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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said the overdose epidemic has grown so severe that new measures are needed to keep people with addiction alive. He is seen here on Capitol Hill in September. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Overdose deaths are so high that the Biden team is embracing ideas once seen as taboo

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra told NPR the U.S. has to do more to help people using illegal drugs survive. "If we want to keep people alive we've got to try everything the evidence says might work."

Emissions rise from a smokestack in Ohio. The United States has contributed more heat-trapping pollution than any country over time and has been the prime driver of global climate change. Dane Rhys/Bloomberg Creative/Getty Images hide caption

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Climate

How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy

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How decades of disinformation about fossil fuels halted U.S. climate policy

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Men crowd over a cricket fight in Beijing in September. Competitive cricket fights are believed to have been held for more than 1,000 years in China. Yufan Lu for NPR hide caption

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Inside the jaw-clenching world of cricket fighting in China

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Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza speaks during a press briefing Wednesday. Sam Wasson/Getty Images hide caption

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It's too early for charges in 'Rust' shooting — but 'no one has been ruled out'

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Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra said the overdose epidemic has grown so severe that new measures are needed to keep people with addiction alive. He is seen here on Capitol Hill in September. Greg Nash/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Overdose deaths are so high that the Biden team is embracing ideas once seen as taboo

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