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Oregon's bold move to decriminalize small amounts of all hard drugs and expand treatment is now meeting the reality of implementation as the treatment community is divided over the way forward.

To help New Yorkers get through a dark time, Jo and Chad Vill brought a DJ set into the street of their Brooklyn neighborhood. "The next thing you know, we had a street full of people," Jo said.

"The Trojan Story" rocked the music world in 1971, introducing listeners to artists like Jimmy Cliff, the Maytals, and Lee "Scratch" Perry. Long out of print, the three-LP set is reissued on June 18.

To mark Juneteenth, NPR staff members read the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth — the celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States — is now a federal holiday.

The 7-2 decision threw out the challenge to the law, saying Texas and other objecting GOP-dominated states were not required to pay anything under the mandate provision and thus lacked standing.

NPR's Leila Fadel talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci about the CDC declaring the Delta variant of COVID-19 a concern, and how vaccines and booster shots fit into the discussion of combating variants.

Experts now say the procedure is the most effective treatment for severe childhood obesity, which affects a growing number of kids. But stigma and insurers often stand in the way.

Maverick jazz composer Anthony Braxton was set to spend his 75th birthday performing at events around the world, but then... well, you know. He has two new boxed sets out this month.

President Nixon called for an "all-out offensive" against drugs and addiction. The U.S. is now rethinking policies that led to mass incarceration and shattered families while drug deaths kept rising.

The five editorial executives, including the editor in chief, were arrested Thursday morning amid a raid of the news outlets' offices.

The painting is expected to sell for thousands of dollars. The unnamed seller, who found the painting at a donation center in Canada, paid $4.09.

As part of an ongoing series, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to pianist Lara Downes about classical recordings of "Lift Every Voice" and "A Change Is Gonna Come," to mark Black Music Month and Juneteenth.

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In a highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling out today, the justices once again upheld the Affordable Care Act.

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Joe Mathews says, “If America needs a 1/6 commission, then California must have a 3/13 commission.”

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President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

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