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As a result of the opioid epidemic, doctors are being urged to turn to other medications to treat chronic pain. But that can be a challenge for people who have used opioid painkillers for years.

When a particularly scenic shot gains traction on Instagram, visitors flood in. Travel photographer Brent Knepper tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that can lead to permanent changes in the landscape.

The biological effects of lifelong exposure to racism or other sorts of discrimination can be complicated, scientists say, but likely tap into the same mechanisms as other types of chronic stress.

"What we're talking about is the new concept of so-called hybrid war, which a government wages but won't admit to," Gennady Gudkov, a retired KGB colonel, tells NPR. "It's extremely hard to prove."

While Trump says he believes the Russian president's denials, made during a summit in Vietnam, Trump also says he agrees with U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the election.

MoBike, China's first bike-share company, is worth $3 billion. "I personally like riding bicycles," says the company's 35-year-old president Hu Weiwei. "I was thinking, 'How can I bring bikes back?'"

Country music long has been affiliated with the outdoors, small towns, hunting, and in turn, guns. Country music journalist Jonathan Bernstein talks about the dynamic between the two industries.

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Republican Sen. Mark Walker of North Carolina about what's in the tax legislation from Senate Republicans and how the party plans to get it passed by the end of the year.

German automakers are under fire again, this time from European owners of vehicles linked to the diesel emissions scandal who, unlike American owners, have gotten no compensation.

President Trump laid out his "America First" vision of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region. He wants to rebalance trade relationships and prefers bilateral deals to multilateral ones.




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