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Shots - Health News

High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers

Kaiser Health News

Three decades ago, Congress set up a system to encourage drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases. The law has worked, but at a high cost.

High Prices For Orphan Drugs Strain Families And Insurers

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Then and now: In his new documentary Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, director Lonny Price, left, reconnects with fellow cast members — including Ann Morrison and Jim Walton — from the 1981 Broadway flop, Merrily We Roll Along. DKC/O&M hide caption

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Movie Reviews

How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

Most musicals that close after 16 performances barely prompt memories, let alone documentaries. But Merrily We Roll Along rolled along so bizarrely, it became the stuff of Broadway legend.

How A 1981 Sondheim Flop Turned Out To Be The 'Best Worst Thing'

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Trump Pick To Head Interior Department Says Climate Change Is Not A Hoax

Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke testified that humans influence climate, although there is a debate over how much. He promised to emulate Teddy Roosevelt in managing public lands.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Gulf Between Richest And Poorest Is Wider Than Previously Thought, Oxfam Says

Last year, Oxfam said the world's richest 62 people had as much money as the poorest 3.6 billion. Turns out those numbers were wrong: The richest nine people had as much wealth as half the planet.

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Monkey See

Rest Your Greatness: 6 Key Moments With DJ Khaled

NPR's David Greene recently spoke with producer-musician-Snapchatter DJ Khaled about his Jet Ski adventure, his love of pillows, and all the things "they" don't want you to know.

Rest Your Greatness: 6 Key Moments With DJ Khaled

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The Two-Way - News Blog

U.S. Abortion Rate Falls To Lowest Level Since Roe v. Wade

A report by the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that backs legalized abortion, puts the 2014 rate at 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age — the lowest recorded rate since 1973.

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Parallels - World News

Trump And China: Intentionally Provocative Or Unprepared?

Trump's campaign comments toward China were extremely strong, and we're likely to learn soon how much was rhetoric and how much will become actual policy.

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Shots - Health News

For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental

We often imagine the best medical care as a miracle cure. Atul Gawande argues that for chronic illness, the best care may be a long, slow process of improving health a little bit at a time.

For Many People, Medical Care Works Best When It's Incremental

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Kenyan parliamentarian Mishi Mboko, shown here on Jan. 11, is asking female voters to withhold sex with their partners until they register to vote. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kenyan Politician Proposes Women Withhold Sex Until Men Register To Vote

"Deny them sex until they show you their voter's card," Mishi Mboko urges. The tactic is not new. Women have gone on sex strikes in the past to try to end wars and curb violence. But is it effective?

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Code Switch

As A New Administration Moves In, Will Our Policing Debate Get Uglier?

Scathing federal reports on police abuses, new polls showing cops are divided on matters of race, and a controversial Justice Department nominee all raise the specter of more national rancor.

A waiter walks past a mural of flight MH370 in Shah Alam outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2016. The flight mysteriously disappeared nearly three years ago with 239 people on board, and the search for the plane has now been suspended. Joshua Paul/AP hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Search For Missing Flight MH370 Suspended After Almost 3 Years

In March 2014, the flight vanished from radar with 239 people on board. Search crews have examined more than 45,000 square miles of the Indian Ocean, to no avail.

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Suspect In Istanbul Nightclub Attack Has Confessed, Say Turkish Officials

The suspect was identified as a citizen of Uzbekistan born in 1983. Istanbul's governor says Abdulgadir Masharipov was trained in Afghanistan and appeared to have entered Turkey illegally.

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Music News

In An Ever-Changing Music Industry, Cash For Hits Remains A Constant

In the 1950s and '60s, payola scandals led to congressional investigations. Though today's tactics are more nuanced than handing a DJ a briefcase full of money, pay for play is still alive and well.

In An Ever-Changing Music Industry, Cash For Hits Remains A Constant

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