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When Morton Pollner was diagnosed with lung cancer at age 76, he thought it was a death sentence. Michael Rubenstein for NPR hide caption

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Older Patients Can Benefit From Lung Cancer Surgery

Lung cancer affects mostly older people, but they're often not offered surgery as a treatment. A study finds that most older people can tolerate surgery, and that it extends lives.

Marijuana is now legal for recreational or medicinal use in more than half the country, but it's still banned in professional sports. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NFL Players Searching For Painkiller Choices Hope For Relaxed Marijuana Ban

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South Koreans fill the streets of Seoul's city center Sunday, demanding President Park Geun-Hye step down. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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S. Korean President Named As A Criminal Suspect In Cronyism Scandal

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Sanguine Edamame
Leveled Edamame
Black Balloons Local Natives
Route & Roots Abaji
Pink Steam Sonic Youth

During his campaign for president in March, Donald Trump spoke at the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Could A Trump Presidency Be Pro-Israel And White Nationalist At The Same Time?

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Ocean Cycle The Breathing Effect
Cold Meteor Showers The Breathing Effect
Silver Bonobo
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Bomb Madlib
Turncoat Goldmund
In the Byre Goldmund
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Volunteer Julia Torrano helps Estelle Day, 79, style her hair while she's a patient at UCLA Medical Center. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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Hospital Companions Can Ease Isolation For Older People

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Older Patients Can Benefit From Lung Cancer Surgery

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We Made Our History The Best Pessimist
Autumn Leaves (Dtes Remix) The Best Pessimist

An Egyptian man carries a bread tray in Cairo on Nov. 4. With the economy in crisis, prices have soared and many Egyptians are struggling to buy even basic goods. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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Amid Economic Crisis, Even Sugar Becomes A Luxury In Egypt

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My Way Home Adnan Joubran feat. Jorge Pardo
I Wish I Were a Tree Adnan Joubran feat. Jorge Pardo
Zephyr Dans Dans

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Trump Has Faced Many Lawsuits. Will Litigation Influence His Presidency?

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Anomaly: Mvt. VI Glenn Kotche, Kronos Quartet

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