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POLL: More People Are Taking Opioids, Even As Their Concerns Rise

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 4:00am

The number of people who have used opioid painkillers is still rising, according to a new NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll. But they're also worried about addiction, overdose and side effects.

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As State Budget Revenues Fall Short, Higher Education Faces A Squeeze

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:47am

At least 24 states have reported that revenues this year have come in weaker than expected, leading to cuts to higher education spending across the country.

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Mike Pence Used AOL Email For State Business As Indiana Governor

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 3:10am

Public records obtained by The Indianapolis Star show that Pence communicated with advisers about security issues using the AOL account, which was hacked last year.

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As The Seasons Change, So Do Our Color Preferences

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 2:04am

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo takes a look at new research suggesting that types of objects and events that tend to come to mind when we view different colors change throughout the year.

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2 Inmates Are Killed In Nebraska Prison Disturbance

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 1:27am

Officials at Tecumseh State Correctional Institution have not provided details about how the two inmates died. A 2015 riot there also left two inmates dead and caused extensive damage.

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First Clouded Leopard Cub Born Using Cryopreserved Semen

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 8:31pm

A statement from the Smithsonian National Zoo and the Nashville Zoo said Thursday that the accomplishment is "a giant step for global conservation efforts."

(Image credit: Amiee Stubbs/Nashville Zoo)

Rick Perry Sworn In As Energy Secretary

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 7:41pm

The former Texas governor was confirmed Thursday by a 62-37 vote in the Senate. While running for president in 2011, Perry pledged to eliminate the department, but he says he's changed his mind.

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