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Michael Arnott, of Cambridge, Mass., says he used to have trouble staying awake on long drives. Sleep specialists discovered he has obstructive sleep apnea, though not for the most common reasons — he isn't overweight, and doesn't smoke or take sedatives. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

A lack of sleep can increase the risk of traffic accidents, heart attacks, diabetes and maybe even Alzheimer's disease, research suggests. Yet most people with sleep disorders don't get treatment.

Before dawn on Sunday, the line to get into Maranatha Baptist Church was already long. The crowds were hoping to catch former President Jimmy Carter teaching his customary Sunday school class. Carter recently announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. Grant Blankenship/GPB hide caption

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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

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Red Lanterns Are Blue Wil Blades
Chrome Wil Blades
Here Comes the Meter Man The Meters

Joshua Muwanguzi of Uganda's team throws to first base during the Little League World Series game against the Dominican Republic. Says Muwanguzi of his teammates: "They're like my brothers. They're like family members. Baseball has brought us together." Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images hide caption

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Root, Root, Root For Uganda In Tonight's Little League World Series

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Demons Raid the Village Takénobu
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Michael Arnott, of Cambridge, Mass., says he used to have trouble staying awake on long drives. Sleep specialists discovered he has obstructive sleep apnea, though not for the most common reasons — he isn't overweight, and doesn't smoke or take sedatives. M. Scott Brauer for NPR hide caption

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Snooze Alert: A Sleep Disorder May Be Harming Your Body And Brain

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Outaouais Trilogy: Yer Doin' It. Yer F---in' Doin' It The Acorn
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Manzano, shown above with Rosita — a bilingual Muppet from Mexico — recently announced that she will be retiring from Sesame Street after 44 years. Richard Termine/Sesame Workshop hide caption

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In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

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Crash Deconstructed Eluvium
The Motion Makes Me Last Eluvium

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention in Columbia in April. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Sanders' Presidential Campaign Could 'Bern Out' In The Palmetto State

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Les deux saisons Emie R. Roussel Trio
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Nicklas Trujeque in his solitary confinement cell in New Mexico State Penitentiary. Inmates spend 23 hours a day in these cells, with a one-hour period in an open cell outside. According to the New Mexico ACLU, until recent state reforms, the average length of stay for an inmate here was around three years. Natasha Haverty/For NPR hide caption

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Amid Backlash Against Isolating Inmates, New Mexico Moves Toward Change

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Kenneth Jackson stands outside the Dew Drop Inn, which his grandfather, Frank Painia, opened in 1938. John Burnett for NPR hide caption

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As New Orleans Recovers, Will The Dew Drop Inn Swing Again?

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Dew Drop Inn Little Richard
See Me As I Am Terence Blanchard
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Bittersweet Samba Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass

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