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House Bans Some Food Lawsuits

The House of Representatives votes to pass the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act. The so-called "cheeseburger bill" limits the food industry's liability in cases of plaintiffs alleging their obesity was caused by eating unhealthy food. Hear NPR's Melissa Block.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.