All right everybody, this is what we've all been waiting for, our Ask Me One More final round. Our final elimination round will determine the grand champion of this week's ASK ME ANOTHER. Let's bring back the winners from all of our previous rounds. From Bingo: Tony Hightower.
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When presented with a tempting buffet of French food, not overeating can be a challenge. But a new study by researchers in Lyon suggests there are strategies that will help people resist temptation.
People trying to keep off excess weight are frequently told that it's better to eat small amounts of food frequently during the day, rather than the typical breakfast, lunch and dinner. The idea is that more frequent eating will stave off hunger pangs that may lead to overeating.
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Mary Jo White, a former U.S. attorney in New York who prosecuted terrorists responsible for the bombings of the World Trade Center and U.S. embassies in Africa, will be nominated by President Obama to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Momoh, 33, collects plastic bottles from the polluted beach of Kroo Bay, a poor slum settlement of 5,500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 2012, Sierra Leone suffered through one of its worst outbreaks of cholera, a waterborne disease that infects the intestine and is transmitted through contaminated water and food. The disease has ravaged 12 of the country's 13 districts.
Momoh, 33, collects plastic bottles from the polluted beach of Kroo Bay, a poor slum settlement of 5,500 people in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In 2012, Sierra Leone suffered through one of its worst outbreaks of cholera, a waterborne disease that infects the intestine and is transmitted through contaminated water and food. It ravaged 12 of the country's 13 districts.
The view of Freetown from Leicester Peak. Last year's cholera outbreak struck hardest in the slums, where crowded and unsanitary living conditions and unsafe water sources allowed the disease to spread rapidly.
A man collects water from the polluted river running through Grey Bush. The sources for water are limited, and while international aid organizations have created temporary solutions in standpipes, the issue of sanitation and water has yet to be resolved.
The Borborcombough Water Site in the Kroo Bay slum, one of two that service a population of 5,500 people. The Western Area — where Freetown is located — accounted for half of all cholera cases during the outbreak.
The Guma Dam services the 2 million people of Freetown, a city built to support 600,000. The main supplier of water to the capital is the Guma Valley Water Co. But the company's pipes are crumbling and out-of-date and, despite a staggering 3 meters of annual rainfall, there is not enough water to go through the system.
The dumpsites used by government trucks and private companies reside within the city. The Kingtom dumpsite sits in Grey Bush, a community of 12,000. It receives a large portion of Freetown's garbage, including human waste. Farmers use the garbage to grow vegetables.
Young men stand in a wasteland burning garbage for copper. In the rainy season, which stretches from May to December, shanty houses at the base are flooded with water and refuse. In the dry season, stagnant pools of water build up and are used as alternative sources of water to wash.
The main dumpsite in the center of Freetown where garbage and human waste has accumulated into massive caverns. While the cholera outbreak receded by the end of 2012, the danger for another outbreak remains. The core of the problem lies in an infrastructure unable to cope with a large urban population.
Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz's project "Water Is Gold," which documents the causes and effects of the country's recent cholera outbreak.
From 'Morning Edition': The news on women in combat
Update at 1:40 p.m. ET: Saying that American men and women are "fighting and dying together and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta confirmed Thursday afternoon that the Pentagon's rule banning women from combat positions is being rescinded.
Panetta said that as the Pentagon works through how to implement the change, the goal will be to "eliminate all unnecessary gender-based barriers to service."
Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne with a new invention for the lonely diner - a ramen bowl with a built-in iPhone dock. Eating the popular noodle dish normally requires two hands - one for chopsticks, the other for a spoon. Designers at a Taiwanese company noticed a guy trying to do that while juggling his cell phone. So they came up with a way to slurp it up while watching videos or reading emails hands free.
One flaw - no splash guard for the brothy dish. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.
Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers had a terrible NFC championship game. Sure, he ran for two touchdowns. And yes, his team came back to win and made it to the Super Bowl. But pro football officials noticed his socks were sagging. It was his second dress code violation of the season and they fined him $10,500. Imagine what your bank account would like if your mom could do that to you.
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