Frances Stevens uses a custom ramp leading to her van. An accident at work 17 years ago left her unable to walk. She received full workers' compensation benefits until two years ago, when the insurer suddenly withdrew her medications and home health aide. Her lawsuit is a test of the state's use of anonymous, independent medical reviewers. Glenna Gordon for ProPublica hide caption

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Insult To Injury: America's Vanishing Worker Protections

Employers And Insurers Gain Control In Workers' Compensation Disputes

In 10 states, injured workers are finding it more difficult to get or keep the medical treatment their doctors prescribe because of reforms to workers' comp laws.

Ahead of Tuesday's deadline, (from left): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wait for the opening of a plenary session on Iran's nuclear program at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sticking Points In Iran Nuclear Talks: Sanctions And A Fuel Stockpile

With Tuesday's deadline for an international agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching, foreign ministers from Iran and six world powers are trying to hash out a deal.

Cushing, Okla., is a major oil storage site. Amid record oil production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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With So Much Oil Flowing, U.S. May Be Reaching Storage Limits

Amid record production, some analysts worry the U.S. will run out of places to put it all. One says lack of storage space could drive oil down to around $20 a barrel, less than half the current price.

Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross pulls on compression sleeves before a 400-meter race at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2012. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance KERA

Tight, elasticized socks, sleeves and T-shirts supposedly make you a better athlete. But alas, science is pouring some cold water on those alluring claims.

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Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens holds classes for people who are learning English as a second language. A teacher leads the class in a rendition of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Night." Alexandra Starr hide caption

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Code Switch

In New York's Multinational Astoria, Diversity Is Key To Harmony

The neighborhood in Queens has become a kind of urban United Nations, with people from 100 countries living there. The more diverse it becomes, the better its residents appear to get along.

The U.S. Postal Service, in conjunction with the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York, unveiled five new stamps Thursday depicting the paintings of Mexican artist Martin Ramirez. Ricco/Maresca Gallery hide caption

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New Postage Stamps Recognize The Genius Of Martin Ramirez WNYC

The self-taught artist spent much of his life confined to hospitals, where he began to make remarkable art. Now some of it is featured on a new series of U.S. postage stamps.

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