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Only when the caller cannot or will not collaborate on a safety plan and the counselor feels the caller will harm themselves imminently should emergency services be called, according to the hotline's policy. d3sign/Getty Images hide caption

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Social media posts warn people not to call 988. Here's what you need to know

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Mental health advocates celebrated the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, but some people voiced concerns that using the service could lead to police involvement or forced hospitalization.

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New Peaches, new problems: 'A League of Their Own' makes a successful move to TV

The Amazon Prime series, co-created by Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham, is both a loving descendant of the 1992 film of the same name, and an ambitious effort to address its conspicuous gaps.

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The many investigations surrounding Donald Trump: Jan. 6, Mar-a-Lago, taxes and more

Authorities have several open investigations involving the former president, including into his businesses, his tax returns and his actions leading up to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.

The Flint water plant tower is seen on Jan. 6, 2022, in Flint, Mich. A judge declared a mistrial Thursday after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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A mistrial is declared over engineers' role in the Flint water crisis

A judge declared a mistrial after jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict in a dispute over whether two engineering firms should bear some responsibility for Flint's lead-contaminated water.

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A fossilized tooth may help solve the mystery of the Chincoteague ponies

After taking a second look at what was thought to be a cow tooth, one scientist has found evidence to help solve the mysterious origin story for these wild ponies.

A fossilized tooth may help solve the mystery of the Chincoteague ponies

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Participants in an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the New Mexico Islamic Center mosque to commemorate four murdered Muslim men, hours after police said they had arrested a prime suspect in the killings, in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday. Andrew Hay/Reuters hide caption

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Fear turns to shock among Albuquerque Muslims as police say the shooter is a Muslim

Businesses were closed and people skipped prayer services after the shooting deaths of four Muslim men, three of them in the past two weeks. Now, the fear has given way to confusion over a motive.

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TB is good at resisting antibiotics. Here are some new ideas to outsmart the bacteria

Two new studies draw on data from more than 12,000 patients to help figure out ways to battle antibiotic-resistant tuberculosis.

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Gas prices drop below $4 a gallon. These factors will determine what happens next

The national average price of gasoline has fallen below $4 a gallon. These are four key factors that could determine what happens next with prices at the pump.

Gas prices drop below $4 a gallon. These factors will determine what happens next

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The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies.

The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

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What the Inflation Reduction Act does and doesn't do about rising prices

The Inflation Reduction Act is not expected to bring down inflation dramatically or right away, but experts say that might not be such a bad thing given the bill's other areas of focus.

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A house explosion kills 3 people and damages 39 homes in southern Indiana

The cause of the explosion has not been determined. At least 11 of the 39 homes damaged are "uninhabitable," the fire department's chief told the Evansville Courier & Press.

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Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it's nearly banned. So clinics teamed up

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After Wisconsin left an 1849 near-total abortion ban in place, some providers began commuting to Illinois to treat patients. These Planned Parenthood partnerships could be a model for the future.

Abortion is legal in Illinois. In Wisconsin, it's nearly banned. So clinics teamed up

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The U.S Postal Service is planning to implement temporary price increases for the upcoming 2022 holiday season. The agency said it will help keep them competitive and cover increased costs for the season. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sending holiday packages at the post office could cost more this year

The USPS said the temporary price increases would help keep the agency competitive and help with operating costs. The prices are set to take effect on Oct. 2 and last until Jan. 22, 2023.

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Here's just how close the war in Ukraine has come to Europe's largest nuclear plant

Satellite images and social media analyzed by NPR show attacks have hit structures around the plant, coming dangerously close to causing a nuclear accident.

The songs on Sylvan Esso's new album, No Rules Sandy, don't sound belabored; instead, they hold a weightlessness emphasized by a thematic interest in the present. Brian Karlsson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'No Rules Sandy,' Sylvan Esso finds freedom outside the formula

The duo's fourth album is marked by experimentation and a focus on living in the present moment. Relaxed and unselfconscious, it's a testament to the ease of collaboration between longtime partners.

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