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An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms

Kelly Zimmerman holds her son Jaxton Wright at a parenting session at the Children's Health Center in Reading, Pa. The free program provides resources and social support to new parents in recovery from addiction, or who are otherwise vulnerable.Natalie Piserchio for NPRhide caption

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An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms

Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.

An Alternative To Foster Care For Babies Born To Opioid-Addicted Moms

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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College
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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.

How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

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Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

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Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

The president wants a "separate but equal branch" of the military to watch over the final frontier, but only Congress can make it happen.

Trump Calls For 'Space Force' To Defend U.S. Interests Among The Stars

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

Many of your favorite musicians of 2018 (so far) defy genres and expectations, from the idiosyncratic wonder of Superorganism to the stirring, swirling ballads of serpentwithfeet.

Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

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Senators In Both Parties Find Ammunition In Justice Department IG Report

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Senators In Both Parties Find Ammunition In Justice Department IG Report

The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Michael Horowitz and Christopher Wray about how the FBI and Department of Justice handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One

Yvette and Scott, both recovering heroin users, now take methadone daily from a clinic in the Southend of Boston.Jesse Costa/WBURhide caption

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After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One

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An overdose is a wake-up call for many people with addiction. So why aren't patients being offered medications that could keep them from looking for the next dangerous hit of drugs?

After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

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After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

Homosexuality isn't illegal in Egypt but human rights groups say other laws have been used to target LGBT Egyptians. "Prison killed me. It destroyed me," says an Egyptian woman jailed after a concert.

After Crackdown, Egypt's LGBT Community Contemplates 'Dark Future'

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Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

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Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

The court on Monday, in twin partisan gerrymandering cases from Wisconsin and Maryland, said either that challengers didn't have standing or didn't weigh in on the merits of the case.

Supreme Court Leaves 'Wild West' Of Partisan Gerrymandering In Place — For Now

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