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Why Your Sense Of Smell Is Better Than You Might Think

A neuroscientist argues that our noses are more powerful than we think. Humans, he says, actually have a great sense of smell.

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Liquor stores in the town of Whiteclay, Neb., are now officially closed. But even Oglala Sioux tribal members say that more will have to be done in order to reduce rampant alcoholism rates on the nearby Pine Ridge Reservation. Jim Kent for NPR hide caption

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With Alcoholism Rampant On Nearby Reservation, Nebraska Shuts Town's Liquor Stores

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Oh, Good Grief! Vince Guaraldi

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Why Your Sense Of Smell Is Better Than You Might Think

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Eric "Bitty" Bittle takes to the ice in "Check Please," one of the most popular hockey webcomics (yes, that's a thing). Ngozi Ukazu hide caption

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With 'Check Please,' A Comics Creator Rewrites The Rules — And Scores

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Despite Little Evidence Of Fraud, White House Launches Voting Commission

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'Rolling Stone' Founder Jann Wenner On 50 Years Of Rock And Roll History

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In this photo from March 17, released by China Aid, Chen Guiqiu (right) holds a welcome sign with her daughters Xie Yajuan, 15, and Xie Yuchen, 4, after arriving at an airport in Texas. Chen's husband, lawyer Xie Yang, was charged with inciting subversion. Courtesy of ChinaAid hide caption

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For Family Of Embattled Chinese Lawyer, A Long Road To Safety — With U.S. Help

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In The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Teens Speak Up By Singing Out

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Anni's Constant (composed by Caroline Shaw)
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