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Risks Of Popular Anxiety Drugs Often Overshadowed
Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
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In Portugal, A Sales Receipt May Be Your Ticket To Win Big
Buy a cup of coffee, and the vendor enters your receipt in a national lottery. The prize? A new Audi each week. It's a way struggling Portugal hopes to battle the black market and boost tax revenue.
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Sending Money On An Overseas Round Trip To Avoid Taxes
Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
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The Long Wait On Safety Rules For The 'Soda Can' Of Rail Cars
Nine months after the deadly crash of a runaway oil train just over the U.S. border in Canada, U.S. regulators still haven't enacted new safety standards for tank cars known for their thin shells.
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Months Of Training And A Moment Of Silence As Marathon Draws Near
Even as Boston pays tribute to the victims of the marathon bombing, runners are preparing to run in the race next week. NPR is following the stories of eight of these participants, dubbed the "NPR 8."
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Perennial Co-Writer Returns With An Album Of His Own
Dan Wilson is your favorite songwriter's favorite co-writer, lending a pen to artists from Nas to Adele. But he also writes music for himself — and he joins the program to talk more about it.
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Oil Is Not All That's Booming In North Dakota — So Is Drug Trade
Local and federal authorities worry over a rise in North Dakota's drug trade. Sharon Cohen of the Associated Press explains the proposed solutions to the issue, which some tie to the recent oil boom.
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Alabama Tax Program Grows Out Of A Grandfather's Lasting Legacy
In Alabama, Stephen Black is trying to get college graduates to stay in the state and make life better for Alabamans. His inspiration is his grandfather, the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black.
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For A Fast Track To Blossom, Just Send Some Seeds To Space
After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due.
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Between Heartbleed And Homeland, NSA Treads Cybersecurity Gray Area
Amid controversy over the Heartbleed security bug, the White House clarified how U.S. intelligence agencies must handle such bugs. Bloomberg Businessweek cybersecurity reporter Michael Riley explains.
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