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Tom Murphy, 56, in his home in Gainesville, Va., was diagnosed with ALS four years ago. An experimental drug seems to have slowed the progression of his disease, he says, though most ALS patients aren't as lucky. T.J. Kirkpatrick for NPR hide caption

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. Colin E. Braley/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

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At the Tollbooth Brad Mehldau
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Smoke rises near Donetsk's airport on Sunday amid increased shelling. Pro-Russian forces are trying to dislodge Ukrainian troops. The renewed fighting is testing a fragile cease-fire. Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Streets Are Empty As The Shells Keep Falling In Eastern Ukraine

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Did You Hear That Sound? Abdullah Ibrahim
Liberation Dance (When Tarzan Met the African Freedom Fighter) Abdullah Ibrahim
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Creating Your Baby's Last Name? Tennessee Says No

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Tom Murphy, 56, in his home in Gainesville, Va., was diagnosed with ALS four years ago. An experimental drug seems to have slowed the progression of his disease, he says, though most ALS patients aren't as lucky. T.J. Kirkpatrick for NPR hide caption

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

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Smoking has declined by about 4 percent annually in Uruguay since the country required graphic warnings on cigarette packages. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin work the grill during Harkin's annual fundraising steak fry in Indianola, Iowa, on Sunday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Hillary Clinton Keeps Iowa Crowd Guessing About Her Presidential Plans

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Juicy Lucy Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood

German driver Nick Heidfeld of Venturi Formula E Team. The all-electric cars can go from zero to 60 in under 3 seconds, and reach top speeds of over 150 mph. How Hwee Young/EPA/Landov hide caption

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No Gas Guzzlers Here; Beijing Hosts First All-Electric Car Race

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If It Ain't Broke, Break It And So I Watch You from Afar
I Capture Castles And So I Watch You from Afar
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