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Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

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Without scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on public data about things like race, marital status, your TV consumption and even if you buy plus-size clothing.

Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates

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Crime scene tape surrounds the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Oct. 2, 2017. The broken windows show the room where a gunman sat as he opened fire on a country music concert, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 others. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MGM Files Lawsuits Denying Liability Over Las Vegas Shooting

In October 2017, a gunman fired from his room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. Now MGM, which owns the hotel, is asking the courts to declare it not liable.

President Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands before a joint press conference after their meeting on Monday. Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: The United States And Russia Aren't Allies. But Trump And Putin Are

Monday's Trump-Putin summit was not a meeting between adversaries, writes Brookings Institution senior fellow Robert Kagan. It was a meeting between allies, with convergent interests and common goals.

Usain Bolt, who retired as the world's greatest sprinter last year, wants to play pro soccer. He's seen here playing during a benefit game this summer, celebrating his score during a penalty shootout. Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters hide caption

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Usain Bolt Looks To Strike Twice: In Talks To Join Pro Soccer Team In Australia

After the news emerged, numerous sponsorship bids – and even an offer of a place for the champion sprinter to stay – quickly followed, the team says.

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, who was canonized two years ago, walk in annual Corpus Christi procession organized on the Feast of Christ the King in Kolkata, India, in 2016. Bikas Das/AP hide caption

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Late Mother Teresa's Order Investigated For Child Trafficking In India

A nun and a worker at a Missionaries of Charity shelter were arrested last week for allegedly selling four infants. India has ordered the investigation of all such facilities run by the order.

New York City police are giving the Justice Department a deadline to pursue charges in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Garner's death spurred protests, including by two men who wore medical masks reading "I can't breathe" — which Garner repeatedly told police. Kena Betancur/Getty Images hide caption

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NYPD Will Pursue Internal Charges Against Officers In Eric Garner's Death

Four years after Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by a police officer in Staten Island, the New York Police Department says it will pursue disciplinary actions.

Some critically ill patients who received a CAR-T cell treatment have remained cancer-free for as long as five years, researchers say. But the price is high. Fanatic Studio/Collection Mix: Subjects RF/Getty Images hide caption

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Insurers And Government Are Slow To Cover Expensive CAR-T Cancer Therapy

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Treatment costs for the immunotherapy can run to more than $1 million. Some state Medicaid programs aren't paying for the treatment, and Medicare's complicated payment rates have hospitals worried.

Armando Hernandez prepares lunch orders at El Torito restaurant in Galax, Va. El Torito is one of several Mexican restaurants in town and the servers say that their clientele is predominantly white local residents. Madeline Gray for NPR hide caption

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Amid A Hispanic Boom, Conflicting Feelings On Immigration

In southwest Virginia, Galax was once a traditional small-town mountain community. It now has one of the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the state.

Amid A Hispanic Boom, Conflicting Feelings On Immigration

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Sertanejo singer Marília Mendonça, 22, sings to a crowd of thousands at Expo Londrina, an agricultural fair in the southern Brazilian city of Londrina. Catherine Osborn for NPR/NPR hide caption

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In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

Marília Mendonça has reclaimed Brazil's traditional genre sertanejo and created "feminejo," providing women with a voice in a traditionally macho society.

In 'Macho' Brazil, Fast-Rising Star Marília Mendonça Is Inspiring Women To Push Back

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Syrian President Bashar Assad, right, pose for a photo with Russian military pilots at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria last December. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets

At their joint news conference, President Putin said Russia and the U.S. can work together to alleviate suffering in Syria. Russia continues to attack civilian targets in support of the Syrian regime.

Putin Invites Trump To Help End Syrian War As Russia Bombs Civilian Targets

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A student who had taken refuge at the Church of the Divine Mercy amid a barrage of armed attacks is embraced by a relative on Saturday after he was transported to the Managua Metropolitan Cathedral. Cristobal Venegas/AP hide caption

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'They Wanted To Kill Us All': Nicaragua Reels After Bloody Church Siege

Human rights groups say nearly 300 people have died since demonstrations over a now-rescinded pension change in April. Protests turned deadly Friday as student protesters took refuge in a church.

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New Mix: Metric, Villagers, Richard Thompson, Mirah, More

This week's episode of All Songs Considered features the return of several veteran favorites: the Canadian rock band Metric, the Irish folk group Villagers, and guitarist Richard Thompson.

New Mix: Metric, Villagers, Richard Thompson, Mirah, More

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