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Jeni Rae Peters and daughter embrace at their home in Rapid City, S.D. In 2020, Peters was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After treatment, Peters estimates that her medical bills exceeded $30,000. Dawnee LeBeau for NPR hide caption

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She was already battling cancer. Then she had to fight the bill collectors

For one South Dakota mom, cancer treatment saved her life, but left her $30,000 in debt. The cost of care in the U.S. can make patients drain savings, declare bankruptcy, or lose their homes.

La Rotisserie D'Argent in Paris is one of Scott Simon's favorite restaurants. He recently ate there with his family while on vacation and was impressed by his waiter. Scott Simon hide caption

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Opinion: In Paris, heroes carry espresso

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Tim Heidecker's High School offers a sincere look back to the funnyman's teen years. Andrew Levy hide caption

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Tim Heidecker reaches into the depths of his past on new album 'High School'

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Ukrainians and Belarusians living in Krakow, Poland, protest with local Poles at a "NATO Close The Sky" demonstration in Krakow's main market square. Artur Widak/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine's first war rape case is underway — but prosecutions are rare

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Jeni Rae Peters and daughter embrace at their home in Rapid City, S.D. In 2020, Peters was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. After treatment, Peters estimates that her medical bills exceeded $30,000. Dawnee LeBeau for NPR hide caption

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She was already battling cancer. Then she had to fight the bill collectors

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