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At the height of the Cold War, the FBI and the National Security Agency built a secret tunnel beneath the Russian Embassy (shown here in 2013), so that American spies could eavesdrop on what was happening inside. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Decades After Cold War's End, U.S.-Russia Espionage Rivalry Evolves

In the 1980s, the FBI and NSA dug a tunnel for espionage purposes beneath the Soviet Embassy in Washington. The spy rivalry continues, but how has the game changed since the fall of the Soviet Union?

Methadone and similar drugs are legal synthetic opioids that are used to help block the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of people trying to wean themselves off prescription painkillers or heroin. Michell Eloy/WABE hide caption

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Despite Overdose Epidemic, Georgia Caps The Number Of Opioid Treatment Clinics

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Crazy For You Ulrich Schnauss
Jonny (Sentimental Fool) Ulrich Schnauss and Jonas Monk
Rainy Streets Blue In Green

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Decades After Cold War's End, U.S.-Russia Espionage Rivalry Evolves

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So Far To Go J Dilla

Barbara Sears, a Republican state representative in Ohio, is not sure whether she likes Trump personally, but she plans to vote for him. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Are GOP Women Warming Up To Donald Trump?

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Never Mess With Sunday Yppah
Occasional Magic Yppah
My Peoples DJ Jazzy Jeff

Opponents of a proposed sugary drink tax demonstrate outside City Hall in Philadelphia on June 8. The Philadelphia City Council is set to consider a sugary drink tax that Mayor Jim Kenney wants to pay for universal prekindergarten, community schools and park improvements. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Can The Soda Industry's $4 Million Ad Blitz Fend Off A Sugary Drink Tax?

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Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

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Gordie Howe (Is The Greatest Of Them All) Big Bob and The Dollars
Fire and Ice (Instr.) Outerspace
Things I Dream (Instrumental) Cunninlynguists
Unbelievable - Instrumental The Notorious B.I.G.
Emancipator Dusk to Dawn
In All the Wrong Instro (Instrumental) Kero One

A Justice Department study indicates the "Ferguson Effect" may play a role in the rising murder rate in many urban areas. The effect, which refers to the 2014 police shooting death of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., represents a breakdown in trust between minority communities and police. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Murder Rate Spike Could Be 'Ferguson Effect,' DOJ Study Says

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Death Notes Krusseldorf
Reboot Jam Krusseldorf
Change DJ Premier
IZ-US Aphex Twin
We Are Water Papdosio
Down in the DM Instrumental DJ On Fleek

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