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Renee Powell's family must pay more than $13,000 per year in out-of-pocket health care costs before they are fully covered. Courtesy of Renee Powell hide caption

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Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for many voters.

Sabrina De Sousa, shown here at her Washington home in 2012, is a former CIA officer who was convicted in absentia by an Italian court for the 2003 abduction of a terrorism suspect, cleric Abu Omar, in Milan, Italy. She was detained in Portugal and could be extradited to Italy. The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Will An Ex-CIA Spy Go To Prison In Italy?

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Wake Up Will Bauer
Needy Girl Chromeo
Take Care - Instrumental (Originally by Rihanna, Drake) DJ Eezy

The Spartan sword was forged from steel that was part of the World Trade Center when it came down on 9/11. The sword was created to inspire veterans to take the "Spartan Pledge" - a promise made between veterans not to commit suicide. Quil Lawrence/NPR hide caption

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Veterans Vow To Fight Suicide With A Sword Forged From 9/11 Tragedy

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Anything You Synthesize The American Dollar
H.S.K.T - Extended Instrumental Sylvan Esso
The Mystery of Sleep Darshan Ambient
Basique Little People
Cloud City Sweater Beats
Start Shootin' Little People
Web of Deception Thievery Corporation
A Drifting Up Jon Hopkins
Pull Me Down Mikky Ekko

Fillets of salmon, salted and smoked by H. Forman & Son, are destined for the U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

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Crush Metaform
Letters to the Void Metaform
Valley Of Death (Instrumental) Cunninlynguists

Jesse Vega checks out a vehicle at an Uber "Work On Demand" recruitment event March 10 in South Los Angeles. The company is researching ways to get rid of its surge pricing, a feature that drivers like but that can make costs unpredictable for consumers. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

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Dancing On My Own Robyn
If I Could Teach The World (Originally by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) D.J. U-Neek

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Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

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Vines Emancipator
Sensual Sunrise (Nujabes Tribute) Abstrakt Idea
Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U) Grimes
Moments Never Forget Mosca
Broken Call Mosca
Lose Yourself To Dance Daft Punk

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