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The Army Begins Construction on Biodefense Lab Building

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The Army is starting construction on a bio-defense laboratory building at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. The building will be the new home for the Army's Medical Institute of Infectious Diseases. Research there will focus on the world's deadliest pathogens. By the end of 2015, as many as 952 people are expected to work there. That's up from about 800 working in current facilities built in the 1950s and 1960s.

Critics says planners haven't fully considered the risk of a release of infectious organisms from the lab. The National Academy of Sciences will begin a health and safety review of the project.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Oct. 9, 2015

Cuban dance, Spanish opera and Sephardic Jewish music provide Spanish-influenced entertainment this weekend in D.C.


Chef Paul Prudhomme Will Live On Through His Restaurants, Spices And Books

Chef Paul Prudhomme has died at the age of 75. He revolutionized Cajun and Creole cuisine and popularized it throughout the world, creating a craze for "blackened" everything.
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The Politics Hour - October 9, 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe joins Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.


Beyond The 'Like' Button: Facebook Comes To Our Emotional Rescue

Facebook reveals new emojis it's testing to expand the iconic "Like" button. All Tech Considered welcomes a new host, who tries to explain her vision for the blog using Facebook's seven "Reactions."

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