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Investigations

The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

Companies that sell dogs trained to sniff out life-threatening changes in blood sugar for people with diabetes have faced lawsuits or complaints from some of their customers.

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San Junipero (Saturday Night in the City of the Dead) Clint Mansell

Peggy Gibson sits in her living room with her service dog, Rocky, in West Jefferson, N.C., last November. Gibson says Rocky, a diabetic alert dog, isn't able to work well in public. Mike Belleme for NPR hide caption

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The Hope And Hype Of Diabetic Alert Dogs

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Scientists ♥ Their Emojis, But It's Complicated

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Is That What Everybody Wants

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Baseball Makes An Early Pitch To Catch The Interest Of Black Players

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