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Reporting On Mass Shootings: A Familiar Heartbreaking Script

11/11/2018
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In the past year, NPR's Leila Fadel has had to report on the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and last week's shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., that left 13 dead, including the gunman.

Duration:00:04:43

Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Her Sobriety

11/10/2018
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Pain medications commonly used in labor present medical and mental challenges for pregnant women recovering from opioid addiction.

Duration:00:04:13

FDA Cracks Down On E-Cigarette Sales To Curb Teen Vaping

11/9/2018
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The Food and Drug Administration is set to ban sales of e-cigarettes at gas stations and convenience stores, which is where teens often go to buy them.

Duration:00:02:51

Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain

11/8/2018
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When people are feeling glum, it often means that brain areas involved in emotion and memory are communicating. Researchers now have observed the circuit in action in humans.

Duration:00:03:15

Jeff Sessions Forced Out As Attorney General After Constant Criticism From Trump

11/7/2018
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Sessions was an early Trump supporter, but he quickly lost the president's favor after recusing himself from the Russia investigation. Democrats immediately expressed concern about the probe's fate.

Duration:00:04:50

First-time Voters Reflect On Election Day And Casting Their Ballots

11/6/2018
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Much of the focus gearing up for the midterms has been on getting young voters to the polls. Now that their ballots are cast, first-time voters from around the country talk about their experience.

Duration:00:02:26

How To Make Sense Of Exit Polls On Election Night

11/5/2018
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Exit polls can be confusing and even misleading as the deluge of data pours in. There are smarter ways to know which numbers to look for — and which to be wary of — on election night 2018.

Duration:00:03:43

New Documentary Paints A Picture Of The Contemporary Art Market Run Amok

11/4/2018
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HBO's The Price of Everything calls into question the current price explosion and commodification of modern art "that's fascinating, but it's also terrifying," says director Nathaniel Kahn.

Duration:00:07:06

On Barbra Streisand's Latest, The Walls Do Talk — To The President

11/3/2018
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Streisand speaks with Scott Simon about crafting her new album, Walls, as a reaction to the Trump administration.

Duration:00:08:41

Americans Of All Faiths Plan To Attend Shabbat Services In Solidarity With Jews

11/2/2018
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There is a call for non-Jews to join Jewish congregations this weekend in a show of solidarity. A rabbi and a pastor in St. Louis talks about the event, labeled #ShowUpForShabbat.

Duration:00:02:10

Why Big Money Is Being Pumped Into A Small New Mexico Race

11/1/2018
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As battles over energy and climate heat up, national groups are putting more money into local races with a big impact. That includes the election of the land commissioner in New Mexico.

Duration:00:04:07

Another 'Civil War'? Pessimism About Political Violence Deepens In A Divided Nation

10/31/2018
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Following a rash of deaths, threats and violent acts, Americans fear the nation may be growing so far apart that danger may become a regular factor in partisan disputes. It has happened before.

Duration:00:04:31

Pittsburgh Shooting And Other Cases Point To Rise In Domestic Extremism

10/30/2018
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The U.S. endured three bouts of domestic extremism last week. American-born men with far-right beliefs have been charged in all of them, in keeping with a long-standing pattern.

Duration:00:03:33

Migrant And Refugee Advocates Call On Trump To Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

10/29/2018
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In the aftermath of the Pittsburgh killings, many are seeing a connection between President Trump's anti-immigrant speeches and the attack, which targeted a synagogue that helped refugees.

Duration:00:03:36

A Rural Community Decided To Treat Its Opioid Problem Like A Natural Disaster

10/28/2018
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A rural county in Washington declared the opioid epidemic a life-threatening emergency. It uses a multiagency coordination group straight out of FEMA's playbook to respond to the crisis.

Duration:00:06:18

A Brutal Lynching And A Possible Confession, Decades Later

10/27/2018
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A recent book recounts the brutal lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. In it, the woman who accused the boy of assault admits she was lying. The FBI has reopened the murder investigation.

Duration:00:07:20

Feds Charge Florida Man With Mailing Improvised Bombs To Trump Political Critics

10/26/2018
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Cesar Altieri Sayoc was arrested after more devices were found on Friday. Packages have been sent to at least 11 targets this week, all of whom are critics or opponents of President Trump.

Duration:00:03:58

Methamphetamine Roils Rural Towns Again Across The U.S.

10/25/2018
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Meth is back "with a vengeance," police say. Now made mostly by superlabs in Mexico, it is stronger, cheaper and more prevalent, cutting across demographic barriers and sparking serious crime.

Duration:00:04:28

FACT CHECK: President Trump's False Claims On Migrant Caravan, Tax Cuts

10/23/2018
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President Trump has been keeping fact-checkers busy with his campaign claims of Middle Eastern migrants and a 10 percent middle-class tax cut.

Duration:00:04:42

How One Colorado Town Is Tackling Suicide Prevention — Starting With The Kids

10/23/2018
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Eight of the top 10 states with the highest suicide rates are in the Mountain West. Grand Junction, Colo., has launched an ambitious effort starting in the schools to try to address the problem.

Duration:00:07:50