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Without Medical Support, DIY Detox Often Fails

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:01am

Treatment for opioid addiction can be expensive and difficult to coordinate. That might make some people tempted to think they can overcome the addiction on their own. This rarely works.

(Image credit: Maria Fabrizio for NPR)

Writer Elin Hilderbrand, 'Queen Of Summer,' Wears Her Crown Proudly

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:00am

Hilderbrand reigns over the summer book market with her breezy novels, mostly set in Nantucket. Even if you're in a drab office, she says, if you're reading one of her books, you're at the beach.

(Image credit: Nina Subin)

Video: Japan's 'Purikura' Photo Booths Offer Snapchat-Like Filters

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 4:00am

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In Tokyo, she checks out Japanese purikura photo booths, which produce selfies to decorate and print out.

(Image credit: Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR)

When A Couple Of Words Make A $2.6 Million Difference

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:41am

A Michigan man who got laid off was told his severance pay would be $81,000 per week for 34 weeks. It turns out, the company meant $81,000 over 34 weeks.

Indians Are Nervous And Confused Over Upcoming Tax Changes

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:25am

On Saturday, India rolls out what is being called a game-changing reform: an overhaul of the country's tax system. But many Indians say they're anxious and unprepared for the momentous occasion.

France To Honor 'Les Sammies,' Uncle Sam's World War I Troops

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:23am

It was 100 years ago this month that U.S. "doughboys" arrived in France. The French are remembering the Yanks who went "Over There" to help them fight in World War I with a series of commemorations.

Trump's Latest Tweet Is Roundly Criticized

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:21am

Steve Inskeep talks with Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at the National Review, about President Trump's latest tweet, which has been criticized from both sides of the aisle.

True Or False: Canadian Woman Misses Out On Banana Bread?

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 7:05am

A Canadian woman died at the age of 87 — saying her failure to make banana bread was her great regret.

Hannibal Buress Pays Look-Alike To Go To Movie Premiere In His Place

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

Comedian Hannibal Buress didn't want to go to the premiere of a new movie he was in. So he paid a look-alike $500 to go; the look-alike even got interviewed on the red carpet.

Opioids As The New Big Tobacco

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

A wave of litigation by state attorneys general against the biggest opioid manufacturers and distributors feels reminiscent of lawsuits brought by states in the 1990s against the tobacco industry.

Morning News Brief: GOP Continues Work On Health Care Bill, Jay Z Releases New Album

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

Republican senators are working on revisions to their health care plan. Also, Hong Kong is marking 20 years under Chinese rule, and rapper Jay Z has a new album.

The Ups And Downs Of Togetherness And Independence When You're A Triplet

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

In a StoryCorps booth in Bloomington, Ind., Maddy, Zoë and Nick Waters, 10, talk about what it means to be a "three-in-one package."

(Image credit: Courtesy of StoryCorps)

Appalachian Wrestling's Greatest Villain: 'The Progressive Liberal'

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

A wrestler is stirring up crowds at deep-red rural Appalachian events as a trash-talking East Coast elite going by the name Dan Richards, "The Progressive Liberal."

Sen. Cory Booker On Health Care And The Democrats' Future

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to Democratic Sen. Cory Booker about the progressive strategy to stop the GOP health care bill — and what Democrats need to do to get back on top.

Philippines' Duterte Is A Divisive Figure, Even Abroad

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

The first year of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's administration has come to a close. But Filipinos at home and in the U.S. are still deeply divided over his leadership.

Week In Politics: Senators Work On Health Care Bill While Trump Tweets

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

This week Republican senators postponed a vote on their health care bill but continued to make changes. Also, President Trump received bipartisan criticism for a crude tweet.

Comedian Mike Myers On Canada And 'Canada'

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

Rachel Martin talks to comedian Mike Myers as Canada prepares to mark 150 years since it took a major step toward independence. Myers has written a book called Canada about his home country.

A Doctor On Rescuing Migrants In The Mediterranean Sea

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

Steve Inskeep speaks with Dr. Craig Spencer of Doctors Without Borders. He leads the medical team on the Aquarius, which rescued more than 1,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

A New Museum Dares To Showcase Stuntman Evel Knievel

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

A new museum in Topeka, Kan., is dedicated to daredevil Evel Knievel. Many of Knievel's stunt bikes have been restored, and his white and blue leather suits are on display.

German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58am

German lawmakers voted to approve same-sex marriage Friday morning, after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her stance against it.

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