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A Surge In Meth Use In Colorado Complicates Opioid Recovery

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 08:25

Last year, 280 Coloradans who died of a drug overdose had methamphetamine in the mix. That's up sharply from 2016 and more than five times the number in 2012.

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Tech Workers Demand CEOs Stop Doing Business With ICE, Other U.S. Agencies

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:47

Workers from Salesforce, Microsoft and other firms have been putting pressure on the companies, arguing that they support immoral policies through their ties to the federal government.

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U.S.-Russia Summits, From Gravely Serious To Absurdly Comical

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:02

U.S.-Russia summits have ignited, and defused, global crises. There was also the time the U.S. Secret Service found Boris Yeltsin in his underwear and slurring his words, desperate for a pizza.

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She Sells Beer And Brings Cheer To Fans In D.C.'s Baseball Stands

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:00

Beer vending at baseball games is a male-dominated industry. Christy Colt , a beer vendor at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., shares what it takes to be successful at her job.

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The Russia Investigations: 6 Key Insights From The Cyberspy Indictment

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:00

This week the Justice Department unveiled another information-packed indictment from the special counsel's Robert Mueller office that reveals much about the Russian attack on the 2016 election.

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The Heart And Soul Of Armenia Lives In A Slab Of Wood

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:00

For Vahagn Amiryan, the act of carving wood is a way to bring the country's ancient traditions into the modern era.

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McDonald's Pulls Salads From 3,000 Locations After Dozens Sickened By Parasite

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:45

McDonald's said it's pulling salads from about 3,000 locations in 14 states, primarily in the Midwest. Dozens have been sickened with cyclosporiasis, which is caused by the parasite Cyclospora.

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Vouchers In Puerto Rico; Secret Service Guides Schools; Special Education And Race

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:00

A judge rules private school vouchers are against Puerto Rico's constitution; the Secret Service releases a plan to help prevent school shootings; and the Department of Education faces another suit.

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When Calling The Po-Po Is A No-No

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 06:00

In the past few months, several white people have been recorded calling police on black people who are going about their legitimate business: mowing the lawn, using the pool, and sleeping in the dorm.

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Maryland Investigates Russian National's Links To State Elections Software

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:48

A Russian investor purchased a company that runs portions of Maryland's voter registration software systems in 2015. State officials did not know until the FBI informed them this week.

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In Ireland, Drought And A Drone Revealed The Outline Of An Ancient Henge

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:39

As crops get thirsty in Ireland, some plants are faring better than others. Aerial photos show a pattern in crop growth near Newgrange, believed to be the footprint of a previously unknown henge.

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Amid Backlash, Scarlett Johansson Drops Transgender Role

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 19:20

"In light of recent ethical questions raised surrounding my casting as Dante Tex Gill, I have decided to respectfully withdraw my participation in the project," Johansson said in a statement Friday.

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Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die After Transportation To Kenya National Park

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 18:50

Eight rhinos died after being relocated to a wildlife reserve in Kenya. Officials and conservationists say the death toll is unprecedented in their efforts to save the animal from extinction.

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What Will Serena Williams Serve Us At Wimbledon This Weekend?

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:41

After a year in which she has dealt with some health scares, Williams reclaimed her fitness and her game. She is favored against Angelique Kerber to win her eighth Wimbledon singles title.

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Watchful Eyes: At Peer-Run Injection Sites, Drug Users Help Each Other Stay Safe

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:07

In Vancouver, drug users run their own safe injection sites. Public health officials are taking note of how they operate — peers helping each other stay alive in a judgement-free zone.

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Game, Set, Marathon: Anderson Wins Record-Shattering Wimbledon Semifinal

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:55

Kevin Anderson needed more than six and a half hours to beat his American opponent, John Isner. It was easily the longest match that late in a major tournament in men's tennis history.

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Trump's U.K. Visit Dominated By Criticisms Of British Prime Minister In Tabloid Interview

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:20

President Trump's upcoming summit with Russia's president was complicated by the indictment of 12 Russians. Trump just met with Britain's prime minister, a visit with its own issues.

California Starts Streamlining Prosecution For People Who Cross Border Illegally

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:20

This week, for the first time, California courts began instituting a streamlined prosecution process for people detained after crossing the border illegally. The state is facing the added strain that zero tolerance has put on its courts.

Maine Sen. Angus King Weighs In On Latest Indictments In Russia Investigation

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 16:20

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, speaks with NPR's Ailsa Chang about the Justice Department's latest charges against 12 Russian cyberspies related to the 2016 targeting of the DNC and the Clinton campaign.

HHS: All But One Of Tom Price's Plane Trips Broke Federal Rules

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:22

The Health and Human Services inspector general says the agency wasted at least $341,000 on trips. In one case, a staff member rented a car for $345 per day — far over the allowed rate of $126.

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