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For N.J. Mayor, The Time To Adapt To Rising Sea Levels Is Now

Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.

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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors' Prisons

In 1983, the high court ruled judges can't jail people because they're too poor to pay their fines and fees. But an NPR investigation found judges still use jail time as punishment for nonpayment.

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Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

The recent FDA approval of an HPV test to screen for cervical cancer has ignited debate among doctors. Some say the viral test will catch cancers earlier. Others warn it increases needless biopsies.

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Should HPV Testing Replace The Pap Smear?

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Without A Marijuana Breathalyzer, How To Curb Stoned Driving?

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

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Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

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Supreme Court Ruling Not Enough To Prevent Debtors Prisons

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Relatives Of Kidnapped Girls: Bring Them Back — But Alive

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Don't Judge Exceptional Players By The Company They Keep

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