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A new study shows black male athletes are completing college at significantly lower rates. Renee Montagne speaks to Kevin Blackistone, a "Washington Post" sport columnist, to examine this pervasive problem.

People between 45 and 65 may be the loneliest segment in the U.S. And researchers are using brain scans to show that friendships are vital to staying healthy and engaged in your middle years.

China's legislature, long dismissed as a "rubber stamp" and empty political theater, attracts some of the country's wealthiest and most prominent figures. But how much can it accomplish?

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Debra Houry, director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about new opioid guidelines.

Quitting abruptly is more effective, a study finds, even for people who'd rather phase it out gradually.

"Certainly yes," said Jeff Miller, the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety, when asked on Capitol Hill if football is linked to a degenerative brain disease.

Renee Montagne talks with ESPN reporter Steve Fainaru about a startling statement by the NFL's executive vice president for health and safety about chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

Even before he became "BuzzFeed Andrew," Andrew Kaczynski spent hours a day scouring archives for political research. The 26-year-old brings controversies and scoops to the public for the election.

The "new microcephaly." That's what doctors in Brazil are calling the birth defect believed to be caused by the Zika virus because it seems much worse than cases that have occurred for other reasons.

Carrier's decision to shift manufacturing from the U.S. wasn't extraordinary, but a viral video of the announcement is having an impact on the presidential race and the debate over free trade.




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