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William Reigle has fibrosis, a disease that may be aggravated by nearby fracking. He's one of more than 2 million Pennsylvanians who get their health care from Geisinger Health System. The system wants to use its extensive database of patient records to study the health impact of natural gas production. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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Medical Records Could Yield Answers On Fracking

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All in the family: Nino Giarratano (left), the head baseball coach at the University of San Francisco, joins hands with his father, Mickey Giarratano, after the transplant of a kidney from son to father at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver last year. AP/Courtesy Giarratano Family hide caption

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Poll: Americans Show Support For Compensation Of Organ Donors

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Mexican author Carlos Fuentes poses for a photo after a news conference in Mexico City on March 12. Fuentes died Tuesday at a hospital in Mexico City. He was 83. Alexandre Meneghini/AP hide caption

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In Writing, Fuentes Shed Light On Poverty, Inequality

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Republican congressional candidate Joe Wurzelbacher, better known as "Joe the Plumber," talks with supporters in Rocky River, Ohio, in February. Tony Dejak/AP hide caption

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'Joe The Plumber' Race A 'Microcosm' Of 2012 Politics

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Yard signs supporting U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in Columbus, Ind., on April 23. Mourdock went on to beat incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar in a primary race that received national attention, and a flood of money from outside Indiana. Curtis Tate/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Coming To A Political Campaign Near You: Outside Money, And Lots Of It

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Aly Raisman practices on the balance beam at the 2012 American Cup at Madison Square Garden in New York. She placed second in the all-around portion of the event. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gymnast's Journey: Toddler Tumbler To Golden Girl

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Real Salt Lake's Jonny Steele (right) trips Chicago Fire's Sebastian Grazzini during a Major League Soccer matchup. The game ended without a score — one of 11 ties each MLS team is likely to record this season. John Smierciak/AP hide caption

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The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties

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