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An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen, also known as Percocet, in New York. A new report finds a link between workforce participation and the prescription rate of opioids in the U.S. Patrick Sison/AP hide caption

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The FBI seal is attached to a podium prior to Director is Christopher A. Wray speaking at a news conference at FBI Headquarters, on June 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. after the release of an inspector general's report. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's House of Commons voted to legalize recreational marijuana use, sending the bill to the Senate. In this photo from April 20, smoke rises during the annual 4/20 marijuana rally on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. Chris Wattie/Reuters hide caption

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A 2-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande River from Mexico and were detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents before being sent to a processing center for possible separation. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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'It Was Hard To Take These Pictures, Knowing What Was Coming Next'

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A federal judge says that Kansas' strict voter registration law is unconstitutional — and she also criticized Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who represented his office in defending the law. Mitchell Willetts/AP hide caption

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Justice Dept. Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz testifies before the House Oversight Committee and the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images hide caption

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Growing up, Gabriella Lascano says she was told she should model. But all she could think was, "I'm fat. Like, models aren't fat." Now, she's an Instagram model for Fashion Nova. Antonio Foster/Instagram hide caption

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This Fashion Brand Grew On Instagram With Help Of Celebs, Relatable Models

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., confer during a news conference following a closed-door GOP meeting on immigration last week. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Modern tools of biology could allow someone to recreate a dangerous virus, such as smallpox, from scratch. Dr. Hans Gelderblom/Visuals Unlimited/Getty Images hide caption

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Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'

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Sasha Banks (shown here at a WWE Live Duesseldorf event in 2017 in Duesseldorf, Germany) is the subject of a new song by The Mountain Goats. Lukas Schulze/Bongarts/Getty Images hide caption

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen takes questions from reporters at the White House on Monday. She acknowledged that the Trump administration changed the way it is enforcing immigration law, resulting in separation of thousands of children from parents entering the country illegally. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Defiant Homeland Security Secretary Defends Family Separations

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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 NPR hide caption

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Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

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Rice within the octagon in this field is part of an experiment to grow rice under different levels of carbon dioxide. Toshihiro Jasegawa, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization of Japan hide caption

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As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

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How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

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A Guide To Parental Controls For Kids' Tech Use

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Sukup Manufacturing Co.'s thriving factory outside tiny Sheffield, Iowa, gives the town an economic anchor. But that hasn't stopped the population numbers from slipping. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

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As Rural Towns Lose Population, They Can Learn To 'Shrink Smart'

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U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, near McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The South Korean soccer team poses for a photo prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Sweden at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Clive Mason/Getty Images hide caption

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The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

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