Keith Herie is swamped in debt from medical issues he and his wife encountered starting about a decade ago. Heartland hospital is seizing 10 percent of his paycheck and 25 percent of his wife's wages, and has placed a lien on their home. Steve Hebert for ProPublica hide caption

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When A Nonprofit Hospital Seizes Wages From Its Poorest Patients

In exchange for big tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals help low-income patients offset their bills. But some hospitals have sued to garnish the pay of low-income patients by as much as 25 percent, even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.

Cubans try to connect to the ETECSA server during a May 9 service outage as they wait with other customers outside the offices of the state telecom monopoly in Havana, Cuba. Cuba's government has blamed technological problems on a U.S. embargo. Critics of the government have said it deliberately strangles the Internet to mute dissent. Changing U.S.-Cuba relations may prove who's right. Franklin Reyes/AP hide caption

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For An Island Trapped In The '50s, An Instant Digital Revolution

Cuba is one of the least connected countries on Earth, with 5 percent of residents online. But it could become the Caribbean's largest market if the Castros open the nation up to the Internet.

NYU Langone Medical Center is one of the teaching hospitals being penalized by Medicare for too many medical errors. Joshua Bright/AP hide caption

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Teaching Hospitals Hit Hardest By Medicare Fines For Patient Safety Kaiser Health News

Medicare will cut payments to hospitals with high rates of patient infections and injuries. Half of the nation's academic medical centers will be docked by Medicare for making too many medical mistakes.

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These amphipods were discovered by scientists from the University of Aberdeen in waters more than four miles deep, north of New Zealand. Similar shrimp-like crawlers may lurk at the bottom of the Challenger Deep. Oceanlab/University of Aberdeen/AP hide caption

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7 Miles Beneath The Sea's Surface: Who Goes There?

Marine scientists plumbing the deepest part of the ocean sent microphones and collection probes baited with chicken to the bottom of a trench near Guam. Now they watch, wait ... and listen.

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