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As Obamacare Repeal Heats Up, Newly Insured North Carolinians Fret

Over half a million people in North Carolina rely on insurance made available under the Affordable Care Act. Many are concerned about what happens if the federal health law is dismantled.

Speaking to reporters after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says all Cabinet nominees will be properly vetted, despite concerns voiced by Democrats and the Office of Government Ethics. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Democrats Question Vetting Of Cabinet Picks With Slew Of Hearings

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Easy Livin' Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson & His Orchestra et. al.
God Bless The Child Billie Holiday
Moanin' Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers
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Workers in Seoul's Yongsan ward office wait in a parking garage for an all-clear sign during a recent air raid drill. Concerned about a possible attack by North Korea, the South Koreans hold the drills twice a year. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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In S. Korea, Air Raid Drills Are A Reminder Of N. Korean Threat

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A Venezuelan soldier watches over cargo trucks leaving the port in Puerto Cabello, which handles the majority of the country's food imports. Across the chain of command, from high-level generals to the lowest foot soldiers, military officials are using their growing power over the food supply to siphon off wealth for themselves. Ricardo Nunes/AP hide caption

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As Venezuelans Go Hungry, The Military Is Trafficking In Food

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Division Tycho
Goth Star Pictureplane
Way to Be Loved TOPS

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As Obamacare Repeal Heats Up, Newly Insured North Carolinians Fret

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Luck of Lucien A Tribe Called Quest
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Devotion Fool's Gold

A Syrian woman and her child sit in their refugee living space in Lebanon. They are featured in Four Walls, a virtual reality presentation by the International Rescue Committee. YouVisit Studios hide caption

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Can Virtual Reality Make You More Empathetic?

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My Burr Minotaur Shock
Silent Song Daniel Rossen
Daniel Twin Sister
Honey Dove Lee Fields
Blackrock "Yeah, Yeah" Blackrock
Powa tUnE-yArDs
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Million Years Alexander
Photojournalist Small Black
Goldskull Miniature Tigers

Melania Trump wore a white, one-shouldered Ralph Lauren jumpsuit to her husband's election night rally. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Clothes Don't Make A First Lady, But They Can Make A Statement

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Kiss You On the Cheek [King of Town Remix] Desmond & The Tutus, Desmond et. al.

Mammograms are good at finding lumps, but it can be hard to determine which could become life-threatening and which are harmless. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Danish Study Raises More Questions About Mammograms' Message

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Birds & Bees The 2 Bears
Last Time The Andrew Oldham Orchestra
Another Day of Sun La La Land Cast
Progress Booker T. Jones, Jim James et. al.

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