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Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland's Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

Acupuncture and massage haven't been proven to ease pain better than drugs — and may cost more. But Oregon hopes these sorts of alternatives to pills will reduce the societal costs of opioid abuse.

Matt LeRoux of the Cornell Cooperative Extension opens one of the rentable bins at the new meat locker in Corning, N.Y. Solvejg Wastvedt for NPR hide caption

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A Carnivore's Solution To Space Constraints: The Meat Locker

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ABC's The Muppets is a faux-documentary about the making of the late night talk show Up Late with Miss Piggy. Eric McCandless/ABC hide caption

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5 TV Shows To Watch In An Otherwise Uninspiring Fall Season

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Peanut Corporation of America's then-president Stewart Parnell arrives at federal court in 2009. Parnell was sentenced Monday to 28 years in prison for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak from tainted peanut butter products. Don Petersen/AP hide caption

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Peanut Exec Gets 28 Years In Prison For Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

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African-American evangelical leaders visited a Jerusalem crafts workshop for elderly Israelis, a project supported by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. The group and Israel's tourism ministry sponsored the pastors' trip to Israel, part of the Fellowship's new outreach effort to African-American congregations. Courtesy of IFCJ hide caption

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Israel Courts African-American Evangelicals, Despite Some Hurdles

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Doris Keene (right) talks with her acupuncturist before a treatment at Portland's Quest Center for Integrative Health. Keene says the treatments have eased her chronic back pain at least as effectively as the Vicodin and muscle relaxants she once relied on. Kristian Foden-Vencil/Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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To Curb Pain Without Opioids, Oregon Looks To Alternative Treatments

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Adrian G. Hunsberger, an urban horticulture agent of the University of Florida, shows a carambola, also known as starfruit. It's one of the many fruits that have been quarantined in South Florida amid concerns over an outbreak of the Oriental fruit fly. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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This Pest Has Shut Down South Florida's $700 Million Fruit Industry

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