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Francisco Hidalgo prepares to receive a trigger point injection from Dr. Alexis LaPietra (right) at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., while Dr. Tyler Manis observes. An alternative to opioids, the trigger point injection involves dry needling to stop pain from a muscle spasm and a shot of local anesthetic for the soreness from the needle. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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ER Reduces Opioid Use By More Than Half With Dry Needles, Laughing Gas

Opioid prescriptions in one of the busiest emergency rooms in the U.S dropped 58 percent in the first year of an unusual program to help stem the opioid epidemic. More hospitals are copying the model.

All The Stars Kendrick Lamar
Confessions Pt II Badbadnotgood feat. Colin Stetson

Past practices offer few clues about where special counsel Robert Mueller might take the Russia probe — and then what might happen when it's over. Alex Wong/AP hide caption

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What Could Be Coming Next In Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation

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Cherry Wine Overcoats

Eun Jung Kim delivers a stone between Yeong Mi Kim and Seon Yeong Kim during their competition against Switzerland on Friday. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images hide caption

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The 'Garlic Girls,' South Korea's Curlers, Are A Surprise Olympics Sensation

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Francisco Hidalgo prepares to receive a trigger point injection from Dr. Alexis LaPietra (right) at St. Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, N.J., while Dr. Tyler Manis observes. An alternative to opioids, the trigger point injection involves dry needling to stop pain from a muscle spasm and a shot of local anesthetic for the soreness from the needle. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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ER Reduces Opioid Use By More Than Half With Dry Needles, Laughing Gas

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An outside legal review found a "perception of a culture at NPR that favors men," in a way that it said many employees believe "can foster harassment and bullying." Stephen Voss/NPR hide caption

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Report Detailing Harassment At NPR Cites 'High Level Of Distrust' Of Management

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The Great Mound Battle Ludwig Goransson

Cherry blossom trees, known as sakura, flourished in Japan. Fairchild imported several dozen trees for his own property in Chevy Chase, Md., and after seeing how much people liked them, he helped negotiate a larger shipment of trees to be planted around the Tidal Basin near the Washington Monument. David Fairchild/Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hide caption

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Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate

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