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When bioengineer Christina Smolke started her own research lab, she was only 29-years-old. But that didn't stop her from setting colossal goals.

Smolke immediately began to work on what many considered to be a holy grail in bioengineering: yeast that can literally brew narcotic drugs. Achieving that, she knew, could open the door to the quick development of better medications of all sorts.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Excites Skywatchers

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Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Ted Cruz can fry bacon on a hot gun, but that's nothing compared to this Canadian candidate.

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WYATT SCOTT: Hey, I'm Wyatt Scott, and I'm running for Parliament...

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Football fans - and even those who don't watch any football - hear this.

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JOHN FACENDA: Professional football in America is a special game - a unique game played nowhere else on earth.

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In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

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Gunfire Erupts Following Ferguson Shooting Anniversary

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Close to a 1,000 people made a run for the border this weekend in El Paso, Texas, as part of an international 10K race from the United States into Mexico.

El Paso and Ciudad Juárez lie side by side in the desert within waving distance of each other. Six years ago, many El Pasoans stopped going to Juárez. A vicious drug war that took the lives of more than 10,000 people scared them off. But on Saturday morning, some of that fear melted away.

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NFL Hall of Famer and sports announcer Frank Gifford died yesterday in Connecticut at the age of 84. NPR's Sam Sanders has this remembrance.

SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: A lot of you listening may know of Frank Gifford for things like this.

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As many of you will know, that's the theme for StoryCorps, which you usually hear on Fridays. Today, we want to tell you about a new initiative from StoryCorps founder David Isay.

An online food service offered a special promotion during last night's Republican debate: A free taco for every time Donald Trump said "Mexico," which turned out to be a platterful.

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Fans and admirers regularly leave colorful mementos on his tombstone outside of Pittsburgh, and a local artist and Warhol historian even holds graveside birthday parties.

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