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Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns

Deaths from heroin nearly tripled between 2010 and 2013, and demand for the drug isn't dropping. Towns across the U.S. are grappling with the deadly epidemic — including a once-idyllic town in Ohio.

Instrumental José González
China Lake Michael Brooke

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In Spain, Entire Villages Are Up For Sale — And They're Going Cheap

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A part of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia is shown in 2008. The penitentiary opened in 1829, closed in 1971, and then historic preservationists reopened it to the public for tours in 1994. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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How Solitary Confinement Became Hardwired In U.S. Prisons

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Angelic Soul 2econd Class Citizen

French marathon swimmer Benoit Lecomte (left) prepares to jump into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., in 2002. In 1998, Lecomte swam across the Atlantic Ocean. Manny Ceneta /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ben Lecomte Swam Across The Atlantic; Next He Tries The Pacific

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They're Calling My Flight Cliff Martinez

Gluten is everywhere you look in Italy. Here, fresh ravioli at the historic shop "Gatti & Antonelli" in Rome in 2014. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

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Pacific Theme Broken Social Scene
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Ravages Of Heroin Addiction Haunt Friends, Families And Whole Towns

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Tianjin Tragedy Is A Painful Reflection Of How China Largely Works

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Meeting in the Aisle Radiohead
Ruins Portico Quartet

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New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless Numbers

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Chef Simon Hopkinson says mayonnaise is a total pleasure to make, but people are often frightened to try to make it themselves. Monika Evstatieva /NPR hide caption

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No-Fear Homemade Mayonnaise: Better Than What's In The Jar

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Fancy Pants Acker Bilk
Jynweythek Ylow Lunapark
Zombie Fela Kuti

Dr. Claire Guest, co-founder of Medical Detection Dogs, says one of her dogs sniffed out her own breast cancer. Janine Warwick hide caption

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For Cancer-Detecting Canines, The Nose Knows

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If These Bones Could Talk: The Stories Human Skeletons Can Tell

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