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Rewash That Pre-Washed Bag Of Lettuce? Don't Bother (Probably)

Some listeners took issue with our off-the-cuff recommendation that they rewash already washed lettuce on All Things Considered yesterday. Today correspondent Dan Charles explains why there's not really a right answer.
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Discovery Lands At The Smithsonian

Space shuttle Discovery has officially arrived at its new home at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

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Government Takeover Of Farm Subsidy Would Save Billions, Economist Says

Crop insurance is a sticky issue in the debate over the shape of the farm bill this year. But what if a simplified version of the program could save taxpayers billions of dollars? One economist says it could.
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Your Salad: A Search For Where The Wild Things Were

Tracing the source of contamination in fresh foods grown in the ground is hard work, and companies spend a lot of money trying to keep Salmonella and other bugs out while allowing nature to run its course. But it's not easy.
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Staying Active Fends Off Alzheimer's, Even In People Over 80

Activity fends off Alzheimer's disease in people over 80, according to new research that tracked the movements of people in their 80s. And just doing stuff counts. It doesn't have to be "exercise."
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Following The Lives Of Chimpanzees On Screen

Filmmaker Alastair Fothergill spent three years in Western Africa, following a group of wild chimps. His Disney nature film Chimpanzee showcases a baby chimp named Oscar and the relationships he develops within his clan.
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Smithsonian Welcomes Space Shuttle Discovery

The Smithsonian celebrated the arrival of NASA's most traveled spacecraft, space shuttle Discovery, which took the place of the space shuttle Enterprise in the museum's hangar.

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How A 'Western Problem' Led To New Drilling Rules

New EPA rules would control air pollution coming from wells being drilled by the oil and natural gas industries. The rules are a result of a lawsuit by an environmental group that sued the agency to clean up the drilling industry after communities in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming complained about air pollution.
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Death Penalty Research Flawed, Expert Panel Says

A panel of independent experts convened by the prestigious National Research Council has examined whether the death penalty deters or increases homicide rates. It concluded that the available research offers no useful information for policymakers.
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New Rules To Curb Pollution From Oil, Gas Drilling

The federal rules announced Wednesday will, among other things, soon require oil and natural gas drillers to limit air pollution from drilling operations. Though the requirements stand to save companies money long term, producers say pollution regulations should be left to the states.

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