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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.

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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.

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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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For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work

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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

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Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor

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A Sharp Rise In Earthquakes Puts Oklahomans On Edge

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

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Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

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Figure Skater Brian Boitano On Coming Out And Going To Sochi

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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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Moved By Emotion: This Story Changed A Photographer's Lens

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Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories

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

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