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  1. Some question the need for a costly pill that's basically made of peanut flour. But with standardized capsules, more peanut allergy sufferers could gain access to a treatment now available to few.
  2. "This is all wrong. I shouldn't be up here. I should be back in school, on the other side of the ocean," activist Greta Thunberg tells leaders at a U.N. climate conference.
  3. The Thomas Cook travel agency and airline abruptly collapsed Monday morning, with more than 150,000 travelers currently abroad.
  4. The funeral industry was once dominated by family businesses passed down through generations. But that has changed: In 2018, 83% of mortuary college graduates were completely new to the business.
  5. A year ago, President Trump was laughed at during his address to the U.N. General Assembly. This year, he'll face an audience of world leaders increasingly unclear about America's role in the world.
  6. In an interview ahead of this week's U.N. General Assembly, Mohammad Javad Zarif tells NPR that U.S. sanctions against Iran "will not be able to bring us to our knees."
  7. A growing subculture of savvy consumers is finding new ways to game credit card points. But it's not a game for everyone.
  8. Humanity is not on track to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Delegations from nearly 200 countries are meeting to discuss promises they made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  9. Never mind a runner's high — the buzz some people say they get after a run. Neuroscientist Benedict Kolber was more interested in how to generate pain relief via a brisk walk. It can really work.
  10. Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabagand the departing Game of Thronesboth came up big Sunday night, as did Chernobyl and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.