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Amanda Hensley with her daughter, Valencia. Hensley says several hospitals and clinics she contacted were reluctant to help her quit her opioid habit. "Nobody wants to touch a pregnant woman with an addiction issue." Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health

Guilt still haunts a new mother who was addicted to opioids when she got pregnant. Once she was ready to ask for help, treatment programs that could handle her complicated pregnancy were hard to find.

Sgt. Kelly Brown adjusts her helmet before a weapons check last year at the Marine Base at Twentynine Palms in the Mojave Desert, Calif. The Marine Corps set up a months-long training exercise to determine whether women could serve in ground combat jobs like artillery, armor and infantry. Women are now eligible to apply for these positions, but so far, none has signed up. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Marines Gear Up For Women In Combat, But Will They Sign Up?

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Amanda Hensley with her daughter, Valencia. Hensley says several hospitals and clinics she contacted were reluctant to help her quit her opioid habit. "Nobody wants to touch a pregnant woman with an addiction issue." Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health

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Tenor Javier Camarena got to sing a rare encore while playing the role of Ernesto in the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena

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Judge Merrick Garland is introduced by President Obama as his nominee for the Supreme Court at the White House earlier this month. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Merrick Garland's Judicial Record Slips Through Critics' Fingers

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Grant and Cathy Lowe stand in front of a trailer they just bought. It is part of their retirement plans to own this camper, and they intend to have it paid off before they quit working. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

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