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The drug buprenorphine blocks the cravings associated with addiction. It comes in tablets and dissolvable film. The only injectable form available is a drug called Sublocade; a rival drug is ready for market but may be blocked for several years by the FDA. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Leticia Gasca: What Can We Discover When We Talk Openly About Our Failures?

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, pictured earlier this month in France, told reporters on Thursday that the tech giant is making great strides in fighting hate speech and crime online. Francois Mori/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators listen to speeches during a rally in support of abortion rights on Thursday in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP hide caption

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Abortion Limits Carry Economic Cost For Women

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Ichard Oden works at an apartment complex under construction in Westland, Mich. Elaine Cromie for NPR hide caption

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Former Inmates Are Getting Jobs As Employers Ignore Stigma In Bright Economy

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Canada's Tariff Hangover

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Tanisha Cortez waits on a table at a restaurant in Ames, Iowa. When the previous restaurant she worked for closed, Cortez applied to others and had job offers right away. Jobs are plentiful in Ames, a small city of more than 65,000 residents tucked amid farm fields north of Des Moines. Olivia Sun for NPR hide caption

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Union members gather in front of a Paris courthouse on May 6, as several former senior employees of the then-named company France Télécom go on trial for alleged "moral harassment," a decade after a series of suicides occurred at the firm between 2008 and 2009. Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade Ago, Suicides Rocked A French Telecom Firm. Now Its Execs Stand Trial

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A Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner being built for Turkish Airlines takes off on a test flight in Renton, Wash., on May 8. Passenger flights remain grounded worldwide as investigations continue into two fatal crashes involving the 737 Max aircraft. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

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Confusion over whether food is still safe to eat after its "sell by" or "use before" date accounts for about one-fifth of food waste in U.S. homes, the FDA says. The agency is urging the food industry to adopt "best if used by" wording on packaged foods. zoranm/Getty Images hide caption

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To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels

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Demonstrators march to McDonald's corporate headquarters in Chicago on Thursday to demand $15-per-hour wages for fast food workers. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Protests Over Sexual Harassment At McDonald's Grow As Shareholders Meet

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Sam Smith, Brittany Smith and their daughter Erelah outside their Charlotte home. The Smiths moved to Charlotte looking for change and opportunity. They are part of an influx of African Americans to Mecklenburg County, where the African American population has ballooned by 64% since 2000. Swikar Patel for NPR hide caption

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As Employment Rises, African American Transplants Ride Jobs Wave To The South

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Why Banning Plastic Grocery Bags Could Be A Bad Move

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Denise Brinley is executive director at the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Energy. The state produces "playbooks" to highlight ways old coal power plant sites could be redeveloped. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites

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Kenneth Feinberg has been appointed to oversee talks between Bayer's lawyers and plaintiffs' representatives for a court-mandated settlement over claims that the weedkiller Roundup caused cancer. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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Dani Izzie at her home in rural Virginia. More than a decade ago, she slipped in the bathroom and suffered a spinal cord injury that has left her unable to walk. She works as a social media manager for Spinergy, a company that makes high-performance wheels for wheelchairs. Greg Kahn for NPR hide caption

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Many Are Replacing Disability Checks With Paychecks

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Farmers have produced record or near-record soybean crops in recent years. Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media hide caption

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Collateral Damage Of The Trade War, Farmers Want Chinese Market Reopened

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