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Linda Door protested outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it began hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act in March 2012. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman of California stands in his Capitol Hill office beside a wall displaying his legislative accomplishments. Waxman, 74, said Thursday that he would retire after 40 years in the House of Representatives. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Shoppers check out vodka in a street kiosk in Moscow in 2008. Alexander Nemenov/Getty Images hide caption

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The Institute of Medicine is reviewing how chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed and whether that label puts too much emphasis on fatigue over other significant symptoms. Daniel Horowitz for NPR hide caption

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Palestinian girls read the Koran at a camp in Gaza City, June 2012. In poor countries, boys are 20 percent more likely than girls to enroll in school, UNICEF says. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some men take testosterone hoping to boost energy and libido, or to build strength. But at what risk? iStockphoto hide caption

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Playing outside can help kids — and their parents — maintain a healthy weight. iStockphoto hide caption

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Love your hair. Artists' depictions of a Neanderthal man and woman at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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A mouse embryo grows from stem cells made by stressing blood cells with acid. The blood cells are tagged with a protein that creates green light. Courtesy of Haruko Obokata hide caption

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People practice yoga at a fundraiser for a breast cancer foundation in Hong Kong. Ed Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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Graduate student Jennifer Klunk of McMaster University examines a tooth used to decode the genome of the ancient plague. Courtesy of McMaster University hide caption

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Erick Munoz, flanked by lawyers, walks to 96th District Court last Friday. A judge ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support from his wife, Marlise. Tim Sharp/AP hide caption

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As Vermont expands addiction treatment services, it is also coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the problem: pregnant women addicted to opiates. iStockphoto hide caption

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Eighty percent of college students drink, and schools have had little success reducing those numbers, or the problems caused by excessive alcohol. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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