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New York Police Department officers prepare for New Year's Eve celebrations in Manhattan's Times Square in New York. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters hide caption

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Tightest Security In Years At New Year's Celebrations In New York And Las Vegas

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New York City has seen a precipitous drop in crime over the past several years. Bill Bratton, who served as NYPD's commissioner, says the department's police tactics have contributed to that crime reduction. Scott Roth/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Crime Rates In New York City Reached Record Lows

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Deborah and Joe Thompson were married for six years. He died from an accidental heroin overdose in 2016. Todd Hugen Photography hide caption

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Opioid Policy Becomes Personal For One Health Official After Husband's Death

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President Trump speaks about the Republican tax bill after signing it into law in the Oval Office on Dec. 22. Trump has signed 96 laws this year. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Signed 96 Laws In 2017. Here Is What They Do And How They Measure Up

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Terry Lilly, then 36, of Charleston, W.Va., almost a year ago when he was first interviewed by NPR's Sarah McCammon. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption

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After Drug Treatment, Men In Recovery Work To Live A 'Normal Life'

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Trump Seems To Prefer His Own Resorts Over Camp David For The Holidays

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Carl Luepker, his son Liam, 12, and daughter Lucia, 11, light the menorah during Hanukkah in their home in Minneapolis, Minn. Carl and Liam both have a degenerative nerve disorder called dystonia. Jenn Ackerman for NPR hide caption

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Could Brain Surgery Save A Father And Son?

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Puerto Rican merengue singer Joseph Fonseca says he wrote a holiday song about generators to bring joy to people suffering through a long hurricane recovery that has left thousands dependent on generators for power. Daniella Cheslow for NPR hide caption

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In Puerto Rico, A Generator's Buzz Powers One Singer's Musical Imagination

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An Army team at Dover Air Force Base, Del., carries a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown on Nov. 16. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

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The Delicate And Draining Task Of Tending To America's Fallen Troops

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that in 2018, he wants to focus on issues that his party could work with Democrats on. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

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Scientists Use Gene Editing To Prevent A Form Of Deafness In Mice

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Health workers killed chickens in a Hong Kong market in 2014 in an effort to stop the spread of H7N9 flu. It's being watched closely as a virus that might spark a pandemic outbreak. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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NIH Lifts Ban On Research That Could Make Deadly Viruses Even Worse

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The Food and Drug Administration plans to take action against risky homeopathic remedies under a policy unveiled Monday. Alexander Baumann/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Food And Drug Administration Plans Crackdown On Risky Homeopathic Remedies

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GOP Releases Final Version Of Tax Overhaul Bill

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Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School

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