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People walk past tributes to the victims of MH17, placed on signage for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia in 2014. Several AIDS activists on their way to the conference were killed. Scott Barbour/Getty Images hide caption

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4 Years After MH17 Downing, Advocates Urge Continued Attention To AIDS Crisis

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Doctors With Disabilities Look For Recognition

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Girard Children's Community Garden in Washington, D.C. was created on a vacant lot and is now a thriving community space for neighborhood kids, many of whom are from low-income communities of color. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

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Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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A pharmacy technician prepares syringes containing an injectable anesthetic in the sterile medicines area of the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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Doctors Raise Alarm About Shortages Of Pain Medications

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

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In central Appalachia, the black lung rate for working coal miners with at least 25 years experience underground is the highest it's been in a quarter century. Don Klumpp/Getty Images hide caption

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Pesto and pulled jackfruit tacos. In Southern California, working-class Mexican-American chefs are giving traditionally meaty dishes a vegan spin. Evi Oravecz/Green Evi/Picture Press/Getty Images hide caption

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Proponents of hospital mergers say the change can help struggling nonprofit hospitals "thrive," with an infusion of cash to invest in updated technology and top clinical staff. But research shows the price of care, especially for low-income patients, usually rises when a hospital joins a for-profit corporation. Jens Magnusson/Getty Images/Ikon Images hide caption

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Louisiana's New Approach To Treating Hepatitis C

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How Drug Companies Control How Their Drugs Are Covered By Medicaid

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