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Who Gets First Dibs On Transplanted Liver? Rules May Change

Location, location, location too often trumps medical need, some doctors say. But another solution to making the distribution of scarce organs fairer worries some transplant surgeons and patients.

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Young Migrants May Request Asylum, But It's Hard To Get

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A Surge Of Migrants At The Border ... Of Spain

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