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Invisibilia: For An Artist, A Room Of His Own Is A Lifesaver

NPR | July 01, 2016

William Kitt was living on the streets, abusing drugs and very sick when Broadway Housing Communities in New York offered him a room. Thirteen years later, he's thriving. His art tells the tale.

For Centuries, A Small Town Has Embraced Strangers With Mental Illness

NPR | July 01, 2016

Families struggle to find a safe, therapeutic place for loved ones with serious mental disorders. In Geel, Belgium, residents have brought mentally ill strangers into their homes for centuries.

Controversy Follows Thailand's New Ranking In Human Trafficking Report

NPR | June 30, 2016

The country, widely criticized for trafficking in its seafood industry, has made improvements, says the State Department report. But critics don't agree.

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1 In 10 People May Face Malnutrition As Fish Catches Decline

NPR | June 30, 2016 9:40 a.m.

Many people around the world rely on fish not just for protein but for critical micronutrients like iron and zinc. So declining fisheries pose major risks for global health, scientists warn.

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Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better

NPR | June 30, 2016 8:46 a.m.

Personality Traits Have A Big Influence On Human Behavior

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Biden Praises Providence Health For Help With Cancer 'Moonshot'

OPB | June 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Providence Health System joined Vice President Joe Biden’s effort Wednesday to better treat cancer.

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Heat On White House To Scrap Redo Of Human Research Rules

NPR | June 29, 2016 1:34 p.m.

The Obama administration's controversial proposal to revise human research rules is flawed and should be scrapped, says a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?

NPR | June 29, 2016 12:44 p.m.

The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?

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Beyond Sightseeing: You'll Love The Sound Of America's Best Parks

NPR | June 29, 2016 9:51 a.m.

The National Park Service is racing to record soundscapes of each park that capture nature for the ear. "If we start to lose sounds of wilderness, we start to lose a piece of us," one scientist says.

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NPR Politics Lunchbox: Concerns in Cleveland, 'Funny-Looking People'

NPR | June 29, 2016 9:43 a.m.

Our favorite 2016 news and stories curated from NPR and around the web.

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California To Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

NPR | June 29, 2016 9:22 a.m.

An initiative has officially obtained enough signatures to be placed on November's ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.

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'The Aleppo Evil' Is Making A Comeback

NPR | June 29, 2016 8:59 a.m.

It's a disfiguring disease spread by the bite of sand flies. And there are fears that the Syrian refugee problem is triggering a dramatic increase in cases.

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How An Electric Shock Could One Day Protect You From Zika

NPR | June 28, 2016 4:57 p.m.

Scientists are making impressive progress in creating a vaccine for Zika. And they're using a new technology that makes vaccine development faster than ever.

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