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Decades ago, a researcher came up with 28 days as the ideal length of stay for inpatient alcoholism rehab, despite lack of evidence that it worked. That model is now being used for opioid addiction.

Matzo ball soup is a classic straight from Eastern Europe. But not all Jews from the region came to the New World via Ellis Island, as this jalapeño-inflected recipe reflects.

The new maps mean flood insurance for these areas is optional. But with half the city at or below sea level and memories of post-Hurricane Katrina flooding, some worry they send the wrong message.

Thursday's crash disrupted service at the regional hub. Officials promised extra buses, ferries and light rail, but WNYC's Stephen Nessen reports it was chaos for many Hoboken Terminal users.

Recently purchased by Chinese tech tycoon Jack Ma, the South China Morning Post, one of Hong Kong's premier newspapers, seems to be under pressure from mainland China, just like the city it serves.

A Silicon Valley startup wants to use technology to solve the pizza paradox. It's a food that's meant to be delivered but never tastes quite as good upon arrival.

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's David Schaper about what might have caused a commuter train to overshoot the terminal Thursday morning. At least 100 people were injured, and one death was reported.

Attorney Claudia Bernal was on her way to work in New York City when she was detoured due to the crash. NPR's Joel Rose says the New Jersey terminal is a main point of entry to Manhattan.

Witness Mark Cardona describes the scene of a commuter train crash near the Hudson River. Nancy Solomon of member station WYNC also reports what she's seeing and hearing.

Commuter Ben Fairclough says he had just gotten off a different train and was walking toward the station when he found his path blocked by the crashed train. He describes the scene to Steve Inskeep.

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