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Officer Brian Cregg checks in with a man who says he is homeless and living in his car in Concord, N.H. In Concord, as in many parts of the Northeast, widespread use of meth is new, police say, and is changing how they approach interactions with people who seem to be delusional. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Illness? Police Who Need To Know Often Can't Tell


Calming techniques officers learn during training for intervening in a mental health crisis don't seem to work as well when a suspect is high on meth. Police say meth calls can be much more dangerous.

Is It A Meth Case Or Mental Illness? Police Who Need To Know Often Can't Tell

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Meme, a New Hampshire woman using a family nickname, ended up spending 20 days locked inside a wing of the emergency department at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H. Courtesy of Meme hide caption

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Woman Detained In Hospital For Weeks Joins Lawsuit Against New Hampshire

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She was detained because she couldn't get a court hearing. She couldn't get a hearing because they are available only to people in psychiatric beds and the state's psychiatric facilities are full.

In this Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks beside President Donald Trump, during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Top Aide To Former Defense Chief James Mattis Recounts What The General Has Not

Holding the Line is the tell-all many wished Mattis' own Call Sign Chaos had been. But for all of Guy Snodgrass' in-the-room accounts, there are some unverifiable elements and inaccuracies.

Four of the planned scripted programs — 10 episodes each — will be based around the iconic characters of Wolverine, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Star-Lord. A fifth series will feature all four banding together. Marvel Entertainment hide caption

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It's Superhero Time On Podcasts: Star-Lord And Black Widow To Step Up To The Mic

The deal with the streaming platforms marks a deeper investment by the companies to claim a stake in the growing realm of podcasting, now on pace to become a $1 billion industry.

for salmon but delivering less water for cities and farmers. State officials say water users along the Tuolumne River have agreed to voluntary concessions that would improve salmon habitat instead of the mandated increase in water flows. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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Trump Plan Weakens Protections For California Fish, Diverts Water To Farms

The move fulfills a Trump campaign promise to help California's farmers. But it ignores the warnings of federal biologists who were sidelined.

A Lebanese woman holds up a sign demanding that the country's ruling elites pay up on the sixth day of protests in Zouk Mosbeh, north of Beirut, on Tuesday. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters Continue To Fill Streets Of Lebanon, United By Their Calls For Change

The government has taken notice and announced some changes: No new taxes. Halving officials' salaries. Approving new power plants. But the demonstrators say they're not going away.

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