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Dogs may not wash their paws compulsively, but some humans and canines have similar genetic mutations that may influence obsessive behavior. Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., was blamed in media reports for sponsoring a bill that the Drug Enforcement Administration had warned would hamper its ability to limit America's deadly opioid crisis. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

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Senate Democrat Calls On Trump To Withdraw Tom Marino's Nomination

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Most employers are likely to continue paying for birth control for women. But there are exceptions. Science Photo Library/Getty Images/Science Photo Libra hide caption

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One of many grocery stores in Venezuela where the shelves are bare. Even in regions such as Latin America that do well overall, there are glaring exceptions, such as Venezuela, where political turmoil has created massive price inflation and food shortages. Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Why World Hunger Isn't Going Away As Fast As We'd Hoped

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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

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Anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. Some schools are employing new strategies to help these students overcome their symptoms. Anna_Isaeva/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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Iowa Tries To Prevent Health Insurance Premiums From Escalating

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She's not tuning in, she's tuning inward — letting go of stress, or at least trying to, with a mindfulness app on her phone. Photo Illustration by Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

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Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

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As Weinstein Allegations Grow, Male Victims Of Sexual Abuse Speak Out

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Hundreds of homes in the Coffey Park neighborhood that were destroyed by the Tubbs Fire on October 11, 2017, in Santa Rosa, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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As She Evacuated Patients From The Hospital, Her Home Burned

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Tape worm pills were once advertised as a way to stay thin. Courtesy of Workman Publishing hide caption

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'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

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