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For LGBTQ Americans in rural areas, finding a sympathetic physician can be difficult. And that challenge makes getting appropriate health care even harder.

The country's top public health advocate says the cycle of opioid addiction won't be stopped without more money from Congress and cooperation among federal, state and local officials.

It was slated to be a massive merger of a telecom and a media company — a deal worth $85 billion. As the case heads to court, this could set up one of the biggest antitrust showdowns in many years.

Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the death of entertainer Mel Tillis. Tillis died yesterday after a long illness at the age of 85. He had three dozen Top Ten country hits of his own and wrote dozens more for others, including a monster hit for Kenny Rogers and the First Edition: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town."

The Nebraska Public Service Commission voted to approve a route for the pipeline, giving TransCanada the permission it needs to build. But there are still big obstacles ahead, both economic and challenges from environmentalists and landowners.

DOJ's case against the merger argues that the companies would control so much of both what people watch and how they watch it, that it could mean higher prices for both consumers and competitors.

Hurricane Harvey's deluge left some homeowners and politicians wondering whether the whole system for predicting floods is any good. Scientists are hoping better data can lead to better flood maps.

Attempts by German chancellor Angela Merkel to form a coalition government have collapsed — earning a rebuke from the German President, who called on politicians to put aside their party interests for the sake of the country.

The Alabama Media Group came out with strong condemnation of Roy Moore, prompting a legal threat from the U.S. Senate candidate. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alabama Media Group's Vice President of Content Michelle Holmes about that decision.

Reporter Jake Bernstein helped break the story of the Panama Papers, the leaked documents that detail the offshore tax havens of the super rich. His new book is Secrecy World.

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