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1:00pm

Thu November 17, 2011
NPR Story

Lululemon Customers Asked 'Who Is John Galt?'

Yoga sports apparel store Lululemon has sparked controversy with new shopping bags that promote a novel by Ayn Rand. The bags have the words "Who is John Gualt" on them — a phrase from the book Atlas Shrugged. Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is a fan of the book. Guy Raz speaks with Daily Globe and Mail reporter Simon Houpt, who is covering the response to the bags.

1:00pm

Thu November 17, 2011
Politics

Congressional Stock Trades Get Scrutiny

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 5:52 pm

House Financial Services Committee Chairman Spencer Bachus faces questions about his stock purchases.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

The STOCK Act, a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading stock based on nonpublic information they get because they're lawmakers, has 61 co-sponsors and counting. And after years of languishing with only one hearing, the measure is getting one in the House Financial Services Committee.

What's remarkable about this is that the STOCK Act had just nine co-sponsors last week. What changed? The CBS news magazine 60 Minutes did a story about congressional insider trading.

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11:50am

Thu November 17, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Americans Are Fat, And Expected To Get Much Fatter

Overweight guys will have even more company in a few years.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In case you haven't noticed, we're fat, and getting fatter.

If Americans stay on this path, 83 percent of men will be overweight or obese by 2020. Women are right behind them, with 72 percent projected to be overweight or obese by then.

The implications go far beyond tight pants and groaning sofas. Obesity is a big risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Imagining an America of overweight, unhealthy people gives public health officials the willies. And it should be frightening to us civilians, too.

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11:22am

Thu November 17, 2011
The Two-Way

California Court Says Same-Sex Marriage Foes May Defend Prop 8

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 12:00 pm

Californians who oppose same-sex marriage just won a procedural victory in court.

The state's Supreme Court ruled this hour that opponents of same-sex marriage who successfully pushed the Proposition 8 law that bans such unions in the state may defend the initiative in court. The court's opinion is here.

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10:40am

Thu November 17, 2011
The Two-Way

Arrests Being Made At Occupy Portland Protest, Scene Is 'Orderly'

Originally published on Thu November 17, 2011 2:31 pm

In Los Angeles today: Occupy protesters march.
Jae C. Hong AP

The focus is on Manhattan today as protesters mark the two-month anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, but there are things happening in other U.S. cities as well. We'll add to this post as reports come in.

-- 4:15 p.m.: Our colleague Bill Chappell has used Storify to gather other feeds and reports about what's happening at various protests.

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