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What We Don't Know About Heart Disease Can Kill Us

Monday, September 29, 2014

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

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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Morning Edition

Bear Inspires Runner To Qualify For State Meet

Monday, September 29, 2014

High school athletes were running a cross country meet in Alaska when some encountered a bear. The meet was disrupted, but Taylee Nyquist ran well. She tells KRBD, she ran like a bear was chasing her.

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Morning Edition

Trial To Begin In Atlanta Public Schools' Cheating Scandal

Monday, September 29, 2014

On Monday, opening statements begin in the trial of 12 educators charged in an alleged cheating conspiracy. Originally, 35 were indicted but more than half took plea deals.

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Morning Edition

Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.

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Morning Edition

In N.H. Race, A Rematch Of A Rematch

Monday, September 29, 2014

Voters in New Hampshire's 1st District have swung back and forth in recent congressional elections. This year, Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter meets former GOP Rep. Frank Guinta for the third time.

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Morning Edition

Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.

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Morning Edition

HBCUs Move To Address Campus Sexual Assaults, But Is It Enough?

Monday, September 29, 2014

One major study found sexual assaults are lower on campuses of historically black colleges and universities. But some question those numbers and whether HBCUs have the resolve to address the issue.

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Nationals Get Their First No-Hitter; Derek Jeter Plays Final Game

Monday, September 29, 2014

Jordan Zimmermann thought his no-hitter was gone on the 104th pitch, but a little-used rookie saved the day. And Yankees captain Derek Jeter ends his career in Boston with an RBI-single.

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All Things Considered

To Counter Gun Violence, Researchers Seek Deeper Data

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For the first time in nearly 20 years, federal money is flowing into gun violence research. There's also growing momentum behind creating a reliable national database for firearm injuries and deaths.

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People Be Triflin', From 'Bills, Bills, Bills' To The Bible

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The word "trifling" (or, as it may be more commonly said, "triflin'"), used to blast folks as lazy, good-for-nothing cheaters, goes back quite a ways.

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Detroit Salon Finds New Ways To Use Old Hair

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New businesses in Detroit are helping revitalize the economy. One of those new businesses is the Social Club Grooming Company, a barbershop/salon that promotes sustainability.

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A Jetpack That Keeps Its Wearer On The Ground

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Engineering graduate student Jason Kerestes helped build a jetpack that would make it easier for soldiers to run a four-minute mile. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about the project.

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In The Rural West, 'Roving Rabbis' Reach Isolated Jews

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Each year, hundreds of Hasidic rabbinical students travel to far-flung towns that don't have thriving Jewish communities, encouraging rural Jews to reconnect with their faith and be more observant.

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2 Ways To Think About Nothing, One Mo' Time

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Let's compare two kinds of nothing: an empty patch of deep space and an empty piece of paper that was once beautiful. There's nothing to see in either. Or is there?

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Unmasked, Cancer Survivors Face The Symbol Of Their Torture

Sunday, September 28, 2014

For some survivors of head and neck cancer, the mask each had to wear to guide beams of radiation therapy remains a potent symbol. Some destroy the mask afterward. Others see a new beginning.

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Police Officer Shot In Ferguson, Mo., As Protests Continue

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The shooting does not appear to be connected to the protests, police said. The officer, a woman, is expected to recover.

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I Thought It Was Just Stress, Until It Broke My Heart

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sure, she felt sick, but it was probably just stress. She had to make it to the crucial meeting at her son's school and solve the day care problem. But all along her heart was whispering, "enough."

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After 7 Years, Finally, A Football Field Of Their Own

Saturday, September 27, 2014

In Detroit, Cody High School's football team was always the visitor. On Friday, they dedicated their new field with a game that honored its name.

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