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Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain

Roughly 2.5 million Americans are addicted to heroin and opioids like Oxycontin. Researchers say addiction takes over the brain's limbic reward system, impairing decision making, judgment and memory.

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Who's The Mexican Actress Who Helped Sean Penn Get To El Chapo?

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More than 300,000 California teachers are represented by unions like the California Teachers Association, seen here protesting proposed budget cuts in 2011. Nine percent of those California teachers have not joined the union, but under state law, any union contract must cover them too, so they are required to pay an amount that covers the costs of negotiating the contract and administering it. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It Fair To Have To Pay Fees To A Union You Don't Agree With?

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British singer David Bowie attends a press conference at the 36th Cannes Film Festival in 1983. Bowie died Sunday at the age of 69. Ralph Gatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

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David Bowie, An Icon Who Wrote Anthems For The Alienated

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Young South Koreans in the Hongdae neighborhood of Seoul, the weekend following North Korea's latest announcement of a nuclear test. Haeryun Kang/for NPR hide caption

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For Young South Koreans, The North's Nuclear Test Is Barely A Blip

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