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Changing Face Of College

Vital Federal Program To Help Parents In College Is 'A Drop In The Bucket'

About 1 in 5 college students in the U.S. are raising kids, and one of their biggest challenges is getting child care. A new proposal in Congress would expand the only federal program that helps.

Paramedics in Portland, Maine, respond to a call for a heroin overdose. A new report estimates some $60 billion was spent on health care related to opioid addiction in 2018. Derek Davis/Portland Press Herald/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real Cost Of The Opioid Epidemic: An Estimated $179 Billion In Just 1 Year

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Rosa Clap Cotton
Look into the Air Explosions in the Sky
Colours Anatole
Esper Mitsume

A health worker gives the oral polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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Ghost Viruses And The Taliban Stand In The Way Of Wiping Out Polio

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Glass Hania Rani
Electric Fever
The Big Ship Brian Eno
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Radio Spectrum Cloud Babies
As We Go Along The Monkees
Forest Air Gabrielle Chillmark
Delta Romantica Sébastien Tellier

At Chicago's McCormick Place, neuroscientists from around the world presented their work to colleagues. But some researchers were denied entry because of the Trump administration's travel ban. Rob Piercy/Allen Institute hide caption

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U.S. Travel Ban Disrupts The World's Largest Brain Science Meeting

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Speaking Terms Snail Mail
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Flatiron Suzanne Kraft
V Sufjan Stevens & Timo Andres
Manman Lavi [Mother of Life] Lakou Mizik & The Soul Rebels
To the Moon and Back Fever Ray

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