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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria — rod-shaped bacteria in this tinted, scanning electron microscope image — are found in soil, water and as normal flora in the human intestine. But they can cause serious wound, lung, skin and urinary tract infections, and many pseudomonas strains are drug-resistant. Science Photo Library/Science Source hide caption

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With Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic Resistance, How Best To Deploy Them?

Infection specialists debate whether it's better to aim all their strongest antibiotics at once at multi-resistant germs, or save the most innovative drugs for use only as a last result.

How Best To Use The Few New Drugs To Treat Antibiotic-Resistant Germs?

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., answers questions regarding the public impeachment hearings set to begin on Wednesday. Schiff has been the face of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Mhari Shaw/NPR hide caption

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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery

The House Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery

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A man wearing a Stronger Than Hate yarmulke stands outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, the site of a shooting that killed 11 worshippers in 2018. Anti-Semitic homicides in the U.S. reached their highest level ever as a result of the shooting. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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FBI Reports Dip In Hate Crimes, But Rise In Violence

The FBI released its annual tally of hate crimes on Tuesday. Attacks on individuals surged to a 16-year high in 2018 and hate-crime related homicides rose from 15 to 24.

The Supreme Court has denied Remington Arms Co.'s attempt to end a lawsuit filed by families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in 2012. In this 2013 photo, Connecticut State Police Det. Barbara J. Mattson holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same type of gun used by Adam Lanza in the shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Families' Case Against Remington To Proceed

The gun-maker had appealed to the highest federal court after the Connecticut Supreme Court allowed the lawsuit over the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, Conn., to go forward in March.

Researchers have found that giving your brain a little electrical zap while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050. NPR hide caption

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VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

Researchers have found that giving your brain an electrical stimulation while you sleep can lead to quicker learning and improved memory. Future You's episode 6 explores what this will mean in 2050.

VIDEO: The Military Discovered A Way To Boost Soldiers' Memories, And We Tried It

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Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

NPR's Rachel Martin and poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander want to read your poems about sports. You can use sport as a metaphor for our lives — or simply write about the game or team you love.

Let's Play Ball! Share Your Sports-Inspired Poems

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Hungry, Hungry Hippocampus: The Psychology Of How We Eat

Anyone who's tried (and failed) to follow a diet knows that food is more than fuel. This week, we revisit our 2018 episode about the psychology behind what we eat, what we spit out, and when we come back for more.

Hungry, Hungry Hippocampus: The Psychology Of How We Eat

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An attendee during the TomorrowWorld Electronic Music Festival on September 29, 2013 in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. Inclement weather forced the event to close itself off. "Thousands of exhausted kids, unprepared for the conditions, were stranded." Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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The Mainstreaming Of EDM And The Precipitous Drop That Followed

The culture of electronic dance music has long been seen as a safe space for the marginalized, but over the past decade it took a sharp turn towards the mainstream.

"The profession we love has been taken over," psychiatrist and novelist Samuel Shem tells NPR, "with us sitting there in front of screens all day, doing data entry in a computer factory." Catie Dull/NPR hide caption

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Novelist Doctor Skewers Corporate Medicine In 'Man's 4th Best Hospital'

Samuel Shem's 1978 novel, The House of God, was a sardonic look at U.S. medicine through a young doctor's eyes. Shem's new fiction checks in with the same crew in the age of medicine by smartphone.

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The Truth About Carbs And Calories

Carbs get a bad rap. Here's the science behind why eating too much starch isn't good for you — and smart tips to integrate more slow carbs into your diet.

The Truth About Carbs And Calories

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