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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Apr 9, 2014 — If you know Ciroc and Patron, you may well be listening to a lot of songs that name-check brand-name alcohol. And if you're a teenager, you may be binge drinking a lot more, researchers say.
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Apr 1, 2014 — You'd think that the popular kids don't get picked on, but as a teenager's social status rises, they're more apt to be bullied. Increased social combat may be to blame.
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Mar 25, 2014 — College students tune out warnings about the risks of heavy drinking. Pointing out that drinking increases the risk of cancer may help, researchers say. But will that matter on Saturday night?
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Mar 21, 2014 — Liquor companies have gotten a lot of heat for marketing sweet, fruity drinks that appeal to underage drinkers. But teens also favor premium vodka and whiskey. Cost isn't always driving choice.
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Mar 18, 2014 — Teenagers know they're not supposed to be indulging in risky behaviors behind the wheel, a survey finds, but they're finding it awfully hard to say no. Kind of like adults.
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Mar 10, 2014 — It used to be parents worried that their kids were hanging out with the wrong crowd. Now they need to worry about hanging out with the wrong crowd on Instagram. But do online influences matter?
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Mar 6, 2014 — One of the big arguments for cigarettes is that they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But an analysis of teens finds that the rise of vaping hasn't led to a big drop in tobacco use.
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Mar 3, 2014 — Studies show regular marijuana use by teens — once a week or more — affects areas dealing with memory and problem solving. That can hurt cognition and academic performance.
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Feb 24, 2014 — Since most college students drink, why not lower the drinking age to 18? That would encourage more responsible behavior, some college presidents say. But a study says it would hurt more than help.
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Feb 10, 2014 — How well people got along with their parents as teenagers affects how satisfied they are with romantic relationships as young adults. But if you were a rebellious teen, don't fret. Researchers say it's just one of many factors that influence your romantic life.
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