Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes his case about Medicare during a briefing in South Carolina in August. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Romney's Baffling Claim About Medicare Pay Cuts For Doctors
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Blood samples dry during malaria screening. Public health workers call for more malaria testing in Africa to stop costly drugs from being handed out to kids with pneumonia. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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What they pull up is discouraging. Normally, 30 seconds under water would bring up a cage full of mostly healthy oysters. This time, Jimmy Bloom pulls up a cage that is barely one-third full. And it's haul is a mix of broken, chipped, meatless oysters. Jeff Cohen for NPR hide caption

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Tips On Explaining The Storm To Young Ones
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People look at homes and businesses destroyed during Superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in the Rockaway section of Queens, N.Y. Spencer Plat/Getty Images hide caption

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Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats
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Researchers at New York University Hospital worry the mice they use to study human disease may have perished in the flooding caused by Superstorm Sandy. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hurricane Sandy's tear across the Caribbean left at least 54 dead in Haiti, where many people still live in tents because of damage from the 2010 earthquake. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two boys study together at a Chicago yeshiva in 2009. Public health officials say this type of close physical contact caused a mumps outbreak to spread throughout several orthodox Jewish communities in and around New York City. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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The secret to making something low-fat taste good and keep us fuller longer may be in its thickness. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Dr. Esther Dalizu holds a pack of Coartem Malaria drugs in a pharmacy in Nairobi, Kenya, last year. Sayyid Azim/AP hide caption

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Ambulances line up outside New York University Langone Medical Center to evacuate patients after backup generators failed when Sandy knocked out power in Lower Manhattan Monday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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The Psychological Damage From Superstorm Sandy
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks about the Supreme Court ruling on health care in Washington on June 28. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Could Romney Repeal The Health Law? It Wouldn't Be Easy
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