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Powerful Narcotic Painkiller Up For FDA Approval

The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn that it could launch a new wave of abuse.
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'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.
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Fields And Farm Jobs Dry Up With California's Worsening Drought

For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
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U.S. Marshal Fatally Shoots Defendant In Utah Courtroom

The alleged gang member was killed when he reportedly lunged at a witness and was shot several times in the federal courtroom in Salt Lake City.
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Alaska OKs Bill Making Native Languages Official

If you're inclined, you could soon speak Tlingit, Inupiaq, or Siberian Yupik in Alaska with the knowledge that those and 18 other languages (including English) are officially recognized by the state.
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Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

The quest for cheap, reliable electricity to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies to the ends of the earth.
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Powdered Liquor: Now Legal But Won't Be In Your Margarita Soon

The feds have approved dehydrated versions of vodka and even mojitos. Simply add water and voila! You've got a cocktail. But red tape will likely keep the high-proof powder off the market for a while.
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To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot's Stoner Image

In Colorado, where recreational pot is now legal, stores are working hard to stand out — marketing to fans of organic, locally grown produce and trying to liken using pot to enjoying a glass of wine.
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NPR 8 Runner's Hard Road Back To Boylston Ends In Triumph

Demi Clark, who has been profiled in NPR's series Running Toward Boylston, just finished the 2014 Boston Marathon. She discusses what it was like to tackle the marathon again after the 2013 bombing.
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Once A Punchline, Reno Takes A Gamble On Revamping Image

Reno, Nev., is having an identity crisis. As its stream of visitors has dried up, the city has gained the reputation of a seedy gambling town without the glamour of Las Vegas. While Reno's starting to lure tech companies from the Bay Area, Will Stone of Reno Public Radio reports that changing its image remains a tough sell.

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