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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

Among those who stand to benefit the most from the expansion of Medicaid are homeless adults. Many of these men and women are mentally ill or addicted to drugs and alcohol. Enrolling them can be difficult, but the benefits should be substantial.

Job seekers line up to talk to recruiters during a job fair held in Atlanta in May. John Amis/AP hide caption

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For The Unemployed, Ideas To Help Bridge The Gap To Work

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The Desert Flower Center, created by Somali model Waris Dirie, opened in Berlin in September. The medical center provides victims of female genital cutting with reconstructive surgery, counseling and other treatment. Stephanie Pilick/DPA/Landov hide caption

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Berlin Clinic Aims To Make Genital Cutting Survivors Feel Whole

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Chinese 100 yuan bank notes being counted at a bank in Huaibei, in eastern China's Anhui province, in 2013. Undeclared income — sometimes the proceeds of corruption, often just of unclear provenance — is estimated to make up a staggering 12 percent of China's GDP. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Lure Of China's Gray Economy Reaches Rich And Poor

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Book Reviews

'Before I Burn' Uses Autobiography To Tell A Crime Story

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'Before I Burn' Uses Autobiography To Tell A Crime Story

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Chad Devereaux cleans up bricks that fell from his in-laws' home in Sparks, Okla., in November 2011, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. Sue Ogrocki/AP hide caption

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A Sharp Rise In Earthquakes Puts Oklahomans On Edge

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Martha Castro lives on the streets in Los Angeles' Skid Row neighborhood. She's still resistant to the idea that she can now get health coverage because of California's expansion of Medicaid. Anna Gorman/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Shots - Health News

Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

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Obamacare Brings Medicaid To Skid Row's 'Ugly Reality'

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U.S. Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, R-Fla., at a Capitol news conference on July 9. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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It's All Politics

Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

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Defying GOP Leaders, Rep. Trey Radel Won't Resign After Rehab

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Brian Boitano skates at Izod Center on Dec. 11 in East Rutherford, N.J. Boitano will go to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, as part of the presidential delegation. Maddie Meyer/Getty hide caption

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Figure Skater Brian Boitano On Coming Out And Going To Sochi

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When Ajayibe was 22, she tried to kill herself after being shunned by her family. Surgery could not repair the hole in her birth canal, but her story helped inspire an American photographer to start a project to benefit women with fistula. Proceeds from the project have enabled Ajayibe to have livestock of her own. Kristie McLean hide caption

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Global Health

Moved By Emotion: This Story Changed A Photographer's Lens

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Moved By Emotion: This Story Changed A Photographer's Lens

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Other exhibits on display at the Museum include "Silicon Body Part Piercing Displays," "Cambodian Menu Photo Rejects" and "New York City Tip Jars." Naho Kubota for Mmuseumm hide caption

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Art & Design

Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories

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Tiny Museum Preserves Proof Of Creators' Crazy Stories

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Winemakers are increasingly turning to screw caps. Now consumers are learning to get over their prejudice for cork, too. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Cork Versus Screw Cap: Don't Judge A Wine By How It's Sealed

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