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The Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center in Plymouth houses men for court-mandated addiction treatment. Robin Lubbock/WBUR hide caption

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Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

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Thousands of Massachusetts residents have been committed to treatment for addiction against their will. Some families say locking up addicts in prison isn't treatment. Others say it saves lives.

Prison For Forced Addiction Treatment? A Parent's 'Last Resort' Has Consequences

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A woman reacts as she stops to pay her respects at the scene on Saturday in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where 29-year-old journalist Lyra McKee was fatally shot. Police in Northern Ireland on Saturday arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of McKee was shot and killed during rioting Thursday night. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP) Brian Lawless/AP hide caption

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Northern Ireland Police Arrest 2 Men In Shooting Death Of Journalist

Authorities say they arrested an 18 and 19-year-old under the U.K.'s controversial Terrorism Act and took them to the Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, a police station in Belfast.

Firefighters line up as they wait for French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner outside Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on Tuesday. Christophe Petit Tesson/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the efforts of the firefighters who rushed into the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris when it caught fire earlier this week.

Opinion: Amid Devastation, Paris Firefighters' Bravery Is An Inspiration

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Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (left), former Deputy National Security Advisor Designate Kathleen Troia 'K.T.' McFarland and former White House Counsel Don McGahn were named in Robert Mueller's report as people who did not carry out President Trump's asks. Tasos Katopodis; Chris Kleponis/AFP; Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The People In Trump's Orbit Who The Mueller Report Says Ignored His Orders

There were some directives the president attempted to make of his staffers or other government officials that might have breached the obstruction of justice threshold had they not stood up to him.

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an underground church built inside a salt mine, and made entirely of salt. Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Colombia's Salt Cathedral Is A Marvel Of Architecture And A Popular House Of Worship

On Easter, people will gather to pray in the cathedral, situated 600 feet underground in the Andean mining town of Zipaquirá. It was built in the caverns and tunnels left behind by salt miners.

Colombia's Salt Cathedral Is A Marvel Of Architecture And A Popular House Of Worship

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Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison

A bipartisan group of lawmakers across the House and the Senate introduced a bill that would allow people in prison access to federal Pell grants to pay for college.

Congress Considers Making College More Accessible To People In Prison

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Debris from Hurricane Michael rests along a canal on Oct. 18, 2018, in Mexico Beach, Fla. NOAA upgraded the storm to a Category 5 after completing its analysis. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Hurricane Michael Was A Category 5, NOAA Finds — The First Since Andrew In 1992

With winds of 160 mph, the October hurricane was the strongest on record to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle, where communities are still trying to recover. NOAA upgraded it from a Category 4.

Louise and Daivd Turpin, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts for the abuse of 12 their 13 children, listened on Friday as two of their adult children testified in court. Will Lester/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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California Parents Sentenced To Life In Prison After Years Of Torturing 12 Children

"My parents took my whole life from me," said one of the couple's adult daughters who testified against David and Louise Turpin on Friday. "But now I'm taking my life back."

100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

To celebrate the centennial of the modern-dance pioneer's birth, dancers at theaters in London, New York and Los Angeles performed a total of 100 solos that the master choreographed.

100 Dances For 100 Years Of Merce Cunningham

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., photographed at the Capitol in Washington in March, announced Thursday that he would introduce legislation to raise the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age

Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teen vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.

Elisabeth Moss plays Becky Something, a punk singer struggling with substance abuse, in the new film Her Smell. "It was the hardest dialogue I've ever had to learn," she says. Donald Stahl/Brigade Marketing hide caption

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In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

In her new film, Moss plays a punk singer struggling with addiction. "The only mistake we could make was not going far enough," she says.

In 'Her Smell,' Elisabeth Moss 'Turned It Up To 11,' Then Turned It Up Some More

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