized television character Murphy Brown's decision to become a single mom. Sawhill cited statistics that show children in a two-parent family do better at school, then later in life.

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11:21 am
Tue June 12, 2012

First Lady Fights Obesity With Moves And Good Food

First Lady Michelle Obama gardens in Soweto township, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first lady has planted a garden on the South Lawn of the White House — it's the first vegetable garden to be planted there since Eleanor Roosevelt's victory garden.
Charles Dharapak AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 11:43 am

Many first ladies choose a mission, and when Michelle Obama moved into the White House, she decided to take up the cause of combating childhood obesity. It's an epidemic that affects up to one-third of all children in the U.S. It's also a personal issue for the first lady. A number of years ago, her pediatrician asked her to rethink her daughters' diets.

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The Two-Way
11:10 am
Tue June 12, 2012

'Whitey' Bulger's Girlfriend Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, the longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger.
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The girlfriend of the notorious mob boss James J. 'Whitey' Bulger has been sentenced to 8 years in prison, after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to harbor a fugitive.

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Education
10:44 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Taking Ivy League Classes Online, For Free

Originally published on Tue June 12, 2012 11:42 am

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NEAL CONAN, HOST:

This is TALK OF THE NATION. I'm Neal Conan.

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National Security
10:44 am
Tue June 12, 2012

Ahead Of Moscow Talks, U.S. Options On Iran

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 6:07 am

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