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In The Front Runner, Hugh Jackman plays Gary Hart, whose 1987 presidential campaign was swiftly derailed by reports of an extramarital affair. Frank Masi/Sony Pictures hide caption

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What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

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Kristen Philman first tried methamphetamine in her early 20s, as an alternative to heroin and other opioids. When she discovered she was pregnant, she says, it was a wake-up call, and she did what she needed to do to stop using all those drugs. Theo Stroomer for NPR hide caption

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Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women

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Researchers zeroed in on the ages of kids when they enrolled in kindergarten to investigate discrepancies in ADHD diagnoses. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption

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Youngest Children In A Class Are Most Likely To Get ADHD Diagnosis

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Burke deployed to southern Afghanistan in 2009. Based in a remote village, he was friendly with the local children and then scarred when several died when they found a piece of unexploded ordnance. Courtesy of Thomas Burke hide caption

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Connecticut VA Opens Its Doors To 'Bad Paper' Veterans

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Hien Tran, 66, and her dog Lucy at the Thai Xuan Village apartment complex in Houston. Scott Dalton for NPR hide caption

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Decades After Clashing With The Klan, A Thriving Vietnamese Community In Texas

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Gabriela, 32, a strawberry picker from Oaxaca, Mexico, who lives in Oxnard, Calif., had to wear a bandanna to cover her nose and mouth to avoid inhaling smoke from a wildfire while working in the fields. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Many California Farmworkers Forced To Stay Behind During The Wildfires

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Residences leveled by the Camp Fire line a cul-de-sac in Paradise, Calif., earlier this month. A massive federal report says climate change is contributing to larger wildfires as well as other deadly extreme weather. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Climate Change Is Already Hurting U.S. Communities, Federal Report Says

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Dr. Emmy Betz, a co-founder of the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition, led a meeting of the group at the Centennial Gun Club. "If you want to reduce suicide deaths, you have to talk about firearms," Betz says. "And if you want to reduce firearm deaths, you have to talk about suicide." Theo Stroomer for NPR hide caption

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Gun Shops Work With Doctors To Prevent Suicide By Firearm

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Conference committee negotiators are getting closer to finalizing an outline of a farm bill deal. The bill has been stalled for months as House and Senate work out difference in competing bills. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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How The Midterms And Lame-Duck Session Are Pushing The Farm Bill To A Deal

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A view inside Rhode Island's John J. Moran Medium Security Prison, in Cranston. Rhode Island is the only state to screen every individual who comes into the correctional system for opioid use disorder, and to offer, in conjunction with with counseling, all three medically effective treatments. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Rhode Island Prisons Push To Get Inmates The Best Treatment For Opioid Addiction

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Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last year. Jack Taylor/Getty Images hide caption

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Court Filing Suggests Prosecutors Are Preparing Charges Against Julian Assange

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(From left) Daniela Lebron, 18; Jennifer Lopez, 17; Klea Kalia, 21; and Yasmin Butt, 21, attend an event at Barnard College in New York City for Latino, first-generation and low-income students interested in studying abroad. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Generation Z Is The Most Racially And Ethnically Diverse Yet

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Downtown Houston flooded by rain from Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017. The buildings in the region exacerbated rainfall from the storm, according to a new study. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Houston Got Hammered By Hurricane Harvey — And Its Buildings Are Partly To Blame

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Chase Kulakowski, 3, contracted the polio-like condition known as acute flaccid myelitis in 2016. Two years later, his mother isn't sure he will ever recover. He's seen on his bed at home in Dyer, Ind., in October. Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Cases Of Mysterious Paralyzing Condition Continue To Increase, CDC Says

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Chris and Nancy Brown embrace Monday while looking over the remains of their burned residence after the Camp Fire tore through the region in Paradise, Calif. Dozens of people have been killed in the latest fires to hit the state. Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

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