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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 3:46pm

When Rodrigo Guerrero took office, he was shocked by the murder rate. It seemed logical to blame the drug cartels. But his epidemiologist's eye led him to a different culprit.

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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 3:36pm

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

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Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

NPR Arts & Culture - September 29, 2014 - 3:05pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

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Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 3:05pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Pizza Cake, which is a fancy way of saying "a bunch of pizzas stacked on top of each other."

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After Fire, FAA Orders Review Of Contingency Plans, Security

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 2:28pm

On Friday, a contractor intentionally set fire to an FAA air traffic facility that has caused flight delays and cancellations for days.

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More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 2:12pm

How long can you sit still in a desk? How about your 7-year-old? Maybe you could both use a break. A study shows that kids who get to run around and play after school are better at paying attention.

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Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost 'Girls'

NPR Arts & Culture - September 29, 2014 - 2:05pm

Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Her new essay collection is called Not That Kind of Girl.

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Swedish Scientists Square Off Over Who Can Sneak In Most Dylan Lyrics

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 1:25pm

It all started in 1997, when two professors from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm published an article on flatulence titled "Nitric Oxide and inflammation: The answer is blowing in the wind."

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09-29-2014-Marketplace- Protests in Hong Kong

Marketplace - September 29, 2014 - 1:14pm
Three days of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have nearly shut down the city. They’ve also made financial traders around the world nervous. Prices dropped on Asian and European exchanges today and U.S. stocks also opened lower. Why what happens in Hong Kong matters to U.S. and global markets. Meanwhile, Facebook has launched its rebuilt advertising platform. Atlas, as it’s called, will let marketers use the knowledge and information the company has of its users to target them on mobile apps and websites. Why has it taken so long for Facebook to launch this, and what impact will it have on the company’s competitors and users?
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What We Don't Know About Heart Disease Can Kill Us

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 1:10pm

People in the United Kingdom failed big time when they took a poll on risk factors for heart disease. Think you're more up to speed? Try our quickie quiz and find out.

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How Hong Kong Protesters Are Connecting, Without Cell Or Wi-Fi Networks

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 12:57pm

Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It has been used around the world during political unrest.

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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

NPR Education - September 29, 2014 - 12:27pm

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

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California Enacts 'Yes Means Yes' Law, Defining Sexual Consent

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 12:27pm

The new law requires an "affirmative consent" and states that consent can't be given if someone is asleep or incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

NPR Health&Science - September 29, 2014 - 12:25pm

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 12:25pm

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 11:50am

Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.

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Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 11:11am

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.

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Should You Do The Do-Over If There's A Chance For A Second Chance?

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 11:11am

As world-class violinist Joshua Bell plans a second Washington, D.C. Metro performance, we reflect on the rare opportunity to try something again.

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What's At Stake For Hong Kong?

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 10:36am

As thousands of people throng Hong Kong's financial district to protest for democratic reforms, many wonder whether Beijing will crack down.

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Germany Red-Faced Over Military Equipment Failures

NPR News - September 29, 2014 - 10:33am

The country's defense minister says Germany currently can't fulfill its long-term NATO commitments because of a widespread grounding of its military planes and helicopters.

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