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The Curious Case Of Teen Tics In Le Roy, N.Y.

Something strange happened shortly after school started last year in Le Roy, a tiny town of 7,500 people in Western New York. A handful of girls were stricken with bizarre twitches, tics, and spasms — all apparently involuntary. Soon the condition spread,and to date 19 people have exhibited symptoms Environmentalists descended on Le Roy, claiming pollution had to be to blame. But as New York Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz, what happened to the girls in Le Roy may be more complicated than that.