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Demonstrators scatter fake money and prescription bottles of OxyContin in August outside of U.S. Bankruptcy Court in White Plains, where the Purdue bankruptcy hearings were held. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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The Purdue Pharma Deal Would Deliver Billions, But Individual Payouts Will Be Small

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Trees Could Be A Mental, Physical And Climate Change Antidote

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Experts Worry Increasing Demand To Power ACs Will Make Global Warming Worse

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She coordinates COVID-19 vaccinations at a federally subsidized clinic in Linden, Tenn., but nurse Kirstie Allen has not gotten the vaccine herself. She wants to wait and see first. In Tennessee, 42% of adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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As COVID Vaccinations Slow, Parts Of The U.S. Remain Far Behind 70% Goal

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The Vaccination Rate Against COVID-19 Varies From State To State

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After experiencing a suicidal crisis earlier this year, Melinda, a Massachusetts 13-year-old, was forced to remain 17 days in the local hospital's emergency room while she waited for a space to open up at a psychiatric treatment facility. She was only allowed to use her phone an hour a day in the ER; her mom visited daily, bringing books and special foods. Photo courtesy of Pam, Melinda's mother hide caption

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Kids In Mental Health Crisis Can Languish For Days Inside ERs

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Will wipes away sweat on a hot day while walking down Willow Street in Lynn, Mass., as he looks to distribute safety supplies to drug users on the street. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

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Interpreter Ana Maria Rios-Velez demonstrates the screening app at the front entrance of Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. It has a multilingual function to better communicate with non-English speaking patients and staff. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Boston Hospital Examined Why Latinos Are Especially Vulnerable To COVID

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What It's Like To Live In A Home Where Only Some People Are Vaccinated For COVID-19

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States Struggle To Administer Their Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines

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