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In Reversal, Death Rates Rise For Middle-Aged Whites

A rise in suicides plus an epidemic of overdoses from prescription painkillers and heroin are key factors that have undone a long-term improvement in death rates. A weak economy may have contributed.

Dana Bowerman's family and best friend joined her to celebrate her release with sparkling grape juice Monday: Bowerman's mother, Rose West (from left); Bowerman, sister Paula Bailey, friend Michelle Elliott, stepfather Dwayne West. Syeda Hasan for NPR hide caption

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For This Released Inmate, Freedom Tastes Like Pizza For Breakfast

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Transient Glen Porter
Slippery Hope Saru

A startup in Austin, Texas, has built the prototype of a tiny home that could stack up, in a "rack," and move when you do. Kasita hide caption

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Kasita

Could A Tiny Mobile Studio Solve Your Housing Crisis?

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Incinerate Sonic Youth
Ici et La Rene Aubry

Bernie Sanders speaks at conservative Christian college Liberty University in September, on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. He quietly joined an observance at a nearby home after the speech. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Sanders Could Be The First Jewish President, But He Doesn't Like To Talk About It

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Ponyhead Saru
Sing a Simple Song The Meters

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In Reversal, Death Rates Rise For Middle-Aged Whites

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Paul Weaver, Laramie City Council representative, says that when the state of Wyoming failed to act, Laramie saw the need for action and stepped in to protect gays and lesbians in the community. Miles Bryan/Wyoming Public Radio hide caption

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'Patchwork Of Protection' In Rural Areas For LGBT Community Has Limits

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In Deserto Melodium
With My Friends [12" Only Remix] Aloe Blacc & Most, King

Former state and federal prosecutors are urging the Supreme Court to invalidate Timothy Foster's conviction because of "blatant prosecutorial misconduct." They point to study after study showing that when it comes to getting rid of racial discrimination, the current system doesn't work. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Supreme Court Weighs 1987 Conviction By All-White Jury

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Shukri al-Assoli has settled for now in Athens, where he shares an apartment with another Palestinian migrant in a working-class neighborhood. Giannis Pazios for NPR hide caption

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For Victims Of A Migrant Shipwreck, Justice Remains Elusive

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Skylight Gramatik
Moonglow Monster Rally

Former President Jimmy Carter at a Habitat for Humanity site in Memphis. Andrea Morales for NPR hide caption

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Jimmy Carter: 'I'm Still Maintaining A Pretty Normal Schedule'

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Baseball Theme Vince Guaraldi
Cadillac Girl [Remastered 2014] Only Real
The Kid Who Drowned at Summer Camp Hot Sugar

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Mariachi Band Brings Morrissey To Dia De Los Muertos

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Go!Amigo TF Boys
Draize Train The Smiths
Tenuous Gears Damiak
Get Out... Pogo

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