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Tiny Magnetic Beads Help Tame Severe Reflux For Some People

Lots of people have heartburn or gastric reflux, and not all of them are helped by medications. A surgical device may help people with severe symptoms, but it hasn't been tested long term.
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Pregnancy Hormone May Reduce Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Women with multiple sclerosis often find that they have fewer problems when they are expecting. That led researchers to develop an experimental drug based on a hormone associated with pregnancy.
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Japanese-American Activist And Malcolm X Ally Dies At 93

Yuri Kochiyama spent two years in an internment camp and helped win reparations for Japanese-Americans. A lifelong champion of civil rights, she had a brief but formative friendship with Malcolm X.
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When A Bullet Misses Its Target, It Can Still Kill

In places where bullets fly regularly, there's a new kind of "duck and cover" lesson for kids. The impact of stray bullets isn't widely studied, but their indiscriminate nature is known all too well.
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Political Division Over Effect Of Swapping 5 Detainees For POW

In exchange for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. transferred five detainees from Guantanamo to Qatar. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Kabul correspondent Sean Carberry about the swap.
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'Freedom Is Yours': American POW Is On His Way Home

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Jessica Robinson, correspondent with the Northwest News Network, about American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, and how his hometown in Idaho is reacting to the news of his release.
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In The Midst Of A Historic Lull, Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicks Off

A major hurricane has not made landfall in the United States in for 3,142 days. That's the longest streak going back to 1900.
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Was Negotiating With The Taliban The Only Way To Free Bergdahl?

Rep. Mike Rogers is critical of negotiating with the Taliban, but an exchange took place to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.
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Did Suicide Bomber Catch The 'Virus Of Jihadism' In Florida?

A U.S. citizen who blew himself up in a suicide attack in Syria last week grew up in Florida, according to U.S. officials. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to former FBI Intelligence adviser Philip Mudd.

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