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A drug user prepares a hit of heroin inside VANDU's supervised injection room. Rafal Gerszak for NPR hide caption

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Watchful Eyes: At Peer-Run Injection Sites, Drug Users Help Each Other Stay Safe

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Ruben Garcia (center), director of the Annunciation House, speaks with migrant parents on June 26, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Trump Officials Struggle To Meet Deadlines Even As More Migrant Families Reunited

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A U.S. Navy petty officer stands watch ahead of a ceremony inaugurating the U.S. anti-missile station Aegis Ashore Romania at Deveselu, Romania, in 2016. The station is part of NATO's anti-missile shield for Europe. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FACT CHECK: Trump's Claims On NATO Spending

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Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry is confronted by a supporter of abortion rights in front of the Supreme Court on Monday as President Trump announced his nomination or Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Abortion will be a key issue in the confirmation process. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Nomination Sparks Partisan Uproar On Abortion Rights

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An LG washing machine plant in Clarksville, Tenn., seen under construction in January, is expected to bring 600 jobs. David Lawder/Reuters hide caption

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Trade War With China Heats Up, But Tariff Effects Are Already Rippling Across U.S.

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Supporters cheer for President Trump during a campaign rally last week in Great Falls, Mont. Interviews with over 50 Republican voters show satisfaction with the president's accomplishments and enthusiasm about this year's election. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP Enthusiasm Fueled By Trump Could Undercut Democrats' Midterm Hopes

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A building for sale in the town of Isabel Segunda in Vieques. Ryan Caron King/Connecticut Public Radio hide caption

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Vieques Still Finding Its Footing After Hurricane Destruction

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Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency's deputy and soon-to-be acting administrator Courtesy Eric Vance/USEPA/Reuters hide caption

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Get To Know Andrew Wheeler, Ex-Coal Lobbyist With Inside Track To Lead EPA

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Shipping containers sit on a Hong Kong-based container ship at the Port of Oakland in California last month. The cost of the tariffs is likely to ripple through the global supply chains that make up much of the trade between the U.S. and China. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Aims Tariffs At Chinese Companies, But Other Firms Will Also Feel The Pain

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The Purge films are about a large-scale psychological experiment: What if every year the country allowed one night of complete lawlessness? Nya (Lex Scott Davis) and Isaiah (Joivan Wade) star in the fourth installment of the series, The First Purge, which opens July 4. Annette Brown/Universal Pictures hide caption

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The Success Of Society Run Amok: What Does 'The Purge' Say About Us?

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Yeni Gonzalez (center), a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border, is embraced by volunteer Janey Pearl Starks as pictures of other children separated from their families are displayed during a news conference on Tuesday in New York City. Gonzalez saw her children in a New York City facility for the first time since mid-May. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Migrant Parents Face Major Obstacles Before They Can Regain Custody Of Their Children

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Michael Cohen, a longtime personal lawyer and confidante for President Trump, said Monday his "first loyalty" rests with his family. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Hints He May Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

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Abortion rights supporters and opponents protest outside the Supreme Court last year. The issue of abortion will spark millions of dollars in spending on advocacy for and against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lifetime Investment: Big Money Pours Into Supreme Court Battle

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Protesters in front of The Red Hen in Lexington, Va. on Tuesday, June 26. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave the Red Hen restaurant by its owner. Norm Shafer/Getty Images hide caption

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For Restaurant Staff, A Rare Chance To Protest The Trump Administration

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A handful of experts are pointing to business uncertainty and a few financial and economic indicators as signs of a possible recession on the horizon. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Is The U.S. Headed For Recession?

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Police officers respond to a shooting at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday. Greg Savoy/Reuters hide caption

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Maryland Newsroom Shooting That Left 5 Dead Was 'Targeted Attack'

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Zainab Chaudry (from left), Zainab Arain and Megan Fair with the Council on American-Islamic Relations stand outside the Supreme Court for a rally against the Trump travel ban before oral arguments. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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In Big Win For White House, Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban

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LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato tracks crime statistics in near real time and searches across databases using new, more powerful analytics tools. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

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Leonissa Duarte, 18, left, and Freddy Tijerino, 18, star in director Anali Cabrera's film Luna at Moonlight, set at the Moonlight Rollerway in Glendale, CA. Courtesy of Anali Cabrera hide caption

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To Answer Hollywood's Diversity Problem, California Program Hands Kids The Camera

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XXXTentacion performs during Rolling Loud Festival in Miami in 2017. The rapper was shot and killed on June 18, 2018. Miami Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Contradictions Of XXXTentacion Are 'Difficult To Square'

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Students wear clear backpacks outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Monday. The bags are one of a number of security measures the school district has enacted as a result of the Feb. 14 shooting at the school that killed 17. Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Making Schools Safer: Harsh Consequences, Or Second Chances?

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The FBI says reports of sexual assaults on commercial airline flights are on the rise. Adam Hester/Getty Images hide caption

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36,000 Feet In The Air, Flight Attendants And Passengers Say 'Me, Too'

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