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Too Much Training Can Tax Athletes' Brains

Research finds that triathletes who train too hard can impair a brain area involved in achieving goals such as winning a race. Fatigued athletes choose immediate gratification over long-term rewards.

From left, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., and Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., are receiving the 2019 Civility Award by Allegheny College for teaming up on criminal justice reform. Mhari Shaw /NPR hide caption

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'Game Recognizes Game': A Bipartisan Bond In The Age Of Impeachment

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The whistleblower complaint says notes from President Trump's call with the Ukrainian president, released this week, were loaded into an electronic system meant for classified information "of an especially sensitive nature." Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Officials Say White House's Use Of Secret System Is Unusual, 'Disturbing'

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Triathletes who trained too much chose immediate gratification over long-term rewards, researchers found. Markus Büsges/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Too Much Training Can Tax Athletes' Brains

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Orthopedic surgeon Kebba Marenah and his team get ready to perform knee surgery on a 14-year-old at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, the capital of Gambia. The country struggles with a lack of access to sufficient pain medications. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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A Place Where The Opioid Problem Is Upside Down

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Olly Neal with his daughter, Karama, at their StoryCorps interview in Little Rock, Ark., in 2009. Yasmin Peña for StoryCorps hide caption

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Encore: How A Librarian Changed A Future Judge's Life

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Richard McLachlan, originally from New Zealand, waits for the Q train in Brooklyn. He delivers subway talks on the climate emergency, telling his fellow New Yorkers that they are "sleepwalking into a catastrophe." Ben James for NPR hide caption

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The Gospel Of Climate Change: One Man's Mission To Take The Message To Commuters

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