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Matthew Lachance rides an electric scooter in Washington, D.C. Scooters have grown in popularity, and now ride-related injuries are a common sight at the George Washington University Hospital, according to Dr. Kate Douglass. Noah Fortson/NPR hide caption

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As Electric Scooters Proliferate, So Do Minor Injuries And Blocked Sidewalks

Electric scooters provide users with a fun, quick and affordable mode of transportation. But medical experts are observing a growing public health concern, and officials are slow to provide solutions.

Recent isotopic analysis of pig remains from several ceremonial sites in the Stonehenge area show that the swine and celebrants sometimes came from as far as what is now Scotland and Wales. Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Can Stonehenge Offer A Lesson For Brexit?

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Crowds Linger On The Slopes With Cheaper Ski Pass — But Locals Aren't Happy

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Matthew Lachance rides an electric scooter in Washington, D.C. Scooters have grown in popularity, and now ride-related injuries are a common sight at the George Washington University Hospital, according to Dr. Kate Douglass. Noah Fortson/NPR hide caption

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As Electric Scooters Proliferate, So Do Minor Injuries And Blocked Sidewalks

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