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Painter Llyn Foulkes Creates On The Fringes Of The Art World

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Artist Llyn Foulkes has been an underground force on the Los Angeles art scene for more than 50 years. His work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney in New York and L.A.'s MOCA. He's won first prize at the Paris Biennale, and he's been on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, as a musician. Carolina Miranda has a profile of a very unusual man.
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Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.
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The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.
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Bernie Sanders Has A Message For The Political Moment

Bernie Sanders entered the race for president talking about a political revolution at moment when Democratic voters and young people were primed to hear it.
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'Captain America' Is Trending In Nigeria But You Might Be Surprised Why

Nigerian netizens are using the hashtag #CaptainAmericaInNigeria as a vehicle for cheeky social and political commentary.

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