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Grandparents Step In When Parents Get Hooked On Opiates

3 hours 34 min ago

Thousands of grandparents in Massachusetts are having to raise their grandchildren, in many cases because the parents are addicted to opiates. The process is fraught with tension.

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For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

3 hours 34 min ago

The federal rules will deal a big blow to some energy sectors — especially coal. The change won't be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult.

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Fox News' Debate Selection Method Is Not Without Critics

3 hours 34 min ago

Broadcaster Fox News announces which 10 candidates will be allowed on stage for the first official Republican debate next month. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with politics editor Domenico Montanaro.

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Family Of Sandra Bland Files Wrongful-Death Lawsuit

4 hours 50 min ago

The federal lawsuit accuses the Texas state trooper who arrested Bland of depriving her of her constitutional rights. Bland was found hanging in a jail cell three days later.

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Daniel Romano's Eccentric 'Countrypolitan' Sound Blends Sincerity And Irony

4 hours 53 min ago

Canadian musician Daniel Romano specializes in country music that's a throwback to a bygone era. Rock critic Ken Tucker calls his new album, If I've Only One Time Askin', a "moving collection."

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'Dragonfish' Offers A Noir Vision Of An 'American Dream Gone Rancid'

4 hours 53 min ago

The debut novel by Vu Tran is a crime drama involving a white cop, his Vietnamese-born ex-wife and her new husband, a violent crime boss. Maureen Corrigan calls Dragonfish a "haunting literary novel."

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Exploring The 'Wild And Haunting World Of Dolphins'

4 hours 56 min ago

In her new book, Voices in the Ocean, Susan Casey describes the life of dolphins and details some new threats the animals face, such as organized dolphin kills and man-made sounds in the ocean.

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Just How Arbitrary Is Fox's 10-Person GOP Debate Cutoff?

5 hours 18 min ago

The top 10 candidates, as determined by Fox's analysis of polls, will debate Thursday. But even when you average polls together, it's tough to tell the difference between the lower-ranked hopefuls.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

5 hours 36 min ago

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if there anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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A Pig, A Frog And Two Producers: 'The Muppets' Talk About Returning To Prime Time

5 hours 50 min ago

At the Television Critics Association press tour, the producers and stars of the new Muppet comedy talked about romance, fighting, and being owned by Disney.

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Straighten Your Hair Without Frying It? Engineers Are On The Case

6 hours 27 sec ago

Heat can turn curly locks into a sleek 'do — and can also damage hair permanently. Engineers at Purdue are figuring out how hot is just hot enough when it comes to wielding that flat iron.

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Would Natural Gas Act As A 'Bridge Fuel?'

6 hours 7 min ago

The president has called for natural gas to serve as a "bridge fuel" to renewable energies, but there are concerns that the country would settle before transitioning to renewable sources.

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Former Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder On Sitting Governors Running For President

6 hours 20 min ago

Should a sitting governor run for president?

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Airlines Take Stand Against Carrying Big-Game Trophies

6 hours 26 min ago

Airlines are responding to the outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion by banning the transportation of big-game trophies on flights.

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A Look Back At Davy Jones

6 hours 40 min ago

We take a look at the impact a young star can have on even younger fans.

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Treatment For Addiction Out Of Reach For Many

6 hours 48 min ago

A growing body of research says a drug called Suboxone can offer a stable recovery from opiate addiction, but it remains hard to get.

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Greek Markets Plunge For Second Day In A Row

6 hours 54 min ago

For the second straight day, the Greek stock market suffered losses as the country's left-wing government conceded that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election.

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The National's Matt Berninger Has A New Band

6 hours 55 min ago

Hear EL VY's dark and driving "Return To The Moon," in which Berninger teams up with Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls.

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Guest DJ: Sylvan Esso

7 hours 7 min ago

Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn break down the components of their electro-folk sound and share songs by some of the other artists who've inspired them.

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Newly Expanded AT&T Announces New Bundle Promotion

7 hours 8 min ago

Smaller cable companies and some consumer advocates are not happy, but some analysts say this new offer is a good deal.

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