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The Curious Case Of Teen Tics In Le Roy, N.Y.

Something strange happened shortly after school started last year in Le Roy, a tiny town of 7,500 people in Western New York. A handful of girls were stricken with bizarre twitches, tics, and spasms — all apparently involuntary. Soon the condition spread,and to date 19 people have exhibited symptoms Environmentalists descended on Le Roy, claiming pollution had to be to blame. But as New York Times Magazine staff writer Susan Dominus tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz, what happened to the girls in Le Roy may be more complicated than that.
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Losing Sleep, Saving Time: Set Your Clock Forward This Weekend

Daylight-saving time takes effect early tomorrow morning; there's advice to help people cope with losing an hour's sleep and regulating their sleep schedule.
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Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists' Cover

Iowa's so-called "Ag-Gag" law targets undercover animal rights activists who secretly take videos. Farmers say they need the legal protection to block those trying to take down agriculture, but critics ask what the industry may be hiding.
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Haven Or Hell: Refugees In Idaho Struggle For Work

For years, Boise's strong economy, good-quality affordable housing and supportive community created an especially favorable environment for refugee resettlement. The recession has shifted that picture.
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Experts: A Strike On Iran Poses Many Challenges

There's been considerable debate about bombing Iran's nuclear facilities, but little talk about the logistics involved. Military experts say Israel would likely need U.S. help, and a bombing campaign would probably take weeks, not days.
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Stubborn As A Mule's Knot: Massaging Ornery Beasts

The famous pack mules that carry supplies and people in and out of the Grand Canyon have back pain. One man is on a mission to make the lives of these beasts of burden a little less painful.

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