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A Thalidomide victim leaves a Spanish court in a wheelchair while a protestor holds a sign reading "Thalidomide, Justice!" during a trial in Madrid in October 2013. Thousands of babies across Europe were born with abnormalities including missing limbs when expectant mothers were prescribed thalidomide in the 1950s and later. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Health

Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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Author Interviews

Jamie Oliver, Up To His Elbows In Mashed Potatoes With 'Comfort Food'

For his new cookbook, chef Jamie Oliver compiled soul-soothing, stomach-satisfying recipes from around the world. And this time, he tells NPR's Linda Wertheimer, he worried less about calorie counts.

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A Thalidomide victim leaves a Spanish court in a wheelchair while a protestor holds a sign reading "Thalidomide, Justice!" during a trial in Madrid in October 2013. Thousands of babies across Europe were born with abnormalities including missing limbs when expectant mothers were prescribed thalidomide in the 1950s and later. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Andres Kudacki/AP
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