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Childbirth In The Age Of Addiction: New Mom Worries About Maintaining Her Sobriety

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Nicole and Ben Veum, with their little boy, Adrian. Nicole was in recovery from opioid addiction when she gave birth to Adrian, and she worried the fentanyl in her epidural would lead to relapse, but it didn’t.

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As Construction Of Keystone XL Is Paused, Tribes Brace For What’s Next

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Keystone XL pipeline sections sit on a train near Glendive, Mont.

Nate Hegyi/Yellowstone Public Radio

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‘Farming While Black’: A Guide To Finding Power And Dignity Through Food

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Leah Penniman made it her goal to start a farm for her neighbors, and to provide fresh food to refugees, immigrants and people affected by mass incarceration.

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New Medicare Advantage Benefits Are Supposed To Help Seniors Stay Out Of The Hospital

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Services like rides to the doctor or wheelchair ramps are among those that some Medicare Advantage plans will begin to offer next year.

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3 Stabbed, 1 Dead In Australia In Incident Police Say Is Possible Terrorism

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Police are seen in Bourke St. on Friday in Melbourne, Australia. A man was shot by police after setting his car on fire and stabbing three people and killing one in the city’s central business district.

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As Florida Races Narrow, Trump And Scott Spread Claims Of Fraud Without Evidence

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Voting booths are setup at the Yuengling Center on the campus of University of South Florida as workers prepare to open the doors to early voters on Oct. 22.

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California May Soon Unravel Controversial Nets Used To Harvest Swordfish

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Swordfish like this one, sunning itself off the coast of Ventura, Calif. have traditionally been caught in drift gillnets. But ocean activists say the method is unsustainable because it captures too many other sea creatures.

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Heightened Security As Brett Kavanaugh Formally Takes Supreme Court Seat

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Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being sworn-in at the White House last month.

Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized After Falling, Fracturing 3 Ribs

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg arrives at a lecture on Sept. 26 at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after falling and fracturing several ribs.

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With Democrats In Control Of The House, Now Comes The Post-Election Wrangling

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California smiles as she is cheered by a crowd of Democratic supporters during an election night returns event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

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3 More States OK Easing Their Marijuana Laws: Michigan, Utah, Missouri

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Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana, after voters approved a ballot measure Tuesday. Here, a clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit.

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A Winning Idea: Medicaid Expansion Prevails In Idaho, Nebraska And Utah

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“Most of us are ecstatic” about Medicaid expansion in Utah, said Grant Burningham, of Bountiful. “We were all together and hugging and kissing last night.”

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