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New and Old Research on Vitamin Supplements

Many people take a multivitamin daily, or specific vitamins for a particular reason, like Vitamin C to ward off a cold. But a growing body of research shows that, for many people, taking supplements may do nothing at all -- and overdoing it by taking several times the recommended daily allowance can even be harmful. FDA oversight of vitamin supplements is limited, so it's up to consumers to watch what they take. We explore the risks and benefits of taking your vitamins.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 22

You can attend a festival where nothing is planned, aside from the schedule, or see a play about temptation and loyalty.

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Syrup Induces Pumpkin-Spiced Fever Dreams

Hugh Merwin, an editor at Grub Street, bought a 63-ounce jug of pumpkin spice syrup and put it in just about everything he ate for four days. As he tells NPR's Scott Simon, it did not go well.
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Cuccinelli Claims PAC Shortchanged His Campaign

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A lawsuit by Republican Ken Cuccinelli says a political action committee raised large amounts of money invoking his name in email solicitations despite giving only a pittance to his 2013 campaign.

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Cellphones In Class Are No Problem In One Maryland School District

An Eastern Shore school district is allowing teachers to treat students' cellphones, tables and laptops as a resource rather than a nuisance.

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