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In Parts Of Vermont, Heroin Is 'The Easiest Drug To Get'

Vermont might be known as an idyll of small towns and maple syrup, but it's also dealing with a major heroin crisis. Journalist Gina Tron, who grew up there, says it doesn't surprise her.
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Chokwe Lumumba: From 'Radical' To 'Revolutionary'

Jackson Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passed away this week. Host Michel Martin learns more about the civil rights attorney and the activists he mentored.
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Thermal Imaging Gets More Common But The Courts Haven't Caught Up

A new smartphone app will make it easy for you to detect a water leak, spot animals while hunting and more. But the new technology raises a question that the Supreme Court thought it had settled.
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Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice

At a Maryland workshop, doctors learn how yoga techniques can help patients with a range of health problems. The doctors also get continuing education credits for the classes.
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The Price Of A Pizza In 237 U.S. Neighborhoods

We analyzed pizza prices from around the country to answer a simple question: How much does a pizza cost in your neighborhood?
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California Rejoices In Rain, But Prepares For Mudslides

The drought-stricken state is getting some much-need precipitation this week. It's not expected to solve the situation, and the rain will create problems. But it's also very welcome.
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Sriracha-Maker Given More Time To Contain Spicy Fumes

The LA suburb of Irwindale has had to balance its need for business success against complaints from residents about the plant's fumes. Huy Fong Foods makes the hot sauce in the rooster bottle.
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Obama To Launch Initiative To Help Young Black, Latino Men

The program is to encourage young African American and Latino males facing a difficult environment and hard choices. The president is once again wading into turbulent racial waters.
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FBI's Abscam Videos Are As Unbelievable As 'American Hustle'

The Oscar contender is loosely based on the Abscam sting, which nailed a senator and six House members on corruption charges. The FBI videotaped some Hollywood-worthy scenes.
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FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums

The law, passed in 2012, was meant to shift the financial risk of insuring flood-zone properties to homeowners. But some residents' premiums have skyrocketed.

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