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U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw, shown in July, appears pleased with the Trump administration's framework for reuniting separated families, presented on Friday. Martin Panuco/AP hide caption

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Changes from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services could affect how some hospitals operate. David Sacks/Getty Images hide caption

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and candidate for the Republican nomination for Kansas Governor addresses supporters during a campaign stop. Charlie Riedel/AP hide caption

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Trump Endorses Kobach For Kansas Governor Over Republican Incumbent

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, shown here speaking at an event last month, has described the NRA's lawsuit against him as "frivolous." Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Is Cuomo Threatening NRA's Existence? He Says: 'I'd Like To Believe It's True'

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Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender confirmation surgery if she paid in cash upfront, without using her health insurance. Yet after the surgery, Vetens received an explanation of benefits saying the hospital had billed her insurer nearly $92,000. Lauren Justice for KHN hide caption

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Short-term health care plans could be a more affordable option for some consumers, but they're exempt from covering people with pre-existing conditions. Dreet Production/Alloy/Getty Images hide caption

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Marchers carry an LGBTQ pride flag during the Utah Pride Parade in Salt Lake City in June. The Senate bill would require the Census Bureau to protect all sexual orientation and gender identity information it collects. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Good hospice care at the end of life can be a godsend to patients and their families, all agree, whether the care comes at home, or at an inpatient facility like this AIDS hospice. Still, oversight of the industry is important, federal investigators say. Bromberger Hoover Photography/Getty Images hide caption

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HHS Inspector General's Report Finds Flaws And Fraud In U.S. Hospice Care

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Elif Shafak on the TED Stage. Ryan Lash /Ryan Lash / TED hide caption

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Elif Shafak: What Happens When Different Viewpoints Are Silenced?

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James Kirchick: Who Benefits From Unrestricted Free Speech?

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The American Civil Liberties Union says that Amazon Rekognition, facial recognition software sold online, inaccurately identified lawmakers and poses threats to civil rights — charges that Amazon denies. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms trains a sniffer dog at its facility in Front Royal, Va. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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In Dog-Eat-Dog World Of Congress, 2 GOP Lawmakers Spar Over Canine Training Facility

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Republican primary candidate for governor, received a late endorsement from President Trump after about two months of a bruising race to get the GOP nomination. John Amis/AP hide caption

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Trump Endorsement Adds Fuel To Heated Georgia Governor Primary

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A sign marks the entrance to a VA Hospital in Hines, Ill. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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VA Whistleblowers 10 Times More Likely Than Peers To Receive Disciplinary Action

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The U.S. Census Bureau, headquartered in Suitland, Md., is facing a lawsuit over its long-standing policy of counting unauthorized immigrants in census numbers used to redistribute seats in Congress. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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