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Tainted Steroid Injections And Public Health

12 people have died and 121 in 10 states are sick with a rare form of fungal meningitis. The outbreak has been linked to tainted steroid injections used to treat back and neck pain. In all about 13,000 people in 23 states may have been exposed, and for many it’s now a waiting game to see if symptoms develop. An investigation is underway into how and why these contaminated medications were produced and distributed. Please join us to discuss drug manufacturing and public health

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He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago on Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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Inquiry Into Conflict At D.C. Agency Is Planned By Council Member Cheh

Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) says she plans on holding hearings on a recent staff shakeup at the city department that awards major public construction projects.

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A Robot That Harms: When Machines Make Life Or Death Decisions

An artist has designed a robot that purposefully defies Isaac Asimov's law that "a robot may not harm humanity" — to bring urgency to the discussion about self-driving and other smart technology.

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