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Wisconsin Family Stays Together With Help From Medicaid

While Medicaid is best known as a health care program for poor people, more than 80 percent of its budget goes to care for elderly people, disabled people and children.

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Ugly Death The Limiñanas

The first lady, born Melanija Knavs, is from the town of Sevnica in central Slovenia. Before 2016, it was known for its underwear factory, salami festival and sport fishing. "Melania put us on the world map," says Mayor Srecko Ocvirk, who has helped lead a Melania-themed campaign to attract more tourists here. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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For Melania Trump's Slovenian Hometown, First Lady's Fame Is Good For Business

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Heaven and Hell William Onyeabor
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Before Silicon Valley, New Jersey Reigned As Nation's Center Of Innovation

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No Surprise (Instrumental) The Shacks

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The Senate's 4 Big Problems With Health Care

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Wisconsin Family Stays Together With Help From Medicaid

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Home Again Michael Kiwanuka

An artist's conception of the KELT-9 system, which has a host star (left) that's almost twice as hot as our sun. The hot star blasts its nearby planet KELT-9b, leading to a dayside surface temperature of around 7,800 degrees Fahrenheit. NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC) hide caption

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Scientists Discover A Scorched Planet With A Comet-Like Tail

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Look (feat. M. Takara & Marcelo Cabral) DJ Mako
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Fewer Women Need To Undergo Repeat Surgery After Lumpectomy

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Why East Africa Is Hooked On Telenovelas

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High Wire Erroll Garner