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Frederick County Nixes Cancer Cluster Claims

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The departments of health for Frederick County and the state of Maryland looked at cancer rates between 1992 and 2008 in an area 2 miles out from contaminated sites in Fort Detrick.

Fort Detrick is the base where the army carried out chemical and biological testing through the '70s, and hundreds of nearby residents attribute their cancers to that testing.

The health departments found no statistically significant difference in the rate of cancer for the area. Residents point out that anyone who moved out of the area before being diagnosed wouldn't have been counted, and there isn't any data from before 1992. Health officials say no data is perfect and they used the best they had.


From 'Unproud' To 'Hombre,' Election 2016 Is Testing Our Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster noticed the number of unique words coming out of this campaign, and has been using Twitter to report the most searchable words. Lexicographer Peter Sokolowski talks to Rachel Martin.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Republican And Trump Critic Ana Navarro Speaks On Election

Ana Navarro has become a standard bearer for Republican women repudiating Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the GOP strategist about her view of the election, which is only 16 days away.

The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

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