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Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender-confirmation surgery if she paid in cash upfront, without using her health insurance. Yet afterward, Vetens received an explanation of benefits saying the hospital had billed her insurer nearly $92,000. Lauren Justice for KHN hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: A Plan For Affordable Gender-Confirmation Surgery Goes Awry

A young grad student worked out a way to pay for life-changing gender-confirmation surgery. But she still had to fight to resolve a billing discrepancy that ran into the tens of thousands of dollars.

Never Catch Me Flying Lotus & Kendrick Lamar
Lionheart Emancipator

Heavy weapons like this shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon deliver a powerful blast to the shooter's head. D. Gonzalez/1st Marine Division hide caption

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Heavy Weapons Training May Cause Brain Injuries, But The VA Doesn't Cover It

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Surprise Hotel Fool's Gold
Hustle and Cuss The Dead Weather
Ancient Sea Elephant Revival

Girls at the St. John's Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, attend an event supported by PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Praise For The Global HIV Program That Trump Wants To Cut

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The Dig Groundislava
Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue Alan Hawkshaw & The Mohawks

Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender-confirmation surgery if she paid in cash upfront, without using her health insurance. Yet afterward, Vetens received an explanation of benefits saying the hospital had billed her insurer nearly $92,000. Lauren Justice for KHN hide caption

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Bill Of The Month: A Plan For Affordable Gender-Confirmation Surgery Goes Awry

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Lush Four Tet
Golden Brown The Stranglers

People released from immigration detention centers are often dropped off at the McAllen bus station in Texas. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

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Dye Tycho
Action in Memphis

Christian Tetzlaff's new album features the two Violin Concertos by Béla Bartók. Giorgia Bertazzi hide caption

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Giorgia Bertazzi

Christian Tetzlaff: Don't Mind Me, I'm Just The Violinist

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Chocolate The 1975
Escape From Reality Sizzlebird
Moon RRAREBEAR
Sweat Moss of Aura

Despite a ban on same-sex intercourse, India has a discreet gay scene in cosmopolitan centers, including at the Lalit hotel, where Rani Ko-He-Nur attends a drag night. The hotel's executive director is one of the plaintiffs in a Supreme Court case seeking to overturn the ban. Furkan Latif Khan/NPR hide caption

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India's LGBTQ Activists Await Supreme Court Verdict On Same-Sex Intercourse Ban

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Catgroove Parov Stelar
Monkey Fight Snake The Bombay Royale

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