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The company billed it as a "first-of-its-kind" item that lets customers turn extra opioid painkillers into trash, but the CDC says just flush the medicine down the toilet.
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The British Parliament is considering a 34-cent tax on to-go cups to encourage diners to bring their own reusable containers. The goal is to replicate the success of Britain's tax on plastic bags.
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Health insurer Aetna has reached a settlement with people whose privacy was compromised when their HIV status was visible through the clear address windows on envelopes sent to them.
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According to government figures, more than 9 million people "always or often feel lonely," and many "older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month."
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President Duterte "does not like the press," writes Sheila S. Coronel, dean of academic affairs at Columbia University's journalism school. The Rappler news site is the government's latest target.
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The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.
A meteor streaked over southeast Michigan Tuesday night, creating a sonic boom so loud it shook houses. After seeing the spectacle in the night sky, thousands of people took to social media to share what they witnessed.
Apple says it will build a new campus and create 20,000 new jobs as part of a sweeping investment plan for the U.S.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks to former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles, who has resigned from the National Park System Advisory Board. He, along with eight others, have said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has failed to meet with the board once since being confirmed last March.
The White House may have tried to invoke its "executive privilege" to keep former chief strategist Steve Bannon from answering questions from the House Intelligence Committee. But can it make a soft invocation without actually sending a letter that fully cites that doctrine?
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Kevin Jennings, president of the Tenement Museum in New York City, about why the phrase "legal immigration" does not apply to early immigrants to the U.S., who came to this country before immigration laws were enacted.