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Medicines that help users wean themselves from opioid drugs can be prescribed in a doctor's office or clinic. But some clients question whether the clinics always have their best interests at heart.

NPR's Steven Inskeep speaks with reporter Ofeibea Quist-Arcton to learn more about the hostage crisis at a hotel in Bamako, Mali, and the ensuing siege by special forces.

In Mali's capital, Bamako, gunmen have taken more than 100 hostages at a Radisson hotel. NPR's Phil Ewing and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton explain what is known about the attacks and the crisis in progress.

The visa waiver program allowed 20 million travelers into the U.S. last year, and many say it poses a bigger threat than the refugee resettlement program.

Reports from China show that E. coli bacteria are increasingly resistant to the antibiotic of last resort — and can pass that resistance on to other strains of bacteria.

The mobile payment startup Square has grown rapidly and went public this week. But it is dogged by complaints from small businesses that use it.

One year ago this weekend, the 12-year-old was fatally shot by a police officer. The prosecutor is promising transparency, but activists have grown impatient while waiting for a grand jury decision.

At least six Americans are among the hostages who have been rescued from the hotel, which is popular with foreign visitors to Mali's capital.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a self-described pro-immigration Republican, was the first to ask for a pause on Syrian refugees to be relocated to his state.

In exchange for completing job training and parenting programs, Maryland is writing off some of parents' back child support. Similar efforts across the country are addressing the staggering debt.

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