Dr. David Burkons holds the licensing certificates that allowed him to open a clinic that provides medical and surgical abortions. It took about 18 extra months of inspections, he says, to get the approval to offer surgical abortions. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

The state has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in Ohio have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.

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The Salt

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to it.

"I would have thought the top drug kingpins in the country wouldn't be the beneficiaries of what we're trying to do here," Judge Royce C. Lamberth said, referring to sentencing reform efforts and guidelines that were designed to help nonviolent drug offenders secure early release. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Notorious Cocaine Dealers' Release Requests Test New Sentencing Guidelines

A man who helped flood Washington, D.C., with drugs in the 1980s wants to reduce his sentence using guidelines that help drug offenders secure early release. A federal judge doesn't seem convinced.

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Rest In Peace, Wes Craven (We Sure Won't)

The horror master, who died on Sunday, disturbed the dreams of millions of moviegoers in A Nightmare on Elm Street, and he helped to revitalize the genre in the 1990s by directing the Scream movies.

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A Neurologist At The 'Intersection Of Fact And Fable'

Oliver Sacks, who died Sunday, saw "infinitely moving, dramatic, romantic situations" during his decades studying the human brain. Fresh Air remembers Sacks with two interviews from 1985 and 2012.

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It's All Politics

When You See 'Trump' On A Building, It Might Not Be What You Think

Plenty of buildings still boast Donald Trump's name in Manhattan, where he became famous as a real estate developer. But he doesn't actually own most of them — and never has.

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WATCH: Mitski's Heartfelt Set Sans Filters

Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through. Watch the singer perform three of her songs in the NPR Music offices.

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