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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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Sports

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."

Politics

Trump Calls For DACA Bill

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Trump Calls For DACA Bill

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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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Shots - Health News

Desperate Cities Consider 'Safe Injection' Sites For Opioid Users

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Desperate Cities Consider 'Safe Injection' Sites For Opioid Users

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Isaac Hayes, seen here in a photo from the 1970s, is one of the funk pioneers honored in the Funk Music Hall of Fame. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Music

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

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

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Usama Canon, a Muslim preacher and the founding director of the Ta'leef Collective. Omar Kohgadai hide caption

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An American Muslim Preacher Faces His Own Mortality

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Media

Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

3 min

Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

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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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The Torch

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

3 min

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

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Voters cast their ballots in Salem, Ohio, on Nov. 8, 2016. On Wednesday the Supreme Court hears a case about Ohio's voter registration policy. Ty Wright/Getty Images hide caption

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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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