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Opioid abuse is rising fast among those who live in rural areas. Research suggests the drugs' illicit use there spreads rapidly via social networks, which could be part of the solution, too.

The tenacious Old World climbing fern — native to Africa, Asia and Australia — is toppling trees as it swamps the state. It also threatens to derail a national wildlife refuge.

The Dutch village of Volendam is prosperous, picturesque — and a stronghold of Geert Wilders' far-right Freedom Party. Though it has few immigrants, Wilders' anti-immigrant message resonates.

Holding a newborn on a parent's bare chest has long been used to help premature babies. Hospitals increasingly recommend it for full term babies, too. Doctors say it reduces pain and lowers stress.

Eleven states with GOP governors expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Now those governors want to make sure the expansion isn't unwound if the ACA is repealed.

Far-right politicians from across Europe, drawing breath from Brexit and Donald Trump's victory, gathered in Koblenz, Germany, to map strategy for upcoming elections in their countries.

Fox News reported the Trump Administration says it will work with Congress to find a long-term solution for immigrants with temporary legal status under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Part of a press secretary's job is to keep the president's initial reactions out of the public, but that could change with President Trump. Former press secretary Ari Fleischer shares his insights.

Dolores Huerta was one of the co-founders of the group that became the United Farm Workers. She's continuing her activism of more than 60 years and her life is the focus of a new documentary, Dolores.

New York Times reporter Scott Shane talks about his recent article: "From Headline to Photograph, a Fake News Masterpiece," and his interview with a fake news content creator from Maryland.

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