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Whatever your relationship with Journey's 1981 hit, a perseverance anthem that has itself persevered, there is no escaping the longing it evokes for youth, love and a chance at greatness.

Since August 2018, NPR has been tracking about 80 items sold at a Georgia Walmart with an eye toward products caught in the trade war. On average, prices rose 3%. Tariffs are one of many factors.

Pregnant women at high or even moderate risk of developing the life-threatening condition preeclampsia should consider taking a very small dose of aspirin daily to prevent it, doctors say.

Ian Bennett followed in his mother's footsteps when he joined the Forest Service. The pair later fought an active fire together in Oregon's Elkhorn Mountains.

Wes Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers break down the three generations of addiction depicted in the band's latest album, <em>III. </em>

More than 1 in 5 college students are raising kids, and access to child care is one of their biggest barriers. A new report finds many don't know they can apply for help from federal financial aid.

NPR's Noel King speaks with Samantha Power about her memoir <em>The Education of an Idealist</em>. In her book, Power describes how she went from working outside the system to moving inside, as a diplomat.

The pending settlement likely means Purdue will avoid going to trial in the sprawling and complicated case involving some 2,300 local governments across 23 states.

The outsider musician struggled with mental health issues throughout his adult life but found devoted fans, including major rock stars. He was found dead at his Texas home Wednesday morning.

The federal government on Tuesday released the annual National Crime Victimization Survey. The 2018 data show a big jump in reports of sexual assault and rape.

Christopher Ingraham, a data reporter at <em>The Washington Post</em>, found unexpected joy when he moved his family to the county he once called "the absolute worst place to live in America."

Around 20% of U.S. adults live with chronic pain. Medical schools traditionally haven't dedicated much time to teaching about pain and pain control, but one top school now has a mandatory course.

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Climate change is an existential crisis. If Americans cut just one hamburger from their diet every week, it would be like taking 10 million cars off the road every year. After cutting energy use, less meat and more plant-based food add up to the easiest--and healthiest--way to reduce your carbon footprint. From the land and water needed to raise feed and the methane produced at the end of digestion, “Cattle are actually mini fossil-fuel, greenhouse gas producers.” So says Sujatha Bergen, head of health campaigns at the NRDC. As her title suggests, eliminating beef from your diet--in addition to pork and lamb-- is also better for you. She explains the trade-offs for helping to reduce climate change and says, “Starting with your fork is much less daunting for many people.”

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... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

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The TV and film star is the first parent to be sentenced in connection with the years-long, multimillion-dollar scheme. The case has resurfaced questions about college access, race and privilege.

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During the third presidential debate on Thursday night in Houston, candidate Andrew Yang raised a lot of eyebrows when he said, "My campaign will now give a freedom dividend of $1000 a…

Does Andrew Yang's $1000 promise violate campaign finance laws?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

Who do black women voters support in the 2020 election?

Black women comprise a key voting block that the 2020 presidential candidates are trying to court. They reliably and overwhelmingly for Democrats in every recent election.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

Democratic debate exposes deep divides among candidates over health care

A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

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A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

Democratic debate exposes deep divides among candidates over health care

A large chunk of Thursday's Democratic primary debate featured policy brawls about health care policy — including costs, coverage and worries about whether the party is growing too extreme.

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Mattel released its latest collector’s item on Thursday: a   Dia de los Muertos themed Barbie  .

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Mattel released its latest collector’s item on Thursday: a Dia de los Muertos themed Barbie .

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The state legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1482, which would cap rent increases for many buildings across the state at 5% annually. Governor Gavin Newsom said he will sign it.

Who benefits and loses from state-wide rent control?

The state legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1482, which would cap rent increases for many buildings across the state at 5% annually. Governor Gavin Newsom said he will sign it.

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Beachy, laidback, charming and frightening. Santa Cruz is the scariest place in California.

The scariest place in the state

Beachy, laidback, charming and frightening. Santa Cruz is the scariest place in California.

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The FDA sent a letter this week to vaping giant Juul, saying it illegally marketed its products as safer than traditional cigarettes.

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The FDA sent a letter this week to vaping giant Juul, saying it illegally marketed its products as safer than traditional cigarettes.

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