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Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, a high schooler who has autism, in Netflix's new series Atypical. Greg Gayne/Netflix hide caption

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

Two new TV series feature main characters who have autism. While some are applauding the fresh take on the disorder, others worry that the shows send the wrong messages.

Overdoses from heroin and other opioids have led six states to declare public health emergencies. Marianne Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

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Rob Brydon (left) and Steve Coogan improvise exaggerated versions of themselves in The Trip to Spain. Rory Mulvey/Courtesy of IFC Films hide caption

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Friends Coogan And Brydon Take Their Dueling Impressions On A 'Trip To Spain'

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A vaccine against heroin wouldn't be like the measles vaccine that you receive once for a lifetime of immunity, say scientists working on it. Multiple shots per year would likely be required, and it would be specific to just heroin and morphine. kimberrywood/Getty Images hide caption

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A 'Vaccine For Addiction' Is No Simple Fix

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Keir Gilchrist plays Sam, a high schooler who has autism, in Netflix's new series Atypical. Greg Gayne/Netflix hide caption

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Netflix, ABC Portrayals Of Autism Still Fall Short, Critics Say

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Documentary filmmaker Taran Singh Brar is using an inflatable chicken to protest the Trump administration. On Wednesday, it was perfectly positioned to appear in TV shots of the White House. Taran Singh Brar hide caption

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What The Ba-kaaaawk? Activist Behind #TrumpChicken Isn't Done Yet

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Special counsel Robert Mueller (left) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee on June 21. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Mueller Turns Up The Heat With Unusual Search Warrant In Russia Probe

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