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Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

Insurers have released the latest lists of prescription drugs they won't cover in 2017. Express Scripts is excluding 85 drugs and CVS Caremark, 131. Some drugs for diabetes and asthma are out.

Luxe Gold Young Collective
Your World Is Noise Young Collective
Everything in Its Right Place Brad Mehldau Trio

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Laith al-Khaldi during his funeral procession at the Jalazoun refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on Aug. 1, 2015. An Israeli soldier shot Khaldi after he had been throwing rocks at a military post. This was during a relatively calm period, although almost two dozen Palestinians were killed during the first half of the year. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

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In The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Even Calm Is Deadly

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Circle Song Eple Trio
River Song li Eple Trio
Zea Chris Potter's Underground
Train Chris Potter's Underground
Modul 52 Nik Bärtsch's Ronin

A sculpture of a cigarette butt inside Paris' Gare de Lyon railway station in 2012. France's Parliament sought to crack down on health hazards at the time. Another attempt is currently underway to curb smoking, which remains high among French teens. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP hide caption

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For French Teens, Smoking Still Has More Allure Than Stigma

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Roc'h ar Vugale Yann Tiersen

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The Gold-Hungry Forty-Niners Also Plundered Something Else: Eggs

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Clearing, Dawn, Dance Judd Greenstein
City Boy Judd Greenstein
Soon Everything Is
You Fell Asleep Everything Is
Invention Mother Nonkeen

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Will Your Prescription Meds Be Covered Next Year? Better Check!

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Dream of the Unknown Visitor The Mint Emperor
The Way Is Always Ahead The Mint Emperor
Dig It Scott Tixier
These Pieces Fit Arts The Beatdoctor
McNasty Filth [Instrumental] Jaylib
Like Attracts Like Nenado

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