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Kendall Wesenberg of Modesto, Calif., launches into her training run on the skeleton track in Lake Placid, N.Y. John Tully for NPR hide caption

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Face-Down, Head-First, 90 Miles An Hour On The Ice

Olympic skeleton racers' chins rest an inch or two above the ice. "Obviously, you don't want your face scraping across the ice 'cause it does slow you down," says one. "But it also doesn't feel good."

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Proponents of medically supervised, indoor sites for opioid injection say such places would be much safer than tent encampments like this one — and could help people addicted to opioids transition into treatment and away from drug use. Natalie Piserchio for WHYY hide caption

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Desperate Cities Consider 'Safe Injection' Sites For Opioid Users

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Funk Carves Out A Groove At The Funk Music Hall Of Fame In Ohio

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Face-Down, Head-First, 90 Miles An Hour On The Ice

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In Key Voting-Rights Case, Court Appears Divided Over Ohio's 'Use It Or Lose It' Rule

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