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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has spoken out against the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger Healt/Getty Images hide caption

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Surgeon On Health Care Bill: The Stakes Are 'Extremely High' For Patients

The surgeon and writer Atul Gawande says the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act is unlikely to attract the young, healthy people who are crucial to the health insurance market.

ACLU Legal Director David Cole, who accepted the role in the summer of 2016, testifies on Capitol Hill on Jan. 11 at the confirmation hearing for now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda

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Solomon Yhdego gained asylum in Germany after escaping Eritrea when he was forced to join the army. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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For Refugees In Germany, Hope And Frustration Mark Path Toward Integration

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Carmen Aguilar y Wedge is the co-founder and director of creative technology for Hyphen-Labs. She modeled the company's ScatterViz visor at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Nina Gregory/NPR hide caption

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Covert Fashion Provides Camouflage Against Surveillance Software

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Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande has spoken out against the Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Geisinger Healt/Getty Images hide caption

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Surgeon On Health Care Bill: The Stakes Are 'Extremely High' For Patients

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Thundercat's new album, Drunk, is out now. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Drunk,' Thundercat Weaves Major Pop Hooks Into Minor Life Vignettes

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Marcus Johnson, a 12th-grader at the Tennessee School for the Blind, takes a timed test on interpreting charts and graphs, typing his answers into his Braille writer. Blake Farmer/WPLN hide caption

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As Braille Literacy Declines, Reading Competitions Held To Boost Interest

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An 18th-century etching by artist John Kay depicts the extra tall Charles Byrne, the extra short George Cranstoun and three contemporaries of more conventional height. Byrne made his living as a professional spectacle and died at age 22 in 1783. Wellcome Library, London/Wellcome Images hide caption

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The Saga Of The Irish Giant's Bones Dismays Medical Ethicists

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