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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults. Many of these men and women are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Enrolling them can be difficult, but the benefits should be substantial.

Winemakers are increasingly turning to screw caps. Now consumers are learning to get over their prejudice for cork, too. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine by How It's Sealed

Remember screw caps on jugs of wine? These days, many winemakers have wholeheartedly embraced the screw tops — not just for their ease of use, but for the way they seal the wine's taste. Now many consumers are learning to look past the caps' former downmarket reputation.

The Desert Flower Center, created by Somali model Waris Dirie, opened in Berlin in September. The medical center provides victims of female genital cutting with reconstructive surgery, counseling and other treatment. Stephanie Pilick/DPA/Landov hide caption

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World

Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

The new Desert Flower Center offers treatment for the physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation. But fear of alienation from their families and communities may keep some victims, mainly immigrants from Africa, from taking advantage of the center.

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When Ajayibe was 22, she tried to kill herself after being shunned by her family. Surgery could not repair the hole in her birth canal, but her story helped inspire an American photographer to start a project to benefit women with fistula. Proceeds from the project have enabled Ajayibe to have livestock of her own. Kristie McLean hide caption

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