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The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

AIDS is the biggest killer of young women in southern Africa, where many are sexually abused. The CEO of a nonprofit is trying to tip the balance to women with an unlikely tool: a vaginal ring.

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How Does A Tiger Keep Cool In This Heat? One Word: Bloodsicles

In the sweltering summer heat of Washington, D.C., the National Zoo gets creative to keep its guests and animals happy. That means things like frozen treats made of cow blood for the big cats.

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Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

Recent health laws were supposed to give people easier access to mental health care. But some adults who have anxiety or depression and need help are still having a tough time lining up treatment.

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'Ghost' Soprano Marni Nixon, Who Voiced Blockbuster Musicals, Dies At 86

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Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., decided to reform his department's traffic stop criteria after the department was singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than whites. After decreasing the number of defective equipment stops, the number of black drivers pulled over fell by 25 percent. Jeff Cohen/NPR hide caption

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The HIV Trap: A Woman's Lack Of Control

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'Don't Think Twice' Scripts Improv With Ease

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