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A Doctor Turned Mayor Solves A Murder Mystery In Colombia

Sept. 29
Nsikan Akpan / NPR
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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.

4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

Sept. 29
Charles Ornstein / NPR

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

Sandwich Monday: The Pizza Cake

Sept. 29
Peter Sagal / NPR
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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."

After Fire, FAA Orders Review Of Contingency Plans, Security

Sept. 29
Eyder Peralta / NPR
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On Friday, a contractor intentionally set fire to an FAA air traffic facility that has caused flight delays and cancellations for days.

More Active Play Equals Better Thinking Skills For Kids

Sept. 29
Alison Bruzek / NPR
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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.

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

Sept. 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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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."

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

Sept. 29
Nancy Shute / NPR
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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.

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

Sept. 29
Elise Hu / NPR
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Pro-democracy protesters are downloading a fast-growing app called FireChat to stay in touch. It's being used around the world during political unrest.

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

Sept. 29
Peggy Lowe / NPR
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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.

Afghanistan's New President: 'Hold Me Accountable'

Sept. 29
Scott Neuman / NPR
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Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai takes over from Hamid Karzai after a disputed election that forced a unity government with rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah.