Volunteers search for needles and other drug paraphernalia along Church St. in Austin, Indiana, in April. The region has recorded 142 new HIV cases since December, according to the state, in an outbreak tied to injected opioid use. Seth Herald/Nurphoto/Corbis hide caption

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Shots - Health News

CDC Warns More HIV, Hepatitis C Outbreaks Likely Among Drug Users

The U.S. epidemic of injected opioid use could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C, like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention said in a health advisory on Friday.

Allied troops at the ANZAC Cove in the Gallipoli Peninsula, during in World War I. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand fought for nine months, but could not defeat the Ottomans. Overall, a half-million were killed or wounded. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Remembering Gallipoli, A WWI Battle That Shaped Today's Middle East

The Gallipoli campaign saw Ottoman forces, fighting under German command, repel an allied attack led by Britain and France. Its reverberations are still felt to this day in the chaotic Middle East.

Fake medicines are a 21st-century scourge, but they've been around for a long time. This advertising trade card for snake oil was printed in New York City around 1880. Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

In tests of anti-malarial pills and antibiotics, 9 to 41 percent didn't meet quality standards. And the world does a crummy job chasing criminals who reap $75 billion a year from counterfeit meds.

"I never thought that my story would have touched somebody so much that they went in front of Congress to present a bill," the young woman, whom NPR is not naming, said of Shaheen. "There's a lot of voices out there that can't tell her thank you." Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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It's All Politics

Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

Hearing about a young woman's struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to introduce legislation to help other victims.

The Grand Prismatic hot spring in Yellowstone National Park's that is among the park's myriad hydrothermal features created by the fact that Yellowstone is a supervolcano. Robert B. Smith/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

The newly discovered chamber is 4.5 times larger than the shallow reservoir already known and contains enough partially molten rock to fill the Grand Canyon 11 times.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's campaign dismissed the no-new taxes pledge as something "circulated by lobbying groups" and he says he "will not sign." David Goldman/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Read Their Lips: No New Taxes. Pledge Season Is Officially Open.

For more than a quarter century, Republicans have been asked to sign a pledge not to raise taxes. The first two presidential candidates this year have signed it, but there could be one big holdout.

The Salt

Sexy, Simple, Satirical: 300 Years Of Picnics In Art

From Goya to Banksy, artists through the century have tackled modernity and its discontents through depictions of eating outdoors.

Two years after the collapse of the factory at Rana Plaza, families of victims gather, holding photos of their lost loved ones. Amy Yee for NPR hide caption

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Goats and Soda

2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made, but there's a long way to go.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a star known as R Sculptoris, located 1,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sculptor. The black region at the centre of the image has been artificially masked. ESA/NASA hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

A New Way To Think About 'God'

All traditional ideas of God are demonstrably inadequate to our time; they perpetuate conflict or fail to inspire us to rise to the challenges of today's world, says guest blogger Nancy Ellen Abrams.

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