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Florida's Gov. Rick Scott, seen here speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington last month, says of Medicaid, "It is absolutely not sustainable. If we do nothing, this line will bankrupt our state." J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Judging The Health Care Law

Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

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Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'

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Young-min Kwon of Massachusetts General Hospital holds the metal-alloy ball of Susy Mansfield's faulty artificial hip joint. The yellowish tissue on top is dead muscle caused by a reaction to the metal debris produced by the defective hip implant. Richard Knox/NPR hide caption

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Prone To Failure, Some All-Metal Hip Implants Need To Be Removed Early

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JBI CEO John Bordynuik holds a jar of No. 6 fuel oil, derived from discarded plastic like that seen on a conveyor belt at his plant. Daniel Robison/WNED hide caption

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Economy

Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

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Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

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A technician places a fertilized human egg in a test tube. New technology has led to new legal questions: What happens to survivors benefits when a baby is conceived after a father's death? Rich Frishman/Getty Images hide caption

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Law

Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'?

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Is A Baby Conceived After Dad's Death A 'Survivor'?

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Policemen shout slogans during a demonstration of Greek security forces against the new austerity measures in Athens. Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Europe

Greek Bailout Fuels Rise Of Extreme Politics

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Greek Bailout Fuels Rise Of Extreme Politics

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Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm of Tanlines. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Tanlines: Grown-Up Problems, With A Beat

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Tanlines: Grown-Up Problems, With A Beat

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Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago on March 9. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Elections

Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

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Jesse Jackson Jr. Makes Final Push To Win Primary

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George Lois, pictured above in the early 1960s, was a pioneer during the "Creative Revolution" of American advertising. Courtesy Phaidon Press hide caption

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Author Interviews

'Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men'

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'Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men'

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