Red Cross volunteers prepare to bury the body of an Ebola victim in Pendembu, Sierra Leone, early this month. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Tobacco giant Reynolds American is buying Lorillard and acquiring Newport, a popular menthol cigarette. In a shrinking market, Newport is one of the few U.S. brands gaining market share. It is particularly popular among African-American smokers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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More than 170 volunteers in the Brattleboro, Vt., area have contributed urine to the Rich Earth Institute field trials. Mike Earley/Courtesy of Rich Earth Institute hide caption

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Chief Medical Resident Dr. Julia Vermylen (right) critiques interns during an "intern boot camp," held at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital in June. Stacy Thacker/AP hide caption

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Eduard Egarter-Vigl (left) and Albert Zink (right) sample Italy's mummified iceman for genetic analysis in November 2010. Previous research suggests he, too, was predisposed to heart disease. Samadelli Marco/EURAC hide caption

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Usman (right), 7 months, and Abdullah (left), 18 months, are held by their mothers while they wait to receive the polio vaccine at the Jalozai refugee camp near Peshawar, Pakistan. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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California's Board of Pharmacy is considering requiring all pharmacies in the state to provide bilingual labels on prescription medicines. Basecamp Imaging/iStockphoto hide caption

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