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A Thalidomide victim leaves a Spanish court in a wheelchair while a protestor holds a sign reading "Thalidomide, Justice!" during a trial in Madrid in October 2013. Thousands of babies across Europe were born with abnormalities including missing limbs when expectant mothers were prescribed thalidomide in the 1950s and later. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

Five decades on, the battle for justice over birth defects caused by the drug thalidomide continues in only one European country. Victims in Spain are the only ones still left without compensation.

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A Thalidomide victim leaves a Spanish court in a wheelchair while a protestor holds a sign reading "Thalidomide, Justice!" during a trial in Madrid in October 2013. Thousands of babies across Europe were born with abnormalities including missing limbs when expectant mothers were prescribed thalidomide in the 1950s and later. Andres Kudacki/AP hide caption

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Thalidomide Victims In Spain Still Waiting For Compensation

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Military Children from WAMU's Breaking Ground project sheds light on the challenges of being the child of soldiers. Kavitha Cardoza/WAMU hide caption

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Kale and Brussels sprouts got together and conceived a new vegetable, kalette. Look for it on menus in 2015. Rain Rabbit/Flickr hide caption

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A Cuppa Matcha With Your Crickets? On The Menu In 2015

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Gov. Bill Haslam announces his proposal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee on Dec. 15. Under the plan, the hospital association would pay the state's portion of the program. Erik Schelzig/AP hide caption

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Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

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Great Dismal Swamp, in Virginia and North Carolina, was once thought to be haunted. For generations of escaped slaves, says archaeologist Dan Sayers, the swamp was a haven. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hide caption

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Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom

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Unlike her sister, Vanessa Bell, seen here circa 1910, didn't keep a journal. "Her voice is largely unheard and I was really interested in that," Priya Parmar says. George C. Beresford/Getty Images hide caption

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Novel Gives Voice To Virginia Woolf's Overshadowed Sister

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Latin Music We Loved In 2014: Texas Heat and Miami Soul

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