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As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters

Tiny homes are a growing solution to homeless veterans and vulnerable youth, especially those who identify as LGBTQ. But the movement faces challenges from regulations and neighbors across the nation.

As A Guerrilla Movement, Tiny Homes May Emerge As Alternative To Shelters
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The Brazilian Olympic Committee president shows the lantern containing the Olympic flame brought from Greece as he deplanes in Brasilia on May 3. The three-month torch relay across Brazil will end at the opening ceremony on Aug. 5 at Maracana stadium in Rio. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?

They invariably never live up to what the politicians and construction moguls promise, says sports commentator Frank Deford.

Why Do Cities Keep Vying To Host The Olympics?
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Music Interviews

This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His

The Grindmother is a Canadian metal band that's just released its debut album. It's also what the group's 67-year-old lead singer prefers to be called.

This Ain't Your Mama's Grindcore Band — It's His
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A customer receives a slice of pizza from the prepared food section of the new Whole Foods Market Inc. store in downtown Los Angeles. Prepared foods sold at supermarkets, big-box and convenience stores are a bigger and bigger portion of those companies' profits. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

Youth Radio

As many as 80 percent of Americans don't know what's for dinner by 4 p.m. that same day. From in-grocery store restaurants to local, organic cafeteria fare, new options for fast meals are cropping up.

What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply
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Politics & Pop Culture

Larry Wilmore On 'Breaking Taboos' At The White House Correspondents' Dinner

Fresh Air

The Nightly Show host discusses his controversial performance at Saturday's event. He tells Fresh Air that his use of the N-word was an artistic decision.

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A Starbucks coffee in Santa Monica, Calif. With no other place to go, many of Los Angeles' homeless end up at the chain's outlets — to the consternation of some employees. Denise Taylor/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around Los Angeles. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.

How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis
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A billboard asks Ugandans to abstain from sex until marriage. The photo was taken in 2005 in Kampala. Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images hide caption

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Goats and Soda

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?

The money was part of the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. It went to sex ed classes and public health messages in Africa. Effective or not? A new study offers a clear verdict.

U.S. Spent $1.4 Billion To Stop HIV By Promoting Abstinence. Did It Work?
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Women stroll on a Tehran street. Iranians are bracing themselves for extra scrutiny of their dress and behavior when a new, undercover morality police squad is deployed. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force

As Iranian authorities strengthen the so-called morality police, women are bracing themselves for extra scrutiny of their dress and behavior. Will a new, crowdsourced app help them dodge harassment?

Springtime In Iran Means The 'Morality Police' Are Out In Force
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Imodium is a popular brand of the drug loperamide. Because loperamide is increasingly being abused by opioid users, some toxicologists think it should have the same sales restrictions as pseudoephedrine. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Getting High From This Drug For Diarrhea Can Be Fatal

An increasing number of opioid abusers are taking huge doses of Imodium to ease withdrawal symptoms or get high. But at those high doses, toxicologists warn, the normally safe drug can stop the heart.

A replica of Capt. James Cook's Endeavour sails into Sydney Harbour in 2012. Researchers believe they may have found the wreckage of the original ship in Rhode Island. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Wreckage Of Capt. Cook's HMS Endeavour May Be In Rhode Island Port

Researchers think they have located the vessel, later named the Lord Sandwich, that the British explorer sailed to Australia, saying it may have been part of a blockade during the American Revolution.